At GLS we aim to provide the best and most welcoming service possible. Combine that with the highest standards of kit prep and maintenance, a wide variety of regularly updating stock, and the most accommodating of attitudes, we aim to make every hire from us bring you a smile.

So who is behind the Magic ?

Let us introduce ourselves (in no particular order!)

 

Ian
Director

With over 25 years' experience in a wide range of Live Events, Festivals and Touring, you will always be in good hands.


Likes: Lights, gin, diving.

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Jac
Director

25+ years in the live industry, Jac would like to think of it as like being 21 again....just with a couple more years' experience.


Likes: Keeping music live, attention to detail, wine.

Mick
Group Development

Decades of experience from the world of numbers and people who stereotypically wear grey suits (we’re not allowed to mention the ‘Accountancy’ word), Mick is our breath of fresh air in the ‘businessy’ side of things at GLS, providing strategic development and forward vision not just to us, but to all the companies in our new bigger family.


Likes: (not limited to) beers, sports and holidays


Wil
Technical Project Manager

A master of all things with plans, moving parts or that need to dangle above you.

Wil has spent many years as a touring lighting technician, so whatever your requirements are, he will always fully understand how to make it happen.

Likes: Playing pool, Poker, JD and C.


Sarah
Admin Assistant & Operations Coordinator

Sarah came to us with a background from another industry, so bringing decades of organisational skills to our team.  Now providing Admin support to all of our projects, and taking care of vehicle and crew movements, she's the go to for all our logistical and admin support. 

Likes: a glass of fine Rosé

 

Your name here?
Project Manager

GLS are always keeping an eye out for new people to join our team. 

If you have what it takes to be  Project Manager, or if you are an existing Project Manager wanting a change of scene - we'd love to hear from you . 

In either case: please email your interest to HR@glslighting.com


Joe
Head of Warehouse

Ring Master & Wizard of all things Warehouse 

A long term member of the GLS warehouse team, there is very little kit within our walls that he doesn't know personally, and on a microscopic level. Whilst ensuring warehouse and equipment is kept 'tickety boo', Joe also acts as a fountain of GLS kit knowledge to our newer and less experienced warehouse technicians at every level.

 

 

Likes: Fine ales, live music.

Simon
Senior Warehouse Technician

Tamer of motors 

Simon comes to us from a background that includes building stages and working in a variety of very different venues - both indoors and out. With such a  wide range of 'hands on' experience, he brings practical 'know how' to every prep and deprep, knowing personally how the little things in the comfort of a warehouse if missed, can really ruin your day in the field. Now heading up our motor inspections, you can be sure that every motor hire is expertly prepped and ready for its next outing.

Likes: Festivals, Live Music, Motorbikes

Allison
Warehouse Technician

Queen of the Forklift

Originally from an entertainments/dancing background, and having performed in some of the most prestigious theatres in the land, Allison is one of our longest serving members of Team Warehouse, racking up over 10 years! Her first hand experience in the dazzle of lights, combined with years as a warehouse technician, means your kit is always prepped by someone who really cares about the end result.

 

Likes: Dancing, anything 1950’s, Pimms

Henry
Warehouse Technician

The Polymath’s apprentice

Graduating from our now well established work experience programme, Henry’s enthusiasm for the job in hand is impossible to ignore. With an already in-depth knowledge in many areas of lighting and programming, we are really excited to be able to welcome Henry as the newest member of our full time warehouse team.  Very few details pass Henry by – so you can be assured, we have our own in house Eagle eye keeping an eye on prep and deprep, and if there are questions to be asked – Henry will probably have already beaten you to it!

Likes:   to use his own words,  ‘I can eat a few chicken nuggets….’

Sam
Casual Warehouse technician

One of our fine Circus contributors

Sam joined us from the first ever year of a work experience scheme GLS started in partnership with a local college.  His enthusiasm and interest for the industry clearly survived the work experience week, and even the summer clean up after muddy festivals! We are now really happy that he is a regular and long standing contributor to GLS Team Warehouse.

 

Likes: Music, Cider ('in moderation' he claims) 

Sean
Casual Warehouse Technician

Charmer of cables (amongst other things!)

Another one of our regular warehouse casuals, Sean came to us with a rounded background of sound and lighting from a company not too far away. Alongside the rest of Team Warehouse, Sean helps with day to day (and occasional night to night) prep/deprep to ensure everything reaches you in the best condition possible.

 

Likes: Food, more food, drinks and games

Sam
Casual Warehouse Technician

Juggler Extraoridinare

Sam juggles (magnificently) his own freelance work in lighting, sound and even backline alongside being a regular GLS warehouse prep/deprep contributor, and one of our field freelancers too.  With eyes on the ground out on shows – we have nowhere to hide! Team warehouse has their own personal inside reporter to let us know how we are doing, and if anything different could be done to make it even better in the field.

Likes: Coffee, wine, decent pubs.

Gavin
Driver/Warehouse technician

King of the Unicycles

Looking after all the actual wheels at GLS, Gavin joined us from a previous very practical background that included transport manager duties.  As part of our day to day distribution team, it will often be his smiling face you find behind the wheel for subhire collections or GLS' personal deliveries.  Doubling up in warehouse means he also has a full understanding of the precious cargo he carries, and the time constraints we all face. You couldn’t be in better hands.

Likes: A welcoming cup of tea on the road, fine ales after work  

Doris
FA2 rigging harness kit model

Now available at GLS - the FA2 harness riggers kit - designed by riggers for riggers!

This package has all you need to get started (apart from training of course!) and complies with all the necessary regulations and comes to you at £379.99 INC VAT. Pop in to see Doris modelling one or drop us a line at info@glslighting.com

Comprises an FA2 P90C safety harness, 1 x ABM-T energy absorber with double web lanyard and scaff carabiners, 1 x Prot-4 work positioning lanyard, 1 x Safety hard hat with retractable safety goggles, 2 x fixed sling, 2 x carabiner, kit bag and tote bag.  NOTE: Doris' clothes and high vis not included - they are just there to protect modesty, and to give contrast to see the items!

Your name here?
Casual Warehouse Technician / Driver

GLS are always keen to hear from anyone who would like to become part of  our Casual warehouse tech team. Maybe you have existing skills or experience you think we can use? Maybe you just fancy a change in career, and are keen and willing to learn fast.  In either case drop a line with your CV to HR@glslighting.com and tell us a bit more about yourself. 

Equally if you are licensed and experienced in driving vans, 7.5t, 18t vehicles (and hold CPC if it is an HGV qualification)....we'd love to hear from you!

Electrical or service & install experience?  Get in touch!

Your name here?
Maintenance & Repairs Technician

With an ever changing and hard working inventory, we find ourselves with a vacancy within our Maintenance and Repairs team. If you have an electronics background, with at least 2 years of in depth experience in repairs of a wide range of stage lighting equipment (ROBE, GLP, Ayrton, Avolites, Chauvet, Chamsys to name a few)  - then we'd love to hear from you . 

Please fire a CV with a covering note over to HR@glslighting.com to express your interest.

 

…..and of course on site we are lucky to have a large rostra of fine freelancers to ensure the set up, show and take down runs smoothly every time.

(Editor: Getting a photo of each and every one of our freelancers is pretty much impossible though – apologies)