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.


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

*edit* Currently on hold due to Covid19   🙁


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 as few years back 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 (and clearly Very casual sitting!) 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

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  

Saul
Casual Warehouse Technician

Our very own Houdini

Saul is one of our longer serving warehouse casuals, but can also be quite tricksy to pin down due to his other industry related activities. His years of experience within GLS means he is a great guide for our newer casuals, offering a fantastic ‘watch and learn’ conscientious work ethic, a calm passing of knowledge re kit, and a friendly and personable ‘go to’ when something can’t be located. His experience outside of GLS brings to our table an ever welcome insight into other potential ways to do things.

Likes: doing things 'properly'

Matt
Casual Warehouse Technician

Aerial Acrobat (in training)

Another victim of our work experience scheme, Matt is now a regular in our prep/deprep team – steering more towards the rigging side.  Matt is racking up the hours, experience (and pennies) as he follows the daunting path to becoming a fully fledged rigger.

Its great to have him hanging about as part of the team !

 Likes: motorbikes, dangling from truss

Carla
Casual Warehouse Technician

Mistress of the trampoline

Adept and keen to turn her hand to any task at hand, Carla is comes to us with a background in customer service, and more recently with qualifications in Production Arts. There is no job she will not do with a smile, a laugh, and a certain amount of banter.

If you want to keep up as she bounces around the warehouse – you’ll have to get in training!

Likes: Cider.....especially if you're buying it!

Tilli
Casual Warehouse Technician

The Elephants friend

No need to stack Elephants in our circus! On top of studying for a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Development Tilli is stacking up the hours with prep and deprep duties at GLS as one of the newer members of our casuals team.

Her insights bring light, humour and laughter to the team – so alongside a great prep ethic, we are proud to have a lovely working environment too!

Likes: Gin in many guises

Jack
Casual Warehouse Technician

Master of Puppets

Another of our fine contributors, Jack is the cheeky chappy, always with a smile to greet you.

With a background in customer service, freelancing experience in sound and lighting, and a past position in flightcase manufacturing, Jack’s knowledge of cases and what should or should not go in them is a perfect addition to our dynamic warehouse team.

Likes: Fast cars (amongst other things) 

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!

*edit* Currently on hold due to Covid 19

 

…..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)