UK: Blackout has appointed new Project Manager Alex Duke to join its expert team of riggers, as of February 2016.
As the complete supplier of rigging and drapes to the live events industry, Blackout has recently worked on projects such as the BRIT Awards, the National Television Awards, London International Horse Show and ‘The Sound of Music Live’.
Duke has worked for Blackout as a freelancer since 2000 and now joins the team on a permanent basis; overseeing sight visits, quoting, logistics and overall project management. His 18 years of experience in the rigging industry has seen him work on the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Les Miserablés Korea, and international theatre productions including Wicked, Dirty Dancing, Lion King and War Horse.
Duke commented: “I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to work at Blackout and be part of a fantastic team. I have very big shoes to fill but I’m looking forward to what lies ahead. I have always found Blackout to be professional and ethically sound which is what drew me to them.”
Blackout Director Kevin Monks added: “Having worked with Alex for years on a freelance basis, we are delighted to welcome him on board as a full-time Project Manager. Alex joins a wealth of sector experience, and with his global experience of theatre rigging he’s ideally placed to lead on the extensive range of projects we are privileged to work on at Blackout.”