UK - LSiOnline has learned of the death of Gavin Aldridge, an experienced AV systems designer and installer, and owner of Kent-based Fulford Sound & Communications Services. Gavin, who was 36, was killed at Bethersden Business Centre near Ashford at the start of December, when the 4x4 vehicle he was working beneath fell on top of him. He was declared dead at the scene.

Fulford Sound & Communications Services specialises in the provision of professional services to the industry for custom audio visual systems for museums, theme parks, visitor centres and retail applications. Gavin bought the company from founder Bill Fulford in 1996, and later took time out from the company to gain wider industry experience, working for a number of AV industry specialists including Electrosonic. He returned to Fulford in 2008, since when the company has grown and developed to the point where it is today involved in many high-profile AV installations around the world.

Gavin's extensive project experience included the National Football Museum, Manchester; Eco Future, Abu Dhabi; Telus Spark, Calgary Science Centre, Calgary; The Parlamentarium, European Parliament Visitors Centre, Brussels; Ring Werk, Nurburgring, Germany; London Transport Museum, 2007 refit; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride, Alton Towers, UK; Ice Age ride, Movie Park, Germany; and Swires show suite, Guangzhou, China.

(Lee Baldock)

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