Solotech opens central London hub
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
paul--ianPaul McCauley, video business development manager, and Ian Woodall, director of video
UK - Solotech has expanded its global operation by extending its video department into the UK and has opened new offices in central London.
As part of Solotech’s expansion strategy in the UK, the company has appointed Ian Woodall as director of video, and Paul McCauley as video business development manager in the UK and European markets.
Ian ‘Woody’ Woodall has worked at XL Video as sales director and has also been a freelancer, designing and building AV systems in European venues and as a touring video engineer on projects including Nile Rodgers and Chic who have been with Cher for the past year.
Meanwhile, Paul ‘Macca’ McCauley has extensive experience in the both the live events and integration industries.
Woody comments: “We decided that it was important to build on the huge reputation of Solotech for video in Canada and the US and therefore necessary to start organically, building it from a clean slate so that we can maintain the same Solotech service across the UK and Europe.
“We will bring our new offering of video services to the project delivery teams and existing customer base, alongside the development of new business that Macca and myself can introduce under the banner of the new Solotech UK Video department.”
Mickey Curbishley, president live productions division at Solotech adds: “Projects across the board now increasingly call for a 360° service, where a single vendor supplies sound, lights and video. This is equally applicable in both live production touring and the sales and integration markets. Our ultimate aim is to become the preferred 360° vendor in the UK. Delivering the right equipment, with the right people at the right price will enable us to achieve that goal.”
The expansion of Solotech’s video department coincides with the opening of a new central London office. Situated close to Covent Garden tube station, the new location comprises of open plan offices and meeting rooms.
Alongside several permanent staff, including the video team, there are a number of hot desks available to clients and visitors from other offices to use when in central London. The meeting rooms feature video conferencing facilities that can support virtually any video conference client such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime.
Manager director, UK sales and systems integration, Alex Penn states, “The central location is perfect for meeting with clients, whether from the UK or further afield. There are four airports all with good links into the capital and Kings Cross International is three stops away on the tube. We hope that making our team more accessible in the city will help us to develop our contacts and open new doors to us.”
Philip Giffard, president for sales and systems integration at Solotech notes, “The new offices and the video department are key to us delivering the Solotech offering in the UK, alongside growing and developing the businesses of our UK brands.”
(Jim Evans)

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