Following its success in international markets, GLP has announced that it is further expanding its global outreach by setting up a dedicated UK base.
This will be headed up by experienced stage and theatre production specialist, Noel ‘Roly’ Smith, with immediate effect.
Having gained experience in the theatre from the age of 16, and been intrigued by the evolution of lighting as it went through the various stages of automation in the late 80s, Smith gradually moved into the rental side of lighting before becoming a touring production professional.
GLP Inc president, Mark Ravenhill, commented: “We are delighted to be setting up our own subsidiary operation to support the UK and Ireland markets, and we’re lucky to have someone with Roly’s vast experience heading up the operation. It’s a fantastic combination that we plan on growing, as we have done recently with our operations in the US and Hong Kong.”
The new GLP UK office will be based just outside Exeter and will be supported by a local service department.