Adlib is delighted to announce the addition of two new key appointments to its Scottish operation – Barclay Dakers joins as Business Development Manager and Craig Hamilton as Operations Manager. Both have strong backgrounds and considerable experience in professional audio and the production industry and will bring further dynamics to the mix in the Scottish market.
Adlib’s commitment to business in the region was established in early 2015 and consolidated with the acquisition of EFX Audio in November 2015. Barclay and Craig will be working alongside General Manager Graham Cochrane and Steph Fleming, Head of Audio.
Barclay will be dedicated to building Adlib’s brand and customer relations in Scotland and connecting with past, present and future clients to provide creative and appropriate sound, lighting and AV solutions for all scenarios.
Barclay has been in the industry all his life. He’s installed and run PA systems in nightclubs and worked with numerous production companies. He worked with Edinburgh University at the world famous Fringe Festival, becoming production manager for several top Fringe venues. His broad range of experience includes sales, installations and business development and immediately before joining Adlib, he worked for leading moving light brand, Martin Professional.
Barclay will be based in Edinburgh. He likes Adlib’s professionalism and company spirit, and the way everyone shares their collective knowledge and experience. It is these characteristics, together with the commitment to training and support that really projects Adlib as a fantastic company. Barclay continued with the following: “They are truly a great bunch of people to work with and their portfolio is amazing.”
Craig will be based in the new warehouse in Glasgow and will be dealing with logistics and the day-to- day running of the facility, working with the Scottish sales and management teams and liaising closely with Adlib’s HQ in Liverpool.
Before joining Adlib, Craig worked for AMG as Technical Manager at the ABC Glasgow since it opened in 2005. After AMG took the venue over he took on the role of Technical Manager at both the O2 ABC and the O2 Academy, two of the most popular live music venues in the UK. Before then, he was Touring Audio Engineer and also a Regular Engineer at two of Glasgow’s landmark venues, King Tut’s and Nice N Sleazy. Craig stated he always enjoyed working with Adlib crew when they came through the venue and have always been impressed by their professionalism, ethos and approach. So the opportunity to work with the new Scottish venture and to offer levels of choice and support that are arguably unrivalled was seen as an incredible opportunity.
The expansion of the team allows Adlib to represent its key brands including, L-Acoustics, CODA Audio, Soundcraft, DiGiCo, Midas and Yamaha. The goal is to provide new standards of excellence and service tailored precisely to the requirements of the lively and interesting world of live performance in Scotland.