As a former director of Fulcrum Projects for 15 years and now operating under MMA, all work undertaken has been ‘high profile’ with tight deadlines and with no errors tolerated. Clients have included the Home Office on many occasions and major multinational organisations, all of whom expect the best. In addition to undertaking work assignments for the Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the G8 Summit meeting at Gleneagles, the G20 London Summit at ExCeL, Pope Benedict’s UK State visit and the 2012 London Olympics. Mike had the highest security clearance at these meetings. He has been in close proximity to Presidents Bush and Obama, Prime Ministers Blair and Brown and the then Russian Prime Minister Putin. Mike has been in business for 30 years, working in varied technical specialities in many countries around the world.
In his spare time (what spare time!) Apart from working hard he definitely plays even harder fuelled with a brilliant sense of fun and laughter. Family and friends (and a good curry) play the most important role in Mike’s life.
Responsibilities / tasks
Client liaising, production planning, project budgets, project management, logistics, transport logistics, lighting design, lighting control systems, power distribution, sound, audio visual, staging, site and environment lighting design / implementation, equipment specifying sourcing and scheduling, installation, programming, monitoring and support.
Technical – lighting design, sound, video, rigging and staging. Theatre productions such as Opera 80, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Ballet Rambert.
Millennium Dome 2000
Contracted by Robert Warner and P-Y Gerbeau. Consulting to provide an overview for all technical departments, lighting – generic and moving, sound, audio visual , spares storage tech departments through to the crewing levels for the daily / weekly operations to enable the Dome to function correctly.
Capital & Regional
Xscape, X-Leisure Shopping Malls / Indoor skiing venues. Contracted by Robert Warner and P-Y Gerbeau to provide the interactive theming for Milton Keynes, Braehead and Castleford. Interactive animatronics, lighting, sound and storyboard.
Government Conferences / UK State Visits
Government heads of state meetings, Foreign & Commonwealth Office – G20 London Summit, G8 Summit meeting, EU Presidency meetings, Afghanistan peace talks, T5 launch, through to the Pope Benedict XVI UK state visit in 2010, 2014 End Sexual Violence event with William Hague and Angelina Jolie.
Power distribution, installation and logistics for specific areas – Olympic Park through to the satellite hub areas – Windsor, Greenwich Park, Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium, Brands Hatch, Dorney Lake, Hadleigh Farm, Lee Valley, Weymouth.
Production technical – Conferences, events, launches and exhibitions
Events / clients: Motor Boat Shows inc Sega, Princess, Fairline. Motor Shows inc Jaguar, Porsche, Land Rover, Toyota, Mini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lotus and Lexus. World launches for Porsche, Rolls Royce, Bentley, F1 West MacLaren Mercedes. British Airways livery/planes. Burma Castrol Beijing, General Motors UAE inc Doha, Qatar, Jeddah, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi. Other projects & clients include Film Premieres, Microsoft events, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Bobcats Turkey, Midland, HSBC, Expo, Google, Capital & Regional, Royal Mail AGM, British Gas FGM, Convergence EMEA, Microsoft Dynamics, Bailey of Bristol, Secret Garden Party Festival and many more exciting clients.