Cardiff-based event service provider 11th Hour has appointed electrician of 20 years, Gareth Clark, to its team.
Gareth has extensive experience across the commercial electrical sector on landmark projects such as the O2 Arena, The Reuters Building and a number of other London locations, perhaps most notably as a supervisor for Honeywell during the construction of the new Wembley Stadium, where he had responsibility for turnstiles and escalators as well as installing PAVA and fire alarm provision. Closer to 11th Hour's Cardiff base, Gareth is very familiar with regular 11th Hour territories, including The Principality Stadium and Celtic Manor. Although very comfortable handling large scale projects, Gareth has a broad-based background and recently completed a foundation degree in Live Event Technology at the University of South Wales.
Gareth sees a highly productive home for his talents at 11th Hour: "First and foremost I'm an experienced electrician but I've also been heavily involved in the live events field. I've been a working musician for many years and this has led to more than a passing acquaintance with live sound engineering, stage lighting as well as video and projection mapping. I work in a voluntary capacity at a number of music festivals, includingfor example, Green Man in Usk, where I manage the Solar Stage, so I'm familiar with the pressure that live events can bring. It's fair to say that responding to the variety of challenges faced by 11th Hour is something I'm relishing!"
Andy Hopkins, Director at 11th Hour reflects on a strong appointment: "It's important to us that every member of the 11th Hour team is not only highly skilled in their specific area of expertise but has the widest possible understanding of the events industry. Our work demands flexibility and the capacity to be proactive when faced with problems that need quick solutions. Gareth's background, like that of our other recent recruits, illustrates precisely those qualities. The know-how he will have assimilated as a musician, stage manager and sound engineer will inform his principal role, as well as his ability to deal with unseen challenges. We're delighted to have secured the services of such an excellent professional."