Ally is now working directly with Entec’s Head of Sound and fellow Aberdeen native Jonny Clark who made the approach with MD and Head of Lighting, Noreen O’Riordan. “I was naturally very flattered,” said Ally, “especially as this has turned out to be a brand new role with responsibility for managing client relations as well as the day-to-day co-ordination of the sound department, freeing Jonny to concentrate on project management.
“We are looking to further developing Entec as one of the first-call sources for a complete, easy to manage production package of sound, lighting and other elements, removing the need to go to multiple suppliers. That is a very attractive prospect for certain clients, and working together as a team with my Entec colleagues is something I’m really enjoying.”
Ally continued: “It’s all about cultivating and maintaining relationships in this business. Having been exposed to the demands and expectations of an incredibly wide range of artists at the Apollo, there cannot be many situations I haven’t dealt with before, and I’m fortunate to be able to carry that experience forward into this new position.
“Entec’s independent status has appealed to me for a long time and I look forward to playing my part in continuing to improve our very personal brand of service to clients well into the future.”
Noreen O’Riordan reflected on the appointment: “We are proud that the growth of our audio department has enabled us to bring Alastair, a genuine industry expert, into our team. Ally’s in-depth knowledge and experience will make the quality of our audio department even stronger, and it’s great to have him aboard.”