MattLX is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Hope as project manager.

With over 13 years experience working on productions in both the world of theatre and corporate events, Hope Joins MattLX as a key member of the project management team.

His experience emanates from a career as a lighting technician and designer based in the UK, and he has worked at such well known venues such as Alton Towers, Birmingham Hippodrome, and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Adding a Midlands focus for MattLX, Hope will enhance the company’s skills and knowledge base with several years of freelance technical project delivery behind him. MattLX’s managing director Matt Clutterham hired Hope initially to work on a freelance capacity for a number of high profile corporate events that he successfully completed for the company.

His previous roles have been in the areas of production management, lighting design, production lighting technician, and programmer for international theatre tours, trade/corporate and outdoor events, and even a little bit of sound.

Hope will be project managing the company’s array of full service projects as well as some design work, and with his NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety he will be heading up the team looking after MattLX’s venue and event health and safety management services.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Barry to the company, he is set to be a linchpin in the MattLX family,” Clutterham says. “With his incredible track record and reputation he will bring MattLX an even greater focus on quality and production diversity, not to mention his abilities in the fields of health and safety, a must for today’s event industry. At this exciting time of growth in the company I couldn’t be happier that Barry has agreed to play a major role in our future.”

Commenting on his new appointment Barry Hope says: “I am very pleased to have been asked to work with MattLX as project manager as it is a great opportunity that will involve some new and exciting projects. I am looking forward to the everyday challenges that lie ahead and experiences I will gain along the way.”