Creative, commited, passionate, extraordinary: ours is a top team of experienced professionals.
Meet some of the team who make it all happen:
Dubbed 'Rock's Mr Fixit', GLD's founder Graeme helped to establish the company's reputation for reliability & creativity, handling last minute and unusual requests for touring clients. This included navigating full-sized snooker tables into touring venues, craning Prince's baby grand piano into a top floor hotel suite and the sourcing & laying of over 11000 sq feet of professional dance floor. Developing long-term relationships with the major promoters and record companies over the years means he has worked for an impressive list of music acts, as well as clocking up over 20 years' service for artists like U2.
Graeme's real expertise lies in the creative and management elements of event production. His past portfolio has included spectacular set design for product launches & award shows, management of high-profile and more discreet wedding parties, pop-up supermarkets and the design of hospitality areas at one-off multi-artist events.
When not working on events, Graeme satisfies his passions for fishing, golf and cutting grass. He is also in the unlikely role of parish chairman, regularly attending local groups and village fundraisers.
With 30 years of working in live events both as supplier and organiser, Tracy runs the operational and logistical side of GLD. As mainstay of the office, she provides crucial support to GLD's crew, drivers and account managers, as well as managing all the festival contracts. Her previous role at the NFL (National Football League) means she's good at juggling balls!
Corporate Sales Manager
Craig started his career supplying props for film & TV back in 1987. He joined Camden in 1994 before its take over by Thorns and rose to Senior Account Manager before moving on to set up Hallmark Furniture hire in 2005. Several corporate contracts led him to GLD and three years later, he joined GLD to head up Corporate Sales.
In the years since, Craig has been instrumental in upgrading and transforming corporate hospitality areas at large scale outdoor events and has become GLD's resident golf expert working on the major golf tournaments in the UK and Europe - although he'd much prefer a beer to a game of golf!
New Business & Projects Manager
Terry joined GLD's operational team in April 2012 and within 6 months was appointed to a New Business role specifically created to oversee business development in the company's South West division in recognition of the expanding events market in the region. He has already established strong associations with a number of local venues and event suppliers and won contracts for both large and smaller events in the area.
A lover of planes and flying, Terry can regularly be found airborne with the Mendip Gliding Club where he is an instructor and the Club's Marketing & PR Officer. His favourite event to date is unsurprisingly the Royal International Air Tattoo.
Sorrel de la Hey
PR & Marketing Manager
Sorrel has been working in events since 1996. After a stint in London in event PR, she returned to Somerset in 2003 and joined GLD in a Marketing & PR role, as well as assisting on some of the company's specialist events. Her event highlights include a sleep-deprived build for Hedgestock, the one-off Hedge Funders Festival of tented hippy banking opulence and a private celebrity wedding in London.
As well as working at GLD, Sorrel also massages, teaches yoga and runs!