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Westminster venue, Church House Conference Centre, has welcomed two new graduates as Junior AV Technicians to its award winning in-house AV team.
Tom Young studied Audio Music Production at Buckinghamshire New University and worked as a playback sound engineer at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the London 2012 Olympic archery events, and as a sound engineer at a variety of music venues. He says: “I’m looking forward to working with the Church House AV team and building on the experience I’ve gained working at the Olympics and other live music events.”
Andrew Hitchcock, who graduated from the University of Derby last year, worked as an Assistant Technician at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury as well as working at Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline with the Young theatre Group and various recording studios across London. Andrew commented: “This role will allow me to increase my industry knowledge, learning from the experienced team at Church House and gaining new skills.”
Ian Locke, AV Manager at Church House Conference Centre, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Tom and Andrew to our team. At Church House we recognise the difficulties many graduates face in gaining their first steps in the working world. Tom and Andrew have great enthusiasm for AV and the events industry as well as an abundance of raw talent. Young people are the future of the events industry and it’s therefore essential that we pass on our expertise and knowledge to them, helping them kick-start their careers and encourage their development.”
Church House Conference Centre continually invests in its in-house AV team and technology. Recent investments include web streaming services, a 100Mbps broadband line and digital signage. The team were recently awarded AV Magazine in-house AV team of the year 2012.