Saville AV makes senior appointment
Following a management buyout in May 2017, national technical production company Saville is continuing its expansion of its in-house expertise with the appointment of international live event specialist, Chris Philpott, as head of operations for the Live Events division.
With more than 15 years’ live events’ experience, Philpott has been brought on board to join the evolving senior leadership team and help shape the new generation Saville. The company has recently consolidated its national live event network to form two main operational hubs, located in Leeds and Guildford. It has retained its head office in York together with satellite offices in key locations to service existing core contracts. Philpott will oversee the entire operation, focusing on improving the efficiency of the division together with growing and developing the team ahead of the rebrand planned for later this year.
Joining Saville AV from Dubai-based Digicomm, where he was director of projects, Philpott was responsible for delivering technically challenging event experiences across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, for top global brands. Prior to that, he held senior operational positions at leading industry suppliers including Creative Technology Group, Projection Artworks and LM Productions.
Colin Nixey, managing director of Saville Live Events, explained: “The live event industry is moving forward at an unprecedented pace and Saville fully intend to remain a leader within the technical production arena. Adding the kind of experience and expertise that Chris brings to the table is key to ensuring we achieve this.
“Our rebrand, due to be launched later this year, has taken us through a comprehensive process of industry analysis and internal reorganisation, and we feel confident that the changes we are making will enable us to continue to evolve the excellent service offering our clients have grown to expect. Chris is a fantastic asset to our expanding leadership team and we’re delighted to have him on board. “
Philpott added: “It is an incredibly exciting time for Saville and I’m thrilled to be joining an organisation that is so renowned across the industry. Saville has an impressive portfolio of clients and their events take them throughout the UK and globally, so I look forward to working with the team on some impressive projects.”