FOR THE SLX TEAM

IT ISN’T JUST A JOB

We are very proud of who we are.

We have a fantastic mix of creative, technical, operational, understanding, caring and experienced individuals all linked by an limitless passion for delivering the very best for you. ​Working closely with you we are part of your team, delivering your vision from start to finish.

  • Ben Payne

    I joined SLX in April 2016 after spending 10 years running my own company. In those 10 years I have toured the UK with a number of shows, acted as a production electrician and associate lighting designer in the West End, and have many lighting design credits nationally and internationally to my name.

    In my spare time I’m a keen follower of 4 wheeled motor sport and a season ticket holder for Cambridge United Football Club. I’m also trying to be in training for my first half marathon.

  • Mollie Sanders

    I started in 2015 as a fresh faced Live events graduate as a summer temp within the support team. I am now a full time team member with the job of checking all of the returning hires and supporting our touring shows.

    Coming from a performing background I am thoroughly enjoying learning how the professional industry works and all the backstage excitement that goes with it.

  • Jo Sunners

    My role in the London office of SLX is Hire Account Manager. I look after some of the key London accounts, managing their dry and assisted hire requirements.

    I started at SLX in 2010 but I've been interested in theatre since I was young, seeing my first RSC production at the age of 9. My love of theatre and technical ability lead me to Rose Bruford College where I studied for a degree in lighting design. Since then I have worked in most sectors of the industry, as a technician repairing and servicing lighting equipment, a short term with the English Touring Opera and Corporate events across London.

    In my spare time I enjoy Off-Roading in a Land Rover Club and many other Motor Sports. 

  • SPIKE Shaw

    I started in 2005, after over 7years in the warehouse in a variety of roles, I moved into the office where I primarily solve logistical excitements.

    If you need to speak to someone about smoke or haze machines, I'll be able to help you.

  • Rachael Stewart

    I joined SLX in 1997 and have made my way through the ranks starting as receptionist (for a record 3 weeks – apparently I like to chat!) to Sales to Hire Operations Manager to Business Systems Manager.

    Through the time I have helped to shape and develop systems and operations to continually improve our customers’ experience. I am looking forward to the future and working with the awesome team to make SLX the very best it can be.

    Outside of work I am a busy mum of 2, a team manager for my local rugby club, part of my school’s PTA and am always seen doing stupid things all in aid of fundraising for a charity close to my heart. If you need to phone a friend, then I am your movie contact for sure. 

  • Briony Gothard

    Starting with a passion for Sound and all things musical, I was gripped by the glitterbug at aged 5 when I fell in love with show biz.

    Coming from the land of song, it is an honour to work for a company that helps others (of all ages) fall in love with show business.

    Being a part of SLX was my goal, I started in 2010 as a wide eyed with Audio Knowledge Warehouse Technician in the Power team, building myself to a general hire contract handler, dealing with all kinds of customers to help them receive their hires. With this I managed to go and site and learn about all aspects of the Hire and Event side of the business.

    In 2011, I joined the Events team as a Live Events Technican and was a part of  some important Events, such as the Gromit Auction, running Haymarket Awards and of course the Olympics.

    I then got married and became a mum, the call of site wasn’t as strong so I moved to Sales as Customer Service Representive and got back onto the ‘Glittery Stage’  as well as running my own youth drama group Great Western Youth Theatre

  • JAck Phillips

    Jack is part of the CSR team helping to serve our customers across the country

  • Dan Quayle

    I started at SLX at the tender age of 18 as a technician in the Plymouth Branch.  10 years on and I hold the role of Head of Lighting, working closely with the leadership team to deliver a customer focussed offering to all our customers and clients.

    My progression through the company has been quite varied, taking on many different aspects of the business as required. I have experience working within our warehouse, on site with clients, training customers and staff, and more recently, taking responsibility for the Hire Team.

    My team are an integral part of the business, offering excellent planning, technical advice, and commercial decisiveness with a proven track record of success. Delivering events including West End and touring theatre, Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh Fringe & International Festivals, and New Year’s Eve celebrations at the London Eye. 

  • Rob Collett

    Joining SLX in the summer of 2014, I head up the thriving audio department.

    I bring with me a wealth of experience from touring with Coldplay to conferencing with Boehringer.

    My passions are well packaged, intelligent systems as well as red wine & surfing...

  • Ryan Stromski

    I am a Hire-co-ordinator specialising in audio. I have a background in digital signal processing having toured with bands for over a decade as a front of house engineer and system technician.

    I started at the age of 16. Whilst studying Technical Theatre & Stage Management at North Devon College I began working with North Devon theatres such as the Queens, Barnstaple and The Landmark, Ilfracombe. I later went on to study music at the University of Gloucestershire where I began touring and doing festivals including 10 years on the Shan Gri La Field at Glastonbury. I am passionate about the physics of sound and music and have a keen eye for creative lighting especially architectural lighting design.  

  • Katy Lowe

    I started at SLX in 2005 as a Sound Technician. Moving onto Projects I worked installing electrics in new theatres before taking orders on the front counter as a Customer Service Rep for Sales & Hire.

    I later joined the Hire Operations Team, ensuring the right kit is available and wherever it is needed.

    From there I progressed to lead the Hire Support Team, supporting Tours, West End Shows & the Edinburgh Festival.

    I am very excited to now be working as the Customer Service Manager for SLX 

  • CHRIS LEWIS

    I joined SLX in 2001 to coincide with the birth of the video department.

    I have a wealth of experience in projection and display technologies from the good old days of 35mm slides, right through to today’s cutting edge equipment.

    Too west country for my own good, I'm an occasional surfer and cider enthusiast.

  • Josh Wakely

    Josh joined us from the Redgrave Theatre in Bristol and is part of the CSR team helping to serve our customers across the country

  • Ryan whiteside

    Ryan joins straight from school working alongside our CSR team as an apprentice.