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Bryce Jewell nommé directeur général Royaume-Uni appointed Managing Director UK

Bryce Jewell appointed Managing Director, UK

A major milestone towards a European expansion and diversification of activities

 

London, December 20, 2021 – Martin Tremblay, President and CEO of Group Solotech, is proud to announce the appointment of Bryce Jewell as Managing Director UK, as of December 15, 2021. Mr Jewell will be responsible for driving the overall business strategy for Solotech in the United Kingdom, both for the Live Productions and the Sales and Systems Integration Divisions.

“This appointment is the symbol of a new major milestone for Solotech’s expansion in the UK and Europe, and a true testimonial of our intention to continue investing in our people, our technology, our operational structure and our brand”, says Tremblay. “We are in it for the long run, and are definitely looking to build a strong, UK-based operation with–in addition to the audio heritage from SSE Audio, Wigwam Acoustics, Capital Sound and BCS Audio–other key services and technology that set Solotech apart and make it absolutely unique on the global market”, he adds.

He is a seasoned business leader with over 20 years of experience within the technology sector spanning the UK, US, Norway, and Australia. Previously, Mr Jewell successfully led the turnaround of the UK and US Enterprise businesses as Managing Director at Global Cloud Xchange who operates the world’s largest privately-owned subsea cable system. Prior to Global Cloud Xchange, he served as Director, Sales Europe at Pacnet, where he achieved President’s Club honours in his first year and continued to excel for 4 consecutive years. His broad experience in engineering, sourcing, product, sales, and management has set him apart in being able to articulate business strategies into concrete action plans that lead to revenue growth and client success and retention.

Supported by a strong, experienced, and passionate UK-based leadership Team in both Divisions, and corporate services (finance, HR, marketing, etc.), Bryce Jewell will pursue the amazing growth journey of Solotech UK and its UK Companies for the years to come. “We are absolutely thrilled and proud to welcome Bryce as part of our Leadership Team. His knowledge of business management and technology background will be a major game changer for the diversification of our business activities in the UK and in all of Europe for the years to come,” concludes Tremblay.

 

 

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 18 strategic locations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and China. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions and services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Clients can also benefit from its Service Center, Online Store and virtual technology know-how. Solotech is fully supported by three major shareholders: Claridge, Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec. The company employs 1,360 professionals in its offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Halifax, Macau and Hong Kong.

Find out more at: solotech.com

 

Contact – Solotech PR (Canada)

Heloise Meunier, Corporate Communications Advisor

media@solotech.com

 

Contact – Solotech PR (UK)

Andrew Low, Director of Marketing and Communications, UK

andrew.low@solotech.com

 

For further information about Solotech in the UK

https://www.solotech.com/united-kingdom

www.sseaudio.com

www.wigwam.co.uk

www.capital-sound.co.uk

www.bcsaudio.com

BCS Audio Ltd Joins SSE Audio Group

Montreal, September 19, 2019 – SSE Audio Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of BCS Audio Ltd, the highly respected audio rental and flight case manufacturer based in Fareham near Southampton, UK. As part of the move, BCS Audio founder and managing director, Dave Shepherd joins the SSE Audio hire team, while continuing to run the BCS operation.

Dave Shepherd commented: “Joining SSE Audio Group, and  at the same time its parent company, Canadian-based Solotech, is an incredibly positive development for us and our existing client base, enabling us to access the resources and expertise of the largest audio services company in the UK, who as part of Solotech are also a global player. We are planning to integrate our rental inventory with SSE, while making the transition as smooth and seamless as possible for our clients.”

SSE Audio Group has grown rapidly in recent years, offering pro audio services including rentals, sales and installations and the group has acquired other leading UK audio companies including Canegreen, Wigwam and Capital Sound. Last year, SSE Audio Group was acquired by  Solotech, thereby joining one of the world’s largest audiovisual and entertainment technology companies.

SSE Audio Group MD John Penn commented: “This latest acquisition of BCS Audio continues our policy of strengthening the UK group and what it offers by adding like-minded companies. Over the past 25 years Dave Shepherd has grown the BCS rental business substantially through considerable investment in rental stock of L Acoustics and d&b audiotechnik speaker systems. His diverse range of clients across the touring and events sector are a natural fit with us.“

“In addition, the BCS manufacturing business, which builds flight cases, goes from strength to strength and this is something we plan to develop further. Together, our manufacturing businesses can learn from each other and share resources. This will help us to better manage the last minute deadlines that flight case clients demand.”

 

About BCS Audio

BCS Audio was founded in the 1990s by sound engineer David Shepherd, providing audio rentals to a growing roster of touring and event clients. The business has expanded over the past 25 years, with flight case manufacturing, primarily for the entertainment industry, added to the BCS portfolio about 12 years ago. The company now employs a full time staff of 23 people based in Fareham Hampshire.

 

About SSE Audio Group

Founded in 1976, SSE Audio is the largest supplier of professional audio services in the UK,
employing more than 150 people. SSE offers comprehensive audio solutions and services
including equipment hire for tours and concerts, sales and installations for a broad range
of entertainment venues, places of worship and other public spaces.

Driven by its dedication to excellence, investment in state-of-the-art technology and
bolstered by its many innovations and acquisitions, SSE Group has received numerous
awards. It is recognized in Europe as a leading supplier of integrated solutions.

For more information: www.sseaudiogroup.com.

About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 12 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs over 1,300 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, Ottawa, Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, Birmingham, London and Manchester.

Find out more at www.solotech.com

Contact

Christine Latour
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
514-370-5225
Christine.Latour@solotech.com