Chairman

Steve Tuck

Steve founded Blackout in 1990 after 16 years of 'rock and roll' touring combined, since 1983, with corporate event rigging. Steve has successfully steered Blackout on a course of excellence through economic peaks and troughs, establishing the company as the leading event drapes and rigging provider. Steve is immensely proud of the achievements of a remarkable Blackout team, who share a vision of the companies continued development.
Managing Director

Martin Wood

Martin joined Blackout in 1995 bringing with him a wealth of management and commercial knowledge. With his finger firmly on Blackout's pulse, his responsibilities have expanded to oversee all the company's activities, Martin was appointed Managing Director in 2009 and continues to work tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the business.
Managing Director

Chris Brain

Chris joined Blackout in 1994. With a background in catering he brought commercial and management skills to the installation team, joining the Blackout board in 2000. Chris manages a varied range of both interesting and challenging projects with his customary practical and imaginative flair.
Director

Kevin Monks

In 1997 Kevin began in office administration at Blackout, soon progressing to the installation department and project management. Kevin became a director in 2004 in recognition of his input and commitment to all elements of the company. He continues to manage projects while driving our brand communication and representing Blackout on the National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG). Kevin brings humour and creativity to his role and peace-of-mind to many a production manager and designer.
Project Manager

Tom Lambert

Tom manages a variety of projects, from permanent installations to annual events such as the Henley Festival. Renowned for his solid reliability within the company throughout his tenure, Tom also has a passion for fishing.
Project Manager

Tim Searle

After almost 10 years as a Project Manager at Blackout, Tim's experience comprises looking after key accounts, co-ordinating rigging and draping projects from initial enquiry to fruition. Having spent his earlier career with the Royal Engineers, Tim ably rises to the challenge of any situation.
Project Manager

William Bryant

Will was promoted to Project Manager, having been a key contributor within the Hire and Sales team since 2008. His background has offered him the ability to oversee the smooth running of events.
Project Manager

Alex Duke

Alex has worked as a freelancer for Blackout since 2000, joining the Installations team full time in 2016. His 18 years of experience in the rigging industry has seen him work the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Les Miserablés Korea, and international theatre productions including Wicked, Dirty Dancing, Lion King and War Horse. As a versatile and determined Project Manager, Alex’s responsibilities include site visits, quoting, logistics and overall project management.
Project Manager

Josh Coller

Having worked at Blackout during holidays from University, Josh served an apprenticeship within the drapes department of the Warehouse. Within 6 months of graduating, his can-do attitude and logical approach ensured he was first in line for promotion to the role of Installations Technician. Learning on the job as well as attending various training courses, including kinesys, allows Josh to constantly develop. His efforts have been rewarded in 2014 as he won Blackout's Employee of the Year Award.

The Installation Team

The Warehouse Team

The Sewing Team

The Administration Team