Installation Europe expands team for 2012

Leading AV title Installation Europe has kicked off 2012 with the appointment of two key staff members, in a move, which sees James McGrath joining as staff writer and Ian Graham coming on-board as sales manager.

McGrath, 23, has already gained invaluable experience at a Nottinghamshire newspaper, a digital marketing agency and with telecoms giant Vodafone. “The Vodafone appointment in particular highlighted the importance of communication technology in helping companies evolve, and this relates directly to one of the exciting technologies IE is focused on,” he commented.

He also added that one of his greatest achievements to date was researching and building, a website dedicated to a leading cancer consultant. “The website portrayed Dr Stephen Chan’s practice in a professional and insightful way, and brought his vital skills to a much wider audience. I was very proud to be part of that process.”

Graham, 31, began his career at Fresh Produce Journal (“travelling extensively for the glamorous world of fruit and vegetables!”) before moving into live events publishing at titles including Live UK. More recently he has worked with The Festival Awards and the European Festival Awards, and additionally with an unsigned artist showcase event within the live music industry. He added: “These showcase nights were instrumental in furthering the careers of acts including JLS.”

"With James’ background in local newspaper journalism and commercial copywriting, and Ian’s talent for sponsorship deals and the wider entertainment business, and I am confident that they will both be strong additions to the Installation Europe team," said IE editor Paddy Baker.

Graham completes the new IE sales team following the recent arrival of sales executive Les Wood.

All three new team members will be at IE’s Meet the Team drinks event to be held on stand 9C106 at 4pm on the first day of this year’s ISE show.