GDS is delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Jackson as Business Development Manager for its Architectural and Entertainment sales team. Darren is a very experienced professional with a thorough knowledge of the lighting industry, acquired during a career that has seen him work for leading companies including Chauvet, Lighting Resources and Tryka LED. Working in different sectors of the industry, he has gained insights into the widest possible range of lighting applications, good examples of which include supplying large outdoor installations at iconic locations like Trafalgar Square and meeting the requirements of premium TV shows such as the The Voice and X-Factor. Darren’s further experience of working on the lighting needs of high-end music tours, theatres, nightclubs and bars throughout the UK reinforces the belief that GDS has appointed a formidable team member.
Matt Lloyd, Managing Director at GDS commented: “Darren brings invaluable expertise to GDS. His track record in the lighting industry speaks for itself and his wide experience across an impressive range of applications adds another dimension to the team. As we continue to grow and diversify into new areas, his vast knowledge will be a huge advantage to GDS. Darren is a highly regarded figure and his relationships and contacts in the industry add further value to what is a first-rate appointment.”
Darren Jackson added: “The opportunity to join a highly respected, award-winning UK manufacturer like GDS was irresistible. When you look at the company’s project portfolio, it’s impossible not to be impressed and I feel honoured to be part of such a vastly experienced and professional team. I’m looking forward to visiting industry friends and contacts and opening up new market areas, representing genuine, original, cutting-edge, UK-manufactured products.”
As GDS celebrates its thirteenth year, the award-winning UK manufacturer has become a truly global company, having established an international sales and distribution network in 38 countries. A multiple award winner with six market-leading brands, GDS continues to innovate at the forefront of the entertainment, architectural, television and corporate markets. From ArcSystem, the original wireless Auditorium LED Lighting System to BluesSystem backstage working lights and from CueSystem cue lights to its Stage Mangers Desk, GDS continues to create innovative, flexible solutions that have found their way from Broadway to the Liverpool Everyman and from The Esplanade Singapore to the Savoy Theatre London.