Simon Hobday Leaves Artistic Licence

Lighting control experts, Artistic Licence, have announced that incumbent Managing Director, Simon Hobday, is moving on to explore new opportunities.

Hobday joined the company as a technician in 2000. Over the years, he rose up the ranks, becoming MD in 2010. Now, with many years of invaluable experience built up at Artistic Licence, he feels the time is right to seek a different challenge.

“I am grateful for my time at Artistic,” comments Hobday. “I have learnt a lot about the lighting industry during my time here. But horizons expand, and I want to move on and face new challenges.”

Following an internal company reorganisation, Artistic Licence founder, Wayne Howell, will take over as CEO.

“While we are saddened to lose Simon, the recent changes provide exciting opportunities for us all – both at a personal and a company level,” explains Howell. “Simon is a very talented individual, and it was by no means a given that he would stay with us indefinitely. At the same time, I feel that our concomitant reorganisation has invigorated the company, leaving a highly motivated and focused team.”

Hobday’s departure comes as Artistic Licence marks it silver jubilee.

“Over 25 years, a company will see many changes,” sums up Howell. “We understand and applaud Simon’s decision to move on, and wish him every success in his endeavours.”


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