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Theatre audio company Autograph appoints Scott Arnold as managing director

Theatre audio specialists Autograph Sound Recording has appointed Scott Arnold as its new managing director.

Arnold, who will also assume a directorship of Autograph Sales and Installations, has been at the company since 1997. He was appointed to head the hire division in 2002, before joining Autograph Sound’s main board in June 2013.

Former MD Terry Jardine will take on the role of group chairman, but is moving to an additional role within the company leading Autograph’s internal team of sound designers.

Arnold commented: “2017 marks my 20th year in Autograph Sound. Some things – notably much of the technology we employ daily – have changed beyond recognition in that time, but many others continue to reflect the original vision of company founders Andrew Bruce, Philip Clifford and Julian Beech.”

“We are busier than ever, both in the West End and with our touring shows, and I believe that is because we never stop trying to do better. We are currently expanding our operational activities into new areas and our Sales & Installations division are successfully bringing style and techniques developed in the West End and on Broadway to venues big and small all over the country. I see my role as continuing to build on the brilliant work of those who have brought Autograph this far.”

Andrew Bruce added: “What excites me most about this latest episode in Autograph’s 45 year history is the mix of youth and experience, tradition, taste and fearlessness demonstrated by Scott, his FD Duncan Bell and all those who have moved into places supporting them. I’m terribly proud to have laid the foundations to enable such a talented group of people to continue to do great things for sound in the theatre and all branches of live performance.”

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