Title: Production Manager

Department: Production

Specialism: Producer, Technical, Health & Safety, Outdoor Events

Graham Lord

Deep Sea Detail Diver

What do you do at SPARK THINKING?

I’m all about the detail. I explore the tenders, briefs and client requests to the deep depths of detail, where I remain for extended periods. I only surface again once I have analysed the reasons and motives behind the meeting, gained insight into the client organisation and the challenges they face. I trawl the details, to ensure the solutions we propose will not only be delivered with absolute accuracy and certainty but will engross the audience in a compelling way.

What has been your SPARK Moment?

If you build it, they will come….. My client had a large meeting and a small space. I created an auditorium for my client that would be large enough for their audience. Transforming a sports hall into an 1800 seater auditorium kitted out with crisp white walls, flooring, AV, air-conditioning, toilets and seating. We welcomed over 18,000 guests over 5 days who were all accommodated in comfort in this purpose built auditorium.

Tell us something we don’t know…

I have worked with a lot of famous people in my time, I have dealt with some unusual requests and demanding artist riders. I have had to find and supply a rubber dinghy and a large cake for a famous artist before he would go on stage.

Outside of work I am a big fan of Thai boxing. In my younger years I travelled to Thailand to train and fight in a Thai boxing gym.