Ripley-based Cloudbass has appointed Mike McGaw as Senior Project Manager.
Mike has had a very successful career and had so many highlights. He started his career working for Planet 24 on the unique The Big Breakfast as a Vision Engineer at the turn of the millennium.
In 2004, Mike then joined Arqiva as a Vision Engineer and relocated to Nottingham. He became established in guaranteeing large scale events for Sky Sports, Carling Cup Finals, and regular shows like Question Time and The Antiques Roadshow. He progressed to Unit Manager in 2007. After a short freelance career, in 2013 he joined NEP Visions. Here Mike had the opportunity to lead and also to work as part of a broader project management team on some great projects which included: the award winning Educating Yorkshire, BBC Proms 2014 – 2017, Rugby World Cup 2015, both Royal Weddings from 2018, Track Cycling – World Cups & European Championships, European Championships 2018, Commonwealth Games 2014, the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Live and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.
Mike said of his move to Cloudbass: “I am really excited to be joining Cloudbass at such a significant time. They are a company with a strong desire and ambition to grow. They are investing heavily in leading-edge technology and are passionate about developing new talent in the industry. I’m looking forward to playing a part in this. I’ve had a great welcome from everyone and after a couple of days, I already feel very much part of the team. I’m looking forward to getting to know them more and I’m really enthusiastic to be able to use my experience and ideas, so we can drive the company forward together.”
Steve Knee, Managing Director of Cloudbass commented on Mike joining Cloudbass: “I am absolutely delighted that Mike has made the move to Cloudbass. He has incredibly valuable experience in the outside broadcast industry and has delivered or been part of many prestigious productions in both live and recorded environments. He also has a great manner, being really pleasant and jovial.
“Mike is really knowledgeable and also has a very practical approach to delivery, which is clearly shown in his project managing and delivering of many large-scale live events in sports, news and light entertainment. In addition, his experience as a vision engineer provides a technical background which lends itself to managing some of the highly technical projects that we get involved in. I see Mike fitting into our team perfectly and being a real asset to our expansion plans.”
Mike lives in Nottingham with his wife and two children.