IPS Karl Saunders and James Mason

IPS restructures management team for 2023

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IPS, the staging and technical production specialist, has announced a management restructure to support the growing list of clients and projects on the horizon.

Karl Saunders has taken on the role of managing director (pictured left), whilst owner James Mason (pictured right) has become key account director. They will be supported by Andy Marshall (logistics and facilities), Gilles Quentel (warehouse operations), Ian Brown (head of technical) and Tom Warden (health and safety and marketing). Together, they will form the IPS senior management team, allowing the company to scale to the continually expanding operation. Ryan Bellamy is now formally continuing to support Quentel in his role as assistant warehouse manager, and head of lighting Steven Moseley has recently also taken on the additional role of asset manager for the company.

Saunders, who has been running IPS alongside Mason for the last seven years, said: “I am delighted to be formally taking on this role, and proud to lead our respected multi-skilled team, delivering quality equipment and technical support to the live events industry.”

The new year is already looking positive for IPS.

Mason said: “It is great to be busy, but it is also important to address industry issues like staff shortages whilst remaining competitive and on top of the latest industry trends and sustainability best practice. By working closely with the management team, we will be able to better provide a reliable service and maintain our valued customer and industry relationships.”

IPS has 50 full time employees based mainly from its Milton Keynes premises and supports events all over the UK and further afield. The company has staging, rigging, lighting, video, sound and power equipment available to hire, alongside an extensive range of staging and structure solutions with outdoor roof structures from Prolyte and Eurotruss, supported with Layher Event System components.