Over 150 guests attended the launch of Adlib’s new warehouse and office facility in Glasgow which took place last week.
Located on an industrial estate a stone’s throw from Glasgow International Airport, the event offered locally based individuals, companies and organisations from all industry sectors the chance to meet some of the brands, manufacturers and people with which Adlib regularly collaborates.
Adlib’s Scottish operation is focused on providing alternative products that are not currently available in the local market.
Resembling an informal trade show, each brand was allocated a compact space in one of two areas dedicated to audio and visuals where they set up their key products. The lively interaction of all in close proximity helped create a highly convivial atmosphere.
A diversity of guests attended encompassing sound, lighting and AV rental companies, venues – from live and classical music to houses of worship, installation specialists, engineers and assorted designers and creatives.
Adlib highlighted some of its plans for the future which include hosting extensive training and product awareness initiatives via the Glasgow hub as well as developing sales and cross rental opportunities and the supply of audio, video and lighting as complete technical solutions packages.
MD Andy Dockerty commented, “I have so many friends in Glasgow that I feel absolutely at home here and in many respects question why it took us so long to open a facility up here. To witness the turn out from across Scotland for our opening day has actually been quite humbling. We are proud of our initial team of people here and the warehouse, offices and training facilities mean we can emulate everything that we do and provide down south. We genuinely hope we can enhance our older relationships and develop some new ones.”
Over £1million has been invested in the Scottish operation since its launch at the start of 2015. The new warehouse completes the current phase of development which also includes a substantial amount of new equipment available to the Scottish market.