OUR TEAM

When we say 'we’ll be right with you', we really do mean it — our experienced team provide coverage for cinema sites of all sizes throughout the UK and Ireland. We offer overlapping coverage, so if your regular service engineer is working elsewhere there’s a colleague available to meet your needs if time is of the essence — and if you’re off screen, it always is.

SIMON TANDY

Managing Director, London

Omnex’s MD Simon started in cinema in 1995, working in multiplexes and indies. He subsequently launched the company responsible for LANsat.


First great film in the cinema? Short Circuit

DARREN BRIGGS

Engineering Manager, York

Darren's career has spanned a range of telecoms and AV roles, starting his life in cinemas back in 1999 for City Screen (now Picturehouse Cinemas). During digital deployment, he was instrumental in training hundreds of projectionists nationwide.

STEVE CASE

Technical Sales Manager, London

Based in Crawley, Steve is our technology designer. A projectionist at 16, he forged a letter from his mum granting her permission for him to play 18 films… 


First great film in the cinema? Life of Brian (under age)

PETE NAPLES

Senior Engineer, Scotland

Based in Dunfermline, Pete is our human encyclopaedia on projection technology. A cinema engineer for 21 years, he is our Trinnov audio specialist.


First great film in the cinema? Return of the Jedi

TONY EVERETT-SPEARING

Service Engineer, Suffolk

Based in Bungay, Tony is an experienced Omnex engineer and considered our expert wireman — he creates order out of chaos in any installation.


First great film in the cinema? ET

KRIS BELL

Support Engineer, Sussex

Based in Worthing, Kris has held technical theatre and cinema roles for over 10 years. Based in the south-east, he also calibrates MPS’s ATMOS QC theatres.


First great film in the cinema? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

DANNY LOVERIDGE

Warehouse Supervisor, Aylesbury

At Arts Alliance Media since 2011, Danny started as a warehouse assistant and now manages Omnex’s warehousing and logistics — if it’s heading out to cinemas Danny handles it.

 

Favourite superpower: Flight (Think of the money saved on commuting)

DUNCAN SMITH

Service engineer, Forest of Dean

Trained as a sound engineer, Duncan began his cinema career with Odeon in 1996, moving to the NFT on the Southbank in London, and latterly becoming a field engineer for Arts Alliance Media since 2010.


Favourite superpower: Telekinesis

GEOFF NEWITT

Service engineer, Oxford

Formerly head of tech ops at Picturehouse, where he oversaw digital rollout, Geoff has worked in projection rooms since his student days. Having worked closely with them for a decade, Geoff joined the AA UK Cinema team in 2018.

JOHN CASWELL

Service engineer, Liverpool

John has been a field engineer for more than a decade — prior to that, he was chief projectionist for FACT in Liverpool.

Favourite Superpower? Flying (but he's afraid of heights)

NIGEL PRIEST

Asst Engineering Manager, W. Midlands

Nigel's first roll in cinema was as an usher at UCI Cinemas — he quickly progressed, joining Arts Alliance Media as a digital cinema engineer in 2006, helped roll out digital projectors for the UK Film Council.

Favourite superpower? Hyperspeed

RICHARD LYON

Warehouse Operative, Aylesbury

Rich joined the AA UK Cinema team in 2018, helping to support warehouse operations. He also provides vital support to our service engineers on bigger jobs.

Favourite film: Star Wars (all of them)

 

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