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Andy Hurst Joins HSL as Creative Director

Blackburn, UK based lighting rental specialist HSL has appointed leading UK lighting designer Andy Hurst - Prodigy, Faithless, Pendulum, Dizzee Rascal, and others - as a creative director, in a move to promote and expand the company's Touring and Special Events division.

Hurst will be working closely with Group Director Mike Oates and other HSL project managers in a move that consolidates the company's massive expansion in the touring sector over the last four years.

Managing Director Simon Stuart comments, "It's great to have Andy onboard and to welcome him into our family. As with all our designers, he will have unlimited access to our extensive rental stock of lighting, digital lighting and LED products, and we are looking forward to a long and productive partnership together, and to sharing lots of positive energies and ideas".

Hurst is well known for his imaginative designs, as well as for pushing the envelope of new technologies and also delivering great shows and visual experiences to suit all circumstances and budgets.

He says, "HSL is one of the fastest growing and highest profile lighting companies in the UK and I am very pleased to be working alongside everyone there. Apart from their complete dedication to supplying the very best equipment crew and services, they are all incredibly nice people to work and spend time with".

Mike Oates states, "Andy's input will bring additional synergies to our team, in the process opening new avenues and opportunities for all involved. We are all very excited at the collaboration, and to having Andy's creative and practical design skills and expertise available in-house to offer our clients".

For more press info on the HSL Group, please contact Louise Stickland on +44 (0)1865 202679/+44 (0)7831 329888 or Email [email protected] Contact HSL direct on +44 (0)1254 698808, ‘[email protected]' or check

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