“Since its inception, Skan has evolved to become recognised internationally for its passion for providing the very best service, equipment, packaging, and people to its clients,” states Nicola Amoruso, managing director at Britannia Row. “Skan and Britannia Row have maintained a relationship of friendly competition and mutual respect throughout this time and both parties see this partnership as a logical step forward.”
Founded in the 1970s, Skan is based in Newbury in the South of England and offers sound reinforcement services for tours, festivals, and large-scale events with a roster of clients worldwide that includes Muse, Liam Gallagher, and ELO. The firm’s present leadership will remain in place, and Skan will maintain its name.
Chris Fitch, director and co-owner at Skan, says: “We were flattered to be asked to join the preeminent global audio rental company. There is no other offer we would have considered, and we expect this new arrangement to provide benefits to our existing and future customers. Over the last 25 years, we have provided a global service from our base in the UK but being part of a global organization allows more options to supply services and provide support from other locations.
“Working with Abby Llewellyn, director and co-owner, and a core of dedicated and incredibly talented staff, Skan has always punched above our weight, but joining Britannia Row and Clair Global further increases our capabilities,” he continues.
Clair Global president and CEO Troy Clair concludes, “We’re thrilled for Skan to be joining our organisation. The people at Skan share the same values we pride ourselves in upholding at Clair – service, quality, and integrity. The bottom line is, when they do something, they do it extremely well, and we are confident that this new partnership will result in the opportunity to better service all of our clients.”