Adrian is responsible for founding both Litestructures in 1990, the LS-Live rehearsal studio in 2005 and Backstage Academy in 2009. Originally qualified as a teacher in Manchester, Adrian went on to become a founding member of Astralloy, a specialist manufacturer of aluminium products. It was whilst working at this company that Adrian and a fellow colleague invented Astralite, the first system of its type in the world. It soon became clear that the new generation of aluminium structures, aimed at the entertainment, leisure, retail and architectural markets would provide the way forward.
Litestructures built on the reputation of Astralite and several notable ‘firsts’ have emerged from the Litestructures stable; industry standard staging system Litedeck, Astralive which was the first system to incorporate live tracking to carry mains power and the purpose-built rehearsal arena LS-Live, used by many touring bands for production test-runs.
With a desire to give something back to the industry for future generations and raise standards of training in the industry, Adrian founded Backstage Academy with Robin Watkinson and Kelly Craven in 2009.