Testimonials

What some of our clients and partners have to say about us

Andy Dockerty​
“Richard Maides and Carl Bathgate are two gentlemen who have collectively over 60 years of experience delivering events of all type and sizes. We are privileged to have been a production supplier for over 30 years to numerous various events throughout their career paths. From humble beginnings at Liverpool University to multi-million pound O2 Academy installations and more recently major outdoor events featuring worldwide renowned artistes, Richard and Carl have always delivered full scale events to their clients and the public.

They provide experienced qualified advice and have excellent connections into artiste agents assuring excellent value for money, comprehensive Health and Safety management and high quality leading edge production technology and technicians. We are delighted to see that Richard and Carl have founded a new, exciting organisation, Ghostwriter Consultancy & Events and we believe that the vast experience this team has will provide the ultimate experience for both the client and the audience.

They are genuine industry people with an excellent reputation that means any organisation utilising the services of Ghostwriter Consultancy & Events will feel confident and safe in their hands.”

Andy Dockerty​

Managing Director
Adlib - Sound, Light and Visual Solutions
Toby Cunningham
“I have worked with Richard & Carl in recent years and have always found their flexibility in approaching how we have worked together most helpful. Their collective knowledge in relation to live music and event management has been most useful to UEASU over recent years and Ghostwriter’ s recent work with for us in relation to an event focussed Health & Safety audit and Risk Management review was delivered by Richard & Gemma on schedule and to our brief and has benefited our organisation considerably. We look forward to working with Ghostwriter again in the future.”

Toby Cunningham

Chief Executive
Union of UEA Students
Paul Speed
I was introduced to Ghostwriter by the owner of a highly rated tech company in Liverpool. I had been asking about promoters who could possibly link up with a 2,500 capacity venue I own in Liverpool.

Following an initial telephone conversation with Carl Bathgate it was immediately obvious that Ghostwriter were a serious company with a vast amount of experience in the team. Carl suggested we meet onsite in Liverpool and turned up with a team of people who clearly knew every aspect of the job they were involved in. I quickly decided that this team was one I could be confident in and moved to forge more links with them.

From the minute we met, the team have been more helpful than I could possibly have imagined. Most notably the help we received with our grant applications has be phenomenal. Without the hours and hours of help with spreadsheets and guidance through application forms it is safe to say we would have been overwhelmed with the detail needed to achieve a successful application. There is no doubt we were in need of support from the government but we have benefitted hugely from the help that Victoria at Ghostwriter gave us. Without her patience and knowledge I have no doubt we would have been at risk of being a casualty of the Covid-19 crisis and we are extremely grateful to her and the company for their unwavering patience, expertise and continuing support.

Paul Speed

Managing Director
Camp & Furnace, Liverpool
Mark Neil
“Production Hire Ltd have been working with Richard, Carl and the Ghostwriter team for many years delivering large scale public music events. Prestigious headline artists including Rita Ora, Rag’n’Bone Man, Nile Rogers and Jess Glynne to name but a few. I have always found their vast experience and knowledge, especially in important areas of safety essential, combined with drive and determination to be thorough, organised with an attention to detail. PHL look forward to a continued relationship and working with the Ghostwriter team throughout the coming years ahead.”

Mark Neil

Company Founder and MD
Production Hire Limited
Paul Williams
Ghostwriter are a trustworthy, highly professional and efficient company. It always felt as though our needs were top priority and the outstanding work ethic is very apparent for all to see. You will not find a more knowledgeable and passionate group of individuals and company.

Paul Williams

General Manager
The Bullingdon, Oxford
Andrew Golding
Richard, Carl and Victoria and team have been paramount in our operations since we met almost a year ago, immediately we recognised that their expertise extended beyond just music and entertainments. The Ghostwriter team have been intrinsic in the development of our business operations including strategizing for the unthinkable. If you need any advice or guidance on planning, finance, operations, marketing, light and sound or if you have a question about any aspect of the music and entertainment industry I could not recommend anyone better than the Ghostwriter team. 

Andrew Golding

Managing Director
The Point & Live Lounge, Sunderland - Boardwalk Leisure Ltd
Mark Spincer
“Carl, Richard and the team have done a fantastic job with us in the planning and delivery of a wide number of events and live music concerts across our venues and have been a huge help to us during what has been a difficult period for racecourses and the wider live events industries. We look forward to continuing this relationship with Ghostwriter into the future as we work on plans to allow customers and spectators back to events at our venues in a safe and secure manner.”

Mark Spincer

Managing Director, ARC Racing Division
Arena Racing Company