Directors

Donald

Owner/ Managing Director

Bio

I have owned and managed this company since inception in 1990. 

Favourite Music

Eclectic mix of all styles and genres/ guitar-based rock music.

Bucket List

Make sure the Cathouse and The Garage are set up for another 30 years and hope I’m still around to celebrate it! See more of the world and get a black belt in Aikido. 

Top Destinations

Portugal – New York – Isle of Skye – Dunkeld – Florence – Paris

Brian

Finance Director

Bio

I have been with the group for 20 years. I joined as a management accountant and am now part owner, running operations and finance. I started working in the trade at 17 in The Granary in Shawlands. I worked in various bars whilst at university. After I qualified as a chartered accountant, I worked in London for PKF and then was asked by a client advertising agency to join them. I returned to Scotland a couple of years later to have a family and started with CPL as we were known then. 

Favourite Music

Anything to be honest. If i am not listening to something I am struggling. Blues, classical, electronic, New Age, reggae, funk, soul and rock. I’m also getting into lots of new stuff through my kids, so i would now add grim and jungle to that list. 

Bucket List

A halo jump; learning to paraglide; and running a vineyard. 

Top Destinations

Berlin and Chicago

SENGA

Buyer/ PA

Bio

Glasgow born and bred. I have been working for the company since 2003. Starting out as a PA, I am now the company buyer and PA to the Managing Director. 

Favourite Music

Depeche Mode

Bucket List

Win the lottery & travel the world. 

Top Destinations

Lake Tahoe

Operations

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Gavin

Operations Manager

Bio

I’ve worked in various nightclubs around Glasgow. In 1997, I started as GM of The Garage and worked my way through the ranks to area manager in 2005. At that point I was in charge of 6 venues: The Garage – Cathouse – The Shed – Cube – Underworld – Los Barachos – The Tunnel.

I was also involved in CPL’s live music promotion. I left for a few years to pursue other interests. Realising the error of my ways, I returned in 2012 to take on the role of area manager again. I am now also connected to the Sauchiehall Street Bid and the National License Trade Partnership (NLTP). Outside of work I am heavily involved in West of Scotland Rugby.  

Favourite Music

Everything. I have a really diverse music taste having worked in so many clubs over the years. 

Bucket List

I would love to sail around the world!

Top Destinations

Cuba or any Scottish Isle when the weather is right.

 

Finance

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Dawn

Management Accountant

Bio

I have been with Hold Fast for 4 years, before that I used to be a trapeze artist. I ran away from the circus to take this job but the experience proved to be very useful for my current position. 

Favourite Music

My favourite band of all time is ABBA. I am deaf to most music post 1998.

Bucket List

Items on my bucket list include selling out the Hydro with my amazing singing voice; finally achieving a podium finish in my Formula 1 career and making it to the Royal Box at Wimbledon. 

Top Destinations

My favourite holiday destination is the Blue Lagoon, Iceland (not the one at Central Station). 

Mags

Accounts Assistant

Bio

I’m married with a fur baby. I’ve worked with Hold Fast Entertainment for almost 19 years! Most of which has been quite eventful… I was the proud recipient of a Garage 10th Birthday giveaway: a yellow Garage branded 50cc automatic scooter. I used it everyday to travel to and from work, proudly advertising The Garage as I did so. 

Favourite Music

Norhtern soul, ska and ska punk. 

Bucket List

I will buy a campervan and go travelling. 

Top Destinations

Las Vegas 

Cassie

Payroll and Finance Administrator

Bio

I moved from the highlands in 2008. Since then I have studied accountancy at Stirling University. However I was surprised with a wee baba and took some time out of working. I’ve now been with Hold Fast for 2 year. 

Favourite Music

I like most types of music. I’ll listed to pretty much anything. I’m quite boring. 

Bucket List

To go skydiving and go travelling when my parental responsibilities are over… So in my next life…

Top Destinations

Maldives is on the top of my list.

 

Marketing

Andy

Head of Marketing

Bio

I have worked in the hospitality industry for 14+ years. The last 5 have been at Hold Fast Entertainment. Before that I ran the club at Oran Mor for 3 years. I had my own club nights and even ran PR for the legendary Octopussy at The Arches. University wasn’t for me, but it wasn’t for the love of trying (4 attempts). 

Favourite Music

90’s dance classics. However, I have recently started to love country music!

Bucket List

I’d like to get married, have kids, get a dog and own an Aston Martin. 

Top Destination

USA!! I just love America. I’ve been to 26+ states. But I do love a break to Ibiza too!

Kelman

PR & Marketing Manager

The Garage

Bio

I’ve worked with Hold Fast for 4 years now. Prior to that I studied English at the University of Strathclyde. I also ran external club nights across Glasgow (Flying Duck and the Record Factory) before becoming a part of the joyous oddballs at The Garage. 

Favourite Music

Indie with a wee slice of pop punk and techno dunked nicely in house.  

Bucket List

Run 2 marathons in a week; write a book; and visit as many corners of the world as possible!

Top Destination

Berlin and Brooklyn are a tie. 

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Jonny

Marketing & Social Media Manager

Cathouse Rock Club

Bio

I started as a DJ at Cathouse Rock Club in 2011. I’m currently doing marketing for the club in absence of Kerstin, who is on maternity leave. By trade I am an infrastructure engineer with specialities in cyber security and machine learning applications. 

Favourite Music

Pop-punk and metal

Bucket List

I would like to get my pilots license.

Top Destinations

There is nothing better than Norway in the winter!

Lesley

Graphic Designer

The Garage

Bio

I left school when I was 16 to study Beauty Therapy at college. After quickly realising that wasn’t the subject for me, I went on to study interactive media. I have been pursuing a career in Graphic Design for 5+ years. 

Favourite Music

Classic rock, 60’s folk & Lana Del Ray

Bucket List

Visit Hobbiton (I’m a bit obsessed with Lord of the Rings)

Top Destination

L.A.

Caitlin

Graphic Designer

 Cathouse Rock Club

Bio

I started as a PR and got heavily involved with Halloween 2017 as I’m a self-proclaimed Halloween Queen. I have been doing graphics for Cathouse full-time ever since. 

Favourite Music

As I’m a Catty loyal, I’d say I’m mostly into rock music. Classic rock with a side of metal. I’m also big into 80’s tunes and have a soft spot for retro synth music. I do like some rap rave and hip hop as well.  

Bucket List

Visit Coney Island to ride the big wheel and have corn dogs. Also to ride the subway like Warriors (without gang fights). Travel to the original Disneyland in California and go to their famous Halloween nights! I would love to meet my horror heroes Bruce Campbell and Robert Englund!

Top Destination

I’m tied between 2. A California road trip where we drove from San Francisco to San Diego and back. We stopped in Death Valley, Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain. I also loved going to Tokyo to visit my sister. I got to be part of a traditional tea ceremony and dressed in a full kimono. I also went to a bunch of comic and toy shops which was awesome. 

Hayley

Digital Media Manager

The Garage

Bio

I grew up on the East Coast of the Scottish Borders and moved up to Glasgow to study media and communications. I fell in love with the city and have been here since. I have been working for The Garage for almost 2 years, starting out as a PR supervisor. I love exploring in my free time, but equally enjoy cosying up in bed with a good film!

Favourite Music

Everything that isn’t too screamy!

Bucket List

I want to see the Northern lights, celebrate Hogmanay in Times Square & ride a hot air balloon!

 Top Destination

Rome

Lauren

Digital Marketing Executive

Bio

With Hold Fast Entertainment being my family business, I have always been surrounded by the nightclub and live music environments. I have worked in various roles within the company including PR and bar work at The Garage. I was a waitress and Personal License holder at Juan Chihuahua for 2 years and completed a marketing internship at Hold Fast during university. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Strathclyde with BA Hons International Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

Favourite Music

I mostly listen to house, techno and R’n’B. I also love The XX, Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow. Recently I have been listening to a lot of Latino music as I’ve been trying to learn Spanish.

Bucket List

I want to explore every continent and learn 2+ languages. 

Top Destinations

Vietnam, Italy, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico

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