Spotlight on Success: SOLT Shines with Operational Overhaul & Building Brilliance


The Society of London Theatre (SOLT), situated in the vibrant hub of Covent Garden, serves as the epicenter for the theatre sector, supporting producers, managers, owners, and operators. Dedicated to fostering a dynamic, sustainable, and world-class theatre landscape, SOLT operates under a mission to champion theatre and nurture thriving members. Their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion underscores every facet of their operations.



SOLT sought individuals to helm key roles crucial for their operational and strategic endeavors. The first position, Operations Manager, demanded a multifaceted approach to overseeing IT, building management, health & safety, and operational support across their offices and iconic TKTS Leicester Square building. The second role, Interim Building Refresh Project Manager, required spearheading a visionary property refresh initiative for a central London building, aligning spatial strategy with cultural and employee engagement objectives.



We identified and placed candidates whose expertise and passion aligned seamlessly with SOLT's vision. The Operations Manager seamlessly integrated into SOLT's operations, orchestrating sustainable building management, IT optimisation, and championing health & safety initiatives. Their adept leadership ensured smooth operational functions, proactive maintenance, and a resilient IT infrastructure.

Simultaneously, the Interim Building Refresh Project Manager embarked on a transformative journey, crafting a spatial strategy that breathed new life into SOLT's central London premises. Their strategic acumen drove supplier selection, procurement, and tendering processes, fostering a modern, engaging environment conducive to cultural aspirations. Collaborating across teams, they navigated project complexities, monitored timelines, and mitigated risks, ensuring seamless execution from conception to completion.

The efforts of the Operations Manager and the Interim Building Refresh Project Manager yielded tangible results for SOLT. Operational efficiency soared as streamlined processes and proactive maintenance enhanced workspace functionality. The property refresh initiative not only revitalised SOLT's premises but also fostered a vibrant, inclusive environment conducive to creativity and collaboration.

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