All Access was born in 1995. I had been working at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in the late 80’s as part of their technical staff on events. Therefore I had firsthand experience of the crewing companies that were operational at that time through the venue.
Emmanuel was working at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre as the Head Rigger. I could see there was a need for a complete service for the promoters in the music industry in the provision of personnel who were reliable and consistent. I decided to contact various promoters representatives with a view to gaining work
So I set up my phone fax in the verandah of our little two bedder in Brisbane.
This was a very challenging time as there were no females in the industry at that time.
I had various responses from the representatives and these were not favourable. There were a few small little jobs I secured for Disney on Ice, setting up the ice rink and breaking the ice after the show. Michael Edgley then produced Aida which I did provide some personnel on and this was a great three weeks of work for the small team I had compiled.
They consisted of mainly construction workers. I was still trying to break into production. I persisted with this and scheduled a quick meeting with Mr Paul Dainty on one of his visits to Brisbane.
I walked out of that meeting with the entire production for the U2 PopMart Tour. This ranged from production personnel to forklift operators and scaffolders. This was the beginning.
Since then we have gone from strength to strength and have been responsible for implementing many health and safety procedures as well as specific training in production. I applied for becoming a registered training organisation and pursued a grant from the Federal government for a training facility.
This was finalised in 2002 when ETETC Inc was created.