Backup Trustee Alan Jacobi lvo

It is with profound sadness that Backup has lost one of its founding members and most valued Trustees – Alan Jacobi (AJ) – Managing Director and Founder of Unusual Rigging, who passed over the Easter Weekend peacefully at home with his family.

AJ was tough to keep up with, always leading the way, trying new methods or equipment, finding a solution. He had a natural gift for getting on with people and could charm many to his way of thinking.  He has played a pivotal role in getting Backup to where it is today – his generosity and investment of time, resources and donations personally and through the support of Unusual Rigging cannot be measured.

As a token of the industry’s respect and appreciation for his contribution, not only to the Rigging Industry, but to the Entertainment Industry as a whole, he was the recipient of the Gottelier Award in 2018, as well as being awarded an LVO.

AJ was a great innovator, leader, listener and believer. He was very generous and would always bring out the best in people, despite his long struggle with ill health. May his memory live on in all of those who had the pleasure and honour of working with and being a part of AJ’s life.

Our sincere condolences to Peta and the family.

The Backup Trustees

(Image courtesy of PLASA Online)