P&J Live, Northeast Scotland’s largest live event venue, has today announced three key senior appointments as the business looks ahead to a strong and varied programme of events in 2024.
Peter Stott, who has been with the venue team for 21 years, has been promoted to Head of Operations & Event Delivery at P&J Live. Overseeing the operational and event delivery teams and combining them into one cohesive unit, Peter takes responsibility for the world-class delivery and operational excellence for the broad range of events at the venue – from entertainment and sporting events to exhibitions, conferences, and banquets – ensuring they are delivered safely, with onsite direction and technical proficiency.
Following a successful interim period, Brian McGuinness this week begins his new role as Senior Event Manager, having been a member of the events team for the past five years. Brian will oversee the team of five event managers, who together lead the end-to-end delivery of all events, including Europe’s leading bi-annual offshore energy conference and exhibition, SPE Offshore Europe, which earlier this year attracted some 30,000 visitors to the region.
Rob Wicks, Managing Director at P&J Live, said: “We pride ourselves on recognising loyalty, commitment and expertise across the team and it’s always encouraging when we can promote from within and enable continued personal and professional development in what is a truly dynamic and fast-paced environment.
“We seek the very best people in the industry and are proud to nurture and excel the careers of those who are keen to make a difference. Pete and Brian are excellent examples of this, and I want to commend and congratulate them on their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm, both to their individual roles and as part of the wider team.”
Also taking a step up is Jonathan Carlill, who takes on the role of Food & Beverage Operations Manager, leading on all aspects of the food and beverage operation, while proactively developing strategies to enhance the changing needs of P&J Live’s guests and clients.
Graham Mutch, Head of Food & Beverage at P&J Live, said: “Jonathan played a vital role earlier this year when the F&B team was going through a period of transition. More recently, with the implementation of an impressive new kiosk offering and the delivery of a large number of sizeable banquets and events, Jonathan has excelled in a demanding environment to deliver on our significant F&B targets. His can-do attitude is a credit to him, and we look forward to what he has to bring in the years ahead.”
P&J Live is operated and managed by ASM Global. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centres, and performing arts venues.
Pic: (L to R) Pete Stott, Jonathan Carlill & Brian McGuinness.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.