30 years ago Ian opened the doors at Pb, and the rest, as they say, is history. By his own admission hes annoyingly nocturnal, but thats when the ideas flow fastest. Apart from seeing the young and talented team at Pb flourish, his favourite pastime is battling to cut his golf handicap.
Jt Managing Director
With a Degree in life, Sally-Ann has been successfully producing events for 20 years. “I love people (well most of them!)”, so seeing the fruits of collaborating with clients, suppliers and the rest of Pb is what she enjoys most. Away from the event world Sally-Ann enjoys running and spinning, most forms of socialising and she aspires to do something mad, bad and crazy before turning 60!
Jt Managing Director
With nearly 20 years’ experience within the industry, Ed has developed his knowledge of live events from both the corporate and agency side of the industry, coming to Pb from the corporate events team of one of the world’s leading insurers. Ed lists one of his main strengths as delivering projects that make people think, act and feel differently. His weakness….an inability to watch DIY SOS without becoming a quivering mess!
Adrian has worked in hotels, the pharma industry and now enjoys working with Pb clients to make things happen. When not working, music, everything involved with food and wine, (clearly :-) ) and gardening occupies some of his spare time as well as being a mentor for the Brightside trust www.thebrightsidetrust.org and a school governor.
Director of Live Events
Tom loves travelling and experiencing new spaces as well as working on creative solutions to enhance our clients events (whilst enjoying loud music). In-between all of that excitement, he cycles long distances for cake, enjoys spending time with the family, and occasionally Jim the dog. Tom is also waiting, waiting for Spurs to win the league.
Senior Event Producer
Hannah joined Pb having cut her teeth in the world of TV at the BBC before transferring her skills to the exciting and ever changing industry of corporate live events. One part dynamic, one part professional organiser, one part baker, three parts on another planet. Too many parts?
Senior Event Producer
After completing a 10-year job interview as a Pb freelancer, Steve finally got the job as a Senior Producer and continues to deliver many memorable events. Steve loves to keep up with all the new tech such as event apps and giant LED screens. In what spare time he has, he likes to do nothing more than cycling and listening to vinyl in the man cave, where he keeps his cheese and wine shrine.
Senior Event Producer
With a degree in media production, Simon joined Pb from a marketing and events team within the retail sector. As well as strong production skills his marketing experience has given him the ability to deliver brand messages within an integrated delegate experience. Simon enjoys cooking badly, eating well and discovering new music with a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.
Senior Event Producer
Stuart has a background in sound engineering which has led to his 17 year adventure in live events so far. During this time Stuart has been a technician, sound engineer and producer. He has used this mixture of experience to produce multiple events all around the world.
Unfortunately has sound engineering experience hasn’t helped at all with his guitar playing.
Over Stuart’s 29 year career in production he has worked as an AV technician, Ops Manager, Onsite Manager & Project Manager. He also managed to pick up a class 1 HGV licence.He loves working in the events industry, no two days are the same and every day is a school day. He enjoys spending time with his family and when he is not working, he enjoys photography and motorcycling.
A graduate in Creative Events Management (with a First, of course), Anna has already enjoyed various career experiences including admin, finance and marketing. Now focussed on delivering great events, Anna gets away from it all through 90’s hip hop. Just don’t bite your fork when you eat…!
Project Co-ordinator, Events
Yvonne is an experienced project manager in both the exhibition and live event world. Attention to detail, managing client expectations and delivering to deadlines are what Yvonne is all about. In addition, she is a loving Mum to Smokey the cat who regularly appears in video calls either in person or as comforting meows from his basket.
With a shiny new degree in Event Management, Christa has already gained experience in a hotel and with a Corporate Team Building Agency. Christa enjoys playing volleyball competitively, coming up with creative solutions and hanging out with her Cavapoo puppy – Alfie. The sweetest member of the producer team – she occasionally has some tea with her sugar!
Holly has joined Pb after four years running public events and project managing in a national museum. She’s especially interested in the audience experience at an event and watching ideas come to fruition. In a previous life as a teacher, she honed her presentation skills with the toughest of audiences – teenagers. She’s always smiling, knows more than is normal about vintage aeroplanes and will have a black coffee without sugar, if anyone’s offering.
With a Degree in Architectural Technology and a Masters in Creative Advertising, Samantha loves all things creative and brings this passion along with her knack for problem solving and organisation to team Pb. When she is not off jet setting or plotting her next adventure, Sam is partial to a rave, making friends with dogs and has a mild obsession with David Bowie, glitter and crisps.
Trainee Production Assistant
Having worked in the events industry all her working life Lisa has worked in a few different roles, from volunteering at a local theatre in their set department to dressing wedding receptions and proms, setting up and running gala dinner’s and conferences. She is constantly learning in every aspect and her passion for film and production just spurs this on (of wanting to learn more??)! She enjoys working with clients and colleagues to bring the vision to life. With a qualification in art and design she always has a project on the go…as well as music, especially with a toe tapping beat! Exploring and conserving the natural world is a great way to switch off too.
Director of Creative & Digital
Originally a film & video producer/director, Simon moved onto advertising campaigns for the music industry. Now, whether the solution is a crayon, video camera or app, Simon, and his team, love a creative challenge. Unfortunately, for him, he also has a love for Spurs and a cat called Pablo Escobar.
Head of Creative Studio
Mark joined Pb in 2019 after a successful 20 year stint with Imagination. Returning to his native East Anglia, Mark now looks after our key creative studios, Design and Motion. Away from work Mark keeps his creative hand in, drawing and sketching people and places, supplemented by a dram or two of a well-selected Scotch.
Motion Studio Manager & Senior Producer
Ellen joined Pb from a background in broadcast TV to head up our expanding video department. She works with the team to bring our clients’ stories to life on the screen. After an action-packed week of weaving stories using the moving image, Ellen is often seen jitterbugging in a manner that was frankly shocking during the 1940s.
Lucy’s first class degree in Visual Media Production was powered by her dissertation on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ – which goes down very well with the rest of the team. Having worked across the region creating broadcast and commercial films for the BBC and high end fashion brands, Lucy is now an integral part of Pb Motion. When she’s not delivering fantastic projects for our clients, Lucy can be found enjoying the great outdoors, camping, hiking, cycling or just walking her dog, Milo.
Senior Graphic Designer
For over 10 years, Laura has been bringing your ideas to life with her passion, skill & commitment. A designer by day and an avid shoe collector by night, she can be persuaded to unleash her creative spirit but is loath to discuss how many pairs of shoes she owns.
Senior Motion Graphics Designer
Doug has many talents, some of which include bad puns, a superior taste in music, playing music and a new found love for DIY. But most of all, his main talent lies in his formidable skills as an animator and motion graphic designer. He also has aspirations of one day becoming director of Pb… Ian knows nothing yet, shh!
Senior Graphic Designer
A highly motivated, driven and multi-skilled senior designer with an award-winning eye for detail. Almost 18 years of experience in agency and in-house, and has successfully headed his own business. He has worked with brands such as Virgin, Manchester United, Honda, Suzuki and Proserv.
Armed with a BA in Graphic & Typographic Design, 10 years commercial experience in print design and a self-certified perfectionist, Alex is a firm believer of the phrase ‘less is more’ and focuses his designs on uniting simplicity, form and function. Away from work he can be found tearing up the green baize in National Pool events or getting his regular fix of Motorsport.
Graduating in 2013 with a BA in Illustration, Tim likes to tackle creative briefs armed with a sketchpad and a pencil. When Tim’s not holding a pencil, you’ll find him dj-ing as part of a regular funk, soul & hip-hop duo, playing his cherished collection of vinyl.
Rory is a bit of an all rounder with over 15 years experience in broadcast and corporate video production, stills photography, editing and sound recording. Throughout this period he still found time to play drums and guitar in various bands (some more successful than others), and geek out to video games!
Passionate about creativity, animals and anything Nintendo, Caitlin has a degree in Graphic Communications and started at Pb as an Intern in the digital department. Having now crossed over her digital skills into the design team Caitlin continues to learn and grow her creative skills. In her spare time, she spends as much time with her friends, family and her 19-month-old Shepherd Husky cross: Nova, as possible.
Director of Exhibition & Spatial Design
With over 15 years of experience building, designing and managing conference sets and exhibitions David and his team deliver cutting edge designs and solutions to the highest standard.
Head of Exhibition & Spatial Design
With a degree in Interior and Spatial Design and 10 years’ experience in the design sector, Daniel moved from London designing bars, restaurants and retail stores to join Pb, where he focusses on staying ahead of the curve with new materials and technologies for his designs. When not at work Dan can be seen hacking his way around his local golf course.
Exhibition & Spatial Designer
Fiona has an MA in Theatre Design from Bristol Old Vic and a BA in Costume with Performance Design from Arts University, Bournemouth. Fiona has been working as a freelance designer for several years before joining the Pb team, working on numerous theatre productions both in the UK and internationally undertaking various roles as Set, Costume and Prop designer as well as model making. In her free time, you can find Fiona scaling climbing walls or searching for the best place to perform her impressive yoga moves – Fiona is quite literally one of the most flexible set designers you will ever meet. She loves a good coffee, if you’re asking.
Exhibition & Spatial Design Support
Rachel graduated with a Masters in Architecture, and renovated a flat before moving to Edinburgh and joining Pb. She loves the variety of the job and working in a small team, no two days are the same! Rachel is enjoying transfering her skills designing stage sets. She also enjoys baking (official office birthday cake provider) and embarking on a random craft project.
Exhibition & Spatial Junior Designer
Cairo graduated from Norwich University of the Arts with a BA in Interior design and started straight away at PB. During her time at university Cairo had undertaken a number of industry placements within an architectural practice designing spaces, work with a small events company as a CAD designer/events assistant as well as undertaking University projects designing exhibition/gallery spaces. When not working she enjoys looking after her families many animals including 7 rescue owls. She also enjoys travelling especially to her namesake.
Exhibition & Spatial Design, Project Manager
Adam oversees the production of all our stage sets and exhibition stands, as well as managing the merry band who make it all come together. Coming from a background in large creative displays, film props and scenic productions, for clients such as Lego Land and Sea Life, Adam has an extensive knowledge of manufacturing methods and constantly pushes our offering. Adam’s long term goal is to drive the Pb 5-aside team out of non-league football.
Exhibition & Spatial Design, Workshop Manager
Ned re-joined the company after a 14 year absence where he moved abroad to sunnier climes only to return because he missed the British weather… that and all his “old” pals at Pb of course. After having spent several years in outdoor event work, he had five and a half years at Pb in the early days before moving on for a fresh challenge in Asia.
Exhibition & Spatial Design, Workshop Supervisor
Coming from a performing arts background Chris brings enthusiasm and exuberance to the team. When he’s not singing at the top of his lungs in the set barn he enjoys going on site and seeing all the hard work at the farm come to fruition.
Exhibition & Spatial Design, Set Builder
Previously working for a lighting company assembling retail displays, Ruben is now enjoying the varied challenges of working in the Pb Set barn. Still clinging onto his childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut he loves to get out and about- this week Chester, next week Mars.
Exhibition & Spatial Design, CNC Operator/Joiner
With nearly 30 years experience as a joiner working on everything from windows, cabinetry and kitchens to major installations at Buckingham Palace, Trevor is now bringing his varied skill-set and creativity to the workshop to help meet our ever increasing demand for bespoke work. Oh, and he really loves a gadget.
Director of Production & Technical Services
With formal electronic qualifications and a background in designing audio systems for difficult acoustic environments Steven joined Pb as Technical Director in 2015. Steven’s passion for streamlining systems and making everything work just right has revolutionised the processes within our warehouse and ensures that all kit sent out is in tip top condition and exactly right for the job.
Technical Support Manager
Nik has enjoyed a varied 20 year career in live music and theatre lighting working with a huge range of artists including Iron Maiden, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Opera, Les Miserables, Cats and even Postman Pat. Nik now brings his valuable knowledge, live environment experience and positive attitude to the PB technical team.
Audio Visual Technical Operations Manager
With over 15 years of experience in a variety of technical roles in live event production, Mark now heads up the Technical Services warehouse team overseeing the preparation, maintenance and servicing of AV equipment.
Audio Visual Maintenance & Projects Manager
After many years in the AV industry Ben now maintains and services all our technical equipment as well as building bespoke projects.
Audio Visual Technician
With a degree in Performance Design and Production and a passion for creative lighting, Neil enjoys being on site creating lighting systems from small and subtle to large WOW factor lighting rigs, for every event imaginable. When not at work, Neil enjoys a leisurely cycle ride with his stills camera.
Technical Support Manager
After studying a BA (hons) in Creative Sound Production Rory began work as part of the technical crew for an event services company. After working on a variety of projects from the Lady Boys of Bangkok to the Rider Cup, he went on to become an inhouse Audio Visual technician within the Financial sector. After spending a short period as their team leader, Rory made the move to Production Bureau within the team in Scotland.
Audio Visual Technician
With a background in studio and live sound engineering, David enjoys getting hands on with the deployment of PA systems and audio tech of any scale. When he’s not at work, he’s usually found in his shed pretending to be good at DIY, on the drive “fixing” his project car (that he definitely didn’t break himself) or finding any excuse to put together a good spreadsheet.
Whether it’s a spreadsheet or a calculator Adam can normally be found in charge of one of these on a daily basis, Adam and his team love all things finance and are always happy to help colleagues, when he’s not using a pivot table at work he is probably holding a 7 iron on the golf course.
Heading up our logistics team Eva has an attention to detail and efficiency that’s second to none. Her super human abilities to crunch numbers and control producers; we can only assume these were picked up during her years in intensive training as a Russian spy.
With over 28 years in HR plus stints in Sales, Marketing, Finance and Training, Julia heads up our HR function making sure we attract, develop and retain the best Pb talent. In her free time, she enjoys playing hockey and being walked by her nutty Labrador.
Health & Safety Manager
Phil's career has covered Corporate Social Responsibility, environmental management and social responsibility. As a child, Phil was runner up in a national competition to advertise a well-known carbonated Scottish soft drink. Now that his face as well as his head is covered in ginger hair, he’d probably win if the competition was re-run now.
Having worked in the live music industry for over 5 years Steph joined our Scottish team in 2013 bringing with her a wealth of event experience and has gone from strength to strength within the company. A flare for all things creative Steph always looks to find the best solutions for our clients.
Travel & Logistics Co-ordinator
Having graduated from Drama School with a degree in Stage Management & Technical Theatre, Sarah spent many years working in the Technical teams of theme parks, theatres and cruise ships before joining Pb. An asset to our team with impeccable multi-tasking and co-ordination skills, she can on occasion be found working juggling chocolate in one hand and cake in the other since ‘There is never a bad time for cake’ .
Finance & Administration Assistant
20 years sales/invoicing/purchasing experience, Lucie deals with the daily Sales Business Support tasks at Pb within the Finance Team.
Finance & Administration Assistant
Sarah has been with Pb for over seven years working within the Finance & Business Support team. Outside of work Sarah is kept on her toes by six legs – two of those belonging to her daughter, with the other four belonging to her horse Harry. Having enjoyed regular success in various riding events she still manages to compete in the odd show jumping event (and still win. Ha!)
Reception & Administration Assistant
Using her extensive admin experience, Sarah combines purchase invoice processing with reception/admin duties. Away from work Sarah is often seeking out new play areas or trying to invent new ways of hiding vegetables in meals, both for her three year old, of course.
Head of IT & Digital
Ali started out life as a mad scientist when a lab accident transformed her in to an IT Guru. Since then she has worked for various blue chip companies before taking on the challenge of meshing technology with creativity at Pb. On weekends, she can be found roaming the countryside on her horse in full cowgirl mode, or swim/bike/running over ridiculous distances.
Digital Solutions Manager
Fascinated with online development and digital delivery, Simon is passionate about creating clear ROI for clients, which comes from 15 years in senior Marketing & Design roles. A BA in Graphic Design and Communication helps him link creative to technical. Away from work Simon can be found running around the Norfolk countryside or attending race meets.
Senior Digital Producer
As the in-house app man Ed helps the client engage with mobile technology and Social Media. A background in photography melds tech with creativity – and when he’s way from his desk Ed enjoys a spot of Derren Brown and a zip-wire (not together!)
Senior IT & Web Technician
From backup infrastructure to web design, Danny is our Swiss army knife of IT. When not getting new ink, visiting Lord of the Rings filming location or discussing the latest Star Wars movie - you can find him putting 100’s of hours into various video game communities.
Dan is all about Pb’s, both in work and fitness. Having previously worked as a Fitness Instructor, when not pushing buttons he is busy pushing his physical limits. Alongside this, Dan is a bit of a petrolhead who enjoys research projects and family time. Experienced and knowledgeable with both hardware and software, Dan provides an extra happy-to-help member of staff to the IT team.
Having enjoyed five years in the world of TV production at CNBC, Hannah brought her organisational and people skills to the world of events. Hannah certainly likes to communicate, whether through Instagram or a good chat, talents that are put to good use as she supports a wide variety of projects. Out of work Hannah likes travelling, dogs and ‘anything sparkly’!
Project Manager, Digital
Becky joined Pb with experience in Logistic Scheduling, and she managed to keep her love of Justin Bieber quiet until after her 6 months’ probation. She hates the gym, but goes anyway due to the constant supply of office snacks. Unfortunately sitting next to the office stereo has its downsides as Becky is often required to stop what she’s doing to ‘skip this one please!’
After graduating university with a first class honours in Television and Film Production, Daniel is now getting hands on experience with everything technical. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the cinema and coming last place in pub quizzes.