28 years ago Ian opened the doors at Pb, and the rest, as they say, is history. By his own admission he's annoyingly nocturnal, but that's 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!
Director of Live Events
After 14yrs @ Pb 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.
Coming from the world of consumer PR, Eve landed her first role in live events at Pb over 10 years ago, and has never looked back since. She now heads up the Scotland office delivering a wide range of exciting projects for our clients – always with a creative spin. A chatterbox by nature, Eve loves nothing better than a good old chinwag. So, stop in anytime. The kettle is always on…
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?
After completing a 10-year job interview as a Pb freelancer, Steve finally got the job as a Senior Producer where for the past 7 years he has delivered 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.
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.
Operations Manager, Scotland
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.
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.
Exhibition & Display Support, Scotland
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.
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’!
A recent 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…!
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.
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 Design Studio
Whether its sketches, concepts, logos, presentations or branding Georgie, and the design studio, are here to help you. As a diva of design Georgie is very happy zhooshing up your slides or giving your print items a creative injection. She also enjoys all things Danish and nabbing a bargain from a designer outlet.
Head of Video
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.
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 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 Film & Video Editor
Marc’s glittering career eventually saw him return to Norfolk when he joined Pb to setup the video department in the early noughties. He loves travelling and is happiest when on two wheels with the wind in his hair.
Motion Graphics Designer & Video Editor
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!
Film, Video & Animation Producer/Director
Matt is an imaginative Producer/Director with over 10 years of TV production experience. A lover of a good story, he enjoys the challenge of bringing them to life onscreen, the more adventurous the better. When not letting his imagination run wild, Matt likes to lose himself in remote and wild places but will not admit to actually being lost. Ever. No, definitely not lost. Just misplaced. Maybe.
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.
Video Editor & Motion Graphics Designer
When Jamie isn’t using green screen wizardry to superimpose people into weird and wonderful places, he likes to explore weird and wonderful places around the world for real; usually on two wheels!
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!
Graphic Designer, Scotland
Arguably Scotland’s ‘finest blend’, a talented graphic designer and motion graphics superstar. James’ design background includes working for car retailing giant , so if you are looking for a shiny new corporate identity, James has the deal for you, including all the optional extras! At the weekend James can be found scaling the mountains and descending them on his mountain bike at full-pelt.
Director of Exhibition & Display
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.
Mark has global experience of delivering exhibition and creative experiential projects. His glamorous life style doesn’t stop when the work is finished. In his spare time, Mark can often be found on his motorcycle wobbling around a race circuit near you pretending he’s a Moto GP legend.
Head of Exhibition & Display Design
With 10 years’ experience in the design sector, Daniel moved from retail design in London to join Pb, where he focusses on staying ahead of the curve with new materials and technologies for his designs. With hobbies including golf, running, cycling and, regretfully, Ipswich Town FC. Dan also has a passion for fermented dairy treats and, in the office, is considered a yogurt connoisseur.
Exhibition & Display Designer
Sandra loves her creative role, enjoying the challenge of working on a wide range of briefs. Her continuous positive attitude and easy-going personality always helps to get the job done. Outside the office, Sandra enjoys working out, socialising and long walks along the beautiful Norfolk coast.
Exhibition & Display Designer
After one too many splinters, Sonia gave up set building in London to pursue a long sought-after career in Event Design. Her hands-on back ground means she loves to go on site and “help” with building her creations. A keen baker, you know it’s going to be a good day when Sonia walks in with her cake tin. In the future, she dreams of getting a desk dog… though hasn’t broached this idea with the bosses yet.
Head of Workshop
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 & Display Logistics
As a trade-trained coach builder, sign maker and installer, Dave has spent the last 20 years in the Exhibition and Set Building business. Now more office based, Dave still enjoys going on site and installing stages and structures - always with two hammers in case you get one stuck.
Senior Exhibition & Display Joiner
Stephen’s degree in Furniture Design & Fine Craftsmanship is an excellent basis for all the work he has carried out across Pb as it has grown, supporting his excellent problem solving and manufacturing skills. Away from the workshop Stephen appreciates the wider world – travelling to natural wonders and climbing are just two of his interests.
Exhibition & Display Joiner
With years of joinery experience Martin really loves innovation, whether it’s a seemingly impossible cantilevered ceiling structure or devising an entire new system for our exhibition flooring, his attention to detail and enthusiasm for wood is second to none. When he’s not in the workshop Martin will be found sunning himself on the beaches of Florida - with a glass of red wine, of course!
Exhibition & Display Builder
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 & Display 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 & Display Builder
Previously a puller of pints and DJ Legend, James’ kind and helpful attitude has made him a welcome addition to the team. Over the next few years, as well as developing his set building skills, James hopes to learn to jump, (yup he can’t jump), although his hobbit like proportions don’t lend kindly to this ambition.
Trainee Exhibition & Display Builder
Charlie, was a support worker for adults with Learning difficulties before Pb, which gives him a great deal of life experience for a young lad - But when Charlie fancied a ‘change of scene’ he was thrilled to actually be working with ‘scenery’… in our exhibition and display department! When Charlie Isn’t at work he enjoys trying to find the perfect shot for his Instagram account and if he’s not doing that you’ll more than likely find him at a local theatre, prancing around on the stage ‘making a scene’. This creativity shows in everything he does and is why we think he’s a such a great fit for Production Bureau.
Director of 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.
With many years of experience working in-house, freelance and for leading production companies, Glens’ all round experience and excellent technical knowledge allows him to select and manage the correct equipment for any event.
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.
Technical Resources Manager
Originally a sound engineer for live music Dave moved into the corporate world, engineering shows and running the Pb warehouse before taking on a more office based role. Keeping abreast of the latest technology in the industry is a major part of Dave’s role within Pb as well as staying true to his maxim, “It’s all in the detail” - getting the little things right makes a big difference…
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.
Assistant Technical Production Manager
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.
Audio Visual Technician, Exhibitions
Sam started at PB from 17 as an apprentice, he has developed a great knowledge of all our kit and how the business works. He now manages and delivers all the technical requirements on exhibitions. He is currently studying Electrical Installation at college, to further his knowledge in the installation process.
Technical Support Manager, Scotland
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 – Workshop
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.
Audio Visual Technician - Sound
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.
Audio Visual Technician - Lighting
Hailing from the USA and gaining a Theatre design degree from San Francisco University, our Californian Audio Visual Technician knows how to make a scene, and lights up any room he enters. After deciding to leave the Golden State, he jumped on a ship and must have forgotten to get off, because five years later Jeff arrived in the UK after a career wowing spectators onboard cruise ships. Jeff is a stickler for detail and loves the phrase “page to stage” so if you want to enthral an audience give our sparkly audio-visual tech a shout he’ll be happy to help.
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.
Head of IT
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.
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.
Travel & Logistics Manager
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 Co-ordinator
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.
Travel & Logistics Co-ordinator
As part of the team that literally gets the show on the road, Sarah loves the satisfaction of it all coming together and arriving on time. A long serving member of the Pb team, Sarah has a wealth of experience and is never short of an old photo or funny story of a past Pb party! When Sarah is not creating a new perfume, she can be found camping in her Dormobile ‘Bessie’.
Travel & Logistics Co-ordinator
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!’
Travel & Logistics Co-ordinator
After graduating University, Sarah spent over 4 years with the Technical Team at a major UK Resort before succumbing to her organisational urges and joining Pb. With a spread sheet for any occasion Sarah really is a logistics champion. Often she can be found dancing at her desk or forcing people to join in a lunchtime crossword.
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.
Finance & Administration Assistant
Tina brings over 25 years of finance/purchase ledger experience gained in both the public & private sectors to her role as purchasing admin assistant within the finance team.
Production Co-ordinator, Scotland
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.
IT Support Technician
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.
Site Maintenance & Facilities Co-ordinator
David worked as a discipline officer at Her Majesty’s Prison service for a decade, some might say this was a welcome break after working with secondary schools! For over 16 years he’s been an on call Fire Fighter for Norfolk Fire and Rescue - David loves camping with his family and his claim to fame was being interviewed on the BBC’s songs of praise by Aled Jones. David’s doing a great job or managing and improving the sites for Pb as the company grows rapidly, but the jury’s out on his singing!
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.
Event App Co-ordinator
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!)