About Us

R&B Group is a multi-award winning ‘full-service’ event production supplier delivering events that audiences remember and helping meeting planners look brilliant! We have produced thousands of conferences, award ceremonies, product launches and staff update meetings across the UK and overseas.
R&B Group is a trusted supplier working in partnership with Associations, multi-nationals, big brands, manufacturers, technology companies and public sector bodies ensuring the latest Audio-Visual technology communicates your vision and story in the most vibrant and colourful way possible.
Our aim is to take away your stress so you can focus on your conference delegates, sponsors and presenters by providing the full 360° service. You will have your own dedicated R&B project manager working alongside you from event concept/design, installation on-site, event operation and post event de-brief.
Besides our main six service offerings we can provide audience engagement, social media, RFID, event broadcast, voting systems and so much more. More importantly we take very seriously our responsibility in guiding you and ensuring our specialist teams and AV technologies enhance your event, taking it to the next level.
The R&B Group ‘full-service’ approach ensures a successful and smooth-running event resulting in smiles all round from delegates, sponsors, presenters, guests and your senior management team!        

Event Production

Richard Goodaire /
Head of Projects /
0776 760 3637
richard.goodaire@rbgroup.co.uk

Richard has been with us for over 20 years and has worked his way up from the warehouse all the way to managing the projects team. His role means he has his finger on the pulse of all projects.

In his spare time, Richard is a keen sports fan and petrol head, following a multitude of motorsports and spending weekends as a freelance cameraman covering a range of sports across the country.

Mick Storrie /
Project manager /
0783 454 2523
mick.storrie@rbgroup.co.uk

As one of our project managers, Mick has a wealth of experience in planning and pre-production of events, installation and operation and de-rigging. With many repeat clients asking for Mick by name he is proof of his own creativity and capability in the events industry.
Prior to joining R&B, Mick was a touring guitarist with several metal bands and still enjoys listening to loud noises when he’s not busy making them.

Richard Narcross/
Project manager /
0783 186 8711
richard.narcross@rbgroup.co.uk

Richard was the R in R&B and is one of the original project managers in the business. He has decades of experience under his belt and has a string of regular repeat clients including Nissan and Education Live Ltd.

Richard is a keen photographer in his down time and enjoys getting out and about snapping what he can with his camera. 

Tez Errington /
Project manager /
0792 048 4225
tez.errington@rbgroup.co.uk

Tez started his career with R&B Group as a junior project technician and after a brief spell away working for a well-known theatre company he has returned as our Production Manager. He provides pre-production support for our team of Project Managers, on-site technical delivery, and advice to our installation team. Sound engineering design is his specialism and has very strong troubleshooting knowledge in all things audio visual.

 

Nothing is ever a bother for Tez and his calm persona can ensure that the stickiest of situations feel like a breeze, probably the main reason why our event planner clients love him! Outside of work Tez enjoys travelling, seeing different shows and the casual Gin & Tonic or six!

John Robinson /
Project manager /
0771 520 7722
john.robinson@rbgroup.co.uk

John is another R&B success story, moving up from warehouse to technician and now to project manager. With eight years under his belt at R&B he’s gained a reputation as a talented lighting and sound engineer throughout our repeat clients.

When John started with R&B he was a shy lad and unassuming; none of us are really sure what happened but these days John would describe himself as an ambitious narcissist, with astounding looks and god like physique… we’ll let you make your own mind up on that.

Operations

Barry Fox /
Operations director /
0777 048 8648
barry.fox@rbgroup.co.uk

Barry is the B in R & B Group and having built the business across three decades has a wealth of experience and a long list of happy, satisfied clients. He currently resides as our Operations Director and is in charge of much of the day-to-day running of the business but you’ll also find him supporting the projects team by pitching in on installations and operating shows.

On the rare occasion Barry isn’t grafting, he enjoys cooking… and eating, checking out the latest gadgets and spending time with his granddaughters.

Bryan Skipsey /
Operations Manager /
0775 389 1604
bryan.skipsey@rbgroup.co.uk

As head of hire, Bryan is in charge of our dry hire service, any and all kit hire outside of the business goes through him, so if you need a projector for a day or two or a sound desk for a week, he’s your guy.
Not only will he sort this out, but as he also doubles up as our operations manager, he’ll send someone to come and install it if you need that too.

Outside of work, Bryan is a beer drinking, curry munching, family man, and partial to a bout of inflatable sumo wrestling… but the less said about that the better.

Kate Lambert /
Operations Support /

kate.lambert@rbgroup.co.uk

Kate is our PM support and basically covers all of our staff bookings… if we need a hotel in Birmingham, see Kate… a hire car for a trip to Nottingham, Kate’s on it.

In her spare time Kate enjoys the great outdoors, some slap up grub with her family and a tipple or two, which may go someway to explaining how Bryan managed to knock out her two front teeth during a bout of inflatable sumo wrestling.

Chris Tolley /
Technical services co-ordinator /
chris.tolley@rbgroup.co.uk

 

Chris is our technical services co-ordinator and is responsible for maintaining and repairing our equipment, testing new configurations, operating events and overseeing installs. Over the years Chris has stacked up a huge amount of experience across a wide range of careers from hotelier and publican to AV technician and general dogsbody.

In his spare time, Chris can usually be found on one of his motorbikes touring around the UK or transporting blood and medical supplies for Northumbria Blood Bikes.

Michael Lambert /
Technician /
michael.lambert@rbgroup.co.uk

Michael is usually on the road driving trucks to and from events; when he’s not behind the wheel you’ll find him installing on our events, set building or operating shows as a camera op.

His experience prior to his career at R&B has been varied, ranging from panel beating to lecturing.

Much like his better half, Michael enjoys a drink and if he’s not in the kitchen or the pub, he’s usually at the cinema taking advantage of his cinema card.

Warehouse Team

Michael Slaymaker /
Warehouse supervisor /
michael.slaymaker@rbgroup.co.uk

Michael, or “Slay” as he’s more affectionately known, is our warehouse supervisor. His main job aspect is to ensure that all jobs whether big or small are out the door on time, to make sure all of the equipment is logged on the system and our vehicles are maintained and cleaned regularly.

Wayne Swaddle /
Warehouse technician /
wayne.swaddle@rbgroup.co.uk

As a warehouse technician, Wayne’s duties are based solely in our warehouses. He works alongside Slay to make sure all jobs are prepped and loaded, ready for delivery. Wayne is without a doubt the biggest wind up merchant in the business despite this you’d struggle to find someone who doesn’t get on with him.

Shaun Lindsley /
Technician /
shaun.lindsley@rbgroup.co.uk

Shaun is the newest recruit to the  R&B team, having joined us at the beginning of 2018.

As a technician he is responsible for operating sound and vision on our events and assisting the warehouse team with show prep. Having had several years experience with live events, he has the knowledge to operate on shows of any size. We look forward to seeing his progress as he spends more time with us.

Set Design & Build

Kevin Scott /
Senior workshop technician /
kevin.scott@rbgroup.co.uk

As senior workshop technician, Kevin is in charge of constructing our custom sets and assisting on site assembly. He has a keen eye for detail and the expertise to build and piece together some truly complex sets to give an extra wow factor to our events.

Kevin is another of our musical lot and spends much of his free time touring the North East as a drummer in several bands.

Creative & Video Production Team

Glyn Towers/
Head of Video production /
0773 419 2904
glyn.towers@rbgroup.co.uk

Glyn is head of video production and has been with R&B for 16 years. He has shot and edited thousands of videos over his career and continues to pull in repeat business from faithful clients.

He has worked on projects ranging from television adverts to health and safety videos.

Glyn is without a doubt the most accident prone person you will ever meet but when he’s not losing appendages or injuring himself, you can find him out and about with his family or buying at auctions to add to his vintage games console collection.

Chris Pearson/
Video production technician/

chris.pearson@rbgroup.co.uk

Chris has been shooting video for almost half his life. Starting with skate videos and live bands at the tender age of 15, in his 30’s he now makes up one half of our Video Production department.

Over the course of his career, Chris has worked on feature films, documentaries and music videos, even working with NASA.

In his spare time Chris, is an avid drinker of ale, player of games, watcher of movies, and is partial to inserting very loud and aggressive music into his earholes.

The man’s knowledge of film is neigh on encyclopaedic, go on, ask him anything.

Kevin Geraghty-Shewan/
Presentation graphics /
0758 085 8167
kevings@rbgroup.co.uk

Kevin is our very own graphics wizard, he designs and assembles the keynotes for our events and supports our video production department by attending shoots and operating camera on top of altering animation projects when needed.

Kevin is very much a man of the countryside and spends many hours out and about with his family and his dog in the wilderness even making trips down to Stonehenge for winter and summer solstice festivals.

Chris McQuillan /
Digital Artist /

chris.mcquillan@rbgroup.co.uk

Chris is our 3d animator/ motion graphics guy. Rarely is he tasked with something he cannot take head on… he’s always up for a challenge. Alongside working  in our studio he is also a lecturer of Animation. When he’s not busy working or teaching he is playing with his 2 delightful children or his collection of gadgets.

Finance

Sandra Sanson /
Finance and administration controller /
0191 276 3999
sandra.sanson@rbgroup.co.uk

Sandra is our finance & administration controller and basically controls all of the money coming in and going out of the business… from invoices to wages, our Sandra has it covered.

Outside of work Sandra enjoys spending time with her daughter and recently has been helping her raise money for various charities. 

Business Development

Kevin Floyd /
Head of client services /
0780 543 4095
kevin.floyd@rbgroup.co.uk

Kevin is our head of client services; he deals with everything from business development and marketing to post event client care. Kevin will make sure that absolutely all your questions are answered and your event needs are met.
Kevin is a big music buff and used to spend his days performing as a singer, even singing at the Royal Albert Hall. These days he sticks to watching live bands on the North-East pub circuit.