Neil has been in the exhibition industry for the entirety of his career, initially training as a specialist carpenter he recognised the need for expertly trained labour for shop fitouts when retail was at its peak and set-up a labour supply company. This developed into supply of labour for the exhibition industry which he co-managed with his father. He took the brave step of investing in his own equipment 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back.
It’s fair to say that the company is his passion, however when he’s not working he loves walking, supporting Green Bay Packers and Arsenal, and sport in general, the sport side nowadays very much as a spectator!
Rachel joined Event Specialists in January 2020; three months before COVID hit. Prior to this Rachel spent the entirety of her career in the outsource and print industry, initially in transport solutions and then moved into contact centre and complete supply chain outsourcing. Latterly she took that experience into Executive Search where she specialised in supply chain board level executive hires.
Since joining Event Specialists she has assisted the team to relocate premises, project managed the NEC Nightingale Hospital installation and worked collaboratively with Public Health England and local Councils to create innovative solutions for community COVID testing.
When not working Rachel spends her time walking, creating culinary delights in the kitchen and pottering in the garden. For the record Rachel supports no football team and does not even understand the offside rules!
Jason (also known as David!) joined us as a stand fitter eight years ago and has 16 years of experience in the industry. Over the years he has played a significant part in The Company’s growth he was promoted to Foreman three years ago and subsequently into his current role as Operations Manager.
Jason now has responsibility for the operations team as well as taking ownership of our subcontract labour relationships, in addition he works closely with Neil on the management of our valued client base.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching sport and keeping up to date with modern technology.
Bob has worked with Neil for 15 years now and before the inception of Event Specialists, all told he has 30 years of experience!
Bob is an old hand and an integral part of the team; he helps to train new members and regularly leads builds. He holds strong relationships with our client base, and we have complete trust that Bob ensures that crews under his watch behave with the professionalism we expect.
In his spare time Bob loves the outdoors, he’s an experienced course fisherman and supports Man United.
Aiden joined us over 8 years ago and has 20 years experience in the industry. He is definitely the team joker and provides the invaluable service of keeping a smile on our faces!
In his spare time he enjoys swimming and evening walks.
Lloyd is new to Event Specialists but not to the industry, he’s been with us for just under two years but been in the industry for eight years.
Lloyd is not a great footy fan, however if he was to name a team, he would keep it local and support The Sky Blues. When not with us he course fishes or works out at his local gym.
Paul has been involved in the exhibition and live events industry for over 25 years, working at major events venues across the UK in sales and business development.
He enjoys building relationships with existing and new clients and is looking forward to banging the drum for Event Specialists and sharing our expertise with the industry.
Out of work Paul enjoys walking and cycling, whilst supporting Manchester City through thick and thin.
Amee joined Event Specialists in 2021, and brings six years of exhibition industry experience in the UK and abroad, liaising with exhibitors and organisers, handling large volumes of orders and enquiries across multiple events. Additionally Amee has attained valuable experience within Exhibition Operations teams.
In her spare time she enjoys gaming and long walks with her dog.
Steve’s wide industry experience includes 8 years at Melville and GES , four of which were as a Graphic Design/Printer, and four years as Studio Graphics Manager.
More recently he worked with Freeman EMEA as a Graphics Project Manager and Designer, collaborating with the US Team on many complex projects within the UK and Europe.
Steve has gained valuable experience and skills working with many exhibition organisers including Reed, Informa, Emap and Clarion specialising in Modular and Bespoke Stand Graphics, developing a sustainable display solution employing cardboard engineering to create some stunning stands and structures.
In his spare time Steve enjoys trips to the coast to go paddle boarding, surfing and when the wind is up, kiteboarding.
Holly (or known to her friends as Hollypops Wiggle Bottom) is a pivotal team member and is responsible for our ‘Health and Wellbeing Policy’.
She nags us all senseless to take her for long walks around the unit to keep us all fit and chilled out. Holly, when not nicking food from lunch boxes, spends her free time chasing her three cats around the garden at home and making doe eyes at Daddy Neil to ensure there’s plenty of food in the cupboards.