Meet The Team
Nick is the founder and CEO of The Fair and CEO of Big Cat Group. He is NEBOSH qualified and has been involved in the industry for over 20 years. He has particular experience in producing large scale events and health and safety management for events and oversees The Fair’s Event Production and Event Safety teams.
He has acted as Safety Director at live events such as Global Gathering, Ceremony & United Festivals, Garage Nation Festival and the Radio 1 Drum and Bass Awards. He also consults and advises on event safety for a wide variety of clients such as Hammerson, Cushman & Wakefield, Secret Cinema, GLA, Samsung, Grand Central and The Associated Press.
He regularly speaks at conferences such as International Confex, The Event Organisers Summit, PPA CONNECT and the Event Production Show on topics including Event Health, Safety & Welfare and Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) for the Events Industry. Nick is also a committee member of SAGE (Safety Advisory Group for Events) as well as IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), NOEA (National Outdor Events Association) and the AIF (Association of Independent Festivals).
Recent client projects include Xbox, Hammerson, Cushman & Wakefield, Savills, Sager, Network Rail, Gottwood, Bournemouth 7s, Junction 2, MAMA & Co, Garage Nation, GLA and Samsung
Rob has over 16 years of Live Events experience and leads The Fair’s Health and Safety and Licensing division and is NEBOSH qualified.
His experience in managing and producing both large scale live and corporate events, festivals and exhibitions spans across the UK, Europe and the US. In addition to event production, Rob specialises in event and festival safety, helping a wide range of clients deliver their sometimes challenging events safely, in venues ranging from civic squares and private estates to green fields and London parks.
IOSH & NEBOSH qualified and Personal Licence Holder, Rob is responsible for the to day planning & operation of large scale events, Budgetary management & reporting, Managing build and break operations, ESMP & RA authoring, H&S and risk identification, mitigation and management, SAG and Table Top Scenario chair, Licensing applications (including sub committee attendance), Third party H&S auditing, Recruitment, training and management of staff.
Rob has worked on shows that include Garage Nation, Bournemouth 7s, Junction 2, Gottwood, SXSW and Global Gathering.
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Rukhsana Bentley (Roxy)
Business Development Manager
After starting with Big Cat Group in the event production team working across festivals, experiential and public sector projects for clients such as Moseley Festivals, Young Rewired State, The Big Issue Foundation and MAMA and Company, Roxy moved in to business development to support the agencies expansion.
She is probably the first person you will speak with when you get in touch with us and manages The Fair’s tenders, proposals, prospecting and CRM as well as marketing and communications for The Fair.
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Yasmin Galletti di Cadilhac (Yas)
Senior Production Manager
Yasmin has been working as a Production Manager for the last five and a half years, and has worked with some of London’s biggest dance music promoters and venues including Eastern Electrics, Found, 51st State, UKF, Drum and Bass Arena, Circo Loco, Ministry of Sound and Troxy. In addition to this, for the last two years she has also been run her own staffing agency, providing festivals, venues and events in London with front of house & back of house staff.
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Rami has been in the festival production world for five years now. Having visited a whole range of national and international festivals from the age of 16, Rami has a strong knowledge of the events industry and the various ways of implementing creative production with site production while ensuring a high level of health and safety is adhered to. Starting in the industry as a keen volunteer many years ago, Rami has worked his way up and has been involved with many of the event management aspects from Artist Liaison to Volunteer management. Rami is now one of our key festival site designers and production managers, working mainly on high risk, urban London music festivals he has gained skills through his practical and technical ability to overcome site issues and other problems thrown at him during the peak summer seasons. As well as festivals Rami has worked on a whole range of ticketed indoor and outdoor events and is also our head CAD designer.
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As an experienced Account Manager Sarah joined The Fair to become the key contact for our growing Health and Safety division. Across a number of accounts Sarah is responsible for client relationship management and liaison, budgets and project timelines as well as helping to develop organisational tools and systems. In addition to this Sarah supports the Festival Team through management of the events calendar and trafficking work through relevant team members as well as mapping timelines for licencing applications and festival production.
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Matthew joined the company as a production assistant to support all aspects of the festival business. He has worked on and ran a number of electronic music events across Leeds, Manchester and London, always aspiring to utilise unused and unusual spaces outside of standard club format. His involvement in such events as provided him with a thorough grounding in venue finding, venue production, artist liaison and the value of managing relationships with key contacts such as councils and venue owners.
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