Our Team

RGB Group believe that our successes have been driven by our team of dedicated staff. Our core management team significant experience in the construction industry between them and remain integral to the day to day running of the business.

The Board

Jeff Britnell

Group Director
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Now Group Director, Jeff has led from the outset and prides himself on providing the energy, structure and strategic direction to the various RGB businesses.

With 30 years of experience in the construction industry, he maintains a daily involvement. As a contractor and developer throughout the UK and Europe in his career, Jeff has grown the RGB business over the last eighteen years and spearheaded our growth into both the contracting and development sphere.


Neil Russell

Managing Director
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Neil has recently assumed the role of Managing Director, five years since joining our board. He’s worked to advance our business commercially and to build a structure to allow us to deliver and operate through our growth and to deliver continuity on our new platform.

He has an enviable CV in the past with major developments completed across the world in recent years including London, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand and Monaco.

Richard Buffery

Delivery Director

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Richard is one of the founding members of the RGB Group and has been an integral part of the company’s developments across the last two decades.

As our Main Contracting arm has grown, Richard has taken up the responsibility for leading the charge on delivery on our Main Contracts side. A “home run” when it comes to project delivery. His ability to drive our projects to complete on time and at quality set him apart from the rest.


Neil Rigby

Plastering Director

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Neil has been with the company since its inception and is responsible for all commercial and procurement matters for our plastering business and it’s, of course integral link to our main contracting successes.

From budgeting through to contractor procurement, his unique relationship with our key supply chains and personnel coupled with the management of the in-house labour make his role on projects inextricably linked to its success.


Paula Talbot

Financial Director

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As Financial Director, Paula is the main contact for all financial matters and runs our head office in Shrewsbury.

Her background is in accountancy and drives all financial control and office functions
She has been with the company for over eighteen years controlling the day to day cash flow of both direct labour and sub-contractor payments.

Paula crucially links the office to site and makes things run smoothly.


Senior Management Team

Ian Thomas

Operations Director

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Since joining RGB in 2008, Ian has been an integral part of many of the major schemes that we have delivered in recent years, including the Tune Hotels in London, Hotels in Liverpool and our flagship Trafford House and WBC4 Projects.


Richie Newsham

Construction Director
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Richie became a member of the senior management team in 2014. He comes to the team with a vast experience of residential construction having spent forty years in the industry, most recently with Persimmon.

Richie supports the team in an oversight role inning his advanced technical skills to aid the more complex packages on site as well as some of our more challenging projects.

Matthew Chambers

Commercial DIRECTOR

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Matthew joined the RGB Group to oversee the commercial function of the Post-Construction team and provides support to all levels of the business from construction sites to the boardroom as well as being a key link between workforce and client.

Predominantly from a Utilities background, Matthew joined from the Kier Utilities division where he headed up the regional delivery for Blue Chip clients and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in implementing processes and change management into growing businesses.

Matthew holds a principle role in ensuring all our schemes are delivered in both time and budget and maintains a key role in maintaining our client relationships.

Wayne Turner

Commercial Director
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Wayne entered the construction industry in 2002, he has worked with national contractors, SME’s and developers Wayne brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience having held senior positions in a number of different sectors of the construction industry.

He is fully accredited in his field, has a Bachelor of Science degree in surveying is result driven and a perfectionist by nature.

Wayne is adept in developing and implementing commercial strategies, collaborating with and coordinating diverse teams and anticipating and panning for problems.

As a Commercial Director, Wayne is tasked with the job of leading our organisation through the Commercial landscape, identifying new market opportunities and balancing client satisfaction whilst achieving the most advantages profits for the growth of the business.

Rae Evans

In House Counsel
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Rae is responsible for our legal and corporate governance across all of the Group businesses.

Rae takes in our non contentious and contentious issues as well as our property development matters.

Dave Britnell

Senior Contracts Manager
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Another 20 year RGB stalwart, Dave has tackled some of RGB’s most challenging projects in the London area. These have included Victory House and the East End Hotel Bethnal Green.

Our in-house 'Basement Expert' has also completed all of our high end residential projects in London.

Alan Britnell

Senior Planner
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Alan is our expert in-house planner and has led our company development in this field. He also controls our in-house reporting and tracking; a vital company function.

Alan has gained vast experience as part of the RGB Group, spending time in each division as well as our procurement and QS team which has led to his stewardship of the planning and programming.

Barry Walsh

Head of Design

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Barry joined the business to lead and oversee the design function of the business. His primary remit is to integrate the commercial and Delivery teams from pre-construction to handover.

Barry has been involved in Design Management for many years throughout his career. He brings to the business his overall experience in leading large complex design teams working on both D&B projects and EPC projects.

Barry has worked in many differing areas of the business, including, but not limited to Consultancy, Client Team Delivery/Management & Main Contracting.

Barry has a solid CV, and in the past has worked on major hospitality, commercial and residential projects across the world including Australia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam & London.

Kevin Clement

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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With 17 years experience, Kevin started his career as a labourer whilst undergoing a day release course, achieving an ONC Construction. With this, he was fortunate to gain a position with a multi-national company, (Mowlem Group / Carillion Group) as a Trainee Site Manager whereby he underwent further day release courses, achieving an HNC Construction and then a BSc(Hons) Construction Management.

As a Corporate member of The Chartered Institute of Building, Kevin constantly strives for improvement in both himself and his peers.

Joining RGB in 2018 as a Senior Project Manager, Kevin was promoted to Operations Manager in 2020.

Kevin has worked on numerous projects with varied sizes and complexities, including the Multi Media centre for the London 2012 Summer Olympics


Chris Metcalfe

Director of Quality, Safety, Health & Environment
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Chris is an accredited professional with over twenty years of Health, Safety and Environmental experience gained across a wide spectrum of clients and business sectors. He has responsibility for providing RGB’s strategic and dynamic leadership for HSE related matters on all sites.

Chris works proactively with all directors, managers and clients to establish and maintain a programme of continual improvement and to provide clear leadership for development of a safe environment for all our people.
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