Team

We are an expert and agile team of talented researchers, strategists, creatives and project managers.

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Our key people

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Rebecca Battman
Managing Director

A powerful advocate for the strategic role of brand within every organisation providing honest, real-world advice that helps to translate strategy into action.

Operating at the intersection of the worlds of business and creativity, Rebecca has spent most of the past 30 years helping leadership teams to debate, define and deliver their future business and brand strategies.

She is at home in the boardroom and has the ability to grasp the essential dynamics of complex situations. She quickly wins over hearts and minds with a rare combination of business logic and creative flair.

Rebecca is unafraid to challenge and to ask the difficult questions, but always does so in a constructive way, rising above politics to achieve consensus. Her aim is always to help the organisation achieve its goals, using strategic creativity to deliver effective and lasting change.

A qualified designer with a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in London, Rebecca is a regular guest speaker and commentator on brand for organisations including the Design Council, Engineering Employers Federation, London Business School and the BBC.

Rebecca has also been a main board director of the Design Business Association.

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Steph Beesly
Head of Brand

Steph leads the Discover and Define phases of our work, discovering insights from research activity, and using them to facilitate the debate with leadership teams to define their future brand strategy.

Steph joined rbl at the beginning of 2019 to add further weight to the senior team. She spent her first 6 months shadowing Rebecca in her role as Head of Brand and in September 2019 took over this role full-time and joined the agency’s management team.

After 18 years working in marketing and communications agencies for a range of clients such as Hewlett Packard, Unilever, GSK and Kimberly-Clark, Steph has spent the last 7 years as an independent Brand Consultant advising a mix of start-ups and established businesses on how their brand can be developed to support their business ambitions.

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Adam Concar
Head of Creative

Adam manages our team of designers as they bring brands to life across communications, spaces and experiences.

Adam won a first in Graphic Information Design at Westminster University and joined rbl after working in London for a series of respected agencies.

With over 20 years experience working on award-winning, high profile brands and campaigns for many of the UK’s best known names including Macmillan, WWF, National Trust and the NFU, Adam uses his thought leadership within the industry – developed working with the Design Council, RCA, D&AD as well as Graphik, Third Sector and Design Week magazines – to drive innovation and raise standards across our work.

A conceptual designer, he adds real value to the strategy development, challenging and expanding people’s thinking with different perspectives.

Using the insights and strategic brand platform, Adam excels at creating a unique visual world that brings the ambitions and ideas at the heart of the brand to life. He creates flexible identity systems that enable multidisciplinary implementation teams to deliver efficiently and effectively.

The work Adam and his team produce has won three Brands Of The Year, two Identities Of The Year, Creative Agency Of The Year, Campaign Of The Year and Digital Campaign Of The Year.

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Karen Newbold
Head of Client Services

Karen adds real value to the evaluation and strategy stages of the brand review process, managing client relationships and creating solid foundations on which to build the future brand.

Karen brings a wealth of brand and communications experience to rbl. Her previous roles include leading the Client Services team at Spark44, where she generated global product content for Jaguar, and a senior account role at Cogent Elliott, where she managed the Jaguar account and brought Dunlop UK to the business.

With a methodical approach to planning and managing large programmes of work, Karen enables client and agency teams to deliver demanding objectives within clear timeframes. She does this while maintaining an incredible sense of good humour. In fact, she’s so highly regarded by clients they keep asking if they can have her on secondment!

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Work with us

Do you want to work in a successful agency that is celebrated, sustainable and enjoyable?

Do you thrive on the independence to make key decisions while working as part of a close knit team where collaboration and consultation matters?

We are always looking for talented, ambitious people to join our team, as both full-timers and freelancers.

Contact us to see if you could make a big difference on critical projects and find your professional home at rbl.

Current permanent opportunities

Design Director
We are looking for an up and coming, talented and ambitious Design Director. In this role you will be challenged by great briefs from exciting clients so you must be capable of delivering nationally and internationally significant rebrands as part of a small, tight knit team. Download the full job spec here . If the role, agency and culture sound like a good fit – please send your covering letter, CV and portfolio to admin@rblteam.com

Freelancer opportunities

Brand Creatives, Designers, Animators, Videographers, Developers and Copywriters
Adam Concar
adam@rblteam.com

Account Managers, Directors and Executives
Karen Newbold
karen@rblteam.com

Researchers, Strategists and Consultants
Steph Beesly
steph@rblteam.com

Current permanent opportunities

Account Director

We are looking for a calm, capable and articulate Account Director with the ability to think strategically and manage multiple clients and projects at once.

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Freelancer opportunities

Brand Creatives, Designers, Animators, Videographers, Developers and Copywriters
Adam Concar
adam@rblteam.com

Account Managers, Directors and Executives
Karen Newbold
karen@rblteam.com

Researchers, Strategists and Consultants
Steph Beesly
steph@rblteam.com