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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Andrew Milton
Operations Director

After being our client for a number of years Andrew decided it was time to find out what life is like on the other side of the desk! He joins as part of our strategy team as a Senior Strategic Brand Consultant working on client projects.

With extensive experience leading the Marketing, Brand and Communications functions for larger corporates in the FTSE 100, Andrew knows what it’s like to work for complex organisations dealing with multi-dimensional communications challenges. Been there. Done that. Got the T shirt!

As part of our Leadership Team Andrew has responsibility for translating our own agency strategy into measurable performance. Behind the scenes he keeps everyone focused on the day-to-day operations that add value and make a difference to clients and colleagues alike.

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Adam Concar
Creative Director

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
Client Services Director

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:

Senior Account Manager (Branding)
We’re looking for an experienced and organised Senior Account Manager to join our ambitious agency and grow within a strategic branding environment. Someone who really understands brand and communications. Someone who relishes a challenge, is naturally inquisitive and resourceful, with a proven track record of successfully delivering client projects across a variety of sectors. We guarantee you’ll never be bored! 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 victoria@rblteam.com

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
Andrew Milton
andrew@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