We’re a friendly, tight-knit group of individuals brought together by our boundless enthusiasm for innovation and ingenious technical solutions.
Mark Abraham / Co-Founder / Managing Director
Gemma Abraham / Co-Founder / HR Manager & Finance
After years of working in and around London agencies, co-founders, and husband and wife team, Gemma and Mark decided to strike out on their own. In 2007 Realise Live was born to offer exciting, wildly creative solutions to technically challenging projects. Gemma’s hands-on approach and Mark’s passion for finding solutions to technical challenges makes for a formidable force behind the success of Realise Live. As husband and wife, they find themselves employing a similar strategy at home, as they guide their three young explorers through den building, tree climbing and space travel.
Matthew Linares / Design & Fabrication Director
Matthew has spent his whole career working internationally across all areas of design, creative construction and production. When he isn’t dreaming up new ideas and bringing them to life, he focuses his attention on family life and spending time with his children.
Robert Fossett / Design Engineer
Amy Loughborough / Head of Client Services
With 15 years of client services and big brand experience under her belt, Amy brings a wealth of creativity to each and every brief. Her greatest achievement to date is launching the Dove ‘Real Women’ campaign while at O&M – a subject she remains passionate about. Our proud plastic warrior, Amy keeps us all on our recycling toes.
Mitchell Hunter / Design Engineer
Mike Garrett / Design & Build Production Mgr
Michael came to us with a background in high-end window displays, retail interiors and creative visual displays. Never satisfied, he’s always striving to add bespoke creativity to each and every brief. Michael loves nothing more than some quiet time on a lake fishing.
Alexanda Maryan / Design Engineer
With a background working on some of the best technology brands out there, Rob is enormously passionate about his work, past and present. He loves nothing more than seeing his designs come to life and is our go-to for anything technology-related in the office. Rob loves to travel and has a house full of animals, ranging from your usual cats and dogs, to snakes and geckos – which he regularly threatens to bring to work!
James Murphy / Senior Project Manager
James joined us fresh from university and brings passion, enthusiasm and meticulous organisation to every project. When he isn’t babysitting our Sky Ocean Rescue Whale, you will find him hanging out at festivals and frequenting watering holes with friends and colleagues.
Justin Plater / Project Manager
Dan Fairclough / Set & Spray Paint Specialist
Hayley Butler / Project Manager
Cutting her teeth as a Realise Live set-builder, Hayley has become one of the key members of our project management team. With both a creative and technical mind Hayley can be found travel blogging with her drone when not pushing the boundaries of a project at Realise Live Towers.
Chloe Burrell / Project Manager
Chloe came to us with a background in film and content production, from short films to corporate videos. She brings a wealth of creativity, video and editing skills, not to mention her eye for detail. Chloe’s animal welfare documentary, ‘Project Zoo: Inside the Captive Mind’ was used at the London launch event of Cher's charity, Free the Wild! Chloe is also a talented musician, with a love of cats.
Mikey Essai / Project Assistant
Gethin Griffiths / CNC Operator & Programmer
Gethin is our resident Designer, Software Engineer, Carpenter & CNC Jedi. His experience and knowledge are second to none and he is never phased by a challenging brief! When he isn’t out doing charity bike rides, you’ll not find him far from his dog Jess, hunting out their next camping adventure.
Lucas Payton / Lead Set Builder
Adam Szostakiewicz / Lead Set Builder
No one messes with Dan at Realise Live. After 15 years working in the security business for both the private sector and the M.O.D, he was due a major career change – Dan is now our commander of set building. He’s also a real family man and spends all his spare time with his young family and beloved Benji, the Springer Spaniel.
Sylwester Buczek / Set Builder
Jon Forster / Set Builder
Benjamin Henshaw / Junior Set Builder
Sylwester is a key member of our installations team, with a background firmly rooted in construction. He’s PAT testing trained and a registered forklift driver – which has proved very useful! Always looking to master new skills, the CNC machine is next on his list. In his spare time, Sylwester enjoys on and off-road cycling and one is the most sociable members of our team!
Alfie Marjoram Taylor / Junior Set Builder
Loyd Wheeler / Purchasing
Loyd joined the team straight from the motor industry. Having started out as an apprentice mechanic, and with a love of all things automotive, he went on to work on the retail side of the industry. In addition to his love of cars, he’s a keen footballer and also likes to kick back and relax with a guitar.
Georgia Colbourne / Junior Set Builder
Barney / Head of Security
Don’t be fooled by his fluffy, cute looks, Barney can sniff out a stranger in 15 seconds. He can often be found front of house greeting clients or surreptitiously beneath a desk in chief observation mode. Proficient in snack detection he also operates as Director of Left-Overs.
Cathy Friend / Office Manager
Every office should have a Cathy! Her career spans banking, fundraising, PR, childminding and office management, not to mention a 3-year stint in South Africa. As an integral part of the Realise Live Team, she keeps each and every one of us in check. Cathy’s love of baking fuels the team and her endless travel stories fuels our wanderlust!
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