Meet our core team of creators, doers, makers, adventurers...
All very individual, but sharing the Rockitfish Spirit.
Co-founder of Rockitfish and co-founder of 3 children. Proud of both achievements – though for quite different reasons.
An early (very early) career as a child actor, was followed by a kaleidoscope of study and work experiences - law degree from Exeter University, Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications, automotive sales and money broking in the City. And a bit of music on the side, fronting a band from the mid-90’s to the mid-noughties.
Now 20 years in events and communications, and still approaching every project with the same intensity, enthusiasm and application as the very first gig.
A driven event professional, with a fascination for tech. A business studies degree, with specialisation in marketing and HR, and a dissertation on ‘the value of employees to an organisation’ led to the first role in team events. The next 15 years have been a journey of discovery – travelling the globe, working with some of the most impressive organisations on the planet and even finding a wife at work!
A lover of good food and fine dining…and even a little baking now and then – just ask any colleagues about the epic cheese scones and banana bread. Outside of the kitchen it’s all about the gadgets - and constantly looking for the next new lifechanging bit of tech!
Tracey has been drinking Rockitfish out of tea since it all kicked off. A founding member of the team, bringing over 17 years of design experience - 14 of those in the events and creative comms industry.
An unquenchable thirst for knowledge and not being one to shy away from a challenge has seen an accumulation of a wealth of skills and experience. And it doesn't stop at learning web languages or how to install floor to ceiling vinyls – regular Tuesday lunchtime guitar lessons have produced Hertford’s female answer to Dave Grohl.
Don't get her onto speaking about the chickens though…
After a taste of the high-life as cabin crew, a career in the very grounded world of events beckoned. That was 2006, and since then it's been a life dedicated to designing event solutions and building relationships – in fact, Mr Turner was a fellow event professional and work-colleague!
Away from work most hobbies have taken a back seat, due to the 3 little people that have taken over. So once the running to and from football, gymnastics, swimming and dancing is over, a nice G&T with friends and family at the weekend helps with the R&R.
Keen sports enthusiast who prefers to watch rather than play these days! Now a mummy of one splitting time between soft play and site visits, but completely dedicated to both roles and loving the challenge.
A start in the travel industry led to working overseas before joining the dynamic world of business events. Now over 10 years and hundreds of projects later, still striving to continually deliver exceptional service and still discovering new ideas and ways of doing things – just a bit more experience under the belt.
Proud owner of Hercules the office dog, who spreads joy wherever he goes and can get away with anything…you can’t resist that face!
Always inquisitive, keen to explore and understand what makes people tick led to a degree in Applied Psychology and some fairly extensive travelling across Europe, South Africa, South East Asia, Australia and beyond. Forever looking for new experiences as a 'foodie' and part time adrenaline junky; willing to dive in to, ski down, jump off or out of pretty much anything.
Mix of project and management roles have built experience to deal with the many challenges of multi-faceted events… and I love it. Working in the industry for 5 years and sure to be in events through to retirement!
A radical change in career path after graduating from St. George's Medical School with a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography saw an opportunity to carry out some exploratory work in the field of corporate events – a world where science and art meet with great effect.
3 years down the line, and there's been no looking back. There's been no time to look back! The progress has been rapid and all-consuming, spanning live events for hundreds of people from household brands, to intimate gatherings for C-level executives.
A keen baker, regularly making celebration cakes for friends and family… and the team at Rockitfish of course. Away from the kitchen it's basketball – playing and watching NBA.
Worked in Events Industry for over 18+ years. Specialising in creative conferences, themed parties, product launches, team activities & experiences.
Over the years Gilly has organised a wide variety of corporate events, entertaining from 10 to 10,000 delegates, UK & Overseas, from the initial brief to managing the live event. Dedicating her time to ensure all aspects of the programme are professional, giving fresh ideas, being passionate and adventurous when creating the overall event.
Clients worked with range from Pharmaceutical, Motor Trade, Finance & Banking, Construction to Recruitment. Many of which gain her trust to repeat their events year on year.
Away from work there's too much to mention… 1940's Lindy-Hop Swing/Jive Dancing, chair of the local tennis club, badminton, countryside walks, travelling, rescuing and re-homing pets with animal charities… And that’s just for starters!
One of the founders of Rockitfish, with a hunger to see the team develop and achieve its substantial potential within the event world.
Early career in mixed financial & operational roles, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working within various industries including insurance, telecoms and events. Long term member of The Institute of Directors and The Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Over 20 years in the event industry having previously been Managing Director or Chairman of 3 other event companies, the largest of which, grew from 20 staff to over 120 staff. Outside interests include boating, badminton and biking.
Passionate about the event industry and delivering projects which make a difference, add value and delight clients.
Tom is a passionate and creative individual with over 20 years experience in events and hospitality. In this time Tom has created and managed successful events ranging from prestigious private parties, high profile formal engagements (with the odd prince and princess) to unique blue chip corporate experiences.
All this industry experience is anchored with a BA (Hons) Event Management and MA Food, Wine and Culture.
A strong believer in forging strong relationships for the greater good, Tom loves a catch up over a good flat white or craft beer!
Outside of work Tom is usually found in the kitchen developing something delicious and instagramable. Chasing around after his two young sons keeps Tom fit whilst his wife keeps him on his toes.
A founding member of the Rockitfish team, Allison is a senior event professional and has been helping organisations of all shapes and sizes through the design and delivery of effective event and communications solutions for over 18 years.
Starting out in the publishing industry, Allison soon found producing conferences, incentive programmes and parties more rewarding than point of sale and dump bins, so took the leap into a full-time event agency role.
Allison’s other passion is golf. Here she gets to exercise her competitive spirit as well as body. Thankfully, she’s not a bad player and wins regularly - so usually has a spring in her step every Monday morning when she tees off a new week.