Robbie Allen

Founder and Managing Director

Robbie invented and built the first Lobster Pot and Lobster Vision, and has grown the company into the global business it is today.

Before this he was an editor, producer and time-lapse cameraman. This gave him great visual and client skills, and that's reflected in the huge number of blue-chip companies we're proud to work for.

Robbie has installed systems across Europe, the Middle East, China and Mexico. He is the joint inventor of the 'Crab' control and monitoring system, GB patent 2499637.

Jennie Rolls

Jennie Rolls

Operations Director

Jennie is responsible for managing all matters financial, as well as helping shape Lobster Pictures’ strategy and direct growth. She also ensures that all day-to-day business operations run smoothly at Lobster Towers. Her background in the film and TV industry has provided her with great experience of multitasking in a fast paced environment, something which proves invaluable in her current role.

Philip Plested

Client Services Director

Phil is responsible for all the client relationships at Lobster Pictures. With over twenty years' experience of consulting and managing in the public, private and third sectors Phil now looks to understand the digital challenges his construction clients face and how he can support them.

Phil lives in Wiltshire with his wife and two very young sons and if he has any spare time he tries to exercise and read as much as he can.

Dennis Hendy

Operations Manager

Dennis has over 20 years experience in the operations, service and contract management, and ensures that the operational day to day installation, repair of Lobster Pots happens flawlessly. He is also responsible for our team of Technicians.

Dennis holds a business studies certificate (OU) and PRINCE2 Project Management Qualification.

Andrew Rodgers

Workshop Manager

Andrew runs our busy workshop - ensuring every Lobster Pot is built and tested to the same exacting standards that makes them the best time lapse cameras in the world!

He has a BEng in Communications Systems Engineering and ten years' experience in electronics production environments.

Jon Hadley

Technical Lead

Jon is a developer and technologist with over 20 years experience in the web and film industries. 

Happiest when knee deep in cameras, electronics and code, Jon leads our New Product Development team, bringing innovative ideas to life across a variety of hardware and software. The team is also responsible for keeping our mission-critical systems and infrastructure online 24/7.

Adam Streames

Adam Streames

Sales Executive

Adam is the first point of contact for most of our clients. He's a great communicator and can easily match up your requirements with what we can offer - hopefully surpassing your expectations - he'd love to hear from you! Outside work he is a talented photographer, specialising in interiors.

Barney Livingston

System Administrator

Barney develops and optimises our network tools. He’s currently building a new low-power, scalable hardware platform for Lobster Pot cameras, and working on great new tools to allow us to control cameras remotely. 

Barney has a first class degree in Computer Science and is co-author of three published papers on Peer-to-Peer network simulators. He also has many years’ experience designing and developing networks and systems.

Pete Redhead

Senior Developer

Pete looks after Lobster Vision, adding new features and developing the product.

He has over 12 years experience as a developer and creative technologist and holds a Masters degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Hannah Johns

Operations Assistant

Hannah is responsible for providing all of our day to day finance support - she looks after sales and purchase ledger along with all of our credit control.

She's also a talented violinist and manager of her band, the Leylines

Harry Coelho

Harry Coelho

Support Technician

Harry's responsibilities are to keep your cameras running smoothly, from the day of the install to the end of your project.

He has a first class honours degree in Media Technology and is a keen Photographer in his spare time.

Kelly McKeown

Office Manager

Kelly provides operational support - booking travel and accommodation and ordering equipment for Lobster Pots. She ensures the offices are ship-shape and Bristol fashion. With a background in art and design plus fifteen years experience in television production and post-production, Kelly brings a flash of colour and energy to the office.

Joe Horton

Senior Technician

Joe is one of the pillars that hold up Lobster pictures (literally, standing at 6'7"). A hard-working and focused member of the team, Joe installs and derigs cameras safely and professionally all over Europe. He holds CSCS, IPAF and working at height qualifications.

Joe is also an accomplished rugby player, plying his trade as a centre for Chipping Sodbury RFC.

Luke Slater

Senior Technician

Luke is a born craftsman. He builds Lobster Pot time-lapse cameras and bracketry of all types, and has carried out installations across the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA. He’s also a talented photographer and holds a first-class degree in Fine Art. Outside work, he designs and builds his own boats.

Luke has IPAF, CSCS, PASMA tower training and full offshore certification. He is also an SSSTS qualified site safety supervisor.

Marcus Tanner

Senior Technician

Marcus is a fantastically dedicated, skilled and safe technician. He's installed and de-rigged Lobster Pots for us all over the UK. He has CSCS and IPAF certifications and also a SSTS Site Supervisor.

Outside work, he plays rugby and football and coaches a cricket team. 

Tony O’Donoghue

Junior Technician

Tony has recently joined the Lobster team and has installed and de-rigged cameras all over the UK. He has a background in workshop fabrication and environmental management, and came to us with most of the certifications  and training required to work on all our construction sites. Outside work, he’s a keen football supporter and player. 

Melissa Wyman

Junior Technician

Melissa is an integral part of the installation and support teams. She has a first-class degree in Design Photography, and all the training required to work safely on sites. Prior to Lobster Pictures, she worked as a field engineer in the oil industry in Canada - so British winters are mild to her! She has dual Canadian and UK nationality and loves ice hockey.

Paul McKelvie

Paul McKelvie

Media Producer

Paul's fascination with time-lapse comes from watching David Attenborough documentaries as a child. 

With 8 years experience in the film and photography industry, he leads the Production Department overseeing the creation of our time-lapse films and other video content such a 360° experiences and scheduling filming.

He still actively gets behind the camera, to help craft stories for clients such as Ørsted, Network Rail and Historic Royal Palaces.

Pablo de las Cuevas

Editor

Pablo is an award-winning editor and cameraman - and brings his skills to our productions for clients such as Network Rail, LLDC and he created the critically acclaimed My Bristol Lapse in 2013. Outside work, he is a keen percussionist and mountain biker.

 

Ellis Watts

Editor

Ellis edits your time-lapse and corporate videos. He has worked in a wide variety of media industries including film, television, marketing and theatre. He has also worked on projects for clients such as Ørsted and Keith Prowse Hospitality.