Since joining RGVA in 2003, Kieran has worked across every area of the business, from Design Assistant, to Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Studio Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager, and now Managing Director. Not one to sit in the office, Kieran has also spent many days on site fitting vinyl graphics, vehicle wraps and Traxx® systems, alongside the dedicated RGVA Application Team.
Experiencing every step of the process has given him a great depth of knowledge in the transport graphics industry, which has been hugely valuable in his journey to becoming joint owner of the business.
Kieran is passionate about the industry and has an incredibly keen eye for detail, always striving to ensure that RGVA is the best in class for vehicle branding.
Interesting fact about Kieran:
In 2009, Kieran trained in Shaolin Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple, Henan, China.
Richard originally started working with RGVA in 2009, as a customer, with his Truck Media business, HaulinAds – which focuses on the power of third party advertising on trucks and trailers.
Talking to fleet operators about how Traxx® could help promote their own brand image, Richard soon began generating a number of leads for RGVA for the installation of the Traxx® system. This naturally progressed into him taking the lead through the whole sales process, and as his knowledge of the industry grew, the sale of vinyl graphics for transport branding was added to his approach.
In 2012, RGVA opened an office in York and Richard became a fully-fledged member of the team. Taking on the role of Sales and Marketing manager, he helped oversee a 100% growth in the business over the following two years.
When the opportunity to take the reins with Kieran came about in December 2015, he didn’t have to think twice. Now, the challenge is on to continue RGVA’s growth and maintain its status as a market leader in the industry.
Interesting Fact About Richard:
Richard is the son of a Haulage Contractor and a bit of a truck geek. Cut him and he bleeds diesel (not red may we add).
Natalie started working at RGVA in 2007 as an Administration Assistant. As the team quickly realised her skills she soon became an Administration Manager, before then going on to become General Manager.
During this time Natalie also worked with the original Traxx team – moving on from being an Assistant to the Directors into the role of Office Manager.
Natalie’s extensive understanding and knowledge of the Traxx system, coupled with her growing experience of the vehicle branding industry as a whole, makes her an integral part of the team.
Interesting fact about Natalie:
Natalie won a silver and bronze medal at a national karate competition at the age of 9.
Jamie joined the RGVA team back in 1999. Intrigued by the entire process, he started by learning the basics of weeding and cutting. From there, Jamie moved onto the installation side of the business. Since then he has witnessed the industry move from small CAD cam vehicles, to full digitally printed vehicle wraps.
After becoming a 3M™ authorised vehicle wrapper and an approved Traxx® installer, in 2013 Jamie was handed the extra responsibility of Operations Manager, calling on his vast experience to organise and support the Application Team. Jamie is one of the most experienced members of the RGVA family, understanding every process from the inside out. Results driven, he takes huge pride in all that RGVA offers.
Interesting fact about Jamie:
Jamie’s great, great, great uncle, Daniel Walter Tull, was the first commissioned black officer in the British Army during the First World War. He was also the first black professional outfield footballer, playing for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town.
Will joined RGVA in 2016. Despite having had limited exposure to the world of vehicle branding, he has taken the bull by the horns and is now a driving force in generating local business for RGVA. Since joining the team he has consistently been looking for secondary methods of engaging potential clients through social media and other marketing channels.
When not working closely with his clients, liaising with them and our design team to cater for their needs, Will is also producing photography and film content – all to create standout social-media posts.
As Will learns more about the industry, his experience and expertise will ensure that every single one of our valued clients will continue to get a first-class service.
Interesting fact about Will:
Will is a keen American footballer, playing for the East Kent Mavericks for 3 seasons.
National Sales Executive
Gary joined the vehicle graphics industry in 2014 and quickly built up a wide range of product knowledge specifically the 3M products and was involved in one of the first projects in the UK to use the 3M IJ48-C NON-PVC material. Gary puts a real emphasis on building and maintaining great working relationships with his clients. This skill set will be valuable to the business moving forward. He always goes the extra mile to ensure jobs are completed on budget, time and to the customers satisfaction. Gary will be our first employee north of the border and will cover the UK from our Glasgow base.
Interesting fact about Gary:
Gary is a keen footballer and played at a semi-professional level for 10 years
Deborah joined the team in November 2016
She is responsible for all aspects of accounting bringing 34 years of experience in accountancy to RGVA.
She enjoys helping to make finances run smoothly supporting the team
Interesting facts about Deborah:
Spent a couple of summers in the early 80s working on cousin’s ranch in Canada helping look after guests and taking them on rides. Sang with a Jazz band a few times in the late 80’s. Several years acting and singing with the Westwell Players.
Darcy joined RGVA in June 2015 as a production assistant. He has now worked in the graphics production industry for 6 years since leaving school at 16. Darcy started out working mainly with exhibition graphics, office wallpaper and also working on several projects at Wembley and the O2 arena. Bringing his 3 years’ experience in wide format print and production, Darcy very quickly proved that he had skills beyond his years and moved up to production manager in 2016. Darcy is now responsible for a team of 4 in production and manages the workflow through the studio.
Interesting facts about Darcy:
Darcy taught himself how to play the guitar and recently started learning how to DJ. He also raced go-karts when he was younger round several kart tracks in the South East.
When Arthur joined RGVA in November 2015 he brought with him more than 20 years’ experience in the design industry, with 15 years specialising in vehicle branding and signage.
Originally from South Africa, Arthur moved to the UK to showcase his creative flair and passion for design. He enjoys the challenge of coming up with new branding concepts and is always on hand to offer his experience and expertise to our clients.
Interesting facts about Arthur:
Arthur’s other passion is music, He has spent many years as an entertainer all around the world as a guitarist / vocalist in a variety of bands and as a solo act.