The Phoenix Group
Rob’s background is in theatre and event production. Joining Phoenix 5 years ago Rob has been at the forefront of the Phoenix’s live production and creative arm. Rob has designed and built an industry standard Green Screen for Phoenix which has been used by music professionals, theatre and film industry. Rob has planned, designed and installed a full working Live Lounge where many acts have performed and continue to do so in a thriving underground scene. Rob studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the City of London where he mastered stage management and technical theatre, mainly focusing on lighting and video. He has worked in the West End in both opera and musical theatre as well as working on many productions internationally. In 2012 Rob won the prestigious Michael Northen Award for lighting design judged by world leading practitioners in the field, and now sits on a committee as a student coordinator for the global conference Showlight.
Andy founded Phoenix Resources with his parents back in 2009 and the project was so successful it out-grew its business plan within three months. In the early days the idea was to save companies money in their disposal of unwanted goods, rather than their goods going to landfill it would come through the distribution hub and be used within the community. Today Phoenix Resources Centre send products and aid to over 63 countries. They now supply medical aid, educational aid, food aid both home and abroad. Andy is one of life's visionaries and he is always thinking outside the box for ways he can serve the community. Andy has won awards for his services to the community and through Phoenix supplies many local food banks in the area with produce otherwise destined for landfill. Andy is destined to change the world and make it a better place to live. His latest projects include setting up an incubator to support a range of social enterprises offering ownership and employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups.
Annette first became aware of Phoenix's work through visiting the centre whilst working at Buzzee Beez to collect materials for the many craft projects she did with the children. Annette began volunteering at Phoenix and soon took on the role of manager of the resource centre which she has been for 5 years. Alongside running the resource centre, Annette is involved in a lot of Phoenix's other projects including organising a fun day to raise money for a local child and working alongside the Harvey Centre to run events like the queens jubilee. Annette is passionate about reusing and recycling and enjoys making sculptures out of recycled materials. Annette aims to show children the benefits of recycling through fun activities.
Stevie has been working with Phoenix for many years. He is the co-founder of West African Relief a charity founded 10 years ago to help alleviate poverty within West Africa, most notably in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He is very experienced in all aspects of International container shipping and Logistics. Phoenix Resources partnership with West African Relief is a hugely successful one, resulting in hundreds of tonnes of much-needed aid being sent into West Africa. Stevie is also a Music Producer who has worked alongside many of today’s highest profile recording Artists. He is a Director of Phoenix Boutique Studios one of Phoenix Resources flagship projects bringing music production skills aimed at inspiring young adults to channel their energies in a more positive creative way.