Our People


RGB Group believe that all of our success has been driven by our staff.

We are pleased
 that each of the members of our plastering development and core construction management staff have been with the business for at least three years, with most for more than ten years.


Jeff Britnell


Managing Director

Jeff has been the Managing Director of the group from the outset and prides himself on providing the energy, structure and strategic direction to the business.

With over twenty eight years of experience in the construction industry, he maintains a daily involvement in each project. As a contractor and developer throughout the UK and Europe in his career, Jeff has grown the RGB business over the last eighteen years and spearheaded our growth into both the contracting and development sphere.

Neil Russell


Commercial & Development Director

Neil has an enviable CV with major developments completed across the world in recent years including London, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand and Monaco.

The former Chief Executive of a Mayfair property and construction business, Neil manages pre­construction and design as well as the principal role in legals and contract negotiations, before turning his focus to project delivery and operational management.


Richard Buffery


Delivery Director

Richard is one of the founding members of the RGB Group and has been an integral part of the company’s developments across the last two decades.

As our Main Contracting arm has grown, Richard has taken up the dual role of responsibility for the plastering delivery but also leading delivery on our Main Contracts side.

The dual skill allows Richard to be a “home run” when it comes to project delivery. His ability to complete projects on time and at quality set him apart from the rest.

Neil Rigby


Procurement Director

Neil has been with the company since it’s inception and is responsible for all commercial and procurement matters for our development projects.

From site purchase costs through to subcontractor procurement, his unique relationship with our key supplychains and personnel coupled with the management of the in­house labour make his role on projects inextricably linked to its success.

Neil’s role is key in the management of the works off­site and has been a board member for the entire lifespan of the group.


Paula Talbot


Financial Director

As Financial Director, Paula is the main contact for all financial matters and runs our head office in Shrewsbury.

Her background is in accountancy and has been with the company for over eighteen years controlling the day to day cash flow of both direct labour and sub contractor payments.

Paula crucially links the office to site.

Richie Newsham


Construction Director

Richie became a member of the senior management team in 2014. He comes to the team with a vast experience of residential construction having spent forty years in the industry, most recent with Persimmon.

Richie supports the team in an oversight role using his advanced technical skills to aide the more complex packages on site as well as our challenging projects.


Ian Thomas


Operations Director

Since joining RGB in 2008 Ian has been an integral part of many of the major schemes that we have delivered in recent years, including the Tune Hotels in London, Hoax Hotel in Liverpool alongside our new build residential projects in London.

Ian is currently in charge of our major residential scheme in Basildon – on schedule to deliver 387 Apartments ahead of schedule this summer.
Ian was previously BD at Bovis.

Chris Metcalfe


Group Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Chris is an accredited professional with over twenty years of Health, Safety and Environmental experience gained across a wide spectrum of clients and business sectors. He has responsibility for providing RGB’s strategic and dynamic leadership for HSE related matters on all sites.

Chris works proactively with all directors, managers and clients to establish and maintain a programme of continual improvement and to provide clear leadership for development of a safe environment for all our people.


Paul Breen


Head of Commercial

Paul has joined the RGB Group to oversee the commercial function of the Pre­Contract and Construction phases, and provides the pivotal commercial link between our clients and the senior RGB management team.

Paul has extensive experience of residential and traditional construction projects, joining RGB from Bovis Homes where he headed up a regional commercial team which delivered over 850 completions in the year, with the group achieving record margins.

Nicholas Davies


Senior Quantity Surveyor

Nick is a Senior Quantity Surveyor with ten years’ experience within the construction industry, working with award winning Main Contractors Speller Metcalfe as well as FTSE100 developers Persimmon Homes where he took projects from inception to completion within budget and on time.

Having a BSc (Hons) degree and Quantity Surveying & RICS Membership, Nick is fully accredited in his field, is self­motivated, organised, and results driven.


Elliot Brooks


Senior Quantity Surveyor

Elliot is an RICS qualified member of the Post-Contract team, with a desirable background in the UK construction industry.

Having worked for one of the largest FTSE100 house builders, as well as regional contractors throughout the Midlands, Elliot has led commercial teams across a number of sectors and has a robust understanding of the complete cost management process.

Greg Pack


Senior Quantity Surveyor

Greg is a firmly established member of the RGB team, joining in 2014 from Balfour Beatty.

Greg was the Lead QS in delivering nearly three hundred flats across three sites in Croydon in 2016, as well as delivering RGB Group’s first Premier Inn.


Daryna Beech


Quantity Surveyor

Joining us in 2014 as a trainee, Daryna has developed into an integral part of the RGB Commercial Team, taking the lead role on both residential and hotel projects.