James Rigby

Managing Director

James founded Roo Engineering with his wife Abbi, bringing with him 20 years experience in engineering. He specialises in sheet metal, fabrication & engineering solutions. Having over 10 years top level management experience he ensures the smooth running of the daily operations. James is the main contact for sales enquiries. James has a keen interest in Photography and cars, he also enjoys gaming when he can steal 5 minutes. His favourite food is a good chicken balti.

Abbi Rigby

Financial Executive

Abbi is a founding member of Roo Engineering, creating a husband and wife team. With a background in accounting and purchasing her experience ensures the banking and financial processes of the business run smoothly, including integration with our ERP system. Abbi also oversee’s purchasing and human resources. Abbi has a passion for gorgeous and some might say weird shoes, she also enjoys Line Dancing. Her favourite food is Chinese.

Gary Redfern

Business Development Manager

Gary is Roo’s Business Development Manager. In his spare time Gary likes to participate in Clay Pigeon Shooting and spending time with his twin grandchildren. His favourite food is a good Indian.

Tony Rigby

Paint shop & assembly manager

Tony is our Paint Shop & Assembly Manager and heads up our Powder Coating Unit with his team. In his spare time Tony enjoys spending time with his family and friends, he can also be seen playing ‘walking’ football. His favourite food is a good Sunday roast.

Dene Perkins


Dene is one of Roo’s extremely busy Estimators. When Dene isnt at Roo working his socks off, he very much enjoys long country walks and a spot of DIY. Dene’s favourite food is middle eastern.

Emma Bennett

Sales & Marketing Executive

Emma is our Sales & Marketing Executive, but is also involved in some business administration.  In her spare time Emma volunteers for a charity called The Animal Team, helping to find suitable homes for unwanted doggies. Emma also loves prosecco, cars and food. Her favourite food is Christmas dinner.

Darren Hankey


Darren is our amazing Linisher. When he isn’t working hard at Roo, Darren loves to put his efforts in to his main passion which is Martial Arts. His favourite food is a Curry.

Betty Rigby

Engineering Operative Apprentice

Betty is our brand new Engineering Operative Apprentice, she has so much enthusiasm and eagerness to want to learn. Betty is studying towards her level 2 diploma in Engineering Operations.   In her spare time, Betty loves art and to draw.

Rich Rogers

Fabricator Welder

Rich specialises in Tig Welding Stainless Steel and Aluminium. In his spare time Rich loves nothing more than stepping in to his Lycra and heading out on his bike. His favourite food is cake.

Shaun O’Brien

Paint shop Labourer

Shaun is one of our paint shop labourers. Shaun loves to spend his spare time in the tranquility of the Countryside. His favourite food is Chilli.

Phil Baskeyfield

Press Operator

Phil is one of Roo’s Press Operators. In his spare time Phil loves to listen to music, attend live concerts and he is also a bit of a film guru. His favourite food is Curry.

Colin Cooper


Colin is our talented CAD / CAM Technician. He is responsible for creating electronic design plans for our machinery using computer software. In his spare time Colin enjoys socialising with the aid of real ale. His favourite food is Curry.

Dominic Wright

Nightshift Powder Coating Labourer

Dominic is one of our Nightshift Powder Coating Labourers. When he isn’t at work Dominic can be seen working out down the gym. His favourite food is chicken in any form (don’t tell Emma, she has them free roaming).

Ian Sidaway


Ian is our Storeman and an essential part to the Roo team, he also sports a cracking smile. When Ian isn’t at Roo, he loves nothing more than getting behind a wheel and driving, give him an open road or race track any day. His favorite food is um …….. EVERYTHING!

Dave Jones

Sheetmetal Team Leader – QA

Dave is responsible for laser cutting, punching and folding. Dave also does the quality inspections. In his spare time he likes going to watch his favourite football team, Port Vale. Dave also enjoys live music and dining out. His favourite food is Curry.

Ian Bisby

Laser Operator

Ian is one of our talented Laser Cutting Operative’s, he has been trained in-house from starting as a Labourer. In his spare time Ian likes art and music, his favourite food is chinese.

Matt Machin

Press Setter / Operator

Matt is one of our very hard working press settler / operators. In his spare time he enjoys going fishing in the peace and quiet away from the machines. Matts favourite food is a Sunday Roast.

Liam Follett

Fabricator Welder

Liam is one of our amazingly talented Fabricator Welder’s here at Roo. When Liam isn’t at Roo working hard, he loves to socialise with family and friends. His favourite food is steak.

Andrew Wildman

Paint Shop Labourer

Andrew is one of our hard working Paint Shop Labourers. When Andrew isnt at work he loves DIY and if the weather allows, he really enjoys camping. His favourite food is Chinese.

Anton Llewellyn

Powder Coater

Anton is one of our talented powder coaters here at Roo. In his spare time Anton loves spending time with his family and watching films. He can also be seen sporting lycra whilst cycling. His favourite food is Pizza.

Jill Hall


Jill is our Cleaner but she is so much more than that, and we love having her part of our team. In her spare time Jill enjoys reading, and is quite partial to a tipple or two. Jill’s favourite food is steak and chips.

Andrew Farnell


Andrew is Roo’s trusted driver, he delivers your goods to you. When Andrew isnt driving around the UK with a truck load of metal, he very much enjoys the slow pace of fishing. His favourite food is shepherds pie.

Dave Scott

Press Operator / Setter

Dave is one of our Press Operator / Setters here at Roo. When he’s not working hard in our workshop, Dave loves the thrill of his motorbike. His favourite food is Curry.

Dyson Jones

Fabricator Welder

Dyson is one of our Fabricator Welder’s here at Roo. Dyson’s passion outside of work is motorbikes, his favourite food is anything in the form of a takeaway.

Ebony Rigby

Trainee Powder Coater

Ebony is our trainee powder coater and is a VERY talented young woman. In her spare time Ebony likes to play on her PS4 and take naps (not at the same time). Her favourite food is pizza or chips.

Dean Lister


Dean is one of our trainee powder coaters and has an excellent eye for detail. When Dean isnt at Roo he enjoys playing his PS4 and spending time with his amazing girlfriend. His favorite food is spicy chicken fajitas.

Drew Rogers

Trainee Sheet Metal Operative

Drew is our very eager and quick to learn trainee sheet metal operative. When Drew isn’t busy learning the trade, he can be found doing one of his many hobbies which are gaming, reading, comics, art and music. His favourite food is Bacon.