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.



Alex is our Production Planner, where he oversee’s the smooth operation of production in the workshop. In his spare time, Alex loves sticking his walking boots on and going for a hike, as well as drumming (not at the same time). His favourite food is Thai Food.

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.

Dave Knight

Powder Coater

Dave is one of our very talented powder coaters / sprayers here at Roo. When Dave isnt working hard in our powder coating unit he can be found watching Stoke City Football and spending time with his daughter. His favourite food is Caribbean.

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.

Dave Jones


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 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!

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.

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.

Hollie Garland

Office Assistant

Holly is another of Roo’s much valued Office Assistant’s where she help’s oversee the general day to day office duties. When Hollie isn’t working hard at Roo, she loves curling up with a book or watching a good film. Her favourite food is chicken and bacon crunchy salad.

Shannon McEwan

Office Assistant

Shannon is one of Roo’s very organised and proactive Office Assistant’s, helping oversee the day to day office duties. In her spare time, Shannon loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book and get lost in the script. Her favorite food is a yummy Chinese.



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.