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Nick Roberts


Nick Roberts Hello, my name is Nick Roberts.

I work on live events as a production manager and engineer.

My work encompasses the full range of technical production - including production planning, arranging infrastructure and on-site delivery.

If you're putting on a show and need an experienced, professional production manager who speaks plain English, find out more here:

I'm an event organiser looking for production assistance
In between projects, I keep my skills fresh as an event engineer:

I work for a technical production company and need a
video | sound | lighting engineer

Production management

Production management

Production managers provide a link between event planners and the technical infrastructure required to make an event happen.

No two projects that I work on are the same, but common steps in the process of putting an event together include
  • Feasability and budget planning
  • Consultancy on use of emerging event technology
  • Logistics planning
  • Health and safety work, local authority liason
  • Procurement of event infrastructure
  • On-site delivery and leadership
A lot of work is completed under NDA contracts, so it's not possible to give too many examples of the work I've done here. However, if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your event, please get in touch.

You can phone me for an informal, no-obligation chat on +44 7815 200339 or alternatively email nick@zinc.uk.com.


Audiences now expect broadcast-quality production at live events.

Source material can be live cameras, office presentations (PowerPoint or Keynote) or pre-prepared video footage. Getting all this together, scripting it into the show and making sure it works every time is essential to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Unlike sound and lighting, video requires a lot of pre-show work to plan and create the content required. Once on-site it is important to have the right gear for playback and control.

Video is typically shown using projectors, plasmas or LED screens, and these can vary in size, resolution or aspect ratio.

I've got a bunch of experience creating content for live events, as well as specifiying, setting up and operating projectors, screens, switching gear and live cameras.

Details of recent video engineering work >>


Everyone notices bad sound engineering.

If you're arranging a live event, good quality sound reinforcement is a pretty basic requirement.

  • At a conference it's key to delivering your message.
  • At an awards ceremony or ball it can make the difference between entertainment and boredom.
  • For a live music event, it's the most important aspect of technical production - just ask the band!

Good sound engineering is a subtle blend of technical ability, good planning and good communication skills. It's necessary to bring in the correct equipment for the event, whether that's a small discrete PA for a religious service - or a large flown line array and delay stacks for a festival. It's then necessary to use the right combiation of microphones, instrument tuning and desk processing to reproduce the clearest, most involving sound possible.

Anyone who's ever bought a piece of hifi equipment is now an audiophile - but delivering consistently good results across an array of audio scenarios requires skill and experience. This allows the engineer to both select the right tools and use them well.

Details of recent sound engineering work >>

Bands I've worked with A selection of public speakers I've worked with
65daysofstatic HRH the Duke of Gloucester
All Saints Jimmy Carr
And So I Watch You From Afar Mark Thomas
Andreas Johnson Michael Portillo
Badger Badger Mickey Flanagan
Barny Scott Sarah Millican
Beck Tony Blair
Björn Again Jon Richardson
Bombay Bicycle Club
Bootleg Beatles
Brand New Heavies
Chase & Status
Chewing on Tinfoil
Cyress Hill
Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
Danny & the Champions of the World
Dive Dive
Eagle-Eye Cherry
Ellen & the Escapades
Fly By Night
Foo Fighters
Frank Turner
Frightened Rabbit
Half Light
Imperial Leisure
Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun
Lianne La Havas
Life in Film
London Afrobeat Collective
Los Campesinos
Macy Grey
Man Like Me
Manos de Dios
Nbarenaked Ladies
New Young Pony Club
Ocean Colour Scene
Paul Weller
Peter Conway
Primal Scream
Richard Ashcroft
Skinny Lister
Straight Lines
Teenage Fanclub
The Anomalies
The Antics
The Beat
The Blackout
The Bookhouse Boys
The King Blues
The Music League
The Nextmen
The Scenes
The Subways
The Twilight Sad
Twin Atlantic
We The Undersigned
Zun Zun Egui


Lighting design and engineering

Experienced lighting designer for live music - theatre - conference - dance - awards ceremonies. Avolites Pearl programmer. Qualified Martin MAC service technician.

Experienced rigger and IPAF qualified cherry picker driver

Good problem solving abilites with both generic and intelligent lighting.

Details of recent lighting work >>


Contact Details

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I'm based in Worcester, UK, and operate nationwide.

If you have any queries, or would like to know more about how I can help your event, please give me a call, or drop me an email.

Nick Roberts, 48, Sansome Place, Worcester WR1 1UA

Mobile: +44 7815 200339
Email: nick@zinc.uk.com

Zinc Event Production Ltd.
Registered in England & Wales, registration number 5340798
Registered office: 48, Sansome Place, Worcester WR1 1UA
VAT registration number GB854 927780
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