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Who we are

#MakeItBlue was formed by a group of events and entertainment industry professionals during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the UK. A global community of problem solvers, we came together in a spirit of mutual support and solidarity.


We called on our friends in the wider sporting and music communities and invited them to #MakeItBlue in their own personal way.  Music legends Liam Gallagher, Beverley Knight and Joss Stone, as well as 1917 star George Mackay, Olympic sprinter Iwan Thomas and all three Superbike brothers, Andrew, Glenn and Graeme Irwin, were among the first to join our campaign.


MAKEITBLUE CIC is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds for mental health charities. 

The Team

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If you would like to contact any of the team directly please  email


Collective Role

Normal Role

Brian Dobson

Location Manager - Birmingham

Event industry professional with more than 30 years’ experience of working in both venues and agencies.

Chuck Crampton

Joint - Lead Director

Freelance production and site manager. 40 years of experience and complete technophobe!

Daniel Swain

Campaign Support Manager

Office Manager for First Aid Cover LTD and a Freelance Event Control Room Manager / Operator, SAG Meeting Co-Ordinator and Event Planning Specialist. 

Gary White

Director Team Lead

Founder of White Productions, a Technical Director who is a creative and entrepreneurial thinker, who is energetic and enthusiastic with a unique and flexible approach. A wealth of experience, delivering world-class major events, within numerous countries. Possesses a solutions-oriented attitude coupled with an aptitude for working with and leading/motivating teams to deliver the best results.

Harry Guthrie

Lead Talent Liason
Location Manager- London

Freelance Production Director, across the live events industry. Overseeing the delivery of world renowned large scale global productions and broadcasts including Opening Ceremonies, Stadium and Arena shows, Live TV shows, International Commemorative Events and bespoke one-off projects.

Ian Bone

Location Manager - Scotland / North East

MD of Public Image Events a production company that delivers festivals, music gig and large scale public work such as Lumiere Durham. Ian is also co-director of Culture Creative Ltd who create the Christmas trails across the world, including Kew Gardens, Blenhiem Palace and Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Ian Tregaskis

Location Manager / MIB projects

Production Manager and Construction Specialist with International Experience

Jensen Tilley

Locations Co-ordinator / Social media

Freelance Project Coordinator for Public and Corporate live events.

Jim Dugan

Location Manager- Midlands / London

Production Manager with Unusual Rigging Ltd for the past 12 years.Experience with large scale cultural events and capital projects.

Kenny Underwood

Lead Talent source - Sports and Everyone Else!
Location Manager-London

Director of a production consultancy and design company which delivers large scale events throughout the world, these range from one-off artist performances, concert tours, national celebrations to corporate events. Also the Event Presentation consultants for World Athletics and UK Athletics on all major televised competitions.

Kyle O'Brien

Camerman / Admin Lead

Operations Manager - The White Storey Ltd

Lindsay Barrowclough

H&S Guide
Technical Production Manager - London

Technical director of large scale outdoor events such as New Year’s Eve celebrations in London, MTV London,F1 Live, London and Diamond Jubilee, London

Lowri Williams

Admin, Social Media & Content support & Locations Co-ordinator

Director of 'Grazity' covering various event industry sectors from Production Management, Event Management, Band Management, Gaming and Business Development Consultancy. With 25 years working on events, loves the industry, music, technolgy, making things happen, and finding people that say yes.

Matt Storey

Theatre Artist Contact

Co-owner of The White Storey, With knowledge of everyone in the event industry

Mungo Ryan

Admin Glue, CIC Company Director

Production Manager at       White Productions

Paul Wigfield

Projections - London

Projections - London

Richard Kirk

Brand and Creative Development Lead,

CIC Company Director

Owner of Be Curious Limited

Sarah Webster

Communicating with the events industry via traditional and social media.

Owner of PR and communications business WWMC – with clients, associates and friends throughout the meetings and events community.

Sean Pagel

Location Manager - Northern Ireland
Talent Liason

Director of PSI Ltd, Ireland’s premier production Lighting, Rigging and Audio provider, as well as an active touring rigger. He is the deputy chair of NRAG (National Rigging Advisory Group), and an NRC assessor.

Shelley Kirk

Brand and Creative Development

Creative Director and founder of Be Curious Limited

Tim Owen

Development and Strategy Lead, CIC Company Director

Director of Major Impact City Events consultancy, over 20 years has chaired the licensing, operational and safety planning groups for most of the UKs memorable large scale events in London.
Amongst these are Live 8, Rugby and World Athletics Championships, the Central Zone of 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and HM The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees.
He was made a Lieutenant of the Victorian Order in 2012.

Tom Rees

PR and Strategy Lead

Technical Director and Entertainment Technology Consultant – working globally, developing special features, interactive retail technologies and designing interesting things

Manuela Burns

Make it Blue Madrid team

Freelance event production based in Madrid.

Rafael Tomico

Make it Blue Madrid team

Freelance Technical director and lighting designer. based in Barcelona

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