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About Us

Deliberately different, RoleplayUK take great pride in our LIVE approach to learning, assessment and development. We bring together the individual expertise of professional actors, creative trainers and facilitators, backed by outstanding service to help organisations change the way their teams think, work and behave.

Our journey

Firm believers in the future rather than the past, here’s just a potted history of where we’ve come from, to help you understand how we’ve gained the trust of thousands of clients to date.

From a handful of actors, with a vision to enhance experiential learning opportunities, RoleplayUK first focussed on the needs of the financial services industry. From those early days, back in 1994, we have grown from strength to strength, with a great deal of our new business coming from personal recommendations.

Today we’re very proud to be a leading provider of drama-led training, development and assessment to a wide cross section of sectors and businesses.

The people making it happen

James Larter

Managing Director

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James Larter

Managing Director

Jim has been leading RoleplayUK since 2002.  A firm believer in that you’re only as good as your last job, this philosophy drives the business to deliver beyond expectations time after time. Jim takes great pride in the fact that clients keep coming back to us year on year.  As a father of two sporty boys, a lot of time is spent on the rugby and football touchlines around the Midlands.  Jim enjoys cycling which was capped of a couple of years ago cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 9 days – he is still looking for his next challenge.

Felicity Hall

Director

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Felicity Hall

Director

Felicity dedicates her time at RoleplayUK to ensuring the business remains current and innovative.  Her strategic focus on the business, the sector, the learning environment, and on our products and services, combined with her experience in finance, recruitment and education give her a breadth of insight across organisational cultures and business functions. Felicity balances her busy working life with pottering in the garden and messing about on the river.

Beaula Arendt

Office Manager

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Beaula Arendt

Office Manager

Beaula joined the team in 2020 and soon transformed the set up at RPUK! Her bubbly, efficient approach ensures the Office runs like clockwork and Accounts like a well-oiled machine. She is currently studying for her AAT Level 4 in Accounting, and is as happy exploring the complexities of an Excel spreadsheet, as she is the countryside with Layla, her adorable cockapoo. Beaula also has a passion for photography, and successfully juggles her time between RPUK and her professional photography business. Free time is filled with family, friends, dogs and body combat … so beware!

Jacqui Adams

Projects and Client Services

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Jacqui Adams

Projects and Client Services

With a background in marketing and a predisposition to plan and organise, Jacqui is very well placed to co-ordinate RPUK’s wide range of projects, and provide all our clients with the level of service they have come to expect. Free time is largely dedicated to keeping fit, exploring new places, dining with friends and the odd G&T … but not always in that order!

Phil Allen

Organisational Psychologist

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Phil Allen

Organisational Psychologist

Client, turned trusted consultant, Phil is a highly valued member of the RoleplayUK team. Phil is also Client Director of our sister company, PRO, and brings with him a passion to ensure that personal practice, takes priority in all our development programmes. Away from work, Phil is kept very much on his toes by his twin boys and new pup!

Pushpinder Chani

Senior Associate

Pushpinder Chani

Senior Associate

From a solid acting base in TV, Film, Theatre and Radio, Push has been a stalwart member of the RPUK team since 2005. We rely on his high quality, consistent roleplay, as well as his insightful and considered feedback, when supporting in depth Leadership programmes. Push relates easily to each learner’s style nurturing positivity and ensuring they end their practice session with the appropriate skills and a confidence boost, to have ‘better conversations’. Away from the studio, theatre and workshops, Push takes in as much of the outdoors as possible whether on two wheels or just his two feet!

Georgia Clare

Senior Associate

Georgia Clare

Senior Associate

Georgia is a highly regarded roleplayer and coach with over twenty years’ experience. Her instinctive and flexible approach to help the participant get the most out of the session have led to her being much sought after by clients in a wide variety of sectors. Outside of work, Georgia monitors the bumblebee population as a volunteer for the Bumblebee Conservation, swims throughout the year in lakes, rivers and the sea, and writes stories, often curled up in front of the fire with her dog.

Abigail Hayes

Senior Associate

Abigail Hayes

Senior Associate

Abigail has over 20 years’ experience as a theatre practitioner and is a highly valued expert in practice-based learning. RoleplayUK regularly engage Abi for the design and facilitation of a wide range of interactive workshops, relying on her flair and enthusiasm to bring dynamism to each and every project. Abigail is also an experienced scriptwriter, forum director and practice coach, committed to helping every participant to maximise every learning opportunity. Away from the day job, Abi loves to squeeze in as much exercise as possible, around her busy Mum schedule!

Christopher Nabb

Senior Associate

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Christopher Nabb

Senior Associate

Christopher trained as an actor 20 years ago and soon after transferred these skills into the learning and development arena. Christopher has worked with some of the largest companies in the world helping them deliver culture, leadership and communication skills training with maximum effectiveness. Fascinated by people and their behaviours, Christopher is acutely aware of the impact of empowering people to discover their strengths and build on their areas of development and challenge. Away from work two young daughters keep Christopher busy and his credit card active.

Andrew Blair

Senior Associate

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Andrew Blair

Senior Associate

Andy worked with RolelpayUK as Creative Director for many years and is an expert at interpreting our clients’ learning objectives and transforming them into powerful and engaging training programmes. London West End, to Mumbai and Delhi, Andy has appeared, directed and written for British theatre before transferring his passion, energy and focus to developing individuals and supporting the organisations they work for.   He’s also a highly accomplished guitarist and is very content to spend time with his Lowden F25 … usually tuned to DADGAD. Don’t even ask!

Michael Hobbs

Senior Associate

Michael Hobbs

Senior Associate

An actor, academic and former BBC Presenter, Michael enjoys bringing out the best in people through enhancing their skills to lead, present, coach and communicate. When his head isn't in a book, you can find him on the west-end stage, eating a pizza or running the Thames tow-path.

Tim Scragg

Senior Associate

Tim Scragg

Senior Associate

Tim is a highly experienced trainer and coach; having devoted over 20 years of his career to Learning and Development, he's been a valuable asset to the RPUK team since the late 1990s. Tim specialises in Leadership and Management and Communication Skills courses, and like all our associates has a background as a professional actor. As a wildlife enthusiast, Tim has travelled all over the world in search of obscure creatures; he now lives with his family in the rather more tranquil setting of rural Buckinghamshire.

Meet the Actors

Paven

London

Christopher

Wellinborough

Nicole

Reading

Sandra

Belfast

Emma

Glasgow

Push

Birmingham

Matt

Manchester

John

Dublin

Syrus

London

Jim

London

Linda

Glasgow

Rina

Birmingham

Ruby

London

Sarah

Edinburgh

Imogen

Glasgow

Helen

London

Riz

London

Ben

Bristol

Ana

Madrid

Sangeeta

London

Gerard

Bristol

Georgia

Birmingham

Satnam

London

Emma

Manchester

Conrad

South West

Kate

London

Julie

London

Janette

Birmingham

Rob

London

Gemma

Manchester

Annette

Bristol

Jeff

Exeter

Geoff

Derby

Yvonne

London

Paul

Los Angeles

Mike

London

Alistair

London

Trevor

Oxford

Martin

London

Julie

Belfast

Lauren

London

Muireann

London

With over 500 professionally trained actors registered with us, we can match your requirements to find the best person to support your delivery, whenever you want them in the world.

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