Meet The Team

Work With Our Team

Paul Barber

MD/Appointed Person

Paul started Rapid Response Solutions Ltd in 2000 having gained many year’s experience working for other similar businesses. The opportunity arose to start up on his own filling a gap in the market at the time. He has continued to move the business forward by seeing the opportunities available, quality personnel and by taking on complex projects gaining a strong reputation within the lifting community. He is a ''can do'' person who would not ask someone else to do something he either couldn’t or hadn’t done before. He holds a HGV licence himself so understands the transport side of the business and can be seen driving the various vehicles on occasions. Having already gained his own NVQ he is now qualified as an assessor.

Derek Pickett

Operations Manager

Derek joined RRS in 2012 after previous roles in the Facilities Management sector and various Accountancy positions. Derek oversees the smooth running of all the operational departments due to his strong background in Project Management and Accountancy which spans over 10 years. Derek manages all the operational departments at Rapid Response Solutions and works closely with Paul and the Accounts department regarding company strategy and policy. He also works closely within the business development and sales department alongside Stuart.

Stuart Trinder

Sales & Distribution Manager

Stuart joined Rapid Response Solutions in early 2015 after previous positions in Law, Insurance and Financial services. He is primarily responsible for management of the Sales & Distribution team at Rapid Response Solutions, which encompasses the LOLER test & inspection team, NVQ operations, sales & hire of lifting equipment including the new Hydra-Slide product range and the Containex container and modular building services. Stuart also works closely with Paul Barber and Derek Pickett with the Rapid Response Solutions Corporate Business partnerships.

Roger Wheeler

Midlands Sales

Roger has an extensive engineering background and worked within the crane industry for many years before joining Rapid Response Solutions Ltd in 2002. He is responsible for promoting the business from our Birmingham Office and predominantly deals with developing contract lifting business. Roger works part time and whilst not working he can usually be found on the golf course.

Chris Livesey

Surveyor/ Appointed person

Neil Craig

Surveyor/ Appointed person


Geoffrey Williams



Al Maher

Appointed person / Surveyor


Tony Griffiths

NVQ Assessor / Appointed person


Paul Henry

Senior Inspection Engineer


David Sullivan

Inspection Engineer / Slinger/Banksman