Rob began his media career at just 18 years old, as a DJ on pirate radio in Manchester. At a time before podcasts and live streaming, this gave him unrivalled experience in the pitfalls and
His radio work overlapped with his studies for a diploma in sound engineering and production and then with his first paid job in the music industry, as the in-house soundman at the world-renowned cultural epicenter, Manchester nightclub and concert venue, Fac51 The Hacienda.
Following the closure of the Hacienda in July 1997, Rob moved to London. There he worked at NBC Europe as a trainee transmission controller, also covering shifts in master control.
The following year, Rob sidestepped into NBC’s sister channel, business news broadcaster CNBC. There he quickly rose through the ranks from transmission through gallery operations before, in 2000, becoming CNBC’s youngest ever studio director.
In 2003, Rob took a year-long sabbatical during which he travelled throughout South East Asia, also living briefly in Australia and Stockholm.
Upon his return to the UK he rejoined CNBC on a freelance basis, enabling him to simultenously pursue career opportunities outside television including photography, graphic design and business.
He continued directing at CNBC until 2012, by which time he had amassed well in excess of 10,000 hours of live broadcast experience.
A year later, in January 2013, Rob incorporated Reedsmore Ltd.