Meet The Team!

Ever wondered who the team are behind Big Bobble Hats? Well wonder no more! 

Name: Ian Hockey

Position Co-Founder

Location: Glasgow, UK

Favourite Hat: All of them but probably the UCI Rainbow Stripes!

Fun Fact: I know all the words to all the episodes of Blackadder.  I have also been known to be a part-time Wedding Singer!

Ian loves walking his dogs, training hard for silly long distance triathlons and cycling trips. He loves the mountains, Skiing and anything in the great outdoors!


Name: Tamara Hockey

Position: Co-Founder

Location: Glasgow, UK

Favourite Hat: Angry Barcode

Fun Fact: I love doing handstands and handstand push-ups 

Tamara designed the first ever BBH! She loves working on new designs and ideas for the business. Her interests include CrossFit, hiking, yoga and walking our dogs. 

Name:  Ryan Tallent

Position: Events & Operations Manager 

Location: Leeds, UK

Favourite Hat: Super Trouper 

Fun Fact: Ryan once appeared on a fashion TV show back in the 80s since then his modelling career has gone backwards.

Ryan loves meeting new people and visiting new places, He loves the gym, football, cycling, walking and …… drinking wine oh and fish finger sandwiches. 

Name: Gemma Shilling

Position: Marketing and Communications Manager

Location: Braintree, UK

Favourite Hat: Navy Cable Knit!

Fun Fact: Lived in New Zealand for 6 months and had her 1st Birthday out there!

Gemma loves yoga, baking, walking her dogs and travelling! You may also notice she loves a good stripe!


Name: Simon West

Position: Event Team

Location: Banbury, UK

Favourite Hat: Peas and Carrots

Fun fact: Simon still has 2 baby teeth that haven't fallen out. He has never been seen without 2 drinks!

Simon loves hockey, skiing and going on adventures with his family Lisa, Maggie, Alastair and dog Ziva.

Name: Richard Goddard

Position: Events Team

Location: Holmfirth, UK

Favourite Hat: Rainbow Warrior

Fun Fact: Richard got the nickname Rodders from back in late 2008 while selling Audi cars he smashed the record one weekend. This time next year we will be millionaires 💰

Richard loves all things outdoors, meeting and interacting with new people, days out walking, mountain biking, Holidays in Greece and his favourite food is Italian

Name: David Riley

Position: Events Team

Location: Yorkshire, UK

Favourite Hat: IAM

Fun Fact: In a couple of months time trying to break the World record for 6hr and 12hr plus British record in one attempt for the furthest run on a treadmill 

Self Obsessed with Life and the great outdoors, lover of the mountains and endless trails. I spend most of my time running in the mountains, climbing, walking and enjoying the natural world we live in



Name: Derry French

Position: Events Team

Location: Chesterfield, UK

Favourite Hat: Fiery Lagoon

Fun Fact: Derry once got mistaken for Daniel Bedingfield (Google him kids) and got into a nightclub VIP area in Nottingham. He was in there for 3 hours before someone who clearly didn’t need glasses realised and asked him to leave. 

Derry enjoys meeting new people and having a laugh and being out and about in the Peak District. He loves biking (Mountain Biking and Road) recently started swimming lessons and is hopeful to complete Triathlons without drowning (unlike 2018) also enjoys walking with the family and dog …… oh and if you see him out always has a jäger bomb in his hand! 

Name: Bonny Sargeaunt

Position: Events Team

Location: New Forest , UK

Favourite Hat: Silver Surfer

Fun Fact: Had a sailing award for having the most fun named after her when she was young.

Bonny enjoys being outdoors, riding her bikes, sailing, going on bike adventures with her mates & hopefully ending up where they had planned! Oh and she loves cider & sunshine!

Name: Sophie McLaren

Position: Events Team

Location: Norfolk, UK

Favourite Hat: Rhubarb & Mustard

Fun Fact: My nickname is Bobble - for all the bobble hats that I wear!

Sophie is a total running nerd, party animal and festival goer! More often than not, she will be the one on the start line hungover! She lives on a farm and loves going away in her camper with her dog!