Dave Roberts LRPS - Founder and Managing Director
Dave has spent his lifetime working on or around the sea. From early days spent navigating the waters of Morecambe Bay with his father in his converted ship's lifeboat, to the present day where he operates a successful business - AlyKat Charters and Images Ltd- which is predominantly centred around his charter boat "AlyKat" ( named after daughters Aly and Katie) . Dave operates from his home town of Minehead on the south coast of the Bristol Channel from which he organises both photographic and angling charters around the Somerset, Devon and Welsh coastlines.
His passion for the sea and all that lives within is a strong now as it was in his childhood and is matched by his passion for photography- particularly wildlife and he is also a contributor to both local and overseas websites and documentaries. In 2018 he consolidated his skills by achieving a Licentiate Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society .
His other interests include angling journalism and he has not only been a consistent contributor to the top glossy Angling and Wildlife magazines of the time but is proud to have owned and run the iconic 'free' newspaper Sea Angling News for over 5 years, turning it from a loss making hobby into the successful and popular enterprise that it is today. To date, he still acts as a Consultant for the current owners and contributes to its content on a regular basis.
Liz Roberts - Marketing Director
Liz is proud to have achieved a highly successful career within the Pharmaceutical industry spanning over 30 years , the last 10 of which were in 1st line management culminating in heading up the fastest growing Business Unit within the Company. Her success was due to bringing innovative ideas to an otherwise flat market place and her ability to engage with customers and partner organisations at all levels.
Throughout her career, Liz has been actively involved in developing a range of marketing and educational materials aimed at a diverse audience. This required working with external marketing agencies plus national and international Key Opinion Leaders and subject experts in-order to to bring the projects to completion. She has also organised numerous multidisciplinary events including conferences, workshops and smaller training events and frequently presented her own training or promotional materials at many of them.
Despite working in such a challenging arena Liz has always shared her husband's great love for nature and wildlife and has decided that the time has come to create an environment whereby she is able to combine this passion with her sales and marketing skills and has taken up the position of Marketing Director for AlyKat Charters and Images Ltd.