Known off-screen as Richard Elmer. Taking the blame for this outrageous idea and giving everyone on screen names. Richard is our own UK adopted (saved?!) Aussie Galah…
While setting up an event at Madam Tussauds, he politely asked a gentleman (3 times!!) if he could step aside so he could bring some ice through. The gentleman never moved … turned out to be a wax figure of Sean Connery! Ha, red faced Richard quickly scuttled off with onlookers laughing loudly (he is banned from set ups now).
Off-screen he only answers to Trudy as well (but we call him Philip Hughes, shhh, don’t tell him we told you!) Philip was responsible for setting up Icebox in 1993 and is known around the world as Tom Cruise’s nemesis in Top Gun (The Ice Man) and always keeps us ahead of the ice game
He once nearly fell into the Thames unloading an ice sculpture out of a truck after an event, naughty (we don’t do that anymore – neither does he!)
From an ice bagger back in ?? to Commercial Director in 2016, Greg just can’t stay away from us! Describing himself as an ice cube geek, he can talk for literally hours about frozen water, even throwing in a few chemical formulas here and there!
He has sold ice to Eskimos … no joke!
Paris Finch and Rachel Durbin
Our sales Ice Queens currently answer to the names Paris and Rachel but they are just as happy for you to call them by their screen names. These girls have seen every type of enquiry, especially our Queen Lugiest who often has to save her lugy phone calls until after the watershed … if you’re introducing yourself as Tessie Tanglewood I guess you have to!
If you melted down all the thousands of ice sculptures that these girls have sold and makes a cup of tea from the water, you could make 4,662, 401 cups.
Angela Gough and Neccy Durrand.
Susie and Rocky, sorry Angela and Neccy (it’s just too good….) have the task of keeping it all running smoothly, making sure the beans (sorry…ice) are all accounted for. Please don’t let their stage names fool you, we promise that when they’re in the office they are the most hardworking, sensible pair you’ll ever meet – when they’re out of the office …. Well, we’ll let you judge!
Neccy’s laugh goes beyond 130 decibels, that’s louder than Csaba’s chain saw!
When we design it and carve it for you, this guy makes sure it gets to you … in one piece. If Freddie Tudor AKA Piotr Korotkiewicz (we just call him Peter) is not on form, it may not happen. Luckily we’ve genetically programmed him to be on form every day of the year (well we let him have Christmas off … sometimes) and he is the expert in making it happen – no matter what.
Piotr is a bit of a chef and comes in every morinng with a freshly baked cake for us all. Actually that’s not true but when he reads this he’ll have to as everything on this page is true.
We only let them out for deliveries and set ups. We keep them locked in the freezers at -24 degrees (even on days off), these guys live for ice! Well renowned as the best looking, fittest and friendliest crew in the events industry. Wanna meet these Gods? Please and order!
Where to start…
Krisztian Pogany and Csaba Vass are the ‘real’ Ice Men of the Icebox! Krisztian and Csaba are the ice cogs in the crazy Icebox ‘making it happen’ world. These guys create amazing ice sculptures, whether designing and producing small table centre logos, fantasy creatures or 8 tonne full size ice houses in Germany, they know no limits.
Unknown fact about them: Csaba is actually 84 and Krisztian is 103, but as they have been working in the freezer at -7 degrees for so long, they are now both benefitting from being cryogenically frozen in time.