Justin Kelly and Robin Mays started working together in 1992 are the team behind Templeton. They are highly experienced event organisers with 25 years in bespoke event management. 

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly was born in Ireland and studied mechanical engineering and automotive electronics at ANCO College and Regional College in Waterford City. He worked in his father's automotive and agricultural supply company. In 1987 Justin moved to London and trained as a manager at Wilding Office Equipment Company where he worked in a number of different departments including London retail sales and very quickly became one of the top London salesmen. In 1992 Justin met Robin at a hospitality company where they were both managing their own sales teams. They were dissatisfied with the quality of service on offer in their industry and decided to start Templeton Events in 1994.

Justin has a love of cars, cycling, philosophy, theatre and cultural events in London and he's a keen archer. Good food and service is something he has enjoyed all his life and it's fundamental to the Templeton culture and his personal life, that his customers eat well and are looked after properly.

Robin Mays

Robin Mays was born and raised in London, and attended university in London and then in Leicester. He was a supply teacher in inner London for two years before working in financial services for a further six. Having decided that this was far too exciting, he spent a season as a ski resort rep running five chalets in La Plagne, before returning to London where he met Justin.

As a younger adult Robin played rugby, hockey, tennis and cricket, and now plays electric guitar in an unpopular beat combo, along with his wife is an advanced scuba diver, and has taken up beekeeping. He speaks passable Russian, and enjoys travelling, and meeting and learning from people of different cultures.

An early start for Justin in Japan...

A long night and early start for Justin in Japan managing the effects of Typhoon Hagibis during the Rugby World Cup whilst Robin, in London with our drivers figuring out how to get our guests from our preferred hotel on Park Lane to the theatre during an extinction rebellion protest when London traffic was almost at a standstill. Happy to report that both events went very well in spite of the England v France match being cancelled in Japan. Fair dues to the Canadian rugby team who employed shovels to help local residents remove mud from their driveways and clean up a house that was flooded as a result of the heavy rain. Our thoughts are with the seventy-four people who perished in the worst storm in sixty years to hit Japan.