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About Us

“To provide entertainment solutions and ideas that exceed expectations…”


Anne Barrett

Managing Director of MBM

Anne has over 30 years’ experience as an entertainment consultant and is very much involved in the day to day management of the MBM office. Obsessed with the continuous improvement in getting successful results for her customers, venues and events, she is well known for her no nonsense and practical approach in anticipating her clients’ needs. Anne enjoys nothing more than creating exciting entertainment programmes using her keen eye for flair and imagination. Anne believes that the power of trust, great service and maintaining strong relationships is at the heart of her leadership and the success of MBM. She is a keen traveller, loves entertaining for family and friends and enjoys long walks with her 3 dogs.

Phil Barrett

Founder of MBM

Former multi-awarded record-producer (Scandinavia) Phil started MBM on his return to the UK after living in Denmark for 14 years. A consummate musician, Phil still works as a performing artiste and session musician. He was awarded Mensa Businessman of the year in 1986 and is former vice-president of the The Entertainment Agents’ Association in the UK. As an artiste himself, Phil thoroughly understands the importance, the psyche, and the wants & needs of working artistes on MBM’s books. Due to illness, Phil no longer works in the MBM office, but his 50+ years of knowledge and experience in the business is always available.

Janine Yarker

Office Manager of MBM

Janine is very much the anchor of MBM’s booking department and has excellent skills in customer service and communication. Her ability to delight customers with fabulous entertainment suggestions knows no bounds ! She will always go the extra mile to anticipate clients’ needs and provide brilliant solutions as much behind the scenes in managing, designing, creating and coordinating programmes, as in front of clients. With many years of experience in show production she uses her extensive show business knowledge to get the very best entertainment for customers and clients. She also has a wicked sense of humour so be very glad if you’re on her contact list! Janine loves socialising, watching live concerts and musicals and long walks with her Puggle dog Roland.


The steps MBM has taken to become one of the UK's best entertainment agencies!


1992 - MBM starts booking

Without an office, Phil starts to book more than just his own band (TFB) into a number of venues. It’s music-only – a few bands and a few pubs, but it’s a start.

1994 - MBM office

The one-tiny-room on the top floor moves to two proper offices on the ground floor at International House on Drake St., Rochdale. Anne and Phil are in business for real.

2001 - MBM moves house

Anne & Phil move from Calliards Farm to Healey Dell Nature Reserve and start converting part of the old military buildings into offices. It’s hard work… but the business is growing…

2014 - MBM goes Mobile

July/August sees the launch of our all-new website which has been developed to be 100% mobile-friendly. A functional MBM app is also in the planning…

2019 - MBM Office Refurb

The beginning of 2019 sees our offices being completely refurbed. New phone system, computers, new furniture, new paint job and new chairs... Looking good!

2020 - MBM gets a facelift

The beginning of 2020 sees us really look to utilise the digital world to reach new heights - and have launched a newer website and digital marketing campaign. Watch this space!