Matthew and Gayle Roberts relocated to Nice in June 2006. She was a solicitor and Matthew a QA officer in a pharmaceutical company. They are both from the North of England and are in their early thirties. They decided to relocate for the usual reasons of wanting to escape the rat race, enjoy a better quality of life, and see sunnier skies and have no regrets about the move to the Cote d'Azur. They set up Nice Pebbles Ltd in late 2006 and then, based upon the strength of the business, expanded to Riviera Pebbles a year later.
They now live in Cros de Cagnes. When not working (a rare occasion) they enjoy cycling along the fabulous new cycle path between Cagnes and Nice, discovering new restaurants and taking their speed boat out on the Mediterranean Sea.