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    Alastair Wilkins

    Managing Director

    I have been with Envisage in various roles since 1999. Initially joining the graphics department part time whilst at University studying sound engineering. I have gone on to complete Prince 2 and NEBOSH qualifications along with securing an MBA. Joining the Envisage board in 2005 I previously occupied positions of Operations Director and Commercial Director before my current role of Managing Director. When not work bound you will find me mostly family orientated. Three monsters keep you busy but I do still like to find time to go for a run or once in a blue moon even dust off the mountain bike.

    Rob Edwards

    Strategy Director

    With over 25 years experience and an estimated 1000 stands under my belt my expertise is invaluable in making your event a success. My early career was carved out as a project manager before heading up the sales function at Envisage. I have been a speaker at the AEO Exhibitor Masterclass and outside of work I am a keen musician.

    Lee Reynolds

    Events and Interiors Director

    I began my journey with Envisage way back in 2003, so I’ve seen first-hand how we’ve grown and developed over the years to where we proudly stand today. Starting out as a carpenter, honing my skills in both the workshop and on sites all over the globe I was able to gain that core knowledge of what we do as a business at an early stage, giving me the experience to move forwards in estimating, project management and now account management (some might say a bit of an allrounder!). One of the biggest rewards now is being able to pass this knowledge onto our amazing team so we can turn some of the most extraordinary briefs into reality, creating incredible experiences all over the world for some truly special people.

    Gemma Ankers

    Finance Director

    I joined Envisage in 2014 as a Management Accountant, I now have the role of our Finance Director after successfully completing my CIMA qualification in 2016. I love travelling and exploring new places and joined Envisage after spending a year solo travelling around Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Outside of work I love cooking up a storm in the kitchen and dancing in the rain at live music events.

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    Sam King

    Project Manager

    I joined Envisage in 2018 as a Project Manager after spending several years freelancing around the world after completing my BA (Hons) in Fashion. I have worked for a variety of industries within the events sector from Motorsport, to Pharmaceutical, Hospitality (Weddings, Birthdays, Product launches, Festivals etc) and Exhibitions – There isn’t much I haven’t done!

    Derek Berger

    Senior Estimator

    I joined Envisage as a Senior Estimator in January 2021 after an extensive career across many departments in the contract furniture industry, including production and purchasing. I am also a qualified Joiner and worked in the building trade for 10 years after leaving school. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, gardening, good food and wine and trying out new recipes. I like to keep fit, even when my wife drags me out for a run!

    John Stockwell

    Senior Project Manager

    I have worked within the Exhibitions, Events and Interiors field for nearly 15 years and gained experience on an International level working on projects up to £1million in value. Coming from a design background I have developed into project management and take great pride in my work to ensure successful delivery of all projects I am involved in. Outside of work I have a passion for golf, football and the great outdoors and thankfully my children have similar interests to these too.

    Lucy Poxon

    Project Coordinator

    Since graduating university in 2016 I have mostly worked in Professional Services and Hospitality helping plan and organise events. I have recently re-joined Envisage to further my career in Project Coordination, bringing along the organisational skills I have learnt in my previous roles. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my little puppy and visiting family and friends.

    Callum Bowyer

    Senior Project Manager

    I joined Envisage in 2021 as a Senior Project Manager. My background is the kitchen and joinery industry where I’ve spent most of my working life. I’ve worked in Designing, Sales, Business Development and Project Management all of which I’ve enjoyed! I’m a fully trained/qualified mental health first aider, something that is becoming more and more important, don’t be afraid to talk! In my free time I follow Stoke City FC as much as I can although most of my ‘free time’ is spent with my 4 wonderful children and wife! If I’m not playing with dolls and having my make up done by my daughters, I’m coaching my eldest son’s football team, changing my youngest son’s nappy or attempting DIY around the house for the wife. As a family we enjoy a walk at the weekend with the destination being a pub!

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    Paul Clifford

    Interiors & Commercial Furniture Manager

    I joined Envisage in March 2020, bringing 26 years’ experience working with bespoke joinery, banquette seating & furniture in the hospitality and workplace sectors. I enjoy a positive outlook on life and a good day for me involves helping something move forward – be that a client with a project or a fellow team member with a conundrum. Outside of work, when my two children allow, I enjoy cycling (on and off the road, preferably on the same ride!), playing squash and using as many saucepans as possible to make a meal!

    Hannah Whalley

    Account Manager

    I joined the Envisage team in 2017 as a business administrator, after returning from a trip around south-east Asia, visiting Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. I soon became a project coordinator later that year, whilst continuing my studies at Staffordshire University, completing a course in Operational Departmental Management. Having completed the course, I am now working as an Account Manager overseeing projects such as independent shop fit outs, events & exhibitions as well as bespoke furniture. I still love to travel, and in 2019 I took a trip to South America, spending Christmas climbing Machu Picchu and New Years Eve on Copacabana beach!

    Mike Manson

    Associate Account Manager

    Possessing over 40 years' experience working in the exhibition and event industry not many people have similar experience and enthusiasm. I have managed and delivered exhibition stands from shell schemes to large double decks throughout the UK and worldwide in Europe, USA, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, South America and South Africa. If you want your exhibition stand to be expertly managed from the initial consultation and budgeting through to design, build and project management then there are few people in our industry who can match my unwavering drive and exemplary client feedback record.

    Jason Parrish

    Business Manager

    I joined the team in February 2020 as an Estimator after 28 years in my previous profession and I am now looking forward to developing my skills in my new career! Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit and organising group walks with family and friends.

    Alexandra Vedo

    Ecommerce Manager

    I joined Envisage in 2015 as a business admin apprentice, I have since completed my AAT level 4 qualification which has enabled me to develop into my current accounts position. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and planning my next trip away, preferably to somewhere hot!

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    Richard Cotton

    Studio Manager

    I joined Envisage back in 2003 as a junior 3d designer, fresh from university having just gained a BA(Hons) in Industrial Design Innovation. Over the years I have grown & developed throughout all of Envisage’s changes, gaining a vast amount of experience & technical knowledge along the way. Now as studio manager I oversee both our team of creatives & inhouse graphics production studio. Here I get the opportunity to assist & influence the team & use my keen eye for detail….to the dismay of many at times. Outside of work I have a young family including three monkeys to keep me on my toes & whilst trailblazing on my mountain bike is now a distant memory, I still try to find time to dust off the road bike or running shoes to keep active.

    Helen Shaw

    Graphics Coordinator

    I have worked with Envisage since 2009 and I'm responsible for graphic and photography solutions within the team. In the past I've worked in a creative agency. Alongside running my own photography business I love spending time with family and friends. In my previous career I've been fortunate enough to have done a lot of travelling and hope to continue to do so.

    Mitchell Gracey

    Creative Lead

    Having experience working both in an agency and production based environment my current role as Creative Lead allows me work closely with the creative team on all aspects of design from proposals right through to marketing to help reinforce and strengthen the company brand & perception.

    Karen Beardmore

    Marketing Creative

    Having qualified with a B.A. in Interior Design, I started my career as a Retail designer. I joined Envisage as an Estimator in 2015 before moving to the Design and Graphics team and now Marketing Creative. Originally from England’s beautiful Lake District, I like to go back whenever I can to visit family and friends with my Husband and little pooch, usually dragging them up a mountain. When I’m not out walking I enjoy eating out at restaurants or making new things with my crafts in front of a good film.

    Daisy Emery

    Ecommerce Operations Coordinator/ Creative

    Having completed a degree in Fine Art at Lancaster University, Daisy became a studio assistant liaising with sculptors and casters, assisting with the production of sculptures. She then spent time travelling and teaching in Vietnam. Her spirit of adventure, eventually brought her to Stoke-on-Trent where she is now applying her creative talents in the Envisage studio. She assists both the 2D and 3D teams, working on everything from the printed graphics to the exhibition design concepts.

    Theo Morris

    Graphics Assistant

    I joined Envisage in 2021 as a trainee Graphics Assistant. With a background in creative fields such as Art & Design and Music Technology, I jumped at the opportunity to train in graphics and further my knowledge within a unique and exciting trade. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and friends, as well as making music, having a kickabout, and relaxing in front of the telly!

    Amelia Calvert

    Junior Designer

    After leaving the University of Lincoln with a B.A Honours in Design for Exhibition and Museums in 2021, I became Junior Designer here at Envisage. Working within the design team on all aspects of the design process, from initial ideas to a completed design. On my days off I enjoy going home to see my family and friends back home in Yorkshire, visiting art exhibitions and installations, travelling through France, and relaxing in front of the tv.

    Jack Johnson

    Graphics Manager

    Having graduated from Nottingham Trent in 2016 with a First in BA Product Design I have spent my time in various design roles in the UK and abroad. I spent my first few years designing and developing gym equipment and had the opportunity to produce work for some big names. I then found myself diversifying into the world of exhibitions as a designer where I again had the opportunity to express my creativity and create inspiring spaces for all manner of clients. I have wide range of experience spanning from 3D modelling and drafting to graphics and exhibition design. Feeling ready for my next challenge, I then came to Envisage in 2021 as the Graphics Manager. Having a lot of transferable skills and knowledge has enabled me to fit in and learn quickly. Outside of work I’m still design mad and love keeping busy with anything creative. Whether it be graphics, product, interiors, concepts design, I enjoy it all. I love attending design shows whenever I can as it keeps me in tune with the latest innovations. I am also a keen surfer and will grab any opportunity to hit the waves with my partner Tori and my rescued Greyhound Django.

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    Richard Bryant

    Production Manager

    I joined Envisage in 2021 as Production & Transport Manager. Following a career over 30 years, in the Automotive, Building, Print and creative sectors. I have a passion for continuous improvement and team mentorship. Outside of work you can usually find me enjoying quality time in my happy place at the top of The Roaches or some other peak, with my family and Dexter the dog by my side.

    John Freakley

    Joinery Supervisor

    I joined Envisage in 2012 with over 30 years previous supervisory experience in carpentry and finishing. I bring a wealth of knowledge and a meticulous attention to detail to the Envisage workshop. My qualifications include a City & Guilds in Carpentry and Joinery as well as NVQs in Business Management. Outside of work I enjoy woodworking and building model aircraft.

    Mark Edwards

    Technical Manager

    I have 30 years experience in the various joinery industries from cabinet making, boat building and restaurant fit out and now exhibition. The last 12 years of my career being in CAD/CAM, CNC operation and mangement.

    Ian Gregory

    Upholstery Manager

    I started as an Upholsterer at the age of 18 and over the years worked my way up to the roles in Upholstery Management, Estimating and Account Management. I've joined the team to help develop our upholstery department, and the wider business, through my knowledge gained from over 20 years in the interiors sector and customer focused experience as an Account Manager. I've worked on jobs such a Cafe Rouge, The Ivy & Cote Restaurant to name a few.

    Adam Keenan

    CNC & Wood Machinery Supervisor

    I joined Envisage is early 2021. I made the change from sheet metal production to Envisage when I was made redundant from a very successful local engineering company. All the skills I learnt during my 10years of mass engineering production I hope to use here. I have a keen eye for Quality, 5S and staff management. Outside of my work life, I have many interests. I can often be found playing and coaching hockey for my local team. My family are all keen golfers, so naturally I play. Although I have a handicap of 10 this still makes me the worst golfer in my family! When not playing sports, I can be found walking with my partner and our dog, up some hill, around a lake or some lovely long trail with a pub at the end for lunch!

    Brian Hurst

    Joinery Supervisor

    I work closely with the project managers and the workshop team, making the designers concepts become a reality. I spent five years as a production manager within a plastic fabrication business, before becoming a NAPIC qualified electrician with ten years experience. I started at Envisage in 2013 as the electrician before moving into my current role as Joinery Supervisor. I enjoy escaping to the Isle of Anglesey with my family in my spare time.

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    Aiden Ward

    Accounts Assistant

    I joined Envisage in 2021 after completing an accounts apprenticeship after finishing college, whereby I successfully completed AAT at Levels 3 & 4. This has allowed me to take the next step in my career and join Envisage in my current role. Outside of work you will find me on the football pitch playing for local teams on the weekend.

    Ezmie Morgan

    Office Administrator

    I have joined Envisage in 2021 as an Office Administrator, I have 18 months experience after completing a Level 2 NVQ in Customer Service as well as having a BTEC Level 1 in Business Administration. In my spare time I like to research on different myths and legends around the world, my favourite being Japanese myths and legends, I also want to travel to many different countries as well as learning about different cultures. When I’m not doing research, I like to write as well as watching anime and playing video games.

    Laura Barker

    Accounts Assistant

    I joined Envisage in Autumn 2021 after leaving my part time Office Manager role to seek a full-time career. I am married and have 2 sons, aged 11 and 14. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and doing fun activities with my kids. I often go to watch the Wales Rugby team in Cardiff which I love!!!

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