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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

    Account 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!

    Hannah Whalley

    Project 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 a Project 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!

    Sam Bagguley

    Estimator / Project Coordinator

    I joined the Envisage team in March 2018 as an Estimator / Project Coordinator having previously worked in finance for the private sector and a team leader in engineering / construction. Since completing my A-levels I have obtained further qualifications in both Design and Business Admin and am now completing a chartered management degree. In my free time I follow Stoke City FC, home & away and also enjoy the odd camping trip which often results in a long trek to a remote pub!

    Jason Parrish

    Estimator / Project Coordinator

    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.

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    Paul Clifford

    Business Unit 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!

    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.

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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


    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 and now work as an Exhibition Designer and Graphics Coordinator. 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

    Graphics Coordinator

    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.

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    Brian Hurst

    Production & Transport Manager

    I been told I grease the wheels of the Envisage operation and keep it moving smoothly and efficiently. Working closely with the project managers and the workshop team, I make the designers concepts a reality. I have 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 our electrician before taking the role of Head of Production. I enjoy escaping to the Isle of Anglesey with my family in my spare time.

    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.

    Dale Myatt

    Production Supervisor

    I returned in 2017 to oversee one of our joinery workshops and have spent a total of over 10 years at Envisage, both on site and as a bench joiner. My first spell at Envisage I got to travel a lot around Europe as an exhibition joiner working on a number of projects before starting a family. In the intervening years I worked for the renowned architectural joinery company – Atelier of Macclesfield where I handcrafted furnishings for the residential and leisure sector. I also qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Bench Joinery.

    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.

    Dan Hope

    Production Supervisor

    I started my apprenticeship for shop fitting companies and gained my NVQ 2 in joinery and a City & Guilds in Bench joinery. I was self employed for around 6 years but in-between I worked for Piper Boats, building boats which was an exciting role and very different. I've been at Envisage for approximately 6 years in total. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and playing golf.

    Karl Norcup

    Decorating and Finishing Supervisor

    I joined Envisage in 2016 as the paintshop supervisor and spent 15 years perfecting my paint finishing skills in the various industry sectors beforehand. I have painted items as diverse as trains and x-ray machines, in the Ukraine, Poland and Moldova. Perhaps the most unusual item I have sprayed is a nuclear transporter. As well as spending time with my family I coach a junior football team.

    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.

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    Sue Williamson

    Accounts Administrator

    I joined Envisage in October 1997 in the role of Accounts Administrator. i've seen the Company grow to what it is today completing amazing stands to customer needs. Outside of work you will find me attending many live music events, festivals and regular trips to the theatre and also enjoying as many holidays as i can fit in.

    Alexandra Vedo

    Accounts Assistant

    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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