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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 his belt, Rob’s expertise is invaluable in making your event a success. His early career was carved out as a project manager before heading up the sales function at Envisage. Rob has been a speaker at the AEO Exhibitor Masterclass and outside of work, he is 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

    Sam recently joined Envisage, bringing with her 14 years of experience in events. She started freelancing at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham during her university days, primarily involved in fashion and automotive events. Following this her career took her to Australia for 4 years, where she worked on various projects such as the Australian Open, festivals and other celebrations. She then returned to the UK delivering brand experiences for Honda, Jaguar Land Rover as well as involvement in Moto GP and the pharma industry. Despite a busy schedule, she makes time for the gym and to go and watch live sports such as football and rugby. To wind down she enjoys painting in acrylics and watercolours. She has a BA (Hons) in Fashion and an Advanced Diploma in Event Management.

    Hannah Whalley

    Project Manager

    Hannah has joined Envisage on an apprenticeship scheme, and will be working her way around six different departments over 18 months. Hannah's background and experience is made up of various roles within the wedding industry. She achieved her A-Levels in 2016, studying English Language, Media Studies and Philosophy. Hannah is passionate about travelling and went on to travel around South-East Asia after her studies.

    Sam Bagguley

    Estimator / Project Coordinator

    Sam 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 his A-levels he has obtained further qualifications in both Design and Business Admin and is now completing a chartered management degree. In his free time he follows Stoke City FC, home & away and also enjoys 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 25 year’s of experience working within events and exhibitions, few people can match Mike’s expertise and enthusiasm for our industry. From his roots in Aberdeen, Mike has overseen projects all over the UK and worldwide in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Brazil, Russia and the USA. With an unwavering drive and exemplary client feedback record, Mike will ensure the expert management of your project from initial consultation and budgeting through to design, build and aftercare.

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    Richard Cotton

    Studio Manager

    Richard began his career at Envisage after gaining BA (Hons) Industrial Design Innovation as a graphic designer, and now has over 10 year’s worth of experience at the company as an exhibition designer. Richard has a great technical knowledge of what is involved in stand construction and materials and an incredible eye for detail. Outside the studio, he can be found trailblazing on his mountain bike.

    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

    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 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

    Brian greases the wheels of the Envisage operation and keeps it moving smoothly and efficiently. Working closely with the project managers and the workshop team, he makes the designers concepts a reality. He spent five years as a production manager within a plastic fabrication business, before becoming a NAPIC qualified electrician with ten years experience. He started at Envisage in 2013 as our electrician before taking the role of Head of Production. He enjoys escaping to the Isle of Anglesey with his family in his spare time.

    Mark Edwards

    Technical Manager

    I have 30 years experince in the various joiney industries from cabinet making, boat building and restaurant fitout and now exhibtion. The last 12 years of my career being in CAD/CAM, CNC operation and mangement.

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    Sue Williamson

    Accounts Administrator

    Having overseen Envisage accounts for the last 19 years, Sue’s invaluable company knowledge is crucial to the maintenance of company accounts administration. A huge fan of live music and bands, outside of work she is always eying up her next music festival or theatre visit.

    Alexandra Vedo

    Accounts Assistant

    Alexandra joined Envisage in June 2016 after working at Topshop as a Deputy Brand Manager. Alexandra was looking for a career in Finance and is currently studying AAT Level 3 at college alongside her Accounts Assistant position here at Envisage. She has recently brought a house and currently playing project manager renovating it. Alexand enjoys travelling in her spare time and her family in America & Norway who she regular visits.

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