Team

Our team of experienced professionals is made up of people with a varied background in disciplines of marketing, design and production. From design to delivery our cohesive team structure will collaborate with you at every stage to give you full visibility of your project, whenever you need it.

We collaborate with class leading partners; ranging from metal fabricators to game designers, from film makers to chefs, with relationships built up from 40 years in the industry.

Here are just some of the people that make up the team.

Directors

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.
Rob Edwards
Alastair Wilkins, Managing Director
Joining Envisage on the project team in 1999, Alastair has since risen to a company director through his hard work and passion for the events industry. Achieving qualifications including Prince 2 & MBA in Business Management, Al relishes a challenge. This can mean competing in a marathon or bringing back a historic building from the brink and calling it his family home. Look out for him on a future episode of Grand Designs!
Alastair Wilkins
Christopher Cotterill, Creative Director
Creative Director Chris has been a stalwart in the creative team at Envisage for over 15 years, since starting at the company as an Exhibition Designer. Although Chris has BSc (Hons) in Architecture, he is equally as interested in technology and engagement techniques as the structural form of a stand. He has a keen interest in photography and art, both visiting galleries and producing work for them.
Christopher Coterill
Mike Manson, Regional Director of Sales for Scotland and the North
With over 25 year’s of experience working within events and exhibition, few people can match Mike’s expertise and enthusiasm for our industry. With his roots in Aberdeen, Mike oversees operations in the North and has worked with some of the best-known brands in the world. Despite being from Scotland, Mike is a keen follower of football and can often be found enjoying games over the border.
Mike Manson
Gemma Ankers, Finance Director
After completing her AAT apprenticeship at UK Fuels, Gemma arrived at Envisage just under two years ago as Management Accountant and is now due to complete her CIMA qualification later this year. Gemma is also a lover of travel and seeing new places having spent a year travelling around the Asia, Australia, and New Zealand before joining Envisage.
Gemma Ankers
Lee Reynolds, Account Director
After entering the exhibition industry as a carpenter, Lee spent six years building and constructing bespoke projects worldwide. Following on from this, he worked for six years in project management forming knowledge of estimating, scheduling and logistics. In his current role of Senior Account Manager Lee has worked with some of the world’s best known brands and the UK’s leading agencies, and understands the power of event marketing and the correct formula needed to deliver a successful project.
Lee Reynolds
Gabriel Pranzini, Associate Director, Barcelona
Originally from Italy, Gabriel moved to Barcelona 16 years ago to study a Masters in Ephemeral Architecture at the UPC University, and moved into Stage and Interior Design. With a drive to explore new ways to exhibit, he founded Contemporanea Eventi S.L. 10 years ago and has since worked with major clients including Alcatel OneTouch. As CEO of Contemporanea Eventi S.L, he is responsible for co-ordinating commercial and project managers from the company base in Barcelona.
Gabriel Pranzini

Project team

Richard Bagguley, Senior Project Manager
Rich joined Envisage as a fresh faced apprentice joiner, and has since worked his way up through the ranks into his senior role. His logistical, audio-visual and project management knowledge gives him the skills to always deliver the project on time. Plus he can knock up a pretty decent dovetail if the need arises.
Richard Bagguley
Dan King, Project Manager
Dan joined Envisage 18 years ago as an apprentice decorator, and was a stalwart in the supervisory team until recently beginning his new role as Estimator. Aside from his extensive workshop and site experience providing him with the perfect background knowledge for estimating project costs, he also possesses a keen arsenal of 80’s wrestling knowledge and cites Ravishing Rick Rude as an inspiration.
Dan King
Justin Hume, Senior Estimator & Transport Manager  
Justin has worked as at Envisage for 4 years in the role of estimator and is also responsible for giving logistical support to the project team. 16 years spent working within the interior design and shop fitting industry in various roles has given Justin a strong grounding for the role. He holds a City and Guilds in CAD and a CPC in Transport Management.
Justin Hume
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.
Sam King
Hannah Whalley, Project Coordinator
Hannah has joined Envisage on an apprenticeship scheme, and will be working her way around six different departments over 18months. 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.
Hannah Whalley
Zoe Froome, Associate Project Manager
With over 10 years’ experience of managing and producing exhibitions and live events worldwide, Zoe has recently joined our management team. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, project management and operational processes, her role is key to ensuring that we consistently deliver the best quality experiences to all our clients.
Zoe Froome
Charles Francia, Associate Project Manager, Dubai
Charles has been involved in managing civil works and construction for nearly 20 years. He began his career in live events and exhibitions in 2008 when he moved to Dubai, where he has uncovered a passion for the industry. An adept Project Manager with a strong track record, Charles also loves visiting new places and meeting new people.
Charles Francia

Account managers

Nick Shaw, Account Manager
With a degree in Graphic Design, Nick cut his teeth in a respected advertising agency before joining Envisage as Head of Graphics. His creative input is now bestowed in his role as an account handler. Affectionately known as the bookworm, he can be found on the local golf course if his head isn’t in a fantasy novel.
Nick Shaw
Rami Serdaneh, Associate Operations Manager, Dubai
Rami has worked in the events industry since 1997, and has varied experience in Sales and Project Management roles. In his current role of Associate Operations Manager, he is responsible for the strategic running of operations in Dubai.
Rami Serdaneh

Design team

Richard Cotton, Design 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’s involved in stand construction and materials as well as an incredible eye for detail. Outside the studio, he can be found trailblazing on his mountain bike.
Rich Cotton
Karen Lappin, Designer
Having qualified with a BA (Hons) in Interior Design, Karen started her career as a retail designer. She joined Envisage in 2015 and now works as an Exhibition Designer. A native of England’s beautiful Lake District, Karen is an honorary Stokie, and when not in the studio she enjoys the great outdoors.
Karen Lappin
Mitchell Gracey, Designer
Mitchell joined Envisage in 2016 after graduating from Staffordshire University with a B.A. (Hons) in Advertising and Brand Management. He spent time on placements as an art director in various advertising agencies across the country. Mitchell is now a designer here at Envisage, applying his passion for branding and 3D design to exhibitions and events.
Mitchell Gracey
Daisy Emery, Designer
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.
Daisy Emery
Calum Colton, Graphics & Marketing Manager
Previous experience as a Junior graphic designer position at Zooom advertising agency, working with range of different live clients across Europe; predominately within photography and sports sectors.
Helen Shaw, Graphic Designer
Helen has worked with Envisage since 2009 and is responsible for graphic and photography solutions within the team. In the past she worked in a creative agency. She has a BSc in Photography and also has her own photography business.
Helen Shaw

Workshop

Brian Hurst, Head of Production
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.
Brian Hurst
Dale Myatt, Joinery Workshop Supervisor
We welcomed Dale’s return in 2017 to oversee one of our joinery workshops. He has spent a total of over 10 years at Envisage, both on site and as a bench joiner. His first spell at Envisage saw him travelling around Europe as an exhibition joiner working on a number of before starting a family. In the intervening years Dale worked for the renowned architectural joinery company – Atelier of Macclesfield where he handcrafted furnishings for the residential and leisure sector. He is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Bench Joinery.
Dale Myatt
John Freakley, Joinery Workshop Supervisor
John joined us in 2012 with over 30 years previous supervisory experience in carpentry and finishing. Operating under the motto “failure is not an option”, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a meticulous attention to detail to the Envisage workshop. His qualifications include a City & Guilds in Carpentry and Joinery as well as NVQs in Business Management. He enjoys woodworking and building model aircraft in his spare time.
John Freakley
Karl Norcup, Paint Shop Supervisor
With over 14 years of experience and NVQs in Paint Spraying, Karl has worked on the bespoke spraying of trains and HGV trailers to X-Ray machines and MOD property. As Paint Shop supervisor at Envisage, he oversees the operations of the painters and decorating team to ensure that items are finished to the highest standard and liaise with other departments. As well as the paint shop, Karl also manages junior football team Westlands FC and enjoys spending time with his family and dogs.
Karl Norcup
Damian Brocklehurst, CAD/ CAM Production Supervisor
Damian is a dab hand in the use of CNC technology as well as traditional handcrafting skills to realise the designs that our studio and clients throw at him. If he isn’t feeding the CNC routers with CAD data, he can normally be found whittling away to create a fantastic scale model or display of some kind. His knowledge was founded from studying a BA (Hons) Degree in 3D Design, before designing and exhibiting his own range of interior lighting. This was followed by work in his father’s joinery and construction business before he joined Envisage. Outside of work he enjoys restoring and maintaining classic Volkswagens, which he shows at events around the country.
Damian Brocklehurst
Chris Jarvis, Warehouse Manager
Chris has the important job of knowing where everything is and where it needs to go. With over 150 projects a year all around the globe, this no easy task. His diverse background includes working as a warehouse manager for Go Outdoors, playing football for Stoke City at junior level, playing in a rock band and being a pub manager for 2 yr. He has also worked as a chef in an Italian restaurant which equips him with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and knock up a mean spaghetti bolognaise.
Chris Jarvis

Support Team

Gail Hammond, Events Consultant
With a background predominantly in Sales and Marketing, Gail also has qualifications in Interior Design and used to own an interiors shop. Having worked at Envisage for nearly four years, Gail’s industry backgrounds give her the perfect tools to understand your event requirements. Continuing her passion for interior design in her own home, Gail enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends as well as travelling.
Gail Hammond
Sue Williamson, Accounts Administrator
Having overseen Envisage’s 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 eyeing up her next music festival or theatre visit.
Sue Williamson
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 is currently playing project manager renovating it. Alexandra enjoys travelling in her spare time and has family in America & Norway who she regularly visits.
Alexandra Vedo