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
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 Account Director 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

Projects 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

Design Team

 

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’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.

Richard 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
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
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

Calum Colton

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
Benjamin Johnson, CAD/CAM Production
Benjamin Johnson
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

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