Marc Aston

Director of Strategic Accounts

Marc Aston

Director of Strategic Accounts

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Marc Aston

Marc has been working in the real estate industry for 14 years with a mix of operational facilities management, change management and business development experience both in the UK and internationally.

During his career, Marc has worked with global customers to ensure consistency across their real estate portfolios, aligning workplace strategies to product and space solutions, sharing innovation and research to keep his clients at the forefront of workplace trends.

During a six-year tenure at Steelcase, Marc led some of the largest and most complex global client relationships and delivered projects across the globe. Marc is now responsible for leading IE's Strategic Accounts team, using his global experience and expertise to support our UK clients.

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Rachel Brown

Senior Designer

Rachel Brown

Senior Designer

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Rachel Brown

Rachel has more than 21 years’ experience as an interior and workplace designer providing her with the technical skills and creative vision to develop and analyse workplace interiors.

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John Carey

Head of Services

John Carey

Head of Services

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John Carey

John joined IE in April 2022 and brings over 15 years of extensive experience in the relocation industry, having worked with major players in the removal sector.

With a focus on office moves, furniture removals and changes, John is responsible for managing our workplace services business which is dedicated to advising clients on how to reuse, move or extract value from their existing assets.

His expertise spans commercial, domestic, FF&E, fine art, heavy haulage, recycling clearances, storage, UK and international project management. 

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Darren Congdon

Senior Designer

Darren Congdon

Senior Designer

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Darren Congdon

Darren has over 11 years’ experience in commercial interior and workplace design in which time he has worked on many award-winning projects.

His strong design skills and furniture knowledge help him to create inspiring workplaces for our clients.

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Nuno Correia

Senior Workplace Designer

Nuno Correia

Senior Workplace Designer

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Nuno Correia

Nuno has over 14 years’ workplace design experience in the UK and abroad.

Equipped with a range of experience in the design field, a strong technical knowledge and communication design skills, Nuno is able to understand client needs and propose creative tailored solutions that make each project unique.

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Alan Fawzy

Chief Operating Officer

Alan Fawzy

Chief Operating Officer

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Alan Fawzy

Alan is our Chief Operating Officer, heading up the Finance Department with a remit that also covers IT and HR. Alan also leads on key company-wide initiatives that are critical to our growth, including our ESG program.

Alan has extensive experience in Engineering & Construction, Services, and Logistics for Listed, Privately Owned and PE-backed companies. Alan has held several senior finance positions during his career and more recently has joined us from GEFCO, a world leader in supply chain and freight forwarding, where he held the position of CFO for its UK activities. 

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Richard Francesconi

Project Manager

Richard Francesconi

Project Manager

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Richard Francesconi Richard has more than 17 years' experience as a project manager in the furniture industry and has a proven track record in the successful delivery of major, complex projects that have large numbers of suppliers that require close coordination.

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Neil Hallam

Group Sales Director

Neil Hallam

Group Sales Director

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Neil Hallam

Neil has over over 20 years in the design and furniture Industry and leads our sales team in looking after our clients.

He has considerable experience in consulting with both domestic and global companies and works closely with customers to guide them through the most complex aspects of any capital project, focusing on the application of insights to leverage space to achieve their business goals.

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Claire Halvorsen

Strategic Accounts Manager

Claire Halvorsen

Strategic Accounts Manager

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Claire Halvorsen

Claire has over 15 years experience in the commercial interiors industry. Having worked in North America and across Europe, with start ups, SME’s and Global Corporations, her breadth of experience means she is well placed to partner on our clients' projects whatever their size or complexity.

She is passionate about sustainability and understanding the latest in workplace research to help our clients deliver innovative projects that meet their business needs.

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Klavs Henriksen

Sustainability and Compliance Manager

Klavs Henriksen

Sustainability and Compliance Manager

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Klavs Henriksen

Klavs joined the IE team in May 2022 and is a dedicated Sustainability and Compliance Manager from Denmark, specialising in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) strategy and compliance management.

With a deep commitment to sustainable practices, he strives to implement impactful initiatives that align with our corporate objectives and sustainability goals.

Outside of work, he finds joy in kayaking, embracing the beauty of nature, and is an active Scout leader, fostering leadership skills and environmental stewardship in the younger generation.

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Brian Johnston

Operations Director

Brian Johnston

Operations Director

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Brian Johnston

Brian is responsible for all aspects of IE’s customer service, project management, quality and logistics performance.

Brian has 25 years’ experience in the furniture industry, running manufacturing, logistics and quality operations at Steelcase, and for the past 5 years at IE.

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Matt Karolczak

Strategic Account Manager

Matt Karolczak

Strategic Account Manager

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Matt Karolczak

Matt has over 16 years’ experience in the industry working with a wide range of professionals involved in Commercial Interiors.

His journey started working for a renowned textile design house before moving on to work for global furniture makers and various high-end furniture dealerships.

Matt has a real focus on providing exceptional customer service and on gaining a deep understanding of his client's needs. And with Matt's meticulous approach to project management, you'll be in safe hands!

Matt is hugely passionate about design and workplace insights and will always try to be ahead of the curve within the ever-changing workplace environment.

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Roanna Kenward

Head of Customer Services and Commercial Manager

Roanna Kenward

Head of Customer Services and Commercial Manager

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Roanna Kenward

Roanna has worked with Insightful Environments for over 20 years now.

She leads our ten-person customer services team making sure our clients are happy and that quotes and orders are processed efficiently and accurately.

Her knowledge and experience of commercial furniture is second to none.

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Stuart McCulloch

Project Manager

Stuart McCulloch

Project Manager

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Stuart McCulloch Stuart has more than 13 years' experience in managing complex furniture, moves and relocation projects, ensuring services are delivered on time, on budget and with minimal disruption to your business.

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Melissa McInnes

Client Liaison Manager

Melissa McInnes

Client Liaison Manager

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Melissa McInnes Working in the furniture industry for over 25 years, Melissa has transitioned from being manager of our customer services team in Leeds becoming client liaison manager for one of our largest accounts, providing dedicated day-to-day support for complex multi-site projects.

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Gillian Miall

Strategic Account Manager

Gillian Miall

Strategic Account Manager

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Gillian Miall

Gillian has more than 30 years' experience working within the systems furniture industry. Starting in customer services with Steelcase at the beginning of her career, she moved into project management before becoming an Account Manager.

Her breadth of experience and wealth of knowledge gives her the capability to run large, complex projects for IE. She's established excellent working relationships with an array of key accounts and suppliers.

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David Netherwood

Project Manager

David Netherwood

Project Manager

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David Netherwood

As a highly experienced project manager David is responsible for delivering large and complex projects on time to budget.

He's spent over thirteen years in the project management field developing his excellent planning and communication skills. These skills ensure that all stakeholders understand the key actions, timescales and the completion standards.

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Nichola Parker-Croot

Strategic Projects Director

Nichola Parker-Croot

Strategic Projects Director

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Nichola Parker-Croot

Nichola joined IE in 2003 and has a proven track record in delivering large, complex, furniture projects for clients in London and across Europe.

She works closely with clients’ professional teams to provide accurate and detailed information to minimise any procurement risks and ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Nichola understands the importance of getting it right the first time and her detailed approach to the coordination of furniture projects makes her an invaluable member of the team.

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Nichola Plummer

Design Director

Nichola Plummer

Design Director

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Nichola Plummer

Nichola heads up our design team and is an award-winning designer with over 16 years of experience in the commercial refurbishment sector.

With a wealth of design flair, technical knowledge and workplace consultation experience she’s a constant source of fresh ideas helping to shape unique spaces for our clients.

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David Revis

Head of Marketing

David Revis

Head of Marketing

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David Revis

Dave has more than 18 years' experience in a range of marketing, digital marketing, PR and sales roles in the workplace, facilities management, construction and healthcare sectors.

He brings the ability to direct high profile marketing projects, events and teams and brings new ideas and approaches using marketing technology to help IE achieve its goals.

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Malishka Sharma

Junior Designer

Malishka Sharma

Junior Designer

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Malishka Sharma

Malishka has a degree in Interior Design and a background working in residential interior design for three years before joining IE. 

Since joining IE, Malishka has been working as a designer on client projects where her experience in the residential market allows her to transfer design trends and blend the boundaries of the residential and contract markets to soften commercial interiors.

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Julie Sharp

Strategic Account Manager

Julie Sharp

Strategic Account Manager

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Julie Sharp

Working in the furniture industry for over 20 years, Julie has a wealth of knowledge to support her clients. From manufacturing production, supply chain management, design, account management, project management and client liaison.

Julie has worked on and been instrumental in the delivery of many projects for a wide range of organisations during her time in the industry and has a proven track record in project delivery which has built many long-term relationships with her clients.

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Amy Smith

Major Contracts Furniture Specialist

Amy Smith

Major Contracts Furniture Specialist

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Amy Smith

Amy has over 15 years’ experience in customer services and data management. Since joining the corporate furniture industry in 2015, she has gained experience for several corporate furniture companies working across different departments including creating tenders and pricing for clients in the Middle East and then within the Education sector processing orders and providing customer support. 

Amy joined IE in 2022 and works in our bid team providing product solutions and pricing for major projects to fit the different needs of our clients. In addition, she is involved in keeping up to date with environmental and sustainability requirements, ensuring that the products offered on bids meet the client’s required standards. Amy brings a wealth of product knowledge and a passion for providing the best possible service, ensuring we can deliver our pricing and product responses on time and on budget.

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Mike Spicer

Project Manager

Mike Spicer

Project Manager

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Mike Spicer Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the furniture industry and has a proven track record in the successful delivery of major, complex projects. In addition, he is NEBOSH accredited and has extensive experience in quality and compliance.

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Nick Stewart

Director New Business

Nick Stewart

Director New Business

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Nick Stewart Nick has over 21 years’ experience in the furniture industry, advising clients on furniture and design projects and has worked with some of the UK's best known brands.

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Hannah Sule

Financial Controller

Hannah Sule

Financial Controller

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Hannah Sule Hannah is a trained accountant and takes care of the day to day running of our finance department. She's always trying to improve processes to make us more efficient and upholds our compliance practices.

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Ben Talbot

Graphic Designer

Ben Talbot

Graphic Designer

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Ben Talbot Ben is a graphic designer with over five years’ experience in the lighting and electrical accessories industry. With a diverse range of experience in mixed media art and design practices, Ben brings a creative flair to the team, which is reflected in his work on bid production, client experiences and company branding.

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Richard Tant

HR Manager

Richard Tant

HR Manager

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Richard Tant

Richard is in charge of our HR Function with over 15 years experience across the FM and workplace sectors and is CIPD Qualified.

He provides HR support and guidance to the teams within the business and previously worked for two facilities management companies in the South-East.

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Cristina Teodoro

Junior Designer

Cristina Teodoro

Junior Designer

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Cristina Teodoro

After graduating as an Interior Architect in 2021 from the University of Westminster, Cristina worked in hospitality interior design for a year before joining IE as a Junior Designer.

She enjoys developing interior concepts alongside her clients and is especially interested in applying workplace research to help solve problems and in learning new ways of designing to improve wellbeing.

In her free time, Cristina enjoys exploring new places and outdoor activities with her friends.

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Alina Tereshenko

Bid Manager

Alina Tereshenko

Bid Manager

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Alina Tereshenko

Alina is a bid manager with 10 years of experience in high-quality bid production in the design and construction industry, responsible for managing the end-to-end bid cycle and the continuous improvement of our proposal processes and procedures.

During this time she has worked on many winning tenders for private and public sector clients across a broad range of markets on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion.

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Steve Were

Projects Director

Steve Were

Projects Director

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Steve Were

Steve heads up IE’s national project management operations and logistics teams. During his time at IE, Steve has overseen £150m+ of furniture projects and over £350m of product distribution.

He has 21 years of managerial experience spanning furniture, logistics, retail and manufacturing and has been in the furniture industry for over 22 years.

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Kevin Wyatt

Project Manager

Kevin Wyatt

Project Manager

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Kevin Wyatt Kev is an experienced programme manager and has worked in project management roles across Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the last 20 years in different industries. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success.

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Jon Wyss

Strategic Projects Director

Jon Wyss

Strategic Projects Director

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Jon Wyss Jon is responsible for a number of our strategic accounts and major projects. He has over 28 years’ experience in the industry in which he's gained experience in a variety of roles including product design, interior design, workplace consultancy, account management and major project delivery.

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Michelle Young

Strategic Account Manager

Michelle Young

Strategic Account Manager

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Michelle Young

Working in the furniture industry for 22 years, Michelle has a wealth of knowledge and experience allowing her provide comprehensive advice and support to her clients.

In her time she has worked on wide range of furniture and design projects for her clients.

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Marc Aston

Marc has been working in the real estate industry for 14 years with a mix of operational facilities management, change management and business development experience both in the UK and internationally.

During his career, Marc has worked with global customers to ensure consistency across their real estate portfolios, aligning workplace strategies to product and space solutions, sharing innovation and research to keep his clients at the forefront of workplace trends.

During a six-year tenure at Steelcase, Marc led some of the largest and most complex global client relationships and delivered projects across the globe. Marc is now responsible for leading IE's Strategic Accounts team, using his global experience and expertise to support our UK clients.

Rachel Brown

Rachel has more than 21 years’ experience as an interior and workplace designer providing her with the technical skills and creative vision to develop and analyse workplace interiors.

John Carey

John joined IE in April 2022 and brings over 15 years of extensive experience in the relocation industry, having worked with major players in the removal sector.

With a focus on office moves, furniture removals and changes, John is responsible for managing our workplace services business which is dedicated to advising clients on how to reuse, move or extract value from their existing assets.

His expertise spans commercial, domestic, FF&E, fine art, heavy haulage, recycling clearances, storage, UK and international project management. 

Darren Congdon

Darren has over 11 years’ experience in commercial interior and workplace design in which time he has worked on many award-winning projects.

His strong design skills and furniture knowledge help him to create inspiring workplaces for our clients.

Nuno Correia

Nuno has over 14 years’ workplace design experience in the UK and abroad.

Equipped with a range of experience in the design field, a strong technical knowledge and communication design skills, Nuno is able to understand client needs and propose creative tailored solutions that make each project unique.

Alan Fawzy

Alan is our Chief Operating Officer, heading up the Finance Department with a remit that also covers IT and HR. Alan also leads on key company-wide initiatives that are critical to our growth, including our ESG program.

Alan has extensive experience in Engineering & Construction, Services, and Logistics for Listed, Privately Owned and PE-backed companies. Alan has held several senior finance positions during his career and more recently has joined us from GEFCO, a world leader in supply chain and freight forwarding, where he held the position of CFO for its UK activities. 

Richard Francesconi

Richard has more than 17 years' experience as a project manager in the furniture industry and has a proven track record in the successful delivery of major, complex projects that have large numbers of suppliers that require close coordination.

Neil Hallam

Neil has over over 20 years in the design and furniture Industry and leads our sales team in looking after our clients.

He has considerable experience in consulting with both domestic and global companies and works closely with customers to guide them through the most complex aspects of any capital project, focusing on the application of insights to leverage space to achieve their business goals.

Claire Halvorsen

Claire has over 15 years experience in the commercial interiors industry. Having worked in North America and across Europe, with start ups, SME’s and Global Corporations, her breadth of experience means she is well placed to partner on our clients' projects whatever their size or complexity.

She is passionate about sustainability and understanding the latest in workplace research to help our clients deliver innovative projects that meet their business needs.

Klavs Henriksen

Klavs joined the IE team in May 2022 and is a dedicated Sustainability and Compliance Manager from Denmark, specialising in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) strategy and compliance management.

With a deep commitment to sustainable practices, he strives to implement impactful initiatives that align with our corporate objectives and sustainability goals.

Outside of work, he finds joy in kayaking, embracing the beauty of nature, and is an active Scout leader, fostering leadership skills and environmental stewardship in the younger generation.

Brian Johnston

Brian is responsible for all aspects of IE’s customer service, project management, quality and logistics performance.

Brian has 25 years’ experience in the furniture industry, running manufacturing, logistics and quality operations at Steelcase, and for the past 5 years at IE.

Matt Karolczak

Matt has over 16 years’ experience in the industry working with a wide range of professionals involved in Commercial Interiors.

His journey started working for a renowned textile design house before moving on to work for global furniture makers and various high-end furniture dealerships.

Matt has a real focus on providing exceptional customer service and on gaining a deep understanding of his client's needs. And with Matt's meticulous approach to project management, you'll be in safe hands!

Matt is hugely passionate about design and workplace insights and will always try to be ahead of the curve within the ever-changing workplace environment.

Roanna Kenward

Roanna has worked with Insightful Environments for over 20 years now.

She leads our ten-person customer services team making sure our clients are happy and that quotes and orders are processed efficiently and accurately.

Her knowledge and experience of commercial furniture is second to none.

Stuart McCulloch

Stuart has more than 13 years' experience in managing complex furniture, moves and relocation projects, ensuring services are delivered on time, on budget and with minimal disruption to your business.

Melissa McInnes

Working in the furniture industry for over 25 years, Melissa has transitioned from being manager of our customer services team in Leeds becoming client liaison manager for one of our largest accounts, providing dedicated day-to-day support for complex multi-site projects.

Gillian Miall

Gillian has more than 30 years' experience working within the systems furniture industry. Starting in customer services with Steelcase at the beginning of her career, she moved into project management before becoming an Account Manager.

Her breadth of experience and wealth of knowledge gives her the capability to run large, complex projects for IE. She's established excellent working relationships with an array of key accounts and suppliers.

David Netherwood

As a highly experienced project manager David is responsible for delivering large and complex projects on time to budget.

He's spent over thirteen years in the project management field developing his excellent planning and communication skills. These skills ensure that all stakeholders understand the key actions, timescales and the completion standards.

Nichola Parker-Croot

Nichola joined IE in 2003 and has a proven track record in delivering large, complex, furniture projects for clients in London and across Europe.

She works closely with clients’ professional teams to provide accurate and detailed information to minimise any procurement risks and ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Nichola understands the importance of getting it right the first time and her detailed approach to the coordination of furniture projects makes her an invaluable member of the team.

Nichola Plummer

Nichola heads up our design team and is an award-winning designer with over 16 years of experience in the commercial refurbishment sector.

With a wealth of design flair, technical knowledge and workplace consultation experience she’s a constant source of fresh ideas helping to shape unique spaces for our clients.

David Revis

Dave has more than 18 years' experience in a range of marketing, digital marketing, PR and sales roles in the workplace, facilities management, construction and healthcare sectors.

He brings the ability to direct high profile marketing projects, events and teams and brings new ideas and approaches using marketing technology to help IE achieve its goals.

Malishka Sharma

Malishka has a degree in Interior Design and a background working in residential interior design for three years before joining IE. 

Since joining IE, Malishka has been working as a designer on client projects where her experience in the residential market allows her to transfer design trends and blend the boundaries of the residential and contract markets to soften commercial interiors.

Julie Sharp

Working in the furniture industry for over 20 years, Julie has a wealth of knowledge to support her clients. From manufacturing production, supply chain management, design, account management, project management and client liaison.

Julie has worked on and been instrumental in the delivery of many projects for a wide range of organisations during her time in the industry and has a proven track record in project delivery which has built many long-term relationships with her clients.

Amy Smith

Amy has over 15 years’ experience in customer services and data management. Since joining the corporate furniture industry in 2015, she has gained experience for several corporate furniture companies working across different departments including creating tenders and pricing for clients in the Middle East and then within the Education sector processing orders and providing customer support. 

Amy joined IE in 2022 and works in our bid team providing product solutions and pricing for major projects to fit the different needs of our clients. In addition, she is involved in keeping up to date with environmental and sustainability requirements, ensuring that the products offered on bids meet the client’s required standards. Amy brings a wealth of product knowledge and a passion for providing the best possible service, ensuring we can deliver our pricing and product responses on time and on budget.

Mike Spicer

Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the furniture industry and has a proven track record in the successful delivery of major, complex projects. In addition, he is NEBOSH accredited and has extensive experience in quality and compliance.

Nick Stewart

Nick has over 21 years’ experience in the furniture industry, advising clients on furniture and design projects and has worked with some of the UK's best known brands.

Hannah Sule

Hannah is a trained accountant and takes care of the day to day running of our finance department. She's always trying to improve processes to make us more efficient and upholds our compliance practices.

Ben Talbot

Ben is a graphic designer with over five years’ experience in the lighting and electrical accessories industry. With a diverse range of experience in mixed media art and design practices, Ben brings a creative flair to the team, which is reflected in his work on bid production, client experiences and company branding.

Richard Tant

Richard is in charge of our HR Function with over 15 years experience across the FM and workplace sectors and is CIPD Qualified.

He provides HR support and guidance to the teams within the business and previously worked for two facilities management companies in the South-East.

Cristina Teodoro

After graduating as an Interior Architect in 2021 from the University of Westminster, Cristina worked in hospitality interior design for a year before joining IE as a Junior Designer.

She enjoys developing interior concepts alongside her clients and is especially interested in applying workplace research to help solve problems and in learning new ways of designing to improve wellbeing.

In her free time, Cristina enjoys exploring new places and outdoor activities with her friends.

Alina Tereshenko

Alina is a bid manager with 10 years of experience in high-quality bid production in the design and construction industry, responsible for managing the end-to-end bid cycle and the continuous improvement of our proposal processes and procedures.

During this time she has worked on many winning tenders for private and public sector clients across a broad range of markets on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion.

Steve Were

Steve heads up IE’s national project management operations and logistics teams. During his time at IE, Steve has overseen £150m+ of furniture projects and over £350m of product distribution.

He has 21 years of managerial experience spanning furniture, logistics, retail and manufacturing and has been in the furniture industry for over 22 years.

Kevin Wyatt

Kev is an experienced programme manager and has worked in project management roles across Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the last 20 years in different industries. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success.

Jon Wyss

Jon is responsible for a number of our strategic accounts and major projects. He has over 28 years’ experience in the industry in which he's gained experience in a variety of roles including product design, interior design, workplace consultancy, account management and major project delivery.

Michelle Young

Working in the furniture industry for 22 years, Michelle has a wealth of knowledge and experience allowing her provide comprehensive advice and support to her clients.

In her time she has worked on wide range of furniture and design projects for her clients.