Meet The Team
Made up of highly experienced and creative product designers, engineers, joiners and space-planners, Staverton’s team understands how to combine form, function and flexibility.
Ashley joined Staverton’s Sales Support Desk in 2019. She’s here to answer your enquiries — in person, over the phone, or online — ensuring you have everything your need for a best-in-class experience with us. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys gaming and walking her dog in the great outdoors.
Carl’s been with the business for the last four years and is considered a Staverton expert when it comes to assembling and upholstering screens. He’s also a fan of tattoos (of which he has many), Ozzy Osbourne and Grand Prix motorcycle racing – although not necessarily in that order. Plus he’s a proud owner and rider of a Yamaha.
Carlo joined Staverton in 2016 and is responsible for the company’s marketing activities. Having worked in numerous marketing and communications roles across varied industries, Carlo brings to the team his diverse know-how, creative thinking and analytical skills. When he’s not promoting our brand, the friendly Latin professional loves to collect vintage ties.
Caroline’s 23 year career with Staverton comes in two parts, with a rather surprising stint as cabin crew for British Airways in-between. A high-flier, Caroline knows Staverton inside out and has worked in numerous roles including sales, administration and payroll. A huge sports fan (although she stresses it’s watching it not playing it that she likes) Caroline also loves books, be they fact or fiction.
Craig is in his second stint with Staverton. His first was 1995-2003, but he couldn’t keep away and decided to rejoin us in 2022. Craig is our expert in sales, training, and production coordinating. In his spare time, Craig enjoys football, cricket, and the guitar — plus spending time with his family.
Dave joined Staverton in 2021 and is the operator of our new CNC processing machine in the Rotherham factory. Well known for his acts of kindness and prowess in the kitchen, Dave also cooks for local charity Rush House in his spare time.
Frank joined Staverton in 2022. He’s highly skilled in upholstery manufacturing, the training and development of our people, health and safety, and product development. When he’s not doing all that, Frank enjoys (trying) to keep fit, drawing, art, and the restoration of upholstered antique furniture.
They say loyalty is hard to find, but we’ve found it in our Designer Gary. Gary joined us fresh out of school back in 1987 and has been here ever since! As well as almost 30 years’ experience, he brings an honest, helpful and respectful attitude to every project he works on. When he’s not designing impactful solutions for clients, Gary enjoys walking in his local area and watching motorsports, especially Formula 1 and British Touring Cars.
Ian has over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing industry, he initially joined Staverton in 2002 as our Production Director. Having left in 2005 to pursue other challenges, he returned to us in 2016 to join the board and head up Operations for the company. When Ian is not at work, he loves motorhome holidays travelling around Europe and enjoys watching his sons play cricket and rugby.
A product designer for the last five years, James joined Staverton full-time after impressing the directors with his vim and vigour on his university placement. Full of ideas and the newest techniques, James has been highly involved in the development of the new sit-stand desk. Arguably Staverton’s biggest music enthusiast (punk rock is his favourite) he’s also a keen guitarist, songwriter and player of retro video games.
With more than a decade in the furniture industry and a passion for all things Staverton, Jamie is the perfect ambassador for the business. In his role as Sales Director, Jamie focuses on business development and promoting the brand. Outside work, he loves to exercise and spend time with his friends and family.
John joined Staverton as a Design and Development Draftsman back in 1999 and brings decades of experience to our design team. Known as ‘Mr Kudos’ for his screening knowledge, John is a hard worker who likes a challenge. Outside work his interests include art and puzzles and he is a big sports fan, following everything from football and rugby to Thai boxing – although his enjoyment is largely limited to watching these days! He likes to keep up with new trends and enjoys socialising with family and friends.
Prior to joining Staverton in 1999, Mark worked in the construction industry. He started as a machine shop operative and his passion for the job drove him to learn the secrets of the many machines involved in Staverton’s daily operations. He is now machine shop Manager and has total responsibility for the shop’s activities. Mark is a family man who enjoys walks in the countryside, quiz nights with friends and sports.
Paul is Staverton’s managing director and one of Staverton’s most knowledgeable and passionate team members. Paul started his career in office furniture in 1978 and has been a driving force in Staverton’s success ever since. A dog-lover, tennis fan and keen social butterfly, Paul also enjoys spending time at his home in Spain and on the slopes of the Alps.
One of Staverton’s longest serving members of the design team, Phil is an experienced workplace designer and space planner with a keen interest in ergonomics. Outside of work Phil is a member of a Scout caving group and enjoys world cinema, contemporary literature and drawing.
Richard became Staverton’s technical administrator in 2000, but not before a rather varied career including working in a toyshop, as a driving instructor and as a call centre manager. A proficient juggler (we’re not joking), Richard has a keen eye coordinating all technical aspects of Staverton’s projects with complete accuracy.
Roger is one of Staverton’s product design team, having worked on the development of some of the firm’s most popular products PR and CL. Super active outside of work, you’ll most likely find Roger pedalling or climbing up a mountain thanks to his love of the great outdoors.
Stuart is Staverton’s Business Development Manager, with 20 years’ commercial experience in contract office interiors and fit-out — internationally and across the UK. When Stuart isn’t visiting clients and partners, he enjoys hitting the open road — indulging in one of his many passions — motorcycling through the British countryside. He’s equally happy entertaining family and friends around his garden’s open fire pit.
Tony is Staverton’s chief design and manufacturing director. Tony is the very heart of Staverton, using his 30+ year’s experience in manufacturing and engineering expertise to devise a solution for every design challenge. His no-nonsense Yorkshire approach guarantees plain talking, even for the most complex of design solutions. Outside of work Tony enjoys art, architecture and music.
Tracey is another long-standing member of the Staverton team. Working as quality and environmental officer Tracey ensures that Staverton maintains its ethics, standards and production obligations including ISO 9001, 14001 and the FSC chain of custody. Tracey is a keen theatre-goer.