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Meet the Envisage Team

Nichola

Nichola Clydesdale
Position: Owner & Marketing Director

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Alter ego: Designer shoe-loving globetrotter
What drives Nichola? Her passion for promotions and business
Experience: Nichola boasts a wealth of experience in the promotions and events industry. As marketing director of a large insurance brokerage which sponsored the British Superbikes Championship, she managed all aspects of this premier sporting event. Dealing regularly with promotional agencies to supply grid girls, she was let down on several occasions by agency staff. She decided she could do the job better herself, so, in 2009, she founded Envisage – and never looked back.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Shawshank Redemption
Favourite food – Sausage rolls
To relax – Shopping
Hobbies – Travelling
Football team – Manchester United
Born – Cheshire
Also lived in – Australia
Dream car – Range Rover Vogue
Perfect holiday – Dubai
Pets – Lee
Favourite TV – Chicago PD
Favourite band/singer – Ne-Yo
Love to meet – Will Smith
Favourite comedian – Micky Flanagan

Lee

Lee Murphy
Position: Sales Director

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Alter ego: Curry-loving drummer

What drives Lee? His commitment to making the Envisage customer’s experience a very enjoyable one

Experience: Having worked in the insurance industry as a sales director for a large Midlands brokerage, Lee became a director of the Envisage group in 2012. He is passionate about driving the business forward but, first and foremost, he is dedicated to making the Envisage name a byword within the industry for hard-working and reliable promotional staff.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Good Will Hunting
Favourite food – Curry
To relax – Watching a movie
Hobbies – Drumming in a band
Football team – Liverpool
Born – Rugby
Dream car – Aston Martin
Perfect holiday – Las Vegas
Pets – Kira the husky
Favourite TV – The Walking Dead
Favourite band/singer – The Beatles
Love to meet – Megan Fox
Favourite comedian – Micky Flanagan or Sean Lock

Luke

Luke Potts
Position: Financial Controller

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Alter ego: Beer-drinking football hooligan

What drives Luke? His love of beautifully balanced books

Experience: Luke, a qualified accountant for more than 10 years, manages all financial matters for the Envisage group. He enjoys all aspects of his job but is no stereotypical accountant, liking nothing better than spending his weekends watching his beloved Manchester United play. Luke has three young children and recently tied the knot to the other love of his life!

Away from work:

Favourite film – Star Wars
Favourite food – Italian
To relax – Running
Hobbies – Watching football
Football team – Manchester United
Born – Manchester
Also lived in – Australia
Dream car – Porsche 911
Perfect holiday – Somewhere hot near a pool
Favourite TV – Sky Sports
Favourite band/singer – Oasis
Love to meet – Alex Ferguson
Favourite comedian – Jimmy Carr

Rory

Rory McKenna
Position: Bookings Manager

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Alter ego: Guitar-playing angler

What drives Rory? His pleasure in a job well done

Experience: Previously having worked in the manufacturing industry, Rory brings a range of experience to the team. His role involves interviewing promotional staff, discussing requirements with clients, arranging staff for their promotional events and managing our teams at events.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Pulp Fiction
Favourite food – Fast
To relax – Playing guitar
Hobbies – Fishing
Football team – Coventry City
Born – Wembley
Dream car – Mr Bean’s green Mini
Perfect holiday – Somewhere snowy to snowboard
Pets – Dog and a rabbit
Favourite TV – Prison Break
Favourite band/singer – Jamie T, Milburn, Twisted Wheel, The Rifles, The Cribs, Slaves, Arctic Monkeys and loads more
Love to meet – Nigella Lawson or Emma Watson
Favourite comedian – Jason Manford

Bradley

Bradley Jack
Position: Head of Operations

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Alter ego: Dog-walking city lover

What drives Bradley? His enjoyment of planning a successful event

Experience: Having previously worked in retail sales, Bradley now arranges the staffing of promotional events for our clients, discusses requirements with them, manages staff at events and interviews promotional staff. He also works with clients on sales and event planning.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Favourite food – Indian
To relax – Walking the dog
Hobbies – Travelling to new cities
Football team – Manchester United
Born – Rugby
Dream car – Ford Mustang 1967
Perfect holiday – Thailand
Pets – Bruno the dog
Favourite TV – Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones
Favourite band/singer – The Beatles
Love to meet – Ricky Jervais
Favourite comedian – Ricky Jervais or Russell Brand

Paula

Paula Mayfield
Position: Bookings Administrator & Marketing

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Alter ego: Green-fingered rugby fan

What drives Paula? Her passion for marketing

Experience: Paula previously worked in marketing and now works in our bookings team arranging the event staff for clients. She liaises with clients on their requirements, interviews promotional staff and manages our teams at events.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Top Gun
Favourite food – Pasta
To relax – Gardening, days out and reading
Hobbies – Eating cake and walking
Football team – Has to be rugby!
Born – Leamington
Dream car – Something sporty and something practical
Perfect holiday – Sun, sea and sand
Pets – Spud the dog and his faithful cat
Favourite TV – The Good Wife
Favourite band/singer – Take That
Love to meet – Paul Hollywood
Favourite comedian – Miranda

 

 

George

George Kelly
Position: Senior Bookings Executive

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Alter ego: Football loving James Bond

What drives George? A determination to make sure every task he is given is completed but to ensure he goes beyond what is expected of him.

Experience: Having enjoyed various part time jobs in pubs George quickly moved into helping organise local festivals and creating websites for events in the local area where he lives. George realised he had a natural ability for event planning and organising so decided to pursue a career in events. He joined the Envisage team in November 2015 and has never looked back. His eye for detail and speed of working has been a revelation and he has become a very valued team member in such a short space of time.

Away from work:

Favourite film? James Bond Spectre
Favourite food ? Wagamama
To relax? FIFA on xbox
Hobbies? Watching & playing football
Football team? Liverpool
Dream car? Range Rover Velar
Perfect holiday ? Australia
Pets? A black Labrador called Elvis
Favourite TV? Im a celebrity get me out of here and Sky Sports
Favourite band/singer? Catfish and The Bottlemen
Love to meet? Steven Gerrard

 

 

James T

James Tanser
Position: Bookings Administrator

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Alter ego: Bad joke enthusiast

What drives James? The gratification in booking high quality staff.

Experience: Having worked in the hospitality industry, James has a natural ability to socialise and communicate with people – this helps him work efficiently within the bookings team, resolving problems and motivating staff.

Away from work:
Favourite Film – Drive
Favourite Food – Edible
To Relax – Whale noises
Hobbies – Football and music gigs.
Football Team – Liverpool FC
Born – Rugby
Dream Car – Jaguar E type
Perfect Holiday – Fiji
Pets – Cockapoo
Favourite TV – The Mighty Boosh
Favourite band/singer – It’s like choosing your favourite child, you can’t. I would say it’s between Jamie T, White Lies, Stone Roses and The Courteeners.
Love to meet – Noel Fielding
Favourite Comedian – Noel Fielding and Micky Flannigan

 

 

Jack S

Jack Scally
Position: Sales Executive

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Alter ego: Captain Jack Sparrow

What drives Jack? The ‘chase’ in selling

Experience: Jack has worked abroad in Zakynthos, after this he was in the energy industry. Jack is now a member of Envisage, where he works on sales, bringing in new business and retaining existing, whilst keeping standards of customer service extremely high.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Godfather Part 1
Favourite food – Rib-eye Steak, medium rare, peppercorn sauce, with chips and side salad.
To relax – Watching football, unless my team is losing.
Hobbies – Playing football, have a season ticket so go to as many of them games as possible.
Football team – Tottenham Hotspur F.C
Born – Northampton
Dream car – Ford Mustang 1967
Perfect holiday – Skiing, Montreal, Canada
Favourite TV – Game of Thrones/Walking Dead/Friends
Favourite band/singer – Kygo
Love to meet – Louis Theroux
Favourite comedian – Ricky Gervais

 

 

Jack H

Jack Hopkins
Position: Bookings Executive

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Alter ego: Sarcastic Football loving family man

What drives Jack?  The thought of a plan coming together when the pressure is on!

Experience: Having worked as an Event manager for nearly 10 years representing some huge companies and brands at multiple events including Wimbledon and Edinburgh Fringe Festival I have recently switched sides, bringing all my “in the field” experience into the office. I believe this will only help with the staff recruiting and bring something extra to this already solid bookings team!

Away from work:

Favourite film? Scarface
Favourite food? Italian
To relax? Golf or Spa day with the wife
Hobbies? Golf, Family days out, Bike riding
Football team? Aston Villa
Dream car? Jaguar F-type
Perfect holiday? Trip around the USA
Pets? Rabbits and 2 kids
Favourite TV? Only Fools and Horses
Favourite band/singer? Elvis
Love to meet? David Beckham
Favourite comedian – Peter Kay

 

 

Rita

Rita Moorthy
Position: Operational Support

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Alter Ego: Leopard print loving beauty product junkie, hardcore shopper and handbag hoarder

What drives Rita? Attention to detail and giving every customer the best possible service and experience .

Experience: Having previously worked in administrative and HR support roles, Rita switched to retail after relocating from London. She has over eight years experience working for the Arcadia Group and The Body Shop at customer consultant and store management level, and has just recently joined Envisage as part of the admin team. She’s looking forward to rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck into new challenges!

Away from Work:
Favourite film – Original Star Wars Trilogy
Favourite food – Anything spicy and/or deep fried
To relax – Bingeing on Netflix box sets, seeing the big wide world
Hobbies – Gym, Shopping
Football team – none, not a sports fan!
Born – N.W. London
Also lived in – Deepest, darkest Mid-West America
Dream car – Mini Cooper
Perfect holiday – India/Thailand (anywhere exotic and hot)
Pets – My kids!
Favourite TV – Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, House of Cards
Favourite band/singer – Soul II Soul
Love to meet – Barack Obama
Favourite comedian – Michael McIntyre

 

 

Dani

Dani Boughey
Position: Bookings Administrator

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Alter ego: Thespian

What drives Dani? Ensuring performers are well represented and getting the right jobs suited for their experience and theatrical CV.

Experience: Having worked in theatre and teaching drama in schools, Dani brings a range of theatrical experience to the team. Her role involves a bit of everything! She loves interviewing promotional staff and processing bookings.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Bone Collector
Favourite food – Cake
Favourite film – Toy Story
Favourite food Nachos
To relax – Rehearsing for a show
Hobbies – Singing and acting
Football team – Aston Villa (someone must)
Born – Wareham, Dorset
Dream car – Volkswagen Camper Van
Perfect holiday – Disneyland!
Pets – A twin sister named Kiera
Favourite TV – Games of Thrones, Peaky Blinders and Dexter
Love to meet – Tim Burton and Johnny Depp
Favourite Band – The Artic Monk
Favourite comedian – Russell Howard

 

Matt

Matt Margetts
Position: Bookings Administrator

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Alter ego: Football Loving Ginger

What drives Matt? The feeling when you find the right staff for the right job.

Experience: Have worked at various hotels and bars around the country, in addition to work experience at Aston Villa FC, SPFL & Queens Park.

Away from work:

Favourite film? Green Streets
Favourite food ? Pizza
To relax? Watch football – only when Burnley are winning!
Hobbies? Watching football and exploring new places
Football team? Burnley FC
Dream car? Bugatti Veyron
Perfect holiday ? America
Pets? A dog, a cat & 3 alpacas!
Favourite TV? Peaky Blinders & Black Mirror

Favourite band/singer? Bugzy Malone & Oasis
Love to meet? Liam Gallagher

Favourite comedian – Russell Howard

 

corryn

Corryn Strickland
Position: Business Administration Executive

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Alter ego: G&T drinking cat lover

What drives Corryn? Getting all my daily tasks completed

Experience: Previously having worked in the hospitality sector, I have returned to my roots in admin and enjoying getting stuck into liaising with clients.

Away from work:

Favourite film – Pirates of the Caribbean   

Favourite food – Italian food / Cake

To relax – Bingeing on Netflix and visiting friends for a cuppa

Hobbies – Concerts, gigs and visiting animal sanctuaries

Born – Rugby

Dream car – Aston Martin

Perfect holiday – USA / Maldives

Pets – Alfie and Arnie the cats

Favourite TV – Game of Thrones, Scandal, The Walking Dead

Favourite band/singer – The Kooks, Banks, Foo Fighters

Love to meet – Brad Pitt

Favourite comedian – Peter Kay and Ricky Gervais

 

Kira

Kira
Position: Kira is the Envisage office eye candy and rules the office having all the team at her beck and call.

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About : Kira is a 5 year old “Huskita” which is a cross between a Siberian Husky and an Akita. She is a rescue dog from Dogs Trust in Kenilworth and joined the Envisage team in March 2014.

She is an absolute softy and loves distracting the staff while they are on the phone, eating their lunch or generally trying to concentrate.

Kira’s working day in the office consists of….

• Fuss everyone
• Have a sleep
• Get up and demand attention
• Have a sleep
• Wake up and demand a member of the team takes her for a walk
• Have a sleep
• Wake up and demand that someone in the team plays with her outside (our office is in the middle of a farm)
• Have a sleep
• Wake up and bark at the postman
• Demand to be chauffeured home

Kira is a valued member of the Envisage team and we all love having her in the office (when she is asleep we love it anyway)!

 

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