Furniture Project Director
The demands of commercial interiors have evolved radically in recent years and as a result, approaches to office design have had to adapt, modernise, and cater for hybrid and dispersed teams. We stay at the forefront of these innovations, to provide organisations with transformative office interior solutions in Manchester, Liverpool and across the North-West.
Technology has transformed how we work. Many organisations are moving away from traditional business and office models, embracing change and reinvigorating working practices with smart office solutions. Penketh Group partners with leading brands to bring you the most innovative workplace technology advancements, helping your office collaborate, create, share information quickly and achieve your goals.
Furniture Project Director
Paul has been a Penketh Group employee for over 30 years. During this time, he has played a fundamental role in the company’s growth and progression into becoming one of the leading business supplies solutions in the county.
As Furniture Project Director, Paul has a true passion for furniture and project work, from space planning and relocation, to creating environments that support brand, culture, or wellbeing. Paul’s knowledge and experience has seen him working with many high-profile brands including Unilever, Princes, Holland and Barrett and GE Energy to name just a few.
Chris joined the family business when he was just 16 years old, initially helping with day-to-day duties in the warehouse. After spending time getting to know and understand the business, he realised that his talents lay elsewhere and moved into a sales position.
Today Chris leads a team of Workplace and Project Consultants and takes overall responsibility for the completion of projects. Having been with Penketh Group for almost 20 years, his project scope spans multiple industries, managing furniture projects for commercial, property and A&D clients.
Head of Design
Hayley joined Penketh Group in Summer 2019 and has since developed an impressive client portfolio which includes Wrexham University and the NHS. Since achieving her BA Hons degree in Interior Design, Hayley now has over 7 years commercial project experience under her belt, specialising primarily within the Hospitality and Leisure sector.
Hayley is responsible for seeing projects through from first stage meetings with clients to establishing initial design and furniture specification requirements, right through to completion; co-ordinating with designers, costings teams, fit out contractors and delivery teams throughout all phases of a project, ensuring that it’s delivered on time, within budget and exceeding all expectations.
Furniture and Interiors Manager
With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Steve plays an instrumental role building and maintaining relationships with our clients. Skilled at observing and understanding how businesses work and implementing bespoke design solutions that increase efficiency and productivity, Steve can identify and recommend solutions that improve workspaces, and in return drive business performance.
Steve has worked on the designs for many of our biggest projects, designing solutions for Thomas Cook, Ipsom and GE Energy.
Georgie joined Penketh Group early in 2022 after completing her Interior Design Masters at Manchester University and has already developed a keen eye for on-trend, sustainable furniture options.
Working closely with larger design teams and furniture estimators, Georgie applies her interior knowledge to recommend furniture options that match budget and purpose without any compromise to aesthetic appearance.
Project & Logistics Manager
With a hands-on approach throughout all furniture installations, its Rob’s responsibility to ensure each project is delivered on time and snag free. Rob is very familiar with the complexities his team will face throughout the install and is able to present robust planning and preventative measures to ensure that your project is delivered smoothly.
Rob has successfully project managed furniture installations for Bank of New York. Keir, Hewlett Packard and Ipsen.
With experience delivering the latest tech solutions for both the corporate and education sectors, Martin knows which technology options are best suited to each environment.
Martin’s extensive knowledge ensures that he can uncover and understand complex issues and is able to recommend combined and integrated solutions that unify technology to enhance collaboration, increase engaging interactions and drive efficiencies.
It’s Darren’s responsibility to take care of many of our most valued customers, by managing and nurturing relationships, he takes the time to understand the personnel requirements of each business.
Darren’s expertise lies in cost effective, innovative, and sustainable supply chain solutions. Working with clients to identify potential supply chain issues and inefficiencies before presenting bespoke, sustainable, and cost-effective business solutions that can reduce a supply chain, streamline processes, and increase operational efficiency.
Adam joined the Penketh Group team four years ago, having already gained extensive experience within the commercial and business supplies sector. Once a new customer joins our family, Adam is responsible for ensuring a carefully balanced cost and sustainable approach to supplies procurement. This involves understanding the unique requirements of each business and working with our procurement and sustainability teams to identify the best mix of products for each customer.
When it comes to our social and environmental commitments and responsibilities; Sue is our champion. As well as leading and managing our ISO14001 certification, Sue is also responsible for our FSC Chain of Custody accreditation which further strengthens our position and commitment to being an ethical and sustainable choice partner for our customers.
As our sustainability hero, Sue identifies ongoing improvements within our own operations, which has seen us recently switch our waste carrier and resulting in a new ‘zero waste to landfill’ approach right across our business. In addition to this, Sue is focused on our commitment to driving continuous reduction in our carbon emissions through our Planet Mark Accreditation.
Shelley knows that creating great work environments is about more than just nice-looking furniture. Shelley takes the time to understand the requirements of our customers before combining her expert knowledge with great design to create inspiring workspaces.
Understanding the challenges faced by many organisations, Shelley specialises in creating destination offices with a range of hybrid spaces, which support a mixture of collaborative, focused and independent work.
Sam is our most experienced Project Consultant and is responsible for managing relationships with clients, manufacturers, and interior designers. Meeting with clients to understand their unique cultural characteristics and vision for their space and liaising with internal departments is all in a day’s work.
Having now been part of the Penketh Group team for almost 7 years, Sam has managed projects for several leading brands across the region, spanning multiple industries.
Since joining Penketh Group in 2015, Amy has become one of our most knowledgeable product champions. Tasked with sourcing products for larger workspace design projects, Amy knows which manufacturers to choose and the best products to select when it comes to perfectly matching our designers vision for a space. From sustainable products, to those that match a specific aesthetic, Amy negotiates competitive terms for furniture tenders and provides schedule of products that aligns creative concept, function and budget.
As one of our most experienced business supplies experts, Paul knows what it takes to deliver a truly cost effective, commercially focused, and sustainable first procurement strategy for our customers. Liaising with our purchasing team and sustainability champions, its Paul’s responsibility to find the perfect balance between cost, sustainability, and process efficiencies according to the unique requirements of each organisation.
On an ongoing basis, Paul reviews purchasing habits, costings, and product developments to ensure that customers are always selecting products that match their cost reduction and sustainability objectives.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, have a workplace issue you need to overcome, or you’re ready to embark upon an entire project, our team of experts are ready to listen.