An eclectic mix of characters, qualifications, skills and experience - some analytical, some creative, but all positive. We have developed a talented and enthusiastic workforce to ensure you are provided with top level support throughout your project.
Who Are We
Colin is one of our very dedicated eightspace project managers and is a bit of a workaholic. So much so in fact that he often takes his laptop and site drawings with him into the shower.
Bia adds a colourful South American flair to our design department and she is also organising our very first company carnival. (Wait till you see Dan’s sparkly outfit)
When Anthony, our Production Manager, isn’t hard at work in our warehouse, he enjoys painting fine works of art. His most famous piece is entitled, ‘Polar bear eats marshmallows in snow storm’.
Andrew is such an accomplished salesman that he has successfully managed to sell ice-cream in Alaska, mittens in the Amazon and hairdryers to the International Bald Men’s Association.
Dan manages our marketing material including our websites and blogposts. His real passion however is for the cinema, and to make him feel more at home we ensure the carpet around his desk is constantly sticky.
Dave is both the literal and metaphorical father figure of the office. He is also responsible for, and relied upon, to let us know when it’s Friday, without which we would surely work through till Saturday.
Alan Dunn Baker
Alan Dunn Baker - Project Consultant
Emma Hewison - Sales Support
On top of impressive financial management skills, Garth has extensive knowledge of lateral thinking puzzles, taxidermy and the exploits of Archibald Haddock.
Kasia is a very hard working member of our team, working in support of furniture sales and also heading up our in house cake investigation unit. They are currently investigating the disappearances of two chocolate fudges and a coffee and walnut.
Carlton gained his exceptional sales proficiency and customer service skills by spending 6 months in the Tibetan Himalayas studying the ancient and mysterious art of architect whispering.
Truan Stanley - Project Support
When Dan isn’t writing up comprehensive quotes for customers, he can often be found playing the drums for the amusement of one or more intergalactic warlord’s.
Emma has discovered a plus side to having both parents as teachers….she can embark on her ‘crazy’ educational interior designs with confidence, knowing that they will get meticulously examined at home for any flaws!
Like all great and glorious leaders Daryl can be found at the head of the charge, banner held aloft as his followers are spurred on to victory by his rousing rhetoric, “Once more unto the breach my employees!”
Enthusiastic and noisy, Carissa has not been known yet to speak below the 80 decibel level causing ongoing distress to the architect whispering Carlton
Frasers original brand of easy going nature inter mixed with witty quips has had such a positive influence on the office, it is now available as a twelve part self-help course on cassette.
Lucy is a crucial member of the accounts team and spends some of her time dealing with HMRC, much to her dismay. She has in fact become such a good negotiator that she is often called in to assist in the odd hostage situation or embassy siege.
It is a little known fact that aside from managing projects for eightspace, Philippa is a member of a secret and very ancient society of furniture designers, who are said to have created the very first sofa-bed way back in 1264 AD.
Typically, our purchasing manager Russell is calm and collected. However it is said that when the moons of Venus are perfectly aligned he begins to run around the office excitedly and jump onto the furniture.
Sam’s project support skills will ‘bowl’ you away. That’s a pun. We should probably mention that she’s good at bowling.
Raf is an avid glider pilot, but he can only go on flights less than 1 hour long due to a lack of mid-flight coffee refuelling stations!! We are worried this frustration is subliminally affecting his work, the visuals last week were all at a birds-eye view!
By day Vithi works in our accounts department but she also leads a secret life as an adventurer and obtainer of rare antiquities, whose travels have taken her as far as Eldorado and the lost city of Atlantis.
Being at the helm of the Sales Team takes a lot of dedication and hard work especially at networking events. Just imagine the amount of champagne you’d have to drink. Bill manages to endure it, all for the greater good.
Jenna leads the design department at eightspace with a wealth of interior design knowledge. She is also fond of gardening and judging twirling and hopes to combine the two. We look forward to seeing vegetable dancing on our screens soon.
Angi helps ensure our projects run smoothly and efficiently. She has already swapped all company car tyres to super softs and managed to reduced pit stop times when out on appointments down to 3.2 seconds.
Gary is a real people person, perfect for his role in business development. In his time Gary won a Mauritian pool competition and met His Holiness the Pope. Though sadly on separate occasions.
Sarah Yarandi - Interior Designer
Roger has amassed a wealth of fit-out and furniture knowledge over the years so much so in fact that he hopes to one day publish a book entitled ‘A brief history of lumbar support and adjustable arm rests’
Saffron is a hardworking and mild mannered member of the estimating team who also bears a suspiciously striking resemblance to the local masked vigilante and heroine ‘El Saffrone‘.
Michael has done very well in his role as a project manager, much better than his brief foray into sheep herding where his inability to whistle caused a few communication issues with his ‘colleagues’.
Having a fitness trainer as a husband keeps Paula fit and healthy enabling her to stay on top of our deliveries & contractors in her role as Project Support. The weekly spinning classes are paying off with all the running around the warehouse she does.
Maria, dedicated to Project Support, will always go the extra mile – on her motorbike. You’ll often catch Maria racing around the office on her motorbike to ensure that our projects are always completed on time.
Reena is our social media wordsmith! A pro at multi-tasking she will be creating the latest trending hashtags while watching Mickey Mouse on the sofa with her children… #classroommousefurniture
Zoe can be spotted with her geometric patterned camping tent, Portaloo, wellies and cuddly kangaroo; either on the fields of Glastonbury or camping in the office creating a crazy interior design to a crazier deadline!
A Design Technician inside and outside of the office, Victoria’s modified black cab is very impressive. It comes in handy when meeting clients – but please don’t put the meter on, Victoria!
Don’t be surprised if our fencing superstar arrives to a meeting in full duelling kit! While a little unusual this approach seems to work as she pulls in the leads for the Business Development Team – she insists it isn’t at all threatening!
Need a new jumper this winter? Speak to Gilly in the Business Development Team, she is offering all her new leads a pair of gloves and a matching scarf as modelled by her Cockapoodle.
Arno Van Bodegom
Our South African Finance Director is a whizz with numbers, particularly air miles! If not with his family travelling around South Africa or Lapland, he can be spotted in our Gatwick office watching the planes and trying to decide his next destination!