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Meet the team

 

Our multi-disciplined team uses strategic, transformation and creative skills to make change happen. Find out more about the people you’ll be working with, here.

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MIKE CARTER

CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER                                        

A SoVibrant co-founder, Mike drives the Client Services and Marketing operations. With a Mechanical Engineering degree, Mike now specialises in the interiors sector and has 14 years’ business development and client management experience. An expert communicator and listener, Mike’s early career as an RAF pilot secured the foundations for a highly organised and confident team leader.

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HELEN NICOL

STRATEGY DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER

Strategically-minded, Helen is one of SoVibrant’s co-founders. Experienced in design, business transformation, operational evaluation and work place strategy, Helen offers a rich understanding of the interface between strategy and design. With a Bdes (Hons) Interior & Environmental Design, Helen has worked on major projects in the commercial sector for over 15 years for many leading national and international companies.

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MALIK SALAMEH

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR                                       

Malik, who has been involved with SoVibrant since its inception, supports senior leadership teams in strategy, organisational behaviour and implementing transformational change. As a Senior Director and Strategic Advisor, he brings over 20 years’ experience working on or with Executive Management Boards and CEOs. As a Professor of Management he enjoys sharing his knowledge, whilst still learning from his students.

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PETER PRINGLE

HEAD OF DESIGN

Managing design projects across the team, Peter is a focused and highly personable individual who provides the creative direction and coordination to ensure milestones are met and projects completed on time. With a degree in architecture, Peter possesses an in-depth understanding of, and incredible passion for, design of all forms. His flair inspires creativity throughout the SoVibrant design team.

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CHRIS CHESHIRE

HEAD OF BRAND AND EXPERIENCE

Chris’ passion and wide-reaching expertise drives the Brand and Experience team. Calm under pressure and highly approachable, Chris is an expert in creating authentic brands that engage and provide an outstanding experience at every point. Obsessed with detail, Chris graduated with a BA (Hons) in Interdisciplinary Graphic Art and Design and specialises working within both brand and print.

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MO AKHTAR

HEAD OF MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

Specialising in all things virtual and digital, Mo is an exceptionally talented individual and an expert problem solver. One of the founding members of the SoVibrant team, Mo ensures the Media Productions department is always one step ahead by adopting the latest 3D and digital media techniques to deliver advanced solutions that bring ideas to life for our clients.

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CHARLIE HERRIES

DESIGN ASSOCIATE

One of those rare talents that excels both creatively and technically, Charlie has over 20 years’ experience as a designer and an incredibly wide range of technical knowledge. A founding member of SoVibrant, Charlie is an invaluable team member and his in-depth experience is a first-rate resource for our clients. Always inventive in his approach ensures stand-out results.

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PAUL BROOK

DESIGN ASSOCIATE

Often managing client projects as lead consultant within our Interiors team, Paul brings a broad skill-set and invaluable experience across numerous professional sectors. With a background in both architecture and interior design, Paul qualified as an interior designer in 1995 and was one of the founding members of the SoVibrant team.

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LESLEY ORGILL

SENIOR DESIGNER

Personable and very astute, Lesley is a key member of the Interiors team. A resourceful character with plenty of artistic flair, Lesley always produces exceptional design work. A graduate in interior design, she brings a wealth of knowledge from years of experience as a senior interior designer working in London for a variety of architectural practices.

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FRANCESCA GUELI-PARKIN

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Creativity is just one of Francesca’s many qualities. A refreshing and charismatic addition to our Interiors team in 2014 – she’s a true perfectionist. Francesca’s expert trend knowledge and understanding of a wide range of design styles means she is always full of unique ideas. Francesca truly understands how people, processes, technology and spaces integrate and interact.

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MARION SEBBAGE

BRAND AND EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST

A hugely talented member of the Brand and Experience team, Marion is highly creative. Down to earth, with a sharp wit, she is a real team player. Inventive and full of ideas, Marion always demonstrates an in-depth understanding of current trends and styles. With a degree in marketing, design and communications, her passion for branding shines through.

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RYAN BLACKBURN

MEDIA DESIGNER                             

A specialist in CGI, concept art, Real-Time, sketching, and much more, Ryan brings those all-important ideas to life for our clients. A rare breed, he is both artistic and technical and it is his obsession for cars that led to a degree in transport design, excelling further to achieve a Masters in 3D Digital Design.

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ADAM LAY

MEDIA DESIGNER                            

A true artist, full of flair, Adam is exceptionally talented and can always be relied on to sprinkle his creative magic across clients’ projects, whether he is digital painting, sketching, making videos, producing CGI, motion graphics or visual effects. Adam was one of SoVibrant’s first media designer signings in 2010 and he is now an invaluable team member.

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MARK KITCHING

STRATEGY CONSULTANT

Efficient, organised and relentlessly thorough, Mark joined SoVibrant in 2013. A compulsive list-maker and highly analytical, he puts his Business degree to good use as an established member of the Strategy and Transformation team.  With previous experience working in the retail sector, Mark draws on this insight to help deliver meaningful and positive results across client projects.

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AMANDA POWER

FINANCE CONTROLLER

With a background in the Accountancy sector, meticulous Finance Manager, Amanda, joined the creative design industry 10 years ago.  Amanda is highly detailed with an in-depth finance knowledge. Strong analytical skills and her love of numbers, facts and figures makes her the perfect person for this job.