Abbey has been in business for over 30 years. We started out working on small projects for local businesses and are now fortunate enough to work with ambitious SME's and global organisations. We believe the success of any company can be measured by the quality of is people and its clients, and we're lucky to have the best of both. We have a great team of people who work hard to help us achieve our goals as a business and those of our clients.
We believe our people are our key competitive advantage. To be the best we can be, we need the best people. People with positive attitudes such as ambition, determination and drive. Our dedication to client service and excellence has become our hallmark - but we don't like to take ourselves too seriously...
It all started with Gary, founder of Abbey DPM. Gary brings over 30 years of marketing and sales, production and management skills to the business.
Gary "Loves sport" - has played rugby and football, skis on both snow and water, and is a single figure handicap golfer.
What makes Gary tick...?
Favourite film: The Shawshank Redemption
Preferred music: Sam Cooke
Person most admired: Muhammad Ali
Loves to eat: Authentic Thai
Best ever holiday or trip: Antigua
Favourite quote: "I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member" - Groucho Marx
Most visited website: Google (of course)
Favourite things: Harley Davidson Road King, Mizuno golf clubs, My Dad's gold ring
Neil joined Abbey in 1994 and has over 20 years experience in all areas of brand, design and communications. He has worked with clients such as BAE Systems, Britvic, Compaq, GE, HP, Microsoft and Unilever to name a few. Neil manages the creative direction of the business, developing strategic branding and great creative for our clients.
Neil has managed all this despite originally being from Essex, and can quote the BHP and 0-60mph time of any sports car. (Sad really...)
What makes Neil tick...?
Favourite film: Just one!... Argo, at the moment
Preferred music: Currently... Paloma Faith
Person most admired: Steve Jobs
Loves to eat: Cheese
Best ever holiday or trip: Bali
Favourite quote: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" - Mae West
Most visited website: Amazon
Favourite things: Formula 1, Arsenal FC, Travel, Haribos
Ian (aka Mr. B) joined Abbey in 1994 having run a successful repro-graphics business for many years. Ian brings over 30 years of experience in production, workflow and systems skills to the business.
He is also a great thinker, often having a cunning plan to make us all rich. Ian is also a tinkerer and DIY expert - he can build, fix and engineer anything, we all think he should have been in the A-Team.
What makes Ian tick...?
Favourite film: For A Few Dollars More
Preferred music: Difficult question, Roy Harper, Antony and the Johnsons & Erik Satie
Person most admired: Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Loves to eat: Correct, loves to eat
Best ever holiday or trip: Driving from Hampshire (UK) to Kabul (Afghanistan) - 1977
Favourite quote: "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers
Most visited website: YouTube
Favourite things: Dogs, trees, dragonflies, family, gardening, machines, Guinness, Cropredy music festival
Jeff joined us in 2002 as a designer. Jeff has over 15 years design experience having worked with brands such as Pioneer, Sun Systems and Arjo Wiggins. Jeff is our resident Film Buff and Star Wars fanboy. There is NOTHING Jeff doesn't know about film and Star Wars. You can test him....
What makes Jeff tick...?
Favourite film: No surprises here... Empire Strikes Back
Preferred music: Changes weekly, currently The Lumineers & Rodriguez
Person most admired: David Attenborough
Loves to eat: Everything! (except fish... the devils food)
Best ever holiday or trip: Egypt/Jordan - the honeymoon
Favourite quote: "That's no moon..." - Obi Wan Kenobi
Most visited website: Empire Magazine
Favourite things: Crisp sunny mornings, a good book, coffee and a freshly filled biscuit barrel, blockbuster movies
Simon has spent the past 17 years in CEO, Sales Director and leading sales teams in the telecommunications industry and Corporate markets in both developed markets and emerging markets.
With expertise in South East Asia and APAC Simon leads Abbey in this exciting region and resides in Singapore.
Simon likes nothing better than watching his beloved Spurs especially when they are winning and has been known to be a little vocal when doing so! His claim to fame is losing over 25 golf balls in one round of golf… a feat yet to be bettered by many!!
What makes Simon tick...?
Favourite film: Schindlers List
Preferred music: Linkin Park, Coldplay
Person most admired: Richard Branson
Loves to eat: Sushi
Best ever holiday or trip: Trip throughout the South Pacific visiting Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and Vanuatu
Favourite quote: "I’ll be back!" - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Most visited website(s): Google!
Favourite things: My children, my iPod and Netflix
Mark has over 30 years of marketing and sales experience and more recently has expanded his knowledge into digital marketing, bring online and digital engagement skills to our business.
Mark advises our clients on their online sales strategy, ensuring their online sales engagement is working hard for their business. Knowledge of organic SEO, PPC, mobile sites and responsive pages, make him our 'go-to-guru' for all things web, he is also our resident head 'outdoor' chef (must be his Italian genes).
What makes Mark tick...?
Favourite film: The Godfather
Preferred music: Rolling Stones
Person most admired: Leonardo da Vinci
Loves to eat: Seafood
Best ever holiday or trip: Fishing trip to Panama
Favourite quote: "Fail to plan “ plan to fail" - Benjamin Franklin
Most visited website: YouTube/Google
Favourite things: my iphone, fishing trips abroad
Angela joined us in 2000 after working at British Airways. She always wanted to travel the world in the jet set lifestyle as cabin crew, alas her talents of organisation were of greater benefit to BA, as they have been for us.
Angela now travels the world at a slightly slower pace onboard posh cruise ships.
What makes Angela tick...?
Favourite film: Muriel's Wedding
Preferred music: Bee Gees
Person most admired: My Mum
Loves to eat: Roast Dinner
Best ever holiday or trip: Australia
Favourite quote: "Here's looking at you kid" - Humphrey Bogart
Most visited website: Trip Advisor
Favourite things: Family, chocolate & holidays
Sue was "encouraged" to join Abbey by her husband Mr B. When she is not using her giant brain to do sums with a calculator she enjoys dreaming up new DIY projects for Ian. Like all of us, Sue is still waiting for that cunning plan of Ian's that will make us all rich.
What makes Susan tick...?
Favourite film: Ronin
Preferred music: Rhythm & blues, Jazz, classical, folk
Person most admired: Charles Darwin
Loves to eat: Summer salads, fish, organic produce
Best ever holiday or trip: Tuscany, Florence and Venice
Favourite quote: All sausages are tasty! - Barclays Bank comments book(!)
Most visited website: YouTube & BBC i-player
Favourite things: Music, Dance, Animals, Comedy, & Reading
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Animal Sanctuary UK rescue animals that have no-where else to go, they are developing the Animal Sanctuary UK to give therapy to special needs children and adults. They offer the opportunity for groups of local school children to visit the Animal Sanctuary UK and they also take animals into schools so that the children can learn how they should be treated. They also visit residential homes for the elderly.