Ian Mottershead

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Ian Mottershead

  • Ashwood start date: July 2018
  • Favourite thing about my role: Looking forward to being involved with product again and showing people the new ranges on offer, which are of quality
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Small Sequin Sparkle Snake
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: I don't get much spare time these days, as I have switched codes from playing rugby to coaching my son's football team.
  • Fun fact about me: I am well known for being clumsy and good at making people smile and laugh if nothing else!

 

Hugh Smallridge

Business & Product Development
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Hugh Smallridge

Business & Product Development
  • Ashwood start date: July 2009
  • Favourite thing about my role: The diversity! I get to visit customers, go to trade shows, meet suppliers, delve into marketing, develop new products, find great new staff for our team, etc., etc.!
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Giant Sequin Sparkle Snake
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Play the piano (but I can only play about 3 songs!)
  • Fun fact about me: My wife came from Italy and I love the Italian food and culture…we always go there several times each year

 

Ian Smallridge

South West Sales Representitive
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Ian Smallridge

South West Sales Representitive
  • Ashwood start date: July 2011
  • Favourite thing about my role: Meeting new people and building great relationships
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Giant Sequin Sparkle Snake
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: A challenging group hike with some stunning scenery!
  • Fun fact about me: Fast cars fascinate me!

 

Heidi Smallridge

Customer Care & Sales Support
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Heidi Smallridge

Customer Care & Sales Support
  • Ashwood start date: September 2014
  • Favourite thing about my role: Serving customers to make them happy!
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Giant Slo-Mo Sloth
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Paddleboarding
  • Fun fact about me: My favourite food is Prawn Cocktail Pringles!

 

Alan Smallridge

Business Development & Product Safety Compliance
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Alan Smallridge

Business Development & Product Safety Compliance
  • Ashwood start date: Since day 1! (September 1994)
  • Favourite thing about my role: Seeing bespoke souvenir orders move from a client's idea right through to a great selling souvenir product which will always be a memento to a satisfied visitor of a great day out
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Starburst Ball – it's action still fascinates me
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Building work, as I wanted to be a builder from my earliest years and this occupied the first ten years of my working life – it is very satisfying to see beautiful and useful things emerge from what sometimes just looks like dirt, dust and confusion!
  • Fun fact about me: I detest sprouts and think they should be banned as a foodstuff!

 

Dean Rowell

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Dean Rowell

  • Ashwood start date: February 2018
  • Favourite thing about my role: I get to talk to people all day!
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Patsy the (Orchard) Pig Clip Pal (I'm very fond of Orchard Pig cider!)
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: I'm a keen board gamer and motorcyclist, but I haven't yet figured out how to do both at once...!
  • Fun fact about me: I am a member of a re-enactment society that re-enacts battles of the 17th century British Civil Wars

 

Barbara Smallridge

Purchasing & Finance
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Barbara Smallridge

Purchasing & Finance
  • Ashwood start date: September 1994
  • Favourite thing about my role: Making up our Bargain Packs with a whole variety of toys
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Kinetic Rings
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Cooking
  • Fun fact about me: I love all things chocolate!

 

David Webster

South East Sales Representative
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David Webster

South East Sales Representative
  • Ashwood start date: March 2017
  • Favourite thing about my role: Helping to source great new products!
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Small Sequin Sparkle Snake
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Travelling and visiting new places
  • Fun fact about me: I have previously run a market stall and a shop; both selling toys

 

Karen Marsh

Customer Care & Sales Administration
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Karen Marsh

Customer Care & Sales Administration
  • Ashwood start date: August 2017
  • Favourite thing about my role: Chasing up customers when their invoices are overdue and seeing the money coming in!
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Unicorn Sculpted Pen
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Travelling and visiting new places
  • Fun fact about me: I have a brother and also a sister who both married to people from Trinidad, so I enjoy visiting my nephews and nieces there

 

Rafal Neryng

Operations & Sales Admin
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Rafal Neryng

Operations & Sales Admin
  • Ashwood start date: July 2012
  • Favourite thing about my role: My position gives me opportunity to learn new things, expand and develop
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Monkey Magnet Mate – small item, kids love it because of the funny faces and good assortment of colours...it's been around for a long time, but they still sell like fresh buns straight out of the oven! :-)
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: I like to watch motor racing (F1 mainly)
  • Fun fact about me: I love barbecuing

 

Konrad Krawczyk

Warehouse & Logistics
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Konrad Krawczyk

Warehouse & Logistics
  • Ashwood start date: February 2017
  • Favourite thing about my role: The autonomy - I can manage my work myself (specific things at specific times)
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Hobby Horse
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Lying in my bed and resting! :-)
  • Fun fact about me: I'm a huge fan of mayonnaise!!

 

Richard White

Midlands Sales Representative
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Richard White

Midlands Sales Representative
  • Ashwood start date: September 2015
  • Favourite thing about my role: Love being part of a vibrant winning team!
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Starburst Ball
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: To be outdoors doing physical activity
  • Fun fact about me: I once cycled 172 miles in a day!

 

Camilla Lindekrantz

Product Development & Scandinavia Sales Representative
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Camilla Lindekrantz

Product Development & Scandinavia Sales Representative
  • Ashwood start date: June 2018
  • Favourite thing about my role: Customer relationships and the mix of product development and sales
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Giant Sequin Sparkle Snake
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Be with family and friends and travel
  • Fun fact about me: I was in the armé education when I was 16 as a motor cycle ordonnans

 

Gerry Gorman

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Gerry Gorman

  • Ashwood start date: September 2017
  • Favourite thing about my role: I love meeting new and existing customers and helping them enjoy success in their businesses by stocking quality Ashwood products
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Giant Sequin Sparkle Snake
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: To follow show jumping and be involved in organising equestrian events
  • Fun fact about me: My colleagues say I talk a lot! :-)