Hugh Smallridge

Managing Director
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Hugh Smallridge

Managing Director
  • 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

Sales Representative
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Ian Smallridge

Sales Representative
  • 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!

 

Alan Smallridge

Director
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Alan Smallridge

Director
  • 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!

 

Barbara Smallridge

Finance Manager
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Barbara Smallridge

Finance Manager
  • 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

Sales Representative
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David Webster

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

Sales Representative
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Karen Marsh

Sales Representative
  • 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

 

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!!

 

Gerry Gorman

Sales Representative
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Gerry Gorman

Sales Representative
  • 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! :-)

 

Liz Hall

Procurement Manager
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Liz Hall

Procurement Manager
  • Ashwood start date: October 2019
  • Favourite thing about my role: The everyday diversity of the role & working within a friendly and helpful team.
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Slo-Mo Sloth
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: Going to as many Gigs & Festivals as possible.
  • Fun fact about me: I’ve been on the fastest Rollercoaster in the world at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  

Dominic Mehta

Operations Director
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Dominic Mehta

Operations Director
  • Ashwood Start Date: November 2018
  • Favourite Thing About My Role: Creating a great working environmnet and culture; so the team can be proud of delivering great customer service at all times to our customers.
  • Favourite Ashwood product: Supersoft Teddy Large
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time: I have a passion for speed! It can be mountain biking down a mountain in Wales or testing my driving ability in my own kit car on circuits throughout the UK.
  • Fun fact about me: I remain a big kid at heart. There's nothing better than a game of tag or hide and seek with my two boys, even if I'm getting slower in my old age.

  

Saulius Jackus

Warehouse & Logistics
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Saulius Jackus

Warehouse & Logistics
  • Ashwood Start Date: March 2019
  • Favourite thing about my role:  Working in a friendly and helpful team, and the ability to grow professionally.       
  • Favourite thing to do in my spare time:  Well I have got a couple of things I love doing :-) - kickboxing, history, travelling and seeing new places.
  • Fun fact about me:  I did a solo skydive to overcome my fear of heights. 

 

Belinda Lamming

Sales and Customer Care
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Belinda Lamming

Sales and Customer Care
  • Ashwood Start Date: May 2019
  • My favourite thing about my role: My favourite thing about my role is knowing that as a team, we are making our customers happy!
  • My favourite Ashwood Product:  Sequin Elephant :D
  • My favourite thing to do in my spare time: I love to do photography in my spare time.
  • Fun fact about me: I’ve been to Canada twice!

  

Aimee McHale

Logo Printed Orders Administrator / Marketing Executive
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Aimee McHale

Logo Printed Orders Administrator / Marketing Executive
  • Ashwood Start Date: May 2019
  • My favourite thing about my role: My favourite thing about my role is how varied it is.
  • My favourite Ashwood Product: The Vintage Games
  • My favourite thing to do in my spare time: Going to as many gigs as I can!
  • Fun fact about me: I am fairly sure I could live on Pizza.