Meet the dedicated team who keep the sewing machines whirring and the flags moving out the door at Flagmakers HQ.
Jane FountainGeneral ManagerJane@flagmakers.co.uk
Jane joined Flagmakers in 2017, having returned from a three year stay in Dubai where she further progressed her career in the HVAC industry. She has had plenty of experience in leadership and sales management roles over the years and brings those associated skills with her to her current role in our industry. She has enjoyed the various challenges she has faced over her first year, recommending and making improvements along the way and takes pleasure in working with a supportive and confident sales team.
Jayne PentinDeputy General ManagerJayne.Pentin@flagmakers.co.uk
Jayne has been with our business for over ten years and so knows how things work best. She knows our customers well too and is familiar with the products and services each requires. Previously head of our financial team, she brings to her new role a wide knowledge, good customer care and a natural skill with numbers.
Kim CockramSales Team LeaderKim.Cockram@flagmakers.co.uk LinkedIn
Kim joined Flagmakers in 2014. Her industrious and dynamic approach to all she does helps keep the sales team motivated and busy. Kim has extensive customer service experience and her prime objective is to ensure our customers are given the very best possible service. Kim has now gained a broad knowledge of the flag industry and will confidently answer all flag-related questions which come her way. She handles all incoming enquiries with enthusiasm, and likes to inject a little of her lively sense of humour.Latest Post: Hand Sewn Flags • See all posts from Kim
Carmel FinnSales ExecutiveCarmel@flagmakers.co.uk
As a Key Account Manager for a number of our key customers, Carmel has a solid grounding in and a wide knowledge of the flag industry and is particularly adept at taking care of those buying for the trade or as part of larger corporate procurement. She prides herself on her prompt responses to all the enquiries she receives. As ‘our girl from Dublin’ Carmel brings to the team a natural Irish charm and love of life and makes every conversation a pleasure.
Charlotte Thomas-LinesSales ExecutiveCharlotte@flagmakers.co.uk LinkedIn Read 20 Questions with Charlotte
Charlotte is one of the more experienced members of the Flagmakers team and has a broad knowledge of our products and services. She handles several key accounts for us and welcomes fresh enquiries with vigour. Charlotte can help customers as they talk through their requirements guiding them towards the most appropriate solutions and is best-placed to advise on our corporate or branded flags for events or retail.Latest Post: Staffordshire County Flag Vote • See all posts from Charlotte
Bradley WaltersSales ExecutiveBradley.Walters@flagmakers.co.uk
Bradley joined Flagmakers in 2017 and is not only the most recent joiner but is also our youngest. He is a mature and dedicated individual with growing confidence and ever-improving knowledge. He is thorough in his work and his attitude professional but relaxed. Importantly he has already proved to be a very effective member of the team. Bradley gives all he does 100% and has made a significant impact at Flagmakers since joining us.
Sue WrightInstallations CoordinatorSusan.Wright@flagmakers.co.uk
Sue has had an impressive 20 years’ experience in the flagpole industry and so provides us with vital specialist guidance on our range of flagpoles. Importantly, she now coordinates all our installation work throughout the UK, ensuring we have the right people in the right place at the right time. There’s not a lot Sue doesn’t know about flagpoles and with her support, we can be sure our customers get the service they expect.
Graphics and Production
Svilena MateevaGraphic Designer & ArtisanSvilena.Mateeva@flagmakers.co.uk
Svilena started at Flagmakers as a sewing machinist moving into the role of chief cutter and pattern maker. Now Svilena is heavily involved in our graphic design processes. Alongside the design role Svilena delicately hand-paints bespoke flags. Her artistic talents assist her in the drawing and painting of these beautiful pieces. Her previous experience as a sewing machinist and fabric cutter assist Svilena in understanding the whole flag manufacture process and assists her in designing and manufacturing flags which look stunning when flying.
John NicksonMarketing ManagerJohn.Nickson@specialisedcanvas.co.uk LinkedIn
John joined the team in May 2017 bringing with him a wealth of experience in sales, predominantly in the wines & spirits industry but most recently in the duty-free sector. John recently returned from Dubai, where he lived and worked for almost 12 years; the last five of these as Retail Operations Manager with Emirates Airline. John enjoys travelling, writing and photography.Latest Post: Stop Brexit Campaigners – Making themselves seen and heard • See all posts from John
Jonathan BramahChairman & Managing DirectorJonathan.Bramah@specialisedcanvas.co.uk LinkedIn
Jonathan acquired Flagmakers in 2009 and has overseen its successful transition from a traditional flag maker to the diverse and vibrant business that it is today.Latest Post: New Zealand’s Final Flag Decision • See all posts from Jonathan
Paul NobleCommercial DirectorPaul.Noble@specialisedcanvas.co.uk LinkedIn
One of the current directors of Flagmakers, Paul has nearly 2 decades of experience in the graphics and display industry. Paul over sees the sales and marketing teams as well as retaining a hands-on customer facing role and key account management.Latest Post: Flag Focus – Iceland • See all posts from Paul
Steve WalkerOperations DirectorSteve.Walker@specialisedcanvas.co.uk LinkedIn
Keeping production running smoothly in a short lead time manufacturing environment is always challenging. Steve directs all aspects of production and ensures our infrastructure and facilities remain in tip-top condition.
We are always looking for talented individuals to join our excellent team of professionals.