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 the company at the end of February 2017, after returning from living in Dubai for 3 years. She originally comes from the HVAC industry but has strong sales management and leadership experience and is enjoying the challenge of learning a new industry and working with a great sales team.
Jayne PentinDeputy General ManagerJayne.Pentin@flagmakers.co.uk
With over 10 years service Jayne has her finger on the pulse of all the financials of our business. Invoicing, credit control and purchasing are all co-ordinated by Jayne. Speak to her if you have a query on any financial matter.
Kim CockramSales Team LeaderKim.Cockram@flagmakers.co.uk LinkedIn
Kim joined us in early 2014 her can-do approach helps keep the sales team motivated. Kim’s has extensive customer service experience and the best possible service for clients is her main aim. Kim has gained a broad knowledge of the flag industry and will handle your queries with ease, as well as making you smile in the process!Latest Post: Hand Sewn Flags • See all posts from Kim
Carmel FinnSales ExecutiveCarmel@flagmakers.co.uk
As a Key Account Manager for several of our main clients Carmel has a solid grounding in the requirements of those buying Flags for the trade, and as part of corporate procurement. She is on hand to provide a prompt response to both trade and individual enquiries. If Irish Charm was the key to success Carmel would be leading the way, our resident Dubliner ensures the craic in our office is always good.
Charlotte Thomas-LinesSales ExecutiveCharlotte@flagmakers.co.uk LinkedIn Read 20 Questions with Charlotte
Charlotte is one of the experienced members of the Flagmakers team You will always find her able to provide a good quality response to your enquiry. Since joining us Charlotte has learnt the ropes fast. In addition to her responsibilities looking after several key clients Charlotte is also a great person to speak to about our wider branding ranges, including event and retail graphics.Latest Post: Staffordshire County Flag Vote • See all posts from Charlotte
Bradley WaltersSales ExecutiveBradley.Walters@flagmakers.co.uk
Bradley joined Flagmakers in May 2017, making him the latest edition of the group.
Bradley is a hardworking, dedicated individual with a confident and bubbly attitude. Works well in a team as well as an individual, and he gives 100% in everything he does.
Sue WrightInstallations CoordinatorSusan.Wright@flagmakers.co.uk
Based with our Chesterfield sales team, Sue has over 20 years of experience in the flagpole industry. Sue provides specialist guidance on our flagpole range and also co-ordinates installation throughout the country. What Sue doesn’t know about flagpoles really isn’t worth knowing!
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: Ice Maidens all set for Antarctica • See all posts from John
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.
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.
Chris DeeganCompany SecretaryChris.Deegan@specialisedcanvas.co.uk
Chris is our chief number cruncher. Sitting on the parent company board and operating at group level Chris produces many of the key financial documents that are important for the successful management of our company. Previously Chris was the General Manager of Flagmakers so he has an abundance of practical knowledge about our products. Occasionally during hectic periods you might just get Chris on the line when you call us, he will always be pleased to help.
We are always looking for talented individuals to join our excellent team of professionals.