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Working together, as a team

Small, but perfectly formed, we’ve got a fab team of experts who pull out all the stops to make our clients very happy.

Designers, animators, developers and printers, we have the skills to create, build and deliver.

Meet the FWD Motion team.

Mike Priestley

Mike Priestley
Director

Mike Priestley

Mike Priestley

Director

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: mike.priestley@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Mike is Co-Director at FWD Motion and has spent the last 13 years building up an inspired and imaginative team able to deliver a variety of creative solutions to clients from all sectors, from SME through to global giants. Mike can motivate people via project management, creative design and online digital marketing.

With his extensive experience in print media covering conventional litho and digital print to large format and display graphics Mike brings his design skills to any project that comes into the studio.

At play

Like his fellow director he enjoys an active social (pub) life. He works off the beer calories at his local Ju Jitsu club where he’s a black belt 1st Dan, and enjoys long walks in the country (via Sunday lunch at the pub).

David Whiteley

David Whiteley
Director

David Whiteley

David Whiteley

Director

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: david.whiteley@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

David is Co-Director at FWD Motion and has spent the last 13 years building up an inspired and imaginative team able to deliver a variety of creative solutions to clients from all sectors, from SME through to global giants. David began his career as a graphic designer and has amassed over 25 years design experience (he started young).

David has extensive experience in print media covering conventional litho and digital print to large format and display graphics. David works across the whole team to ensure all elements of the project are overseen, managed and time-frames are met.

At play

Any frustrations with work and his three daughters are taken out in the ring at his local boxing club. He’s quite partial to the odd beer or two and has been known to jump out of aeroplanes for charity.

Mike Everitt

Mike Everitt
Senior Creative Designer

Mike Everitt

Mike Everitt

Senior Creative Designer

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: mike.everitt@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Mike has been a senior designer with FWD for over 13 years.  Mike excels at everything design, from branding, brochures, direct mail, and advertising to the online world of animation, social, infographics and websites.  Mike's vast experience across all disciplines of design, ensures best practices and user experience is always at the forefront of his project work.

Mike has his own set of crayons and pencils, so he takes charge of the illustrating work. He also studied fine art at University which comes in handy when the team are deliberating over post modernism art. He’s also very good at drawing.

 

At play

For some reason Mike likes his family, especially the dogs. He enjoys a good book whilst eating peanut butter and jam sandwiches and thinks that the worst thing about the zombie apocalypse will be pretending he’s not that excited.

Steve Wells

Steve Wells
Senior Creative Designer

Steve Wells

Steve Wells

Senior Creative Designer

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: steve.wells@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Having worked in the industry for over twenty years Steve is a true design heavy weight! With a breadth of experience in all creative disciplines, Steve sees projects through from initial concepts to the finalised piece making sure his design is optimised for its intended platform of delivery be that print, online, social and everything in between! Steve has a keen eye for detail and enjoys working on a wide range of projects, with a particular interest in logo and brand design. 

At play

As a fan of Tottenham Hotspur, Steve cheers himself up with eating chocolate, going to gigs and the cinema, reading and screenwriting. He also claims to counteract the chocolate fetish with regular running and gym sessions.

Lee Surr

Lee Surr
Web Developer

Lee Surr

Lee Surr

Web Developer

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: lee.surr@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Lee is fully compliant with best practice for developing functional and responsive websites and making sure they are optimised for SEO and fully compatible with a variety of browsers and platforms. Lee is skilled in all aspects of the CMS and additional bolt-ons that will add functionality and usability to a website including Blogs, e-commerce, form building, secure access portals and is able to problem solve and provide training and support for the administration of any Umbraco project FWD are involved in.

 

At play

Lee enjoys travel and photography and admits to being a little trigger happy when it comes to the camera and capturing memories. He has a passion for music and movies of all genres including binge watching series on Netflix.  A dab hand at cooking, Lee loves to be social; cooking up a storm for friends and family at gatherings and then making the studio jealous with his leftovers he warms up at lunchtime. 

 

Gareth Gleadall

Gareth Gleadall
Multimedia Designer

Gareth Gleadall

Gareth Gleadall

Multimedia Designer

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: gareth.gleadall@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Gareth is the team’s animator bringing life to designs for a whole host of applications. He’s also a dab hand at developing websites, building emails, editing and all things techie.

At play

Likes his gadgets, does a bit of drawing (shares crayons with Mike Everitt) enjoys photography and playing video games.

Becky Smith

Becky Smith
Print Room

Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Print Room

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: printroom@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Becky manages the print room as well as fulfilment and project installation. From branding projects involving heat press and sublimation, to digital print, exhibitions stands, office graphics, livery and merchandise, Becky can do it all.  As a junior designer as well, Becky supports Steve and Mike  with a focus on projects linked to the print room and setting. Becky is an keen problem solver often having to think outside of the box to bring the studio's creations to life. 

At play

She may be pint-sized, but she packs a mean punch at her local Jiu-Jitsu club. Also known to enjoy eating cake and drinking cocktails with, or without friends! Family holidays are also high on her social agenda.

Mags McKnight

Mags McKnight
Accounts Administrator

Mags McKnight

Mags McKnight

Accounts Administrator

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: accounts@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

A multi-tasking master, Mags works three days a week, but still manages to fulfil the role of receptionist, administrator, bookkeeper, housekeeper and anything else that involves keeping the male dominated team in shape (workwise).

At play

When she’s not working, Mags spends a lot of time on the M1 going south to London to visit her son and daughter and frequenting posh wine bars, or heading north to Glasgow to visit her sisters and enjoying a vindaloo.

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith
Admin

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

Admin

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: jackie.smith@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Super organised and efficient, Jackie helps keep FWD running smoothly. From POs to orders, deliveries and sales, Jackie just rolls her sleeves up and gets the job done.  

At play

A mixture of friends and family, food, flip-flops, fizz and Barry Manilow singing is her perfect playtime.  She’s also partial to a bit of jazz hands at her local dance class, enjoys cooking and entertaining (not with jazz hands) and is the obligatory taxi driver for her daughter.

Sam Whiteley

Sam Whiteley
Admin

Sam Whiteley

Sam Whiteley

Admin

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: sam.whiteley@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Sam helps keeps FWD in order, from admin, to reception and sales she helps streamline studio processes and gets the job done!

At play

Also known as Bambi (something to do with falling over a lot) Sam loves catching up with the latest Sky box set, socialising and spending quality mum time with her daughter and two teenage step daughters. 

Emma Cole

Emma Cole
Marketing Manager

Emma Cole

Emma Cole

Marketing Manager

Tel: 01245 439045
Email: emma.cole@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

Emma has over 13 years marketing experience across multiple industry sectors. An avid word enthusiast, she loves to strategise end-to-end campaigns with the added "wow" factor to boost your brand, increase sales and positively impact your ROI! A multi-tasker and habitual planner, she helps keeps the guys in order and streamline projects through the teams to completion. 

At play

If it's from Frozen or on CBeebies Emma will know the answer thanks to her two young daughters. When she's not diffusing sibling squabbles, she's rather partial to board games, indulging her creative side with a good book and pulling on her wellies for a National Trust adventure!

Pat Stockley

Pat Stockley
Filmographer and Editing

Pat Stockley

Pat Stockley

Filmographer and Editing

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: pat@patstockley.co.uk

At work

Pat has worked as Photographer and DoP for over 30 years, in that time running his own advertising and fashion studio in London. His photographs and videos have been used to promote many large brands including Canon UK, Nat West Bank, Puma, DHL Europe, and Arrow.

At play 

Pat loves listening to music and going to the Cinema. Country walks with his two children have been known to be fun, or failing that, canoeing down a windy river is definitely one of his favourite things.

 

Joel Whybrow

Joel Whybrow
Web Developer

Joel Whybrow

Joel Whybrow

Web Developer

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: joel.whybrow@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

As part of the Dev team Joel is fully compliant with best practice for developing functional and responsive websites and making sure they are optimised for SEO and fully compatible with a variety of browsers and platforms. Joel is skilled in all aspects of the CMS and additional bolt-ons that will add functionality and usability to a website including Blogs, e-commerce, form building, secure access portals and is able to problem solve and provide training and support for the administration of any Umbraco or WordPress projects FWD are involved in.

 

At play

Joel has two major loves; motorbikes and coffee.  He's the first to get a brew in; if he's not riding off into the sunset that it. 

Nikita Cartwright

Nikita Cartwright
Print Room

Nikita Cartwright

Nikita Cartwright

Print Room

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: Nikita@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

With a breadth of print and merchandise experience Nikita works on branding projects from heat press and sublimation, to digital print, exhibitions stands, office graphics, livery and merchandise, Nikita can do it all.  With her embroidery skills and eye for detail, Nikita manages most of our clothing based projects.  

 

At play

In her spare time Nikita runs a junior Super bikes team in motor 3 standard class, which means a lot of her weekends are spent travelling the length and breadth of the country. She's a keen crafter, using her free time for personal and commission projects which allows her to indulge her creativity and embroidery skills. 

Barry Connor

Barry Connor
Umbraco Master

Barry Connor

Barry Connor

Umbraco Master

Tel: 01246 439045
Email: barry.connor@fwdmotion.co.uk

At work

As FWD's senior developer and Umbraco Master, Barry's problems solving and analytics skills are beyond compare. With his year's of experience leading developer teams and projects across the US and UK, Barry brings an unsurpassed breadth of web knowledge to the team.  A skilled coder, ethical hacker and project manager, you can be certain, Barry will be able to bring your web project to life, no matter your requirements.

At play 

Barry enjoys creating music of all genres at the recording studio.  He plays guitar and keyboard and is fluent in Spanish.   He enjoys combining software creation into daily life and will always be able to code you a solution. 

Get in touch

Need a digital design agency with passion, expertise and experience? Contact FWD Motion today


+44 (0)1246 439045
enquiries@fwdmotion.co.uk

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We are always on the lookout for fresh, innovative talent. Get in touch with your CV.


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