Workplace Sales

Jonathan Hindle
Jonathan Hindle | Group Managing Director, EMEA | Start date: 1994

Jonathan Hindle is a Chartered Designer who has worked with leading architectural practices and property companies. He is Group Managing Director for KI EMEA, spending the last 21 years founding and building the UK and European operations of KI. The last 10 years have also seen the development of KI's Middle East and Asian operations under Jonathan's management. Jonathan is on the Boards/Committees of many of the principal industry bodies and trade associations and is currently serving as the Chairman of the British Furniture Confederation. Jonathan was the founding Chairman of the Design Guild Mark, and was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers for 2013/2014, the industry's charity, where he continues to serve as Fundraising Chairman. Jonathan commissioned and was the principal sponsor of the successful new book "Modern British Furniture – Design since 1945", by Lesley Jackson, published by the V&A.

David Venables
David Venables | Sales Director, UK & Ireland | Start date: 1999

David is Sales Director of KI’s Workplace division and has been with KI for 18 years. During his 30-year career in contract furnishing industry, David has worked on major projects with many large organisations both in the UK and internationally and has specialised within the financial services sector. David has overall responsibility for KI’s project resourcing and implementation. When David is in the office he is normally found dashing from one thing to another. When not at work, David has always sought relaxation through golf however he is now proudly handing the mantle over to his son who has become a low single figure handicap player.
Greg Aspinall
Greg Aspinall | Sales Manager - North & Scotland | Start date: 2014

Joining KI in April 2014 with over 20 years' experience in the commercial office environment, Greg has worked for both manufacturers and dealers gaining valuable knowledge in both sectors. His main focus will be to build a strong network of dealers within the region through his passion for customer service and building relationships. Family, football and food are the three staples in life Greg could not live without.
Steve Clarke
Steve Clarke | Regional Sales Director - Ireland, SW & Midlands | Start date: 1999

Steve has been in the office furniture and storage industry for 25 years, working in both the UK and throughout Europe. He offers detailed product knowledge to provide client specific solutions that bring the best value to the customer. Recently, Steve has been responsible for supporting major clients such as Amazon and Facebook and has specialised within the hi-tech sector throughout his career.
Paul Mott
Paul Mott | Major Accounts | Start date: 2015

Paul brings years of experience in workplace furniture to the team. He has joined KI to focus on using his broad base skills to develop partnerships with major accounts, furniture specifiers and dealerships. Outside of work, Paul continues with some of his voluntary work, and has become an avid reader and pupil of leadership psychology and the part it plays in the formation of successful businesses. A keen golfer but with a handicap now going north, Paul loves getting away to the sunshine with his family but has a constant struggle with both his sons being Arsenal supporters and never taking their football tops off!
Nicola Hoare
Nicola Hoare | Inside Sales Specialist | Start date: 2016

Nicola is at the forefront of an exciting new role within the KI (UK) Workplace team which is growing our sales pipeline by creating project opportunities with both new and existing customers. She joined KI at the end of 2016 following 6 years with a leading UK Tier 1 Telecom provider having been working successfully on acquisition projects for large scale voice, data and cloud solutions. Nicola spends any free time in Europe with her children as she lived in Budapest for 14 years and is currently on target to complete her degree in Psychology. Around her demanding reading schedule she can be found in the gym or handbag shopping.

Workplace Sales Support

Colin McCourt
Colin McCourt | Supply Chain Manager | Start date: 2013

Colin joined KI in 2012 and has over 20 years’ experience in the contract furnishing industry. As Supply Chain Manager, he manages a team of highly experienced logistics and service specialists whilst also overseeing factory and supply chain performance and relationships. Prior to joining KI, Colin's background was in manufacturing, of which he has over 25 years of experience. His work life started in the seventies as an apprentice in sheet metal working. Colin also had some variety throughout his working career which included restaurateur and hot air ballooning. He continues to enjoy life and the day to day challenges it produces.
Sarah MacDonald Taylor
Sarah MacDonald Taylor | Senior Sales Support | Start date: 2012

Sarah joined KI in 2012 and is responsible for coordinating the manufacture and delivery of major projects. She liaises frequently with our customers, factories and installation teams to arrange logistics, process orders and ensure their smooth delivery. She has previous customer service experience in roles within hospitality, local government and private financial companies. In her spare time she likes to travel and is currently following a Dutch language course.
Naomi Isaacs
Naomi Isaacs | Sales Support | Start date: 2014

Naomi is responsible for coordinating the delivery of bespoke KI projects from manufacture through to completion. Previously, she worked in book publishing within sales, marketing and events, where delivering excellent customer service has always been at the forefront of her working life. A passion for fashion and design means that you will find Naomi at the latest exhibitions at the weekend; cooking up something delicious in the kitchen; or trying to break the three mile mark whilst running, although not all at the same time.
Jazmin Taylor
Jazmin Taylor | Sales Support | Start date: 2014

Jazmin joined KI in July 2014 and is responsible for the internal implementation and delivery of major projects from pre-order stage, through placement of order, delivery and installation and day2 service. Her background is very predominantly in art supplies, customer services and logistics. She studied fine art and previously created a curatorial collective. Jazmin spends her free time painting, watching film, going to the gym and savouring a good glass of red.
Marta Kobus
Marta Kobus | Sales Support | Start date: 2014

Marta joined KI in 2014, and works closely with our customers and manufacturers to ensure the smooth delivery of projects. Prior to joining KI, Marta spent a few years doing academic research, including the publication of a couple of papers. Other work experience includes finance and customer services within blue chip companies. In her spare time Marta enjoys playing badminton and dancing. Her interests include alternative therapies such as reiki..
Sarah Deamer
Sarah Deamer | Operations Manager, Middle East | Start date: 2014

Sarah has been working at KI since August 2014 and began on the workplace sales support team. In December, she took on the role of coordinating projects in the Middle East, liaising with dealers, factories and forwarders. Prior to KI, Sarah worked at a supplier of luxury fabrics, wallpapers and trimmings, after receiving a degree in woven textile design from Loughborough University. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys socialising with friends and going to the gym.
Christina Mackenzie | Sales Support, Middle East | Start date: 2014

Christina joined KI in the summer of 2014 as an office junior, and has since grown to join our Sales Support team for the Middle East. Christina’s role involves liaising with clients, arranging shipments, producing quotes and processing orders. Prior to joining KI, she worked for a national hotel company's online reservations department. Outside of work, Christina enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.
Aaron Navin | Logistics Planner| Start date: 2016

Aaron joined KI in 2016 as the logistics planner. In this role, he works alongside the workplace team and oversees the planning of deliveries and installations. This includes co-ordinating between warehouses, shippers and clients to ensure everything goes as planned. Prior to working at KI, Aaron has had previous experience in the furniture industry, having been part of the sales and customer service team at a domestic furniture retailer. In his spare time, Aaron can be found indulging his competitive nature, whether it be on the football pitch, tennis court or card table.

HR & Showroom

Katie Kerr
Katie Kerr | PA to Managing Director, HR Manager | Start date: 2012

Katie supports the Managing Director in many aspects of his job, assisting in the day-to-day execution of tasks and longer term projects whilst keeping abreast of all business priorities. Katie does extensive e-mail and diary management and undertakes all administrative tasks for the MD. She arranges travel for the KI team and looks after the company's HR department. Katie has been a PA at executive level for over 10 years, after graduating university with a physical rehabilitation degree she initially worked in the treatment rooms of numerous professional sports clubs. Unable to cook, Katie enjoys eating out with friends and also spends a lot of her spare time at the sewing machine making clothes and soft furnishings.
Catherine Ockwell

Catherine Ockwell | HR and Operations Assistant | Start date: 2016

Cathy joined KI in 2016 as HR and Operations Assistant. She acts as the main point of contact for all aspects of HR, as well as helping out with front desk duties and other operational areas of the business. Prior to joining KI Cathy was the UK HR and Office Manager for a small advertising agency. In her spare time she can be found in a church tower ringing the bells or curled up on the sofa with a book.

Gemma Scruby
Gemma Scruby | Sales Support, Showroom Manager | Start date: 2011

Gemma is the receptionist and showroom manager at KI. Her role includes answering the phones, greeting clients and generally ensuring the showroom looks pristine at all times. Previous to KI, Gemma was in a similar role but with added sales support. In her spare time she enjoys catching up with friends over meals out, spending quality time with her dogs and activities with her partner and his daughter. Gemma's ideal day out is at a theme park with no queues!
Jessica Costello
Jessica Costello | Senior Showroom Manager | Start date: 2016

Jessica is the senior showroom manager at KI. This role involves greeting the clients and answer calls whilst also managing the showroom day to day. Jessica’s latest role was working in the sales support team of a jewellery company, however previous to that she spent 3 years travelling the world as a flight attendant. In her spare time Jessica enjoys socialising with friends, cooking up new recipes and trips to the theatre.

Finance & Accounts

Jeremy McWhinney
Jeremy McWhinney | Operations & Finance Director | Start date: 2001

Jeremy is an FCCA Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience at KI. As Finance and Operations Director, he has oversight across Sales Support, Supply Chain and Finance throughout our operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to KI he had senior finance roles in a variety of sectors including restaurants, publishing and technology start-ups. Outside of work Jeremy retains a keen interest in history and enjoys restoring his 750 year old house.
Thomas Morris-Thurgood
Thomas Morris-Thurgood | Management Accountant | Start date: 2007

Tom has been working at KI since early 2007 and works within the accounts department as an ACCA-qualified accountant. His role comprises of producing the monthly management accounts as well as other internal and external financial reports. He also deals with the purchase side of the accounts function. Prior to working at KI Tom gained a degree in Mathematics, helped setup a not for profit organisation and worked in the accounts department for a telecoms company. When Tom is not working he loves to play golf, socialise with his friends and fancies himself as a bit of a bedroom DJ!
Anna Lowczecka
Anna Lowczecka | Management Accountant | Start date: 2011

As Management Accountant at KI, Anna is involved in producing the management reports. She also oversees client invoicing and credit control. Anna is undertaking her ACCA accountancy exams and hopes to complete her qualification soon. In the past, she worked as an office co-ordinator and bookkeeper for a recruitment consultancy firm. In her spare time, apart from studying for exams, Anna enjoys cycling and all forms of dancing.
Krystian Szczerbiak | Finance Assistant | Start date: 2015

Krystian joined KI in November 2015 as a Finance Assistant. He looks after accounts payable, ensuring that all suppliers are paid on time. Shortly after graduating from university, Krystian worked for a media company where he gained his first experience in finance. He is now undertaking ACCA exams to become a chartered accountant. In his free time, Krystian enjoys cycling, horse riding, cinema, catching up with friends, cooking and trying new restaurants.

Design & Marketing

Lee Andrews
Lee Andrews | Design Manager | Start date: 2006

Lee has a degree in Product Design and has worked in the contract furnishing industry for over 15 years. He manages KI’s design and space planning team and is responsible for all design, 3D visualisation, technical illustrations, photography, and CAD planning. He also specialises in client specific tailoring and customisation of product. Lee enjoys sports, particularly triathlon, so most weekends he will be swimming, cycling or running or all three!
Jashu Kerai
Jashu Kerai | Space Planner | Start date: 2012

Jashu joined KI in 2012 as part of a near 20-year career in the furniture industry. She is responsible for the space planning of each bespoke project, producing furniture schedules and quotations to fit the client’s specific requirements. Prior to KI, Jashu worked as a sales co-ordinator & space planner. Outside of work Jashu spends most of her time catching up with family and friends.
Rishi Mehra
Rishi Mehra | Marketing Manager | Start date: 2014

Joining the team in February 2014 as marketing manager, Rishi is responsible for developing KI’s brand and supporting the sales teams’ business development activities. New to the furniture & design industry, Rishi’s broad marketing expertise has been gained across hospitality, tourism, recruitment, public sector and not-for-profit. Contrary to popular belief, Rishi insists he has not lost his Australian accent despite moving to Milan in 2005 and subsequently to London in 2008. Rarely seen outside his kitchen, the KI showroom is about as far away from East London as Rishi usually gets.
Fifi Cheung
Fifi Cheung | Marketing Assistant| Start date: 2016

Fifi joined KI's Design and Marketing team in early 2016. She supports the marketing manager with digital and print advertisements, managing the website, email marketing and other marketing materials. While at University studying her Marketing degree, Fifi worked for a video production company and after graduation she sharpened her marketing skills with a digital agency. Outside of work Fifi enjoys playing badminton, cooking and catching up with friends.
Tony Flint
Tony Flint | Product Manager | Start date: 2012

Tony has been working with KI since 2012 having previously spent his working life in office design within a large corporate organisation. His role is to use his extensive knowledge and experience of office furniture to help develop KI's existing products and appraise potential new additions to the growing portfolio. He is based in the north and makes the most of the Yorkshire Dales where he has completed the famous Three Peaks fell race and numerous marathons although these days his pace has reduced to a more sedate country walk.

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