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Senior Management Team

  • Dave
    Brunt

    Dave
    Brunt

    Dave brings over 30 years experience in print, signs, display and exhibition and logistics to the Image Group and to our customers. Having served his time through the manufacturing and supply chain, Dave made the transition to Sales Director in 2011 and then Managing Director in 2015. Dave enjoys family, football and friends. He is a fanatical Manchester United supporter and even fancied himself as David Moyes replacement before the club appointed LVG. He is also a bit of a shark at pool and plays for his local pub team.

    Desert Island Discs - Elvis, Michael Jackson and Madonna

    Random Fact - Dave is a qualified amateur football referee

    Prized Possession - Manchester United season ticket

  • John
    Fitzgerald

    John
    Fitzgerald

    John founded The Image Group with Neil Cousins on 1st June, 1998. He is very serious and quite sensible most of the time, but now and again he likes a laugh and a beer. Usually busy away from work with four young children, John is a qualified Football Association coach and manages a successful junior football team. He likes nothing more than travelling and visiting different places - especially if there is a golf course to en route. Loves Man United but is resigned to their inevitable demise.

    First Record - Blockbuster by Sweet when he was 9 years old

    Most Likely to - Buy the first round

    Favourite TV - Match of the Day

  • Neil
    Cousins

    Neil
    Cousins

    With over 35 years experience in design, most print disciplines, signage, display, event management and commercial marketing across a wide range of sectors – Neil founded The Image Group along with John Fitzgerald in 1998. Since then he has overseen the development of the business as a whole. An avid Manchester City fan, Neil loves family, friends, footy, food and wine.

    Desert Island Disc - I'm glad I found you - Neil Young

    Favourite place on the planet - Kalami in Corfu

    Favourite Film - Crimes and Misdemeanors – Woody Allen

Sales and Account Management Team

  • Adele
    Lumsdon

    Adele
    Lumsdon

    Adele joined The Image Group in 2011 having spent the early days of her career as a Holiday Rep in Spain. She's a retired hockey player so can be quite competitive at times, she still likes to keep fit but now has to factor in recovery days. She loves a challenge and that applies to both her personal and work life.

    Prized Possession - Her Friends and Family (Including their dogs… to be honest, the dogs come first!)

    Most Likely to - say or laugh at very inappropriate things.

    When I’m not at Image - She likes to use meditation and relaxation exercises to handle the effects of a stressful day… Just kidding.. she drinks wine!!

  • Ben
    Crosby

    Ben
    Crosby

    Ben works as one of our account managers in the sales team. Outside of work, he enjoys watching and playing football, listening to all types of music, soul and blues, hip hop. Loves most genres as long as it’s good music!

    First Record - Michael Jackson - History, past, present and future

    Favourite films - Leon, The Professional, Pulp Fiction

    Favourite Quote - "Knowledge is key, keys open doors"…Jarnz Zolz

  • Clayton
    Myott

    Clayton
    Myott

    Having served his apprenticeship in the production team, Clayton has recently taken up a sales and account manager's role. Willing, ambitious, eager to learn and even keener to succeed, he's the man to trust when your deadline can't be missed. Clayton likes to listen to music and watch football... City of course. Also in his spare time he tries to save the world on his crime fighting motorbike (street hawk?).

    Couldn't live without - Oxygen

    When I'm not at Image - He's sleeping or getting ready to be at Image. #LoveImage

    Random Fact - He can do back flips

  • Dave
    Cousins

    Dave
    Cousins

    Dave is an Image Group veteran having worked here for many years. He's also got a great deal of experience in all aspects of the industry. He likes to listen to music both, new and old, as well as watching football (Manchester United!). He spends his spare time with family and of course his dog! When not at Image he likes to party (when he gets the chance!) and go on holiday.

    Desert Island Discs - The best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Motown 50 and Bob Marley - Legend

    Most Likely To - Do something stupid when drunk

    Couldn't Live Without - Jack Daniels and his Amazon Firestick

  • Gareth
    Senior

    Gareth
    Senior

    Outside work he is involved heavily with sport, particularly cricket. Playing and being a committee member of Denton West Cricket Club takes up a lot of time as well as supporting his beloved Manchester City Football Club. In between all that he has three children, 2, 6 and 16 who keep him on his toes!

    Random Fact - When captain of the Lancashire County Cricket league U18’s he captained Michael Atherton

    Couldn't live without - Manchester City Football Club

    First Record - Showaddywaddy "under the Moon of love" - can be persuaded to 'do the dance' from time to time.

  • Mike
    Holmes

    Mike
    Holmes

    Mike is part time account manager at Image and full time taxi driver to his son. He also is the proud owner of the Image Group Open Tournament Trophy for 2015 / 16 after a spectacular birdie putt on the 14th at Royal Romiley.

    Favourite Film - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Least Likely to - Take life too seriously

    Pet hate - Impatient people at supermarket check-outs and people who mistakenly think sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.

  • Mike
    Parr

    Mike
    Parr

    Before joining the Image Group in May 2016, Mike travelled around Australia for 12 months where he also worked in the printing industry.

    Desert Island Disc - Bob Marley – Could you be loved

    Favourite TV Show - Suits

    Couldn’t live without - The pub

  • Rick
    Jervis

    Rick
    Jervis

    According to Rick, work is not a place to mess around in or to have fun – it’s a place to get things done in clothes bought from Asda George. Rick brings an eclectic sense of fashion to the Group including striped shirts, man bags and over size shoes. Rick likes to relax by doing cross-stitch or watching "make-over" programmes. He also has a great sense of humour! Known to his colleagues as the "ginger Roy Keane" for his never say die attitude to all things.

    Interesting Fact - Rick has a degree in Marine Biology!

    When I'm not at Image - Doing DIY

    First Record - Prince Charming : Adam and the Ants

  • Tom
    Bywater

    Tom
    Bywater

    Tom is an experienced sales and account management professional. With over 6 years in the industry he's a safe and conscientious pair of hands. He loves to play football and moves around the pitch like Eric Cantona. That's Eric Cantona in 2015 not Eric Cantona in 1996.

    Favourite thing - Friday lunchtime treats

    Football Team - Man United

    Weird fact - When he hits a golf ball it usually ends up behind him

Design and Pre-Production Team

  • Alan
    Gregory

    Alan
    Gregory

    Al pre-presses customer's supplied artwork, adjusting and amending where necessary to facilitate the customer receiving the best quality product. Alan didn't want his true photo shown on the site as he's wanted by several government agencies in connection with playing loud music at unearthly hours and excessive twerking.

    Random Fact - House Flies 'hum' in the key of F and can taste with their feet

    Favourite Animal - the Stoat

    Prized posession - My collection of stamps

  • Daniel
    Fleming

    Daniel
    Fleming

    Dan joined the group in 1998. In the ensuing sixteen years he has morphed into the all round genius and provider known as 'Dan the Man'. Proficient in graphic design, pre-press, software development, 3D animation and rendering, photography, web design, being a top bloke and... awwww hell, pretty much anything he puts his mind to... he manages to pull it off. He's just one of those annoying people that can do that.

    Desert Island Discs - Definitely Maybe by Oasis, Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay & My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West

    Most likely to - be the first one to the cookies and cakes on someones birthday

    Most prized possession - A signed football from the 1994 Manchester United team.

  • Kaitlyn
    Cain

    Kaitlyn
    Cain

    Kaitlyn started at the Image Group as an apprentice Graphic Designer. She's since completed her diploma and is an important part of the Design team. She keeps the sweet jar topped up which makes the rest of the team (especially IT) very happy.

    Most Likely To... - be eating cereal every time you see her

    Random Fact - She loves cereal!

    Couldn't Live Without - well.... Cereal obviously!

  • Kieran
    Goodwin

    Kieran
    Goodwin

    Kieran arrived at Image three years ago as an ex Yell major accounts/marketing designer to take up a role in our design studio handling pre-press, latex and dye sub printing. He has an expensive habit for old VW’s, and British Classics. He also enjoys a nice bit of heavy metal.

    Desert Island Discs - Lucifers Rocking Chair – Cancer Bats • One – Metallica (all subject to change from hour-to-hour!)

    When I'm not at Image - I can be found attempting to repair/restore my shambling 1930’s house and wishing the weekends were a bit longer

    Pet Hate - Famous for nothing reality TV “Stars”

  • Sarah
    Fisher

    Sarah
    Fisher

    Born and bred in Scotland, Sarah moved to Manchester after graduating from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen to pursue her career in graphic design. Outside of work she is part of the Manchester Roller Derby team, competing against other British teams.

    Prized Possession - The array of cacti on her desk (that are constantly being adorned with costumes and faces by members of the factory team!)

    Most Likely To... - be drinking tea and eating After Eight mints

    Couldn't Live Without - Tea & After Eight mints!

  • Simon
    Youd

    Simon
    Youd

    In work Simon is as cool as a cucumber and gets his head down until his work is done to perfection. Outside of work he does as little as possible so as to keep those talented fingers rested.

    Most likely to - be the last one up in the morning

    Couldn’t live without - his Xbox and takeaways

    Random fact - No matter what I eat I never put on a pound!

Finance and Admin Team

  • Diane
    Fitzgerald

    Diane
    Fitzgerald

    Diane started working in our finance/accounts team in 2015. She also works part-time at a local high school as an exams invigilator. She's married to Sean and has two grown up children, both at university. She has two pets, a cat and a sausage dog, and enjoys taking them both for a walk together!

    When I'm not in Image - She goes to the Gym

    Couldn't Live Without - Chocolate

    Pet Hate - Traffic

  • Gill
    Fahy

    Gill
    Fahy

    Gill is our receptionist and has worked for Image since 2000! She has three daughters and they’re all still living at home…just!

    Desert Island discs - Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street, Blondie, Beyonce

    Favourite Film / TV show - I’m a celebrity, get me out of here

    Couldn’t live without - My phone

  • Jess
    Cousins

    Jess
    Cousins

    Jess joined the Image Group in 2011. After a break in 2016 to go travelling she has returned to us to join our purchasing team. With experience in both Sales and Accounts, Jess brings her knowledge from different departments at The Image Group to the purchasing role. She prides herself on being organised and efficient and maintaining good relationships with suppliers.

    Most likely to - be listening to Radio 2

    Couldn’t live without - A cuppa

    Prized Possession - Complete sex and the city box set!

  • Michael
    Houghton

    Michael
    Houghton

    Michael is a member of our accounts department. Outside of Image, Mike likes to play golf, football, snooker, poker, badminton and will “occasionally” visit the gym. His middle name is competition, it doesn’t matter what it is, he wants to win!

    Least likely to - make a brew

    Random fact - He wins the Image Group mince pie challenge every year

    Couldn’t live without - Money

  • Patsy
    Furey

    Patsy
    Furey

    Previously, Patsy has worked in primary schools, Job Centres, family planning, Granada Tours and bar work. She's a valued member of our Accounts and Admin team. She enjoys music and dancing, particularly Soul and Motown nights which she goes to regularly.

    Favourite Songs - I say a little prayer, Respect - Aretha Franklin • Cry to Me - Solomon Burke (Song was in Dirty Dancing) • The Fields of Athenry - Mary Duff (Irish ballad)

    Favourite Film - I Walk the Line – Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon (Johnny Cash biopic)

    Couldn’t live without - salt and pepper spare ribs – yum!

  • Sheridan
    Platts

    Sheridan
    Platts

    Sheridan is our resident purchasing manager. Always looking for good, reliable and trustworthy suppliers.

    Favourite pet - Alfie - my little dog

    Favourite colour - Sky blue like City's home shirt

    Most likely to - Have a gigantic smile

IT Team

  • James
    Cavendish

    James
    Cavendish

    Having worked in large blue chip organisations as well as small web agencies, James has had an interesting and varied IT career spanning nearly 20 years. In 2012 he landed at the Image Group and has called it "home" ever since. He's mostly running around fixing things, writing code and keeping things running. He really should tidy his office at some point! Outside of work, James likes science fiction (no surprise there!), horror and thriller movies, going to the gym and playing the piano. Occasionally he's been known to sing on karaoke but that's just between me and you!

    On the Enterprise... - He'd be in engineering (next generation type though, as "red-shirts" always die on away missions)

    Most likely to - Laugh at really inappropriate moments.

    Pet hate - Supermarkets.

  • Seanie
    Lynch

    Seanie
    Lynch

    A recent graduate, Seanie is James' right hand man. He constantly amazes everyone by never eating food either before or during work, and wearing shorts all year round regardless of the temperature. Before starting at Image, Seanie spent the summer travelling the states. We think he ate something while he was there, but we can't be sure.

    Desert Island Discs - Bob Marley - Legend, Kanye West - My Beautiful dark twisted fantasy and Sigur Ros - Takk

    Favourite Film/TV show - Either City of God or Citizenfour / Game of Thrones

    Pet Hate - People that don't indicate at roundabouts. He likes having wonder and mystery in like, just not with other drivers!

Logistics Team

  • Anthony
    Wagstaff

    Anthony
    Wagstaff

    "Waggy" looks after our retail logistics here at Image. When not in work he likes watching sport and playing squash for Hyde cricket and squash club.

    First Record - Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf

    Couldn't live without - 1st - his son, 2nd - Squash, 3rd - Football, 4th - his wife

    Pet hate - X Factor and BGT (any TV that isn't sport)

Manufacturing and Electrical Team

  • Brian
    Finch

    Brian
    Finch

    Brian manages our incredible team of joiners, fabricators, painters and installers. He's been in the exhibition industry for over 30 years and still likes the fact that there's always a different challenge every day. His spare time is taken up with buying and selling military items and running a small World War 2 museum. His favourite expression is "if it's not wood, it's not good".

    Least likely to - Buy the first round

    Pet Hate - All reality TV, and most of the rest of it!

    Prized Possession - His military collection

  • Brian
    McGuinness

    Brian
    McGuinness

    Brian is a consummate professional joiner with many years of experience. He is very into his music as he has over 13,000 songs on his iPod!

    Desert Island Discs - Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd, Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin, Cybernaut - Tonto's Expanding Head Band

    Couldn't Live Without - My albums/CD's

    Favourite Film/TV Show - Dances with Wolves and Blade Runner

  • Carl
    Booth

    Carl
    Booth

    Carl has worked in all aspects of Joinery for well over 20 years. An all rounder with a huge range of projects and some very weird looking shorts under his belt. Outside of Image he enjoys playing rugby and socialising with family and friends.

    First Record - Police - Message in a bottle

    When I'm not in Image - Carl likes to spend time with his family when he's not rearranging other people's bones on the rugby field.

    Favourite TV show - Match of the Day

  • Craig
    Cottrell

    Craig
    Cottrell

    Footie Team - Manchester City Football Club

    Weird fact - From a speeding train bears a more than passable resemblance to Johhny Depp

    Pet hate - United fans talking about 'the good old days"

  • Damian
    Gibbons

    Damian
    Gibbons

    Footy Team - City of course...

    10 things I love - City City City City City City City City City City

    10 things I hate - United.... you can guess the rest!

  • Dan
    English

    Dan
    English

    Favourite pastime - Twanging

    Random fact - Can make anything out of metal

    Couldn't live without - My grinder, blow torch, welding kit, pipe bender............

  • Darren
    English

    Darren
    English

    Favourite pastime - Twanging

    Weird fact - Does not know how to operate a photocopier but could design and make one without any drawings

    Proudest moment - Designing, fabricating, building and installing a 5m diameter blue moon sculpture in the VIP atrium at the new Etihad Stadium South Stand extension... a stunning masterpiece

  • Gary
    Gibson

    Gary
    Gibson

    Gaz is an experienced painter with over 30 years experience in the trade. Having worked all over the world on trade shows from America to China he brings a wealth of experience to our team.

    Most likely to - Sing "Blue Moon"

    Little known fact - Has the funniest answer phone message on the planet

    Nickname - "Gibbo"

  • Scott
    Wilkinson

    Scott
    Wilkinson

    Scott is an important member of our electrical team. He's quite, unassuming and actually does look a bit like James Bond. Shaken not stirred.

  • Steve
    Platts

    Steve
    Platts

    A career professional electrician who has worked on most things over 35 years. Immaculate, exacting and uncompromising. No excuses for anything less than the best, Steve is sought after and hard to please. A big United fan, a dead ringer for Carlos Puyol or is Carlos Puyol a dead ringer for Steve Platts? Steve is a big personality and should have appeared on the first episode of 'The Apprentice' because he would have won it hands down and probably would have sacked Sir Alan.

    Desert Island Disc: - American Trilogy - Elvis Presley

    Unknown fact: - A professional DJ, an Elvis impersonator, a first class snow boarder and an all round legend.

    Most likely to: - Ask you do a frog impression so he can go to Florida when you croak.

Production and Installation Team

  • Adam
    Mooney

    Adam
    Mooney

    Adam says he's the "Main Guy" here at Image! He works as one of our production shif managers, but having worked in most departments he has vast experience of the business. Being 6'4" it's hard to miss him, and he's got the personality to match! He's a typical short tempered Aries but has an awesome sense of humour and can often be found making his colleagues laugh. He's also a big Ibiza fan #ladsontour.

    Favourite Film - Forrest Gump

    Random Fact - Putting your socks on before your undies is the weirdest thing

    When I'm not at Image - What?

  • Andy
    Williamson

    Andy
    Williamson

    Andy (AKA "Big Man") is part of our Production Team running the printers here at Image and has been with the company for nearly 10 years. Outside of work he likes to travel and spend time with his family. He's a pretty quiet guy in work but get a few beers in him and there's no shutting him up!

    Couldn't live without - Food - he loves to eat!

    When I'm not at Image - He likes going to the gym and Thai Boxing which he's currently training to compete.

    Random fact - He's got a degree in Graphic Design from Blackpool & the Fylde college.

  • Ben
    Holloway

    Ben
    Holloway

    Has been working with Image for over 10 years and is a valuable part of the installation team. He's got a reputation for getting the job done and likes to make sure everything is millimetre perfect before signing off on his work. Outside of Image he is snowboarding obsessed, likes his gadgets and also loves to do a bit of photography. Most of the photos on the site are his work!

    Random Fact - Ben owns more tools than his local branch of B&Q

    Favourite Film - Blade Runner

    First Record - Kim Wilde - Kids in America

  • Bob
    Crick

    Bob
    Crick

    Bob is an all round super hero at Image Group. When not in work he enjoys walking the dog, playing and watching football, spending time with the family and going out for meals. His nickname is "Wrecking Ball' as this term reflects his running style on the football pitch.

    Favourite TV Show - Fringe

    When I'm not at Image - I’m thinking about Image

    Couldn't live without - My phone

  • Craig
    Mills

    Craig
    Mills

    Craig works in our production team running, managing and some would say 'loving' our suite of large format Vutek printers. Outside work he enjoys walking the dog, visiting one or two (or more) pubs and socialising with friends and family. Also a mad Man City fan, regular marathon runner with a big smile and an even bigger heart.

    Favourite TV - Anything on sport channels

    When I'm not at Image - He likes getting away in his caravan

    Random fact (According to Craig) - He's a baby faced ninja.

  • Danny
    Hembrough

    Danny
    Hembrough

    Danny is a shy sort and wasn't keen for his photo to be taken, hence the Phil Mitchell photo. It’s not a bad resemblance and they’re also similar in that they’re both “lads”. The main differences being that Danny smiles more, doesn't run a garage in Albert Square and he does’t have a twin brother. He’s also a big united fan and he likes his ale.

    Favourite Film/TV Show - Eastenders

    When I’m not at Image - I enjoy playing Phil Mitchell in Eastenders

    Most Prized Possession - My BAFTA award for best actor

  • Daz
    Cousins

    Daz
    Cousins

    A career professional with over 18 years sign fitting experience. Daz is a crucial member of our customer facing installation team bringing flexibility and creative solutions to our customers needs. Always calm and guaranteed to apply common sense making your job easier. His only drawback is 'those shorts' in the summer months. Thank goodness for the autumn, winter and the spring.

    Favourite sport - Rugby then football

    Least likely to - Panic

    Can't live without - Family and camping

  • Eddie
    Griffin

    Eddie
    Griffin

    AKA "super Scouse" In work he's lazy, a pain in the butt, cheeky and upsets everyone.... only joking! He's in before anyone, works as hard as anyone and always has a smile for everyone. Out of work he plays squash and golf. After 20 years you'd think that he would have learned by now and give it up.

    First Record - Frank Sinatra, “Granada” bought at a record shop at the top of “Lanc’y” Hill 40 years ago

    Most likely to say - "If I don't see you through the week, I'll see you through the window."

    Random fact - Has a degree in laughter

  • Jack
    Lee

    Jack
    Lee

    Jack works in our production team he's A really nice bloke.... and his Dad is called 'Bruce' which means he never got bullied at school (for some reason?).

  • Jack
    Nickeas

    Jack
    Nickeas

  • Lee
    'LJ' Mifsud

    Lee
    'LJ' Mifsud

    LJ works in our Production Team and has recently moved up to assistant production manager taking responsibility for one of our double day shifts. He likes music, wearing hats and being generally intelligent.

    First Record - Year 8 long jump

    Random fact - He knows karate, kung-fu, taekwondo, and at least five other Asian-sounding words

    Desert Island Discs - Soulwax - Nite Versions. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor. J Dilla – Donuts.

  • Martin
    Curran

    Martin
    Curran

    Martin, being Jonny's brother, joined Image Group in February 2015 so is still fairy new! He's been enjoying getting to grips with the job. His hobbies include football coaching, tennis, lying on the beach (the latter being his favourite!)

    Desert Island Discs - Eagles - Greatest hits (1971-1973) • Elvis Presley - Greatest Hits • Billy Joel - Live at LA bowl

    First Record - Adam Faith - What do you want . Bought at a jumble sale for 10d (old money)

    Favourite Film / TV - Film - Shawshank Redemption • TV - The good wife

  • Matt
    Hembrough

    Matt
    Hembrough

    Matty is a hard working member of our production team. When he's not in work he enjoys reading, spending time working on cars, going to the pub with friends and geeking it up playing his PlayStation.

    Random Fact - "I love Lamp" (Brick Tamland from Anchorman)

    Desert Island Discs - Raft Building for Dummys - Narrated by Morgan Freeman • Lupe Fiasco - The cool • Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP

    Favourite Film - Anchorman

  • Phil
    Greaves

    Phil
    Greaves

    Phil is a big big blue - Manchester City stamped through and through. An experienced sign professional with over 35 years experience. Phil has seen most things and brings a quiet, controlled presence to our installation team.

  • Rob
    Bannister

    Rob
    Bannister

    Rob recently joined our production team moving over from a small island in the Mediterranean Sea called Sicily. A bit of a mystery man. He says he's left his 'family' to see the world.

    Favourite TV programme - The Sopranos

    Favourite film - The Godfather

    Favourite food - Meatballs in spaghetti

  • Sharon
    Marley

    Sharon
    Marley

    Sharon is our Production Manager and joined the Image Group late in 2016. She's been in the print industry for over 20 years and loves a challenge. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She supports Liverpool FC but is trying to keep that quiet from the rest of the Image Group!

    First Record - Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities

    Random Fact - She won £3000 in a chicken Kiev!

    Favourite Film - Sound of Music

  • Tim
    Waterhouse

    Tim
    Waterhouse

    Couldn't live without - Music and cider (lots of it!)

    Random fact - The smell of bleach makes him physically sick

    Pet Hates - Reality shows like X-factor

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