Meet some of our legendary team

We believe that the core of our business is our people. We encourage a tenacious, collaborative and fun working environment and foster a culture of innovation and positivity. We celebrate success, we look after each other and we thrive on delivering exceptional results for our clients.

Dan Hawley


Dan is our esteemed CEO. He has four kids, loves travelling, golf and pub crawls. He is always making people laugh and has an infectious humour. You wouldn't know it looking at his photo, or any other photo of Dan. One day we'll catch him smiling and not looking like a convict.

Chris Belcher

Creative Director

With 25 years in the game creating and delivering awesome branded environments and retail experiences across a plethora of sectors, Chris has found time to become a dad to three surly teenagers and a mad Greek dog. In between scribbling with his favourite rotring pencil and swearing more than most he can usually be found by a muddy lake or river bank trying to catch oversized fish.

Katie Baker

Managing Director

Katie joined PLB in May 2020, following 6 years at Samsung. Katie loves all things outdoors and is a keen surfer, open water swimmer and runner. She is Mum to Hope and Jude, born on the same day two years apart, and can’t boil an egg.

Simon Lee

Production Director

Simon has been at PLB for 27 years. He loves a holiday, fancy dress, cycling, beer and has been known to wear heels in his spare time. Simon's nickname is Panda (for reasons he has never divulged).

Duncan Carter

Sales Director

Highly experienced in the retail and POS display design business, having worked in the industry for around 14 years – Duncan joined us on 4th Jan 2022. He has been married for 21 years, has 3 children - 19 year old twins girls and a 12 year old son. He loves to travel in his campervan all over Europe, is a retired semi pro rugby player and is passionate about being outdoors – resulting in his nickname Forest Dunc!

Clifford Irving

Production Manager

Clifford actually started working with PLB in 1987!! and then became a permanent member of the team in 2007. CJ as he is affectionately known, loves clubbing, the Greek islands and is an exceptional photographer.

Hajirah Zaib

Brand Project Co-ordinator

Hajirah is a recent law graduate who joined PLB at the beginning of 2022. She has great retail experience and is super creative both in and out of work. Hajirah loves all things beauty and travel and is looking forward to ticking off more and more locations from her bucket list.

Dakota Crook

Account Director

Dakota has worked with PLB since 2016 and previously worked in the PR industry. Dakota loves sunshine, holidays and the seaside.

Ben Jones

Senior Designer

Ben has worked with PLB since 2013, and came from the design industry. He is a keen runner and cyclist and loves the pub. After studying 3D design at university, he moved into graphic design, but now tends to work on the creative parts of PLB design projects whilst supporting the studio in all aspects of design. He bought his cottage locally a few years ago and has been doing it up ever since without a great deal of success. It seems his DIY skills aren’t as good as his design skills.

Andy Wright

Sales & Account Director

Andy has worked at PLB since 2016, previously working in the IT industry. Andy has a passion for technology and innovation and is always keen to bring something new to our clients. In his spare time, he plays squash and the occasional rugby match, but more often or not can be found on the touchline watching his 2 boys play on a Sunday morning.

Jenna Spearing

Account Director

Jenna has two beautiful children, has a passion for cooking & growing veggies and loves to go camping. She has worked at PLB since 2017, joining us after 15 years of working with magazines.

Ali Raza

Finance Assistant

Ali joined PLB in August 2022, following a strong early career in accounts and taxation. Ali is not only qualified and experienced in his field, but also has a real love for numbers. When he isn’t working, he loves driving and spending time with his friends and family.

Bex Mount

Installation & Maintenance Manager

Bex has worked for PLB since 2017 and has vast experience of managing an office efficiently. She has a passion for music and loves djing with her son in her spare time.

Daniel Irving

Production Prototyping

Daniel can only be described as an inventor! Incredibly creative, he invents and builds things in his spare time, as well as at work. He has two children and has been with PLB since 2015.

Dorian Leucea

Production and Assembly Technician

Dorian officially joined PLB in August 2021, after working previously as a contractor. He loves project work, has already won over one of our most loved clients and really rolls his sleeves up and gets stuck in with anything that needs doing. He loves history and travel and makes the most incredible Romanian food!.

Issy Pettifer

Account Executive

Issy graduated from University in 2021 and joined PLB in June 2023. Issy adores travelling, experiencing new places and cultures. She loves spending time with family and walking her gorgeous dog, as well as seeing her friends. In her spare time she enjoys reading and baking.

Mike Galloway

Financial Controller

Mike Galloway is our mild mannered Financial Controller and has been with PLB since 2013. He is married with 4 children all of whom refuse to leave the house despite massive encouragement and cash incentives. He has a major weakness for anything chocolate and has been known to enjoy the celebratory Bacardi and Coke.

Sophie Mcdonald-Knowlson

Account Manager

Sophie joined PLB at the end of October 2023 as Account Manager. Sophie has a background in corporate account management spanning 10 years. She loves travelling, cooking for friends and family as well as being mum to cheeky Jack. She also enjoys getting her wellies on and family life living on a sheep farm in the countryside!

Nick Smith

Project Manager

Nick is a Project Manager who has worked within the retail display industry for over 10 years and has been with PLB since 2017. Outside of work Nick is a mountain biking, heavy metal listening, speargun fishing, superdad.

Stephanie Clark

Senior Account Manager

Steph joined PLB in February 2023. She has a background in advertising, media planning and demand generation, working across both B2B and B2C sectors. Steph is a big foodie, loves to spend hours on meal prep and going to local farm shops. She loves spinning and an occasional visit to a pub garden.

Melissa Thomas

Senior Account Manager

Mel has worked for PLB since 2013. She’s a real foody and at her happiest when dining out!

Spencer Weeson

Project Manager

Spencer has been in the POS/Retail environment for over 25 years, and joined PLB in October 2023. Apart from being a perfectionist at work, his main passions are spending time with his family, cycling, dance music, playing tennis, and has recently been called up to play darts for his local rugby team.

Ashley Martin

Operations Assistant

Over the last 5 years, Ash has worked within logistics and reporting in charity, healthcare and aviation and started his career with PLB in 2023. Outside of work Ash has been involved with planning, marketing and performing tours and festivals across the UK and beyond. The dad of 3 is an enthusiastic drummer.

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Emily Wan

3D Designer

Emily has been with PLB since 2015 and has been working in the 3D design industry for 8 years. She loves all kinds of food and enjoys cooking for her friends and family. She recently became a mother so her dinner parties now include toys and messy floors.

Ashley McLoughlin

Account Director

Ashley joined us in August 2022. He has 15 years experience within the FMCG industry, specialising in delivery of tobacco and vape retail displays. Ash loves all things sporty, loves fajita Friday, and regularly dreams about being a superstar DJ. He is a big family man yet outnumbered at home by females, 2 of which have 4 legs - he knows his place!