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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

As a founding director of FWD Motion, Mike has come a long way since his early days of designing security tickets for music and sporting events. He’s always been a bit of a geek so he takes the lead on the company’s digital and web-based projects.

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 can motivate people via project management, creative design and online digital marketing.

David has extensive experience in print media covering conventional litho and digital print to large format and display graphics. Bringing his well honed design skills to any project that comes into the studio, 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.

Mike Froggatt

Mike Froggatt
Senior Umbraco Developer

Mike Froggatt

Mike Froggatt

Senior Umbraco Developer

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

At work

The resident IT expert, Mike builds and develops websites from little landing pages to full blown e-commerce and content managed sites. He also manages the company’s email marketing system. Often found twiddling with wires and USB ports when things go wrong.

At play

When he’s not messing about with computers, Mike races stock cars. This is then often followed up with him fixing the said stock cars.  Huge fan of computer gaming and when there’s time he enjoys going out for meals with his family.

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.

 

 

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 vodka and 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!

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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