Meet The Team
Wendy Spencer — Company Director
I am responsible for ensuring that we remain market leaders in our sector. My expertise lies in developing strategies and working closely with our retailers that sell our products all over the UK. I am also responsible for sourcing new products that I hope our customers will love!
Favourite part of the job: “The diversity of my role makes every day completely different. I really enjoy making our customers happy and I am very proud to have seen the business grow so much since it was set up.”
Peter Horsler — Company Director
Peter is responsible for all the financial aspects of the company, dealing primarily with the accounting side of the business. Also oversees the smooth running of our Post Room for the Mail Order side.
Favourite part of the job: “I like to see a job well done and take pride in offering a really good service. I treat customers the way I would hope to be treated and I think that is partly why they return to us time after time.”
Dean Ford — Branding and Design Manager
Dean has considerable experience of working across design disciplines for many top brands. His role runs from concept through to development of ideas in both print and online, managing the Hall of Names brand and keeping the website and online activities up to date.
Favourite part of the job: “I really enjoy my creative role and see myself as a guardian of the Hall of Names brand, producing design that engages and inspires its audience, and keeping Hall of Names front of mind.”
Jo Laver — Marketing and PR Co-ordinator
Jo spent many years working in regional press and magazines before joining our team in 2010. She helps us with all aspects of marketing and PR, including writing our brochures, organising our promotions in magazines across the UK and compiling news for our ever-growing database of stockists and customers.
Favourite part of the job: “Its diversity. One day I might be writing an article about heraldry, the next I am helping to promote Hall of Names in a top-selling magazine – there is always something new on the horizon.”
Colin Hope — sCOTTISH AGENT
As an independent agent for Hall of Names in the north and Scotland Colin’s main role is to identify potential new partners to take on the system. This involves first contact and carrying out in-store pilots when required. Once systems are installed, Colin provides all ongoing retailer support. In addition, he sells coats of arms and surname history prints directly to the public at carefully selected markets and fairs in the North of England and Scotland. This continues to be highly successful, as people love the products.
Favourite part of the job: “Meeting new people and improving their business turnover.”
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