Ocee Design | The Team

Alistair Gough

CEO Ocee International

Having spent most of his career in the Paper, Packaging & Display sector, Alistair joined OCee Design in May 2010 in order to develop the business into one of the UK's leading commercial seating providers. He is determined to ensure this is achieved by developing the best products, the best team and providing outstanding customer service.

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Steve Thomas

Group Finance Director

Steve is responsible for all finance and IT related matters in the Group, supporting the Group CEO and Board in growing the business organically and through acquisitions

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Neil Clark

Sales Director

Neil is responsible for the leadership of the company’s external sales team. Since joining Ocee Design in October 2011, Neil has introduced the company to new sectors of the market, contributed to the development of its product portfolio and significantly grown its presence in London.

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External Sales

Tim Bloyce

Senior Account Manager

Tim is one of the longest serving members of the team having been with the company since 1993. His in-depth knowledge and experience of the seating industry is a great asset to his loyal customer base, many of whom are now good friends. In addition to supporting the sales team, Tim is also responsible for the development of key accounts in the London and South-East region.

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Ann Ashfield

External Account Manager

Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from both a commercial seating and interior design perspective. Ann is responsible for supporting our key customers in the West Midlands and South West region.

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Jacqueline Chappell

Northern Area Sales Specialist

Having spent most of her career in the flooring industry, Jacqueline is equipped for both sides of the fence. Her experience of running her own business for 25 years gained her lots of respect in the textiles industry and given her experience in a variety of projects.

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Emma Hodges

Business Development Manager

Emma joined Ocee Design in 2016 and has dealers in the UK and Ireland and is developing regional A&D contacts to further the Ocee brand.

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George Georgou

Southern Area Sales Specialist

George has extensive experience serving manufacturers, dealers and design and build. George is responsible for dealers, design and build and specifiers covering London/ South East.

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Claire Williams

Strategic Business Development Director

Having worked in the furniture industry for both British and US manufacturers, Claire has gained real interest in how we create better work environments by putting the person at the heart of the work space. Claire regularly hosts workshops, knowledge share groups and presentations to consider the human side of workplace design.

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Samra Deen

London Showroom Manager

Samra is the London Showroom Manager and an interior designer at Ocee Design. Having graduated with BA (hons) in Interior Architecture, Design, and Practice in 2013 Samra has been able to elevate her passion for design and creativity. Samra has extensive experience in the industry, building relations and growing her portfolio.

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Chris Griffiths

Product Specialist

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Amanda Ahlgren

Regional Sales Manager (GCC)

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Bianca Modoranu

Strategic A&D Manager

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Rob Hicks

Regional Strategic A&D Manager

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Sales Team

Anna Lesiewicz

Office Manager

Originally from Poland, Anna joined the business in 2006 as a trainee and quickly established herself as a key member of the team. She is now responsible for the Internal Account Management of our London & South East region.

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Sam Peel

Internal Account Manager

Sam joined the company in 2006 having specialised for many years in key customer service roles. Sam is responsible for the Internal Account Management of our Northern and Scottish regions.

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Millie Laundon

Internal Account Manager

Millie joined Ocee in June 2015. Millie is responsible for the Internal Account Management for our West Midlands and South-West regions.

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Jessica King

Internal Account Manager

Jessica started working at Ocee in April 2015 and now looks after George - our external rep who is based in London.

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Jessica Dey

Internal Account Manager

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Sherazade Cuthbert-Khan

Internal Account Manager

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Design & Marketing

Ed Carter

Marketing Apprentice

Ed joined Ocee in September 2016. He is responsible for various day-to-day marketing tasks including social media, content creation, and managing the Ocee website and resource sharing systems.

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Finance & HR

Jane Gough

HR Manager

Jane is involved in producing payroll each month but more importantly looking after the welfare of Ocee’s employees and any problems that they may have.

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Goncalo Freitas

Finance Assistant

Goncalo organizes documents, puts the invoices in the system, and works on purchase ledgers, suppliers statement and reconciliations. He joined Ocee Design in June 2015.

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Jenny Lovell


Jenny looks after supplier accounts and payments.

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Ann English

Assisstant Account & Credit Control

Ann manages the Accounts Receivable Ledger and provides month end support to the Finance Manager.

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Gareth Morse

Interim Finance Manager

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Sharmaine Lane


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Peter Hills

Operations Manager

Peter started with the company in 1997 in the production area and worked his way up to Production Manager. With the addition of Warehouse, stock transfers and SHEQ to his responsibilities, he became Operations Manager at the beginning of 2016.

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Pete Harris

Production Development

Pete’s role at Ocee is to ensure the smooth running of all production areas, reporting to the Operations Manager. He started in 2003 in Despatch and worked through all roles to Production Supervisor.

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Vicki Hollis

Inventory Co-ordinator

Vicki started at Ocee Design in May 2016. She is responsible for the day to day running of the warehouses, controlling goods inwards and stock, ensuring goods are picked and transferred to the factory for production and oversees the quarterly stock takes.

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Emilia Marekwica

Inventory Control Supervisor

Having spent the majority of her career in junior management for a high-end fashion retail company, Maria has a wealth of customer focused experience and an expansive knowledge of all aspects of logistics in general.

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Marika Cieczka

Inventory Controller

Marika is responsible for placing orders to ensure that we have stock in at the time required. Marika also deals with queries from the internal sales team.

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Grace O'Leary

Inventory Controller

Grace joined Ocee in March 2016. Her role as an Inventory Controller is to ensure a smooth supply of stock for Ocee, liaising with production, goods in and internal sales.

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Nick Woodroffe

Inventory Controller

Nick started work in the inventory department at the end of June 2015 with his main responsibilities to look after the Four Design aspects of the company. This includes dealing with Four Design enquiries, ordering the stock, maintaining the stock levels, creating new BOMs, and in general working closely with Four Design in Denmark.

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Andy Lyon

Installation Team Leader and Site Engineer

Andy has worked various production roles at Ocee Design since 2012. He joined the installation team in December 2016 and became its team leader in April 2017.

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Andy Curran

Installation Team

Andy has been working with Ocee Design since November 2016 and currently works on the Installation Team.

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Keegan Ferry

Despatch Team Leader

Keegan ensures all furniture is correct and clean, and oversees that all finished goods are despatched.

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Andy Hunting

Transport Manager

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Sheq & Product Development

Ray Hills

R&D Manager

Ray is an upholsterer by trade but now manages Ocee’s product development. This involves working with designers and seeing products through from beginning to end while also purchasing the materials.

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Jess Bowyer

SHEQ Co-ordinator

Jess started in 2012 as Operations Administrator in the Production, Transport, and Inventory Control department. She is now responsible for Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety and Facilities with the help of the Operations Manager.

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