Meet the Access Displays Team

Each member of the Access Displays team has unique expertise and experience. Access Displays is a well-rounded, established company within the exhibition and display industry.

Furthermore, we have a unique blend of creativity and knowledge, helping us to provide an unparalleled service to our clients.

Peter Bowen - CEO and Founder, Access Displays

Peter Bowen

CEO and Founder

Experience: 31 years | Locations: Newbury and London

Expertise: Exhibitions, displays and visual communication.

With over 40 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing, Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Managers. He has served time on the board of ESSA (Event Suppliers and Services Association). ESSA also shares a secretariat with sister organisations, Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and Association of Event Venues (AEV).

Furthermore, Peter is a champion for best practice. He contributes as a respected thought leader through UK and global trade journals and forums. With a passion for innovation, he steered the company to be recognised as a trusted global agency. The company serves all major UK venues, with staff based in Newbury, London, Bristol, Swindon and Manchester.

Emma Thatcher - Senior Project Manager, Access Displays

Emma Thatcher

Senior Project Manager

Experience: 21 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Project management of exhibition stands in the UK and globally.

Emma joined the company 19 years ago, working as a junior administrator. She now has the responsibility of managing production crews and subcontractors. As well as project managing her own clients, Emma also has responsibility for the Swindon facility.

As the saying goes, if you want something done, ask a busy person. Emma is certainly that person.

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Steve Reeve

Steve Reeve

Business Development Director (Midlands)

Experience: 44 years | Locations: The Midlands

Expertise: Internationally connected with global experience of exhibition design.

Exhibitions expert, internationally connected, delivering clients unrivalled experience in all aspects of the industry from custom show stands of all sizes, for over 45 years – working in the UK and Overseas.

Taking the worry and obvious stress away from the client, with nothing too much trouble, just trusted experience, patience, and reliability.

John Robertson - Sales Director (Scotland & North), Access Displays

John Robertson

Sales Director (Scotland & North)

Experience: 35 years | Locations: Scotland & North

Expertise: Understanding clients objectives and creating interesting exhibition solutions.

John has over 30 years sales and marketing experience, and has worked in the world of events and exhibitions for 22 of these. He takes great pride in understanding his client’s requirements and delivering high quality solutions. John has worked with a wide variety of clients, from large multinationals to independent business owners and has experience delivering projects across all continents.

Many projects have involved energy, renewables and pharmaceutical, often working with agencies to tell the client’s story in creative ways.

His hobbies include art and photography and he can often be found by the river or loch casting a line.

Ian Wiltshire

Ian Wiltshire

Internal Sales Manager

Experience: TBC | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Understanding clients objectives and creating interesting exhibition solutions.

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Reg Baker - Business Development Executive, Access Displays

Reg Baker

Business Development Executive

Experience: 31 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Bespoke display cases, graphics production, consumables and hire equipment.

As a trained jockey, Reg is no stranger to hurdles! Hence spending most of his time helping customers with design and graphic based projects. Reg has a passion for horses and photography. His weekends usually involve equestrian events, or mucking out his stables.

He has worked in the graphics industry for over 30 years and ran our own design studio. Reg is now in a position where he can share his advanced product and technical knowledge with designers, end users and also agencies.

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Jonathan Himple - Client Relationship Management, Access Displays

Jonathan Himple

Client Relationship Management

Experience: 6 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Providing exhibition stands and shell scheme solutions.

Working with organisers on their shows means that Jon goes to all the cool events and venues across Europe. Including the British Grand Prix and Monaco Boat Show. Clients love his enthusiasm and also his passion for the industry.

Over the years, he has built a strong following of overseas exhibitors and organisers. From as far away as Australia, Finland, Denmark, Germany and China.

Jeremy Jarvis - Finance Director, Access Displays

Jeremy Jarvis

Finance Director

Experience: 41 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Finance and corporate governance.

Jeremy runs the finance team out of Swindon. Jeremy’s experienced in all aspects of finance and corporate governance. He works in a creative environment, offering different opportunities and challenges.

Nikki Coleman - Finance Assistant, Access Displays

Nikki Coleman

Accounts Assistant

Experience: 17 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Bookkeeping, communication and management of finances.

Nikki has worked in a variety of support and also delivery roles within Access Displays. Including sales and web administration, project support and office support. Nikki now resides in the accounts team. While diligent with a high level of detail, she’s regarded as true friend by customers and suppliers.

Chris Rogers - Webmaster, Access Displays

Chris Rogers


Experience: 15 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Web technologies, IT infrastructure and digital marketing.

Chris works with a number of different internal and external teams. Chris maintaines our websites, online sales, social media, CRM, all tech and IT. With a secure cloud-based solution, Chris helped develop an effective, reliable system allowing stakeholders to communicate from anywhere in the world.

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Meet the build team

If you exhibit around the world you may have met some of our build crew in the halls.

To introduce our contractors, we thought we’d show you a quick video showing some of their handy work.

Design Team

We don’t employ our own exhibition stand designers, we use freelancers. The reason for this is simple. Like all artists, designers have their own style and way of working. Our customers are also very different, and their requirements vary on a large scale. Some clients demand a corporate look, and others are less formal and need a more conceptual feel or tone.

In our meeting with the client, we establish their design brief and get a feel for the criteria and style. We choose a designer that is more likely to match the design criteria of the brief. Sometimes, we may develop more than one design concept. Initial ideas are then shared, so we can agree the direction the client would like to develop further.

Take a look at our exhibition stand design page to get some inspiration. Or, you can submit your requirement by completing our exhibition stand design brief.

Join The Access Displays Team

Would you like to work with a forward-thinking, creative agency? One that delivers award winning exhibition stand design and display solutions?

Take a look at our current vacancies.

We are always interested to hear from people who have experience in all fields relating to:

  • Exhibitions
  • Displays
  • Museums
  • Commercial interior design
  • Shop fitting
  • Graphics
  • Digital displays and other related industries

Do you have relevant experience and skills, and feel you can contribute to the company’s success? Please send your CV, with a covering letter to