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: 30 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: 19 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 O'Brien - Senior Client Services Manager, Access Displays

Stephen O’Brien

Senior Client Services Manager

Experience: 15 years | Location: Greater Manchester

Expertise: Client relations and presentation of exhibition stand designs and quotations.

Steve represents Access Displays in the North. He is often visiting overseas clients and walking exhibition halls around the world.

Steve supports Everton football club and is very passionate about football. Consequently, Steve often brings this up in conversations with clients!

He has a wealth of industry knowledge, and spends most of his time with clients who exhibit on the international circuit.

Jonathan Himple - Client Relationship Manager, Access Displays

Jonathan Himple

Client Relationship Manager

Experience: 4 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Providing exhibition stands and shell scheme solutions, UK and globally.

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.

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Reg Baker - Business Development Executive, Access Displays

Reg Baker

Business Development Executive

Experience: 30 years | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Bespoke display cases and graphics production.

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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Dylan Smith - Business Development Executive, Access Displays

Dylan Smith

Business Development Executive

Experience: 2 years | Location: Bristol

Expertise: Furniture hire, plinth hire and retail display cases.

Dylan runs the Bristol office, but don’t let his soft spoken voice or his “want to cuddle you looks” fool you. At 6ft 2in tall, he recently won an MMA fight in aid of Cancer Research.

He deals with modular stand solutions and is a specialist in our hire service. Including display boards, plinths and also furniture hire. Suited to all types of events including exhibitions, conferences and more. Born in Hull, the UK’s capital of culture, he has a heart of gold and the team and customers love him.
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Christine Chipperfield - Business Development Executive, Access Displays

Christine Chipperfield

Business Development Executive

Experience: 1 year | Location: Swindon

Expertise: Forming connections with potential clients and performing onsite handovers for existing clients.

Although Christine has only been with the company a short while, in contrast she has a lot of industry knowledge. Due to the fact that her partner is one of our own contractors who has been in the industry for over 30 years. Weekends used to consist of being at home whilst her partner was on site. Now she has the opportunity of joining him! Lucky girl?

Take a look at Christine’s Trustpilot reviews to see what clients are saying about her. As well as the respect they all have for her.

Christine Chipperfield review

Jeremy Jarvis - Finance Director, Access Displays

Jeremy Jarvis

Finance Director

Experience: 40 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: 16 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

Webmaster

Experience: 14 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 vacancies@accessdisplays.co.uk.