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Rob Bullock

Managing Director & Founder

Rob, along with many of the current team, founded The Ark in 2002. After a twenty year career in newspapers and magazines for one of the country's leading media groups, it was time to move on to pastures new. The team left in twos (hence the company name) to form The Ark and eighteen years later we are still producing superb work to tight deadlines for great clients.

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John Ainley

Managing Director

Formerly Business Director for over 15 years for one of the world's largest media companies, John's passion for all things media related is evident in his results orientated and strategic approach. John's energy and enthusiasm is boundless, and outstanding client service is always top priority.

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Carl Willock


Carl has enjoyed over 20 years in and around the digital space, delivering websites before the days anyone knew what a website was! Throughout the journey, Carl has experienced the changes driven by Google and by technology and relishes the continued evolution of the industry.

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Scott Atkinson

Production & Installation Director

Scott has extensive experience in the signage trade, having started out in sales and design, before moving to production and installation. His natural creative flair is evident in his design orientated approach to every job, where the highest production standards and customer satisfaction are always Scott's priorities.

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Wendy Ball

Operations Director

With over 30 years' experience in marketing Wendy oversees design and print across the business from formulating timelines and scheduling to operational management and process. She has a wealth of knowledge across a range of media disciplines, as well as an Honours Degree in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

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Neil Bentley


Neil's customer centric approach and vast marketing experience enables him to effectively support and advise clients across a range of sectors, including Education, Defence, Charities and Federations. His passion for outstanding client service and quality production is always at the forefront.

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Nick Grantham


Nick has a passion for property that goes back to childhood and professional experience that spans over 30 years. Nick has an understanding of property marketing that is rarely found and his raison d'etre is to get the building noticed for all the right reasons by its target audience.

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Mark Wilkie


Mark is an accomplished Director in the business of supplying creative marketing solutions that really work. Passionate about growing your business, he embarks on every commercial venture with a dynamic, creative and personable approach to work that ensures successful delivery of results.

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Clare Wilkinson

Senior Account Director

Clare brings a wealth of project and account management skills to every job she handles. Highly experienced with over 24 years industry experience, Clare is an expert in managing end-to-end campaigns with full ownership for project deliverables, objectives and client service.

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Nichola Ainley


Nichola is The Ark's education specialist - she holds a BSc Hons and a PGCE and has previously worked as a teacher for 23 years. Her breadth of experience and knowledge means that her strategic approach and understanding is invaluable to our clients in this sector.

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Paul Cranwell

Managing Director, Marketing & Media

Paul is a big ideas man and just the person you want if your marketing or advertising needs a boost. He is an experienced marketeer who likes to challenge the status quo. He is results focused and will challenge your thinking.

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Brian Layng


With over 30 years experience of making the logo bigger, Brian is firmly convinced that what passes for "good" design is ultimately a matter of personal taste. Working exclusively on printed matter, his designs are notable for their strong use of colour and a clear call to action.

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Chris Cowl


Chris is a designer who loves to work digitally or on traditional printed designs. He loves to get stuck into something new, whether it's work for a new client, learning new software or just a new illustration style - he's up for the creative challenge!

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Wil Cheung


Wil is a multi-disciplined designer who works across both traditional and digital design. His calm and methodical personality resonates through his work resulting in simple yet elegant designs – with a keen eye for detail he crafts his designs with meticulous detail and a twist of creativity.

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Joanne Spencer


Utilising a broad skill set developed over an extensive design career, Joanne strives to achieve a strong aesthetic. One of Joanne's key strengths is her keen ability to adapt her design style to appeal to the target audience. Her energy and passion reflect in her bold and creative designs.

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Sarah Gough


Sarah is an experienced designer whose strength lies in the creative aspect of her role. She relishes the challenge of corporate branding and the subsequent design work that follows, ensuring relevance in consistency.

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Jason Todd

Sign Fitter

Jason's previous experience, initially in fabrication and then in bespoke event builds, gives him the accuracy, precision and attention to detail that make him a perfectionist when it comes to fitting signs. With a keen eye for design, Jason ensures that every single job is completed to a high quality finish and meets his exacting standards.

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Team Motivator

Buddy is an integral part of the smooth running of the office ensuring that no food gets wasted, Nick gets some fresh air away from his desk a couple of times a day and welcomes visitors with a wagging tail. When not sharing his love around, Buddy loves nothing more than a good snooze and can be often heard snoring in the background!