Meet the team

An enthusiastic, friendly and helpful team makes all the difference when working together on a project.

The whole team at Verve is about positivity, and having a 'can do' attitude. We go above and beyond to make things work properly - and we want to exceed our clients expectations.

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    Steve Allan - Managing Director

    Tel: 01604 217 879

    Email: steve@verveworkspace.co.uk

    Steve started the company back in 2004, after working with some of the most prominent names in the industry. Steve started in the office products industry in 1992, and has spent nearly 30 years learning his way round.

    He started the company because he loves furniture and interior design, but felt that overall things could be improved for the customer. We rebranded in 2008 to Verve Workspace to reflect the overall services we offer. Steve is passionate about furniture and making sure our customers get the right advice as well as service levels that will delight.

    Steve was born in Glasgow and is married with three young daughters. Having lived most of his life in London, he moved to Northamptonshire for some fresh air and countryside. He is a huge car fan, and enjoys organising road trips and cleaning his car. He loves films and music and was a successful London DJ in the early to late 1990’s performing for TV companies and celebrity parties, private functions, nightclubs and even royal family events. He even owned a nightclub for a while, fulfilling a personal dream.

    Steve is also known for his bad jokes, and the ability to remember them at the most inappropriate moments. He denies that he looks like a taller Ricky Gervais (or did when he was younger and had some hair anyway).

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    Lewis Godbolt - Sales Executive - furniture and Interiors

    Tel: 01604 217879

    Email: lewis@verveworkspace.co.uk

    Lewis joined Verve in 2012 and really has made himself a valuable part of the team. Lewis assures us he is a humble and quiet young man, who brightens up our office with a flawless combination of both razor sharp wit and a touch of sincerity that is rarely found amongst the 'youth' of today. We're not sure about this - however, we have found him to be a funny, modest and extremely likeable guy - and our customers seem to agree.

    Lewis is very consciencious, positive and helpful, and his 'can do' attitude has been received well by our customers. Lewis works particularly on the Ecommerce side of Verve, and enjoys talking to our customers on the phone, on our livechat - or even when they come to the office in person.

    Despite once resembling a member of the pop group 'One Direction' (which we try not to hold against him) - he is tone deaf - much like the band. Lewis likes to demonstrate this fact by singing in the office - which in all fairness is a welcome break to his joke telling. Which is awful. And I mean really bad.

    He is always keen to help, and goes the extra mile for everyone - a valued member of the Verve team, and very popular with customers and colleagues alike.

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    Naomi Holmes - Sales Support and CAD

    Tel: 01604 217879

    Email: naomi@verveworkspace.co.uk

    Naomi joined the Verve team in our Northampton office in 2015, and is a valuable member of the team. Her attention to detail, and making sure that everyone has all the information they need helps everything run smoothly. Naomi is also an experienced space planner, and she enjoys putting her creative flair onto our client designs.

    Naomi denies it - but she has her own 'Paddington Bear' version of his 'Hard Stare' - which is both amusing, and terrifying. But seriously, Naomi is lovely - and well liked by customers and colleagues.

    Outside of work, Naomi loves driving around and enjoys socialising and spending time with her family.

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    Ben Johnstone - Sales Executive - Furniture and Interiors

    Tel: 01604 217879

    Email: ben@verveworkspace.co.uk

    Ben joined the Verve team in 2020, and has already made his mark. Ben has shown himself to be the consummate professional, whilst also being great fun. He has embraced our method of a low pressure approach easily - and he is very thorough in his appraoch. Friendly, funny and positive - he's well liked by everyone. Thankfully, Ben also shares the sense of humour we value in our team - which is just as well. Ben is a proud father, and loves cars and movies too.

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    Chris Hawes - Security Installations Director

    Tel: 01604 961894

    Email: chris@vervesecurity.co.uk

    Chris is a fantastic guy - and one of the rare people that we've never heard anyone say a bad word about. Joining Verve in 2018, he has been instrumental in setting up our security division. His vast experience in security installations and sound engineer has taken him all around the world, and he's met many incredible people. He's met HM Queen Elizabeth, and even partied with Liam Neeson in his hotel room after a show. We should add that it wasn't jsut the two of them - it was an actual party. Chris is always humble and understated - and if you get him talking, you'll never get away.

    Chris enjoys doing DIY and is great fun, very thorough - and always eager to keep everyone - customers and colleagues alike. He enjoys cars, music and jokes.

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    Geoff Malkin - Sales Executive - Security Solutions

    Tel: 01604 961894

    Email: geoff@vervesecurity.co.uk

    Geoff is a very knowledgable guy - and his experience in the security industry has been gathered in a career around the world. Having grown up in the UK, then he lived in South Africa he has been able to bring new ideas and approaches to the solutions we offer. Geoff fits well into the Verve team being a car fan, and a F1 enthusiast. Being so close to Silverstone, we suspect he is hoping to meet some of the sports greatest drivers - and who can blame him.

    Geoff is very thorough, and goes the extra mile for our customers - and enjoys finding the perfect solution, and enjoys an unusual challenge. A few years ago he was involved in an 'Iron Man' event - which is of course very impressive.

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    Gayle Law - Credit Controller

    Tel: 01604 217879

    Gayle joined the team in early 2013, and is responsible for the credit control processes within the office and makes sure that invoices are being paid on time! She really has an eye for detail and is very methodical, making her a valued addition to the team. Gayle is friendly, hard-working, and always goes the extra mile to help our customers.

    Gayle loves the theatre and enjoys going to see shows, shopping and spending time with her two children

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