Simon James, CEO & FINANCE DIRECTOR Simon founded Amos Beech in 1990 after working in the industry since 1971 so when it comes to experience, he has plenty! His training in a large PLC gives him unique insight into global businesses and how we can meet these challenges with the interiors we create. The slings and arrows of fortune (we all know you don’t win them all) have been met with his strength of character along with an ability to ‘always be learning’. An eye for an opportunity and he never gives up, the team can be assured that he will continue to impart his insights to them for the foreseeable future. Favourite Quote: "The only thing worse than paying an income tax is not paying income tax" Outside of work, Simon enjoys "exploring remote locations with my family."

Simon James, CEO & FINANCE DIRECTOR

Simon founded Amos Beech in 1990 after working in the industry since 1971 so when it comes to experience, he has plenty! His training in a large PLC gives him unique insight into global businesses and how we can meet these challenges with the interiors we create.

The slings and arrows of fortune (we all know you don’t win them all) have been met with his strength of character along with an ability to ‘always be learning’. An eye for an opportunity and he never gives up, the team can be assured that he will continue to impart his insights to them for the foreseeable future.

Favourite Quote:

"The only thing worse than paying an income tax is not paying income tax"

Outside of work, Simon enjoys

"exploring remote locations with my family."

Grant Ker  MANAGING DIRECTOR Grant is an “up, up and away” kind of guy. Hot air ballooning ticks his box, along with a passion for climbing; be it trees, rock walls or mountains. Obviously he can’t be doing this all the time so given a few minutes he will probably be found outside washing and polishing his car – ‘the roads are so dirty between Falkirk and East Kilbride’! Cars, whilst important are not everything and Grant dreams of visiting the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia where he would snorkel the day away, photographing the underwater wonders. Away from work Grant enjoys barbecuing food for family and friends, ideally a rack of T-bone steak accompanied by an Australian Red. Grant’s favourite quote: “Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!” (Charles Dicksons)

Grant Ker  MANAGING DIRECTOR

Grant is an “up, up and away” kind of guy. Hot air ballooning ticks his box, along with a passion for climbing; be it trees, rock walls or mountains. Obviously he can’t be doing this all the time so given a few minutes he will probably be found outside washing and polishing his car – ‘the roads are so dirty between Falkirk and East Kilbride’!

Cars, whilst important are not everything and Grant dreams of visiting the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia where he would snorkel the day away, photographing the underwater wonders.

Away from work Grant enjoys barbecuing food for family and friends, ideally a rack of T-bone steak accompanied by an Australian Red.

Grant’s favourite quote:

“Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!” (Charles Dicksons)

Sam James SALES DIRECTOR Despite having a penchant for Argentinian, Gaucho-style cuisine and a budgerigar called “Bertie”, our Sales Director, Sam James professes to “bleed office furniture” if you cut him and absolutely is our king of ergonomics. With 25 years of hard earned experience in commercial interiors, Sam inspires our team and clients to create dynamic and beautiful spaces for work. Creating space for work is what makes the job special for him and in doing this, our customers get what they need. ‘it’s not about us when we are designing an interior, it is about what our clients need, based on everything that is important to them'. Sam’s favourite quote: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably get there.” (Mike Wallace, former senior executive Boeing) “Outside of work my life continues at the same insane pace with 3 energetic sons who all have energy to burn.”

Sam James SALES DIRECTOR

Despite having a penchant for Argentinian, Gaucho-style cuisine and a budgerigar called “Bertie”, our Sales Director, Sam James professes to “bleed office furniture” if you cut him and absolutely is our king of ergonomics. With 25 years of hard earned experience in commercial interiors, Sam inspires our team and clients to create dynamic and beautiful spaces for work.

Creating space for work is what makes the job special for him and in doing this, our customers get what they need. ‘it’s not about us when we are designing an interior, it is about what our clients need, based on everything that is important to them'.

Sam’s favourite quote:

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably get there.” (Mike Wallace, former senior executive Boeing)

“Outside of work my life continues at the same insane pace with 3 energetic sons who all have energy to burn.”

Roy James PROJECTS DIRECTOR With the testing yet rewarding experience gained through hand rearing 3 pet pigs; Laura, Truffle and Martha as well as working in commercial office interiors all of his working life, it is no surprise that Roy is our go-to-guy for anything whatsoever at Amos Beech. A deep understanding of fit-out and construction through his own hands-on experience means that from the initial design stages of our projects, pragmatism and practicality are always woven into even the most ambitious schemes created by the design team. As Projects and Operations Manager, there hasn’t yet been a challenge his colleagues or clients have thrown at him that he hasn’t managed to reliably resolve quickly and effectively, in fact we think it’s what he thrives on. (Oh, and he likes blue cheese sauce!) Roy’s favourite quote: “I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, but my walk has become rather sillier recently.” (Monty Python)

Roy James PROJECTS DIRECTOR

With the testing yet rewarding experience gained through hand rearing 3 pet pigs; Laura, Truffle and Martha as well as working in commercial office interiors all of his working life, it is no surprise that Roy is our go-to-guy for anything whatsoever at Amos Beech.

A deep understanding of fit-out and construction through his own hands-on experience means that from the initial design stages of our projects, pragmatism and practicality are always woven into even the most ambitious schemes created by the design team.

As Projects and Operations Manager, there hasn’t yet been a challenge his colleagues or clients have thrown at him that he hasn’t managed to reliably resolve quickly and effectively, in fact we think it’s what he thrives on. (Oh, and he likes blue cheese sauce!)

Roy’s favourite quote:

“I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, but my walk has become rather sillier recently.” (Monty Python)

 
Gavin Anderson BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Quirky, dedicated and loyal, Gavin is our sports guru and fitness fanatic. If not at work he can probably be sighted sprinting round Alloa in his shorts and singlet. 10K runs seem to tick his box and we’ll let you know when he runs better than 38 minutes! If Gavin could fly like a bird he would land in Vanuatu. Gavin will eat literally anything, however, he loves Indian Cuisine with South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken at the top of the list. Gavin’s fun fact (see below) reflects his approach to life and his favourite quote (see below) tells you everything about his approach to work. Outside of work, Gavin says “I love the drive home thinking about the run I’m going to have” Gavin’s favourite quote: “Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever” (Lance Armstrong)  

Gavin Anderson BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Quirky, dedicated and loyal, Gavin is our sports guru and fitness fanatic. If not at work he can probably be sighted sprinting round Alloa in his shorts and singlet. 10K runs seem to tick his box and we’ll let you know when he runs better than 38 minutes!

If Gavin could fly like a bird he would land in Vanuatu. Gavin will eat literally anything, however, he loves Indian Cuisine with South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken at the top of the list. Gavin’s fun fact (see below) reflects his approach to life and his favourite quote (see below) tells you everything about his approach to work.

Outside of work, Gavin says “I love the drive home thinking about the run I’m going to have”

Gavin’s favourite quote:

“Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever” (Lance Armstrong)

 

Julian Fielder PROJECT LEADER Julian loves fish. “Tropical fish, marine aquariums, they’re mesmerising.” This defines Julian’s relaxed and understated approach to everything in life. He’s obviously learnt a lot from the tropical, cold water, fresh water and even Piranha fish he has kept. Julian is your archetypical Londoner with all the slang and jargon. His claim to fame is driving in London for 25 years and never getting a penalty ticket. His penchants for Chinese cuisine and his favourite, king prawns in sea spice batter with shredded chillies, has inspired his colleagues at work to broaden their own taste horizons. Fun Fact: "There are only 2 words in the English language that you can’t rhyme, orange and chimney"

Julian Fielder PROJECT LEADER

Julian loves fish. “Tropical fish, marine aquariums, they’re mesmerising.” This defines Julian’s relaxed and understated approach to everything in life. He’s obviously learnt a lot from the tropical, cold water, fresh water and even Piranha fish he has kept.

Julian is your archetypical Londoner with all the slang and jargon. His claim to fame is driving in London for 25 years and never getting a penalty ticket.

His penchants for Chinese cuisine and his favourite, king prawns in sea spice batter with shredded chillies, has inspired his colleagues at work to broaden their own taste horizons.

Fun Fact:

"There are only 2 words in the English language that you can’t rhyme, orange and chimney"

Deborah McAulay SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER One of our team of highly skilled interior designers, Deborah can’t perform musically but can’t perform anything much without it! Given the chance, Deborah would love to travel the world and Route 66 is top of the list. Well known in the industry and appearing in Mix Magazine, December 2014, Deborah has worked on many blue chip projects in the UK. Relaxing with family, a good book and Italian cuisine – the perfect weekend. Outside of work: “I enjoy life with my family and relaxing” Deborah's Favourite Quote: “Keep your heels, head and standards high” Coco Chanel

Deborah McAulay SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

One of our team of highly skilled interior designers, Deborah can’t perform musically but can’t perform anything much without it! Given the chance, Deborah would love to travel the world and Route 66 is top of the list. Well known in the industry and appearing in Mix Magazine, December 2014, Deborah has worked on many blue chip projects in the UK.

Relaxing with family, a good book and Italian cuisine – the perfect weekend.

Outside of work:

“I enjoy life with my family and relaxing”

Deborah's Favourite Quote:

“Keep your heels, head and standards high” Coco Chanel

Flora Hogg INTERIOR DESIGNER Flora isn’t just an Interior Designer, having been brought up around a family farm; animal husbandry, hard work and muck – she brings a fresh dimension to the design team! And all that hard work in the great outdoors has made her a kleptocoat – over 30 apparently and counting…which given her love for travel will probably mean many more to come. Maybe a Jabona will come home with her if she ever visits Peru – a country definitely in her sights! Having recently joined us – Flora is finding her feet and despite the warnings from her design team colleagues, she will doubtless experience some of the moments of humour that correspond with working here at Amos Beech. Happily for Flora, home is just over the hill which means her commute is short and gives her plenty of down time (if a farm ever has that) to spend with her collie Skye.

Flora Hogg INTERIOR DESIGNER

Flora isn’t just an Interior Designer, having been brought up around a family farm; animal husbandry, hard work and muck – she brings a fresh dimension to the design team!

And all that hard work in the great outdoors has made her a kleptocoat – over 30 apparently and counting…which given her love for travel will probably mean many more to come.

Maybe a Jabona will come home with her if she ever visits Peru – a country definitely in her sights!

Having recently joined us – Flora is finding her feet and despite the warnings from her design team colleagues, she will doubtless experience some of the moments of humour that correspond with working here at Amos Beech.

Happily for Flora, home is just over the hill which means her commute is short and gives her plenty of down time (if a farm ever has that) to spend with her collie Skye.

 
Robert Milne INSTALLATIONS TEAM LEADER Robert is our can-do installations team leader. His relaxed and chilled out attitude is highly valued by our customers. When finishing a long day’s work and asked if he can move “just one more thing”, he always obliges graciously. Robert is a keen music fan and when in the office can often be located by the sound of his singing. Outside of work he enjoys following the fortunes of the Scottish national football team as a season ticket holder and has been to every home game for the past 322 years! With a nice Indian curry, glass of cider and a house by the river, Robert’s happiness would be complete as long as his team was winning. He lives up to his favourite quote. Robert’s favourite quote: “Work to live, don’t live to work”

Robert Milne INSTALLATIONS TEAM LEADER

Robert is our can-do installations team leader. His relaxed and chilled out attitude is highly valued by our customers. When finishing a long day’s work and asked if he can move “just one more thing”, he always obliges graciously.

Robert is a keen music fan and when in the office can often be located by the sound of his singing. Outside of work he enjoys following the fortunes of the Scottish national football team as a season ticket holder and has been to every home game for the past 322 years! With a nice Indian curry, glass of cider and a house by the river, Robert’s happiness would be complete as long as his team was winning. He lives up to his favourite quote.

Robert’s favourite quote:

“Work to live, don’t live to work”

Emma Skirton OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR Known in the office as “Ack” due to some obscure “Biggles” reference, Emma looks after the Operations side of the business with verve and aplomb. The early starts aren’t exactly to her liking as she prefers to adjust to daylight gradually. Emma has a keen interest in all things culinary with a predilection for Mediterranean cuisine. Given the chance, Emma would love nothing better than to spend a long weekend shopping in New York with her girlfriends. If she was to harness an animal skill it would be the speed of a cheetah! Emma has a keen sense of humour and her best quote belongs to her mum.... Emma’s favourite quote: “…. it won’t be this in the morning!”

Emma Skirton OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR

Known in the office as “Ack” due to some obscure “Biggles” reference, Emma looks after the Operations side of the business with verve and aplomb.

The early starts aren’t exactly to her liking as she prefers to adjust to daylight gradually. Emma has a keen interest in all things culinary with a predilection for Mediterranean cuisine.

Given the chance, Emma would love nothing better than to spend a long weekend shopping in New York with her girlfriends.

If she was to harness an animal skill it would be the speed of a cheetah! Emma has a keen sense of humour and her best quote belongs to her mum....

Emma’s favourite quote:

“…. it won’t be this in the morning!”

Chris Fielder ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR Chris, if you saw him, you would notice him for he cannot hide behind lamp posts. Luckily for Chris, he has normally left for the day before our office cleaner arrives as vacuuming whilst he is concentrating is his biggest bug bear. In his ideal world, Chris would have retired by now with a huge pension pot which he would be using to create a wild garden for bees, hedgehogs, frogs and birds. Not to mention the time he would spend with his two hens Consy and Comely or his long suffering wife Anna to whom he was married in 1967 and who has been making his favourite shepherds pie and baked bean dinners regularly ever since. Chris loves a good book with quotes of Winston Churchill being one of his favourites, although with his legal training, a Rumpole of the Bailey novel and a glass of Cognac also go down a treat. Chris’s favourite quote: “Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties” (Winston Churchill)  

Chris Fielder ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR

Chris, if you saw him, you would notice him for he cannot hide behind lamp posts. Luckily for Chris, he has normally left for the day before our office cleaner arrives as vacuuming whilst he is concentrating is his biggest bug bear.

In his ideal world, Chris would have retired by now with a huge pension pot which he would be using to create a wild garden for bees, hedgehogs, frogs and birds. Not to mention the time he would spend with his two hens Consy and Comely or his long suffering wife Anna to whom he was married in 1967 and who has been making his favourite shepherds pie and baked bean dinners regularly ever since.

Chris loves a good book with quotes of Winston Churchill being one of his favourites, although with his legal training, a Rumpole of the Bailey novel and a glass of Cognac also go down a treat.

Chris’s favourite quote:

“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties” (Winston Churchill)

 

 
 
Sarah Harper QUANTITY SURVEYOR Accurately costed projects are crucial to the ongoing success of Amos Beech and Sarah is our in-house Quantity Surveyor providing this vital function. Outside of work Sarah is never anything other than busy! Two young sons and a bike shop that she runs with her husband means that quiet moments are few and far between. When these do come round, Sarah enjoys reading which seems like the right form of relaxation after all that exertion! Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate!! Unsurprisingly, cycling is a key component of the Harper family and given the chance, a cycling tour in Austria would tick all the boxes.  

Sarah Harper QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Accurately costed projects are crucial to the ongoing success of Amos Beech and Sarah is our in-house Quantity Surveyor providing this vital function.

Outside of work Sarah is never anything other than busy! Two young sons and a bike shop that she runs with her husband means that quiet moments are few and far between. When these do come round, Sarah enjoys reading which seems like the right form of relaxation after all that exertion! Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate!!

Unsurprisingly, cycling is a key component of the Harper family and given the chance, a cycling tour in Austria would tick all the boxes.

 

Vincent Hartman MARKETING MANAGER Vincent is our ‘in house’ ‘larger than life’ Dutchman. He is like a tin of baked beans because what it says on the label is exactly what you get inside! Straight talking, no nonsense and a wonderful breadth of experience, marketing and selling ground breaking innovative products across Europe and beyond. Living and working in Scotland allows Vincent to combine business with pleasure – hills in Holland are few and far between and he likes nothing better than getting mud plastered all over his Land Rover 110 tackling steep gradients. Scotland has hills aplenty! Real 3D fun on the one hand and on the other, an obsession with website marketing, hits, analytics and increased traffic making for front page google rankings make him a force to be reckoned with for both Amos Beech and Incognito Underfloor Heating.  Vincent is a Pro photographer and has successfully run his own business in this field and came to Scotland with more kit than you can shake a tripod at. He would like a set of night vision goggles though if anyone has a spare pair going! So, if you are in Scotland, watch out for a light blue Land Rover 110 with the steering wheel on the 'wrong side’ – Vincent has been driving the same trusty beast for 20 years and will be doing so for at least another 20 too! Not too sure what the emissions standards will be like by then! Vincent’s favourite quote: “This is the way to do it, but perhaps tomorrow there is another way"   

Vincent Hartman MARKETING MANAGER

Vincent is our ‘in house’ ‘larger than life’ Dutchman. He is like a tin of baked beans because what it says on the label is exactly what you get inside! Straight talking, no nonsense and a wonderful breadth of experience, marketing and selling ground breaking innovative products across Europe and beyond.

Living and working in Scotland allows Vincent to combine business with pleasure – hills in Holland are few and far between and he likes nothing better than getting mud plastered all over his Land Rover 110 tackling steep gradients. Scotland has hills aplenty!

Real 3D fun on the one hand and on the other, an obsession with website marketing, hits, analytics and increased traffic making for front page google rankings make him a force to be reckoned with for both Amos Beech and Incognito Underfloor Heating

Vincent is a Pro photographer and has successfully run his own business in this field and came to Scotland with more kit than you can shake a tripod at. He would like a set of night vision goggles though if anyone has a spare pair going! So, if you are in Scotland, watch out for a light blue Land Rover 110 with the steering wheel on the 'wrong side’ – Vincent has been driving the same trusty beast for 20 years and will be doing so for at least another 20 too! Not too sure what the emissions standards will be like by then!

Vincent’s favourite quote:

“This is the way to do it, but perhaps tomorrow there is another way" 

 

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