Meet the Staff

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    Richard Wedgwood, MBA


    Richard opened FASTSIGNS Manchester in 2010, following a successful 20-year career selling ceramics to major hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton and Starwood across the world. Drawing on his strong business experience, he has been instrumental in helping FASTSIGNS Manchester to become one of the UK network’s biggest centres. When he’s not working, Richard loves traveling with his partner and spending time with friends. He is also an aviation enthusiast and obtained his private pilot’s licence in 2005.

    Last Meal

    • Starter: Thai Fish Cakes
    • Main: Filet Mignon
    • Dessert: New York Cheesecake
    • Drink: Slightly chilled bottle of rioja
  • Aaron Woodward – Business Development Manager

    Aaron Woodward

    Business Development Manager

    Aaron is a highly motivated, customer driven member of our team always looking to provide innovative solutions to our customers. Getting a firm understanding of what a customer is trying to achieve and finding the right solution to fit their needs and budget is what he does best!

    What you enjoy about your role at FASTSIGNS - I most enjoy the variety of the role, no two jobs are the same and that keeps me on my toes. I also love managing larger projects that start off as nothing more than idea and seeing them through to fruition. Finally, illuminated signage is a personal favourite of mine!

    Your dream travel/holiday destination - More of an adventure than a holiday, my dream would be to experience an Amazon Rainforest Safari.

    Last meal if you found yourself on Death Row...

    • Starter: Pan Seared Scallops with Bacon and Black Pudding
    • Main: Fillet Steak Diane
    • Dessert: Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake
    • Drink: Long Island Iced Tea
  • Andy Eidukas – Graphic Designer and Sign Maker

    Andy Eidukas

    Graphic Designer and Sign Maker

    Andy joined the Manchester team after several years at our Bolton location. For the simplest to the most complex design needs, Andy produces consistently good work to delight our customers. Andy’s production knowledge makes sure that what he designs will translate into a first class physical end product.

    Andy enjoys the variety of work, a good team morale / banter and being able to work on both design and production jobs.

    Holiday Destination is: New York

    For his final meal he’d opt for:

    • Starter: Bruschetta
    • Main: Cheese Burger and Chips
    • Dessert: Apple Pie with Custard
    • Drink: A cold pint of Estrella
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    Sam Okewumi

    Sign Maker & Graphic Designer

    Sam has been working for FASTSIGNS Manchester for three and a half years and is the most relaxed and unflappable member of staff. He really enjoys the physical side of making signs – in particular raised signage.

    He’s originally from Dublin so likes to go back and visit, but his favourite holiday destination is Spain for the sunshine. In Manchester, you’ll most likely find him at Turtle Bay or Wagamama.

    If he ever had to make the choice, his last meal on death row would be:

    • Starter: Spicy chicken wings
    • Main: Special fried rice
    • Dessert: Chocolate cake
    • Drink: Hennessy and coke
  • Allison FS

    Allison Bingham

    Inside Sales and Customer Services Manager

    Allison is our newest member of staff, starting in mid-2018, but she is already part of the furniture and has a great sense of humour. She really enjoys the variety of her role and there is something new to experience every day.

    She’s a big fan of holidaying in Turkey, but if she could choose any place on Earth to visit it would have to be Las Vegas. Back in Manchester, she’s a regular at Deansgate Locks and recommends cocktails at Lola Lo – especially when the sun is shining. She’s also a fan of the Manchester Ghost Walks.

    If she had to choose a final meal she’d opt for:

    • Starter: Chicken pakora
    • Main: Chicken tikka bhuna
    • Dessert: Ice cream and jelly
    • Drink: Cocktail – Raspberry spritz, Miami Vice
  • Dan FS

    Dan Andrew-Pugh

    Graphic Design and Production Manager

    Dan is the stalwart of the FASTSIGNS Manchester team, having been with us for six years. He thoroughly enjoys working on a wide variety of projects, all with their own unique challenges. He also greatly appreciates that he gets to manage such great production and installation teams.

    The Maldives is top of his list when booking a holiday, but if he was staying closer to home he loves the Great John Street Hotel in Manchester. He’s also another avid Manchester United fan.

    If he found himself on death row, his final meal would be:

    • Starter: Lobster with chilli
    • Main: Chateaubriand, chunky chips and gravy
    • Dessert: Peanut butter cheesecake with vanilla ice cream
    • Drink: Smokey Old Fashioned
  • Dan Allcock – Sign Maker:

    Dan Allcock

    Sign Maker

    Dan joined the team on January 2020 having started in his sign making career elsewhere, bringing with him valuable experience and a keen eye for detail.

    Dan enjoys the variations of his role at FASTSIGNS he can be one minute doing vinyl applications to then be routing out shapes and building trays on the Zund.

    Holiday Destination is: Spain

    His last meal would consist of:

    • Starter: Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls
    • Main: Spicy Nachos with Cheese Sauce
    • Dessert: Chocolate Ice Cream
    • Drink: Pint Budwiser
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    Nick Ratcliffe, MBA

    Non-executive Director

    Nick is one of FASTSIGNS Manchester’s shareholders and provides support on the strategic development, business planning and structure of the company. His interests include music, travel, cooking, and he is also a trustee of the School Bus Foundation, a charity that provides life-changing opportunities to disadvantaged children.