At the helm
Donna Hartley - Managing Director
Donna is our MD and brings a wealth of experience to the table having previously worked in sales, telemarketing, debt recovery, marketing, warehousing, manufacturing and HR. Donna's broad skill set is matched only by her people skills and "can do" attitude, nothing deters her.
Interesting fact: Donna is a bit like the bionic woman, having had 12 metal plates put in her leg following an accident in 2013. Airport security is a nightmare!
Graham Corps - IT Director
Graham is ROMPA's long-serving IT Director and has recently steered the team through the implementation of our new ERP system, and a major upgrade to our catalogue content & publishing database system.
Interesting fact: Graham's love of Manchester City football team is matched only by his love of the band Queen.
Emma Kettlewood - Financial Director
Emma is Rompa’s Financial Director and is responsible for keeping her eagle eye on the company finances. Outside work Emma can be found dancing (Ballroom & Latina) or watching motor racing.
Interesting fact: Emma built a car with her husband and drove it all the way to Italy.
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People you may meet
Rompa have a team of people who are often out and about at trade shows and conferences looking to connect with companies and individuals who share our values. These are the people you're likely to meet.
Mark Johns - Commercial Manager
Mark is Rompa’s Commercial Manager. When he is not busy chasing new opportunities you will find him walking in the Peak District or fishing in local rivers.
Interesting fact: Many years ago Mark held the Derbyshire under 15 javelin record. How things have changed.
Mark Whitehead - Design Manager
Mark is our design manager with over 22 years experience in helping customers dreams become a reality, creating rooms in hospitals, schools, hospices, homes and hotels, as well as buses, tents, vans and boats! Away from the screen you will find him rambling the North Yorkshire Moors, camera in hand.
Interesting fact: Mark manages a rock band.
Dan Casey - Marketing Manager
Dan is our Marketing Manager. When he’s not busy working on marketing campaigns, co-ordinating the sales reps or bugging our web designer you can catch Dan learning to play ice hockey, chasing after his wife’s horses or chasing their child around the house!
Interesting fact: Dan has climbed the Sydney harbour bridge!
John Harden - National Account Executive
John travels the up and down the country meeting our customers and assessing how Rompa can meet their needs with sensory products and sensory room designs. When not travelling around the UK, John enjoys socialising and watching the footy.
Interesting fact: John was a football referee for 25 years at a semi-professional level.
Mike Reed - Sales Advisor
Mike is one of our Sales Advisors and one of the older statesmen of Rompa. When he is not traveling the length and breadth of the country he may be found zig zagging his way around the golf course or on one of his numerous holidays.
Interesting fact: In his youth Mike was a semi-professional footballer.
Ryan Smyth - Commercial and Marketing Assistant
Ryan's main role is to provide support to both the Commercial and Marketing Managers, this can be anything from organising the Rompa exhibitions to acting as the hand model in Rompa's marketing material! When he's not running around after Dan and Mark, Ryan enjoys socialising, and watching and playing football.
Interesting fact: Ryan is a member at Old Trafford and goes to watch United regularly.
Dave Jackson - Warehouse Manager
Straight talking Dave is our warehouse manager and runs a team of 5 dedicated people who always go the extra mile to ensure that our products get to our customers as quickly as possible. When Dave isn’t living a logistical nightmare he likes to find a quiet corner and cry softly into his hands.
Interesting fact: Dave has an encyclopaedic knowledge of domestic and international shipping rates and can accurately tell you how much it will cost to ship a vibrating sofa to Kurdistan off the top of his head.
Behind the scenes
Here are some of the important people you might encounter should you call or visit the Rompa offices. They keep the wheels turning when the rest of us are out and about.
Wendy Wright - Office Manager
Wendy is the oil that ensures the Rompa office runs like a finely tuned engine. When she's not demonstrating her organisational prowess, Wendy can often be found riding around the Peak District on the back of a motorcycle.
Interesting fact: Wendy makes her own range of greetings cards which she donates to local charities.
Wayne Hedley – Production Manager
Wayne is responsible for overseeing the production of the components for our sensory rooms. He also has to work out if some of the more unusual imaginings of the design team can be made, how long it’s going to take and what it is going to cost. He has a team of highly skilled individuals to help him produce everything from soft play wall and floor cushions to vibrating furniture.
Interesting fact: Wayne has been a drummer in several heavy metal bands.
Netta Botticelli - Reception
Netta has a diverse and varied role, but she is chiefly the first point of contact for any incoming customer calls or visitors to the company. Green fingered Netta grows her own fruit and vegetables and has recently enjoyed the experience of visiting New York.
Interesting fact: Netta is a qualified Hairdresser.
Chris Rendi - Purchasing Manager
Chris is our purchasing manager and does a fantastic job liasing with our suppliers. Chris loves going on holiday with family, walking his Jack Russel and watching Sheffield Wednesday.
Interesting fact: Chris has raced his Caterham sports car at Cadwell Park, Donnigton Park & Harewood Hillclimb circuits.
Cassandra Steel - HR Manager
Cassandra is our HR manager and also acts as PA to Donna. Outside work Cassanda enjoys walking, socialising and running around after her daughter. She also has a penchant for Cliff Richard's music.
Interesting fact: Whilst at school Cassandra was the South Yorkshire Long Jump Champion.
Sheila Moya - Sales Administrator
Sheila is another dedicated member of our happy sales team always willing to help, when not at work Sheila enjoys socialising, reading, cross-stitch and taking her 90 year young mum to her favourite Indian restaurant.
Interesting fact: Attended football matches at Barnsley VIP club with Charlie Williams (me old flower), could have had our own football team with 11 brothers and 1 sister.
Gwenyth Moore - Sales Administrator
Gwenyth is the newest member of the Sales Team although not new to Rompa and is always happy to help. When not in work mode Gwenyth is either getting her nails done, shopping or riding her bike.
Interesting fact: One of Gwenyth's achievements was a ride in a hot air balloon over the Lake District – very brave.
Lisa Pezzuto - Business Development Co-ordinator
As Business Development Co-ordinator Lisa deals with initial enquiries from customers relating to the installation of a sensory or soft play room. Lisa's time outside work is focussed mainly on her young son.
Interesting fact: Lisa enjoys a bit of karaoke when on a night out.
Marie Johnson - Installations Team Leader
As installations Team Leader, Marie spends a lot of time liaising with the sensory room designers, communicating with installation customers and generally keeping the installation team running smoothly.
Interesting fact: Marie used to be a languages teacher and is currently learning Italian and sign language.
Amanda Godfrey- Installations Administrator
As installation administrator, Amanda prepares the paperwork required by the installers and the customers, she also arranges hotels and liaises with customers and colleagues about each project. When she's not at work Amanda can usually be found shopping.
Interesting fact: Amanda came first in a district junior trampolining competition.
Ann Wilkinson - Accounts
Ann is responsible for ensuring that our suppliers are paid on time. When she's not keeping them happy, Ann can be found walking in the Peak District National Park and spending as much time as possible visiting Chatsworth House & park.
Interesting fact: Ann swam with dolphins in Florida.
Julie Smart - Accounts
Julie is responsible for credit control. When she's not answering customer queries Julie enjoys walking the Cleveland Way with her chocolate Labrador Charlie.
Interesting fact: Julie came second in a 400 metre race at school against the Derbyshire County Champion, there were only two of them in the race as no one else would dare run against her!
Peter Glazier - Designer
Pete is one of the more experienced members of the design team working on Snoezelen & soft play room layouts and various design projects. When the mouse is asleep Pete enjoys family outings to the peak district, galleries and Chatsworth House, walking his Dalmation dog, drawing and teaching himself slide guitar.
Interesting fact: In a previous life Pete worked as an assistant animator on the credits of ‘Pink Panther strikes again’ and the animated feature ‘The 12 tasks of Asterix’
Helen Graham - Designer
Helen is a member of the design team. When she’s not creating inventive and inspirational room designs, she can be found at the gym or walking her beloved dog.
Interesting fact: Helen was part of a small team that claimed the Guinness World Record for producing the largest newspaper in 2007.
Bruno Camacho - Designer
Bruno joined the Rompa design team in 2014 and divides his time between producing sensory room designs, advertising, catalogues and exhibition stands. Outside work Bruno dances Salsa and runs his own evening classes in Nottinghamshire and Derby.
Interesting facts: Bruno danced his way into the first round of Britain's Got Talent in 2010 and is fluent in Spanish.
Sarah Drew - Designer
Sarah is the latest edition to the design team. When she’s not designing room visuals for customers or working on the catalogues Sarah enjoys baking, creating crafts and spending time with friends.
Interesting fact: Sarah is part of the Roller Derby Team.
Kate Hays - Product Manager
Kate has been Rompa’s Product Manager for over a decade and is always looking for exciting and innovative new products. Outside work, her two young children keep her very busy.
Interesting fact: Kate has a Double Honours Degree in Modern Languages and has lived in France and Spain.
Tania Holmes - Product Assistant
Tania is our Product Assistant. When she’s not supporting the product team or designing new product concepts, you will find her in the gym, camping, on her 600cc motorbike or out with friends enjoying life.
Interesting fact: Tania makes Gothic Xmas Stockings, Mad Xmas Jumpers, Alternative gothic and rock greetings cards and mosaics in her spare time.
Richard Milner – IT Administrative Support
Richard is our resident IT support guy and if there's something he can't fix we haven't broken it yet. When he’s not stalking Rompa’s IT Gremlins and wrestling them to the ground, Richard enjoys watching and playing football.
Interesting fact: Richard is reluctant to share any information about himself with anyone.
Harvey Lewis - IT Administrative Support
Harvey is an apprentice IT technician and spends his working day picking up tips and knowledge on how to fix IT problems from Richard. Outside work Harvey manages a "gameplay" focussed YouTube Channel and plays on a 5 aside football team.
Interesting fact: Harvey's YouTube channel has over 3 million views and 13,000 subscribers.
Mark Tyler - Web Designer
Mark is our in house web designer. When he's not polishing Rompa's website to a high shine Mark enjoys mountain biking in the Peak District and playing Bob Dylan songs, rather badly, on his guitar.
Interesting fact: Mark is a qualified ski instructor.