Meet The Team
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 - Director, Business Development
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.
People you might 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
Chris Cannon - National Sales Executive
Chris is our National Sales Executive and has over 20 years’ experience working in the education sector and will be seen driving all over the country visiting customers from Schools to Adult Care. In his spare time Chris is either working on his Mk1 Golf Gti or will be at the gym, although he Thai boxed for 20 years he admits he’s too old for that now and just tries to keep fit.
Interesting fact: Chris once turned an old Volvo into a Mexican and drove it along with 200 other dressed cars from Blackpool to Benidorm for charity.
Robert Whittle - National Sales Executive
Rob is our National Sales Executive and is always on the road visiting customers around the country to consult on the best sensory solutions for their needs.
Interesting fact: Rob's main hobby is endurance running - and amazingly even ran a marathon in 2022!
Here are some of the important people you might encounter should you visit the Rompa offices.
They keep the wheels turning and the cogs greased.
Wendy Wright - Office Manager
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 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.
Craig Woodley - Marketing & Design Manager
Craig joined in February 2023 - and is all about brand and strategy. When he's not thinking of the next big campaign, he can be found developing Rompa's visual style and brand messaging.
Interesting fact: Craig is a huge James Bond fan (can recite, in chronological order, every single 007 film title.
Bonus fact: Craig is a huge lego fan and has even built the entirety of Hogwarts, from Harry Potter, out of lego.
Peter Wright - Finance Manager
Peter is Rompa’s Finance Manager and looks after all things financial and monetary,
He has worked in the finance industry for almost 20 years.
Interesting fact: Peter is constantly hydrating.
Related bonus fact: his favourite place in the office is the water cooler...
Luke Jackson - Assistant Operations Manager - Warehouse
Luke is responsible for the Rompa, Winslow and Older Adults Warehouse dealing with all things warehouse related.
Interesting fact: Luke played football at Derbyshire county level whilst at school.
Wendy Johns – Assistant Operations Manager - Production
Wendy is responsible for the day-to-day running of our furniture and soft play production facility. When she's not at work she enjoys spending time with her family.
Interesting fact: Wendy has a penchant for fruit pastilles.
Amanda Godfrey - Installations Manager
As installations manager, Amanda is responsible for the installations team, creating quotations, collecting documentation and liaising with customers and colleagues to bring your sensory room designs to reality. When she's not at work Amanda can usually be found shopping.
Interesting fact: Amanda came first in a district junior trampolining competition.
Lisa Wright - HR Manager
Lisa manages all the HR initiatives and related tasks. From recruitment, absence, performance, appraisals, and everything in between! She also provides support to the directors and management team.
Interesting fact: Lisa is convinced she can sing – but she can’t...
Behind the Scenes
Here are some more people you might encounter should you call up, emaill or if visit the Rompa offices.
They hugely help and support the managers keep the wheels turning.
Lisa Kirkwood - Installation Project Co-Ordinator
As a project co-ordinator, Lisa is responsible for creating quotations, collecting documentation and liaising with customers and colleagues to bring your sensory room designs to reality. . When she's not doing all that, she's either having her nails done or watching her beloved Chesterfield FC.
Interesting fact: In her youth Lisa met her favourite band at the time - Rootjoose.
Lisa Pezutto - 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 playroom. 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.
Chelsea Wilson - Purchasing And Product Manager
Chelsea is the one that maintains good relationships with the suppliers we work with and is the stock buyer, that also keep our customers happy.
Interesting fact: Chelsea loves to travel the world.
Laura Lowe - Sales Admin Team Leader
Laura leads the sales team, and she alsp helps process orders which come in to us via telephone, email and the website. I also reply to client queries via the telephone and email.
Interesting fact: Laura is dog obsessed and spend her free time with her beautiful pooch!
Emma Ashton - Designer
Emma joined the Rompa team in June 2022. Emma enjoys all things creative and holds an MA degree in Interior and Architecture Design! If not designing, you’re bound to catch her at the cinema or with a book in hand.
Interesting fact: Has a slight obsession with hats.
Emma Wylie - Designer Team Leader
Emma joined the Rompa team in December 2022 as a Sensory Room Designer, after getting a Masters in Interior Architecture and Design. She's passionate about the environment and is spending her holiday volunteering at a sea turtle sanctuary in Costa Rica.
Interesting fact: Emma is a published children's author!
Jake Bestwick - Designer
Jake joined the Rompa team in 2022 as a Sensory Room Designer, fresh faced from studying Interior Architecture and Design at university. When he’s not designing, he loves to go out for brunch, playing on his PS5 and flying on his flight simulator... whilst listening to pure pop bangers on vinyl!
Interesting fact: Jake can speak basic Japanese and has toured Japan over 3 weeks!
Emily Pugh - Designer
Emily joined the Rompa team in September 2022 as a Sensory Room Designer, after studying Industrial Design at Staffordshire University. Outside of work, Emily teaches and competes in competitive dance in Contemporary, Pom, and Jazz styles!
Interesting fact: Emily is very passionate about the effects of fast fashion on the environment - and purchases second-hand clothing wherever she can!
Keenan Wilkinson – Marketing Assistant
Keenan joined the Rompa team in 2021, where he is responsible for all things social media, graphic design, and helping to create content and implement campaigns. In his free time, he enjoys going to his local gym and is an avid Nintendo Switch and Xbox gamer!
Interesting fact: Keenan liked to enter online eSports tournaments when he was in his early teens, and has won prize money from these when finishing 1st!
Daniel Bull - Finance Assistant
Daniel joined Rompa in 2020 and his role is to assist the Finance Manager.
Interesting fact: Daniel loves all things Disney!
Amy Kilhams - Assistant Buyer
Amy assists Senior Buyer in gathering new product information, liaising with suppliers and keeps the ERP system updated with correct product information.
Interesting fact: Amy enjoys racing downhill mountains bikes across England.
Aimee Hoyland - International Sales Administrator
Aimee joined Rompa in February 2023, where she is responsible for looking after international partners, and providing sales and after-sales support.
Interesting fact: Aimee has travelled to over 32 countries and she is a qualified life coach and tarot reader!
Stuart Ellis - Manufacturing Supervisor
Stuart has spent 15 years in the manufacturing and assembly department.
Interesting fact: In 1992 Stuart took part in the coalfields community carol service at Westminster Abbey in support of the coal mining communities.
Diana Clements - Sales Administrator
Diana deals with orders that come through the website, quotes, returns and orders that come through the business.
Interesting fact: Diana had her head shaved (grade 1) for the charity RNLI about 2 years ago, and raised whopping £630 in the process. Very exhilarating!