Meet The Team
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.
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.
Holly Bolus - Marketing Manager
Holly is responsible for managing, developing and implementing Rompa’s traditional and digital marketing initiatives. When she isn’t being a creative marketing bod, she can be found pc gaming, restoring classic cars or in the gym.
Interesting fact: Holly can deadlift over twice her body weight as a competitive powerlifter and strongwoman.
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.
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.
Lee Charnock – Operations Manager
Lee 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. 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: Lee came 3rd in a Mr Minorca 2016 competition but it was probably rigged because he should have won.
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.
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.
Gwenyth Moore - Sales Administrator
Gwenyth is a very experienced member of our Sales Team 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.
Laura Lowe - Sales Administrator
Laura is our new sales administrator and processes orders which come in via telephone, email and the website. Laura also responds to client queries via the telephone and email.
Interesting fact: Laura is dog-obsessed and spends her free time with her beautiful pooch!
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.
Erika Bytheway - Sales Administrator
Erika is the International Sales Administrator and processes any orders from our International Partners and answers any queries they may have.
Interesting fact: Erika has run 6 Marathons!
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.
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.
Jake Bestwick - Designer
Jake joined the Rompa team in 2022 as a room designer, fresh-faced from studying Interior Architecture at university. When he’s not designing, he loves to go out for brunch and trying the best new places.
Interesting facts: Jake can speak basic Japanese and has toured Japan over 3 weeks!
Sarah Drew - Designer
Sarah joined the design team in 2014. 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.
Keenan Wilkinson – Marketing Assistant Apprentice
Keenan joined the ROMPA team in 2021, where he is responsible for all things social media, 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 15, and has won prize money from these when finishing 1st!
Nathan Winterton - Designer
Nathan joined the design team in 2022 and designs creative visuals and uses his experience in graphic design for the company. When he’s not designing, He likes to play basketball for his local team which he has played for since the age of 14.
Interesting fact: Nathan, in 2014, designed an educational product that the Queen of England has seen and interacted with!
Amanda Godfrey - Installation Project Co-Ordinator
As a project co-ordinator, Amanda 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 at work Amanda can usually be found shopping.
Interesting fact: Amanda came first in a district junior trampolining competition.
Daniel Bull - Accounts Apprentice
Daniel joined ROMPA in 2020 and his role is to assist the Finance Department and work towards his level 3 AAT qualification.
Interesting fact: Daniel loves all things Disney!
Stuart Ellis - Installations Engineer
After spending 15 years in the manufacturing and assembly department Stuart moved to installations. Stuart's main duties are the installation of sensory, seclusion, and soft playrooms. Stuart also does site surveys before the installation of rooms, servicing and diagnostic visits.
Interesting fact: In 1992 Stuart took part in the coalfields community carol service at Westminster Abbey in support of the coal mining communities.
Gemma Dixon - Cutting and Sewing Team Leader
Gemma oversees and works in both the cutting and sewing team in Rompa's production warehouse.
Interesting fact: When Gemma was 14 she sang live at the O2 in Sheffield.