Simon Lawson - Commercial Manager
Simon started with APL in 1998 and has been processing printed carrier bags ever since….must be some kind of a record!
He also looks after our suppliers and handles the import and shipping side of the business.
His spare time is spent trying to keep an aging Triumph motorbike on the road.
Charlotte Doddington - Business Development Manager
Charlotte joined APL in June 2013. She has a degree in Business Studies with eCommerce and a background in marketing, specialising in online marketing.
Charlotte loves social media and how it has brought personality back to marketing.
Outside work Charlotte is obsessed with her Beagle ‘Eddie’ and will buy anything Beagle branded! Charlotte loves tea!
David Wakelin - I.T Manager
David is our in-house IT guru. If you take him apart, you will find streams of code and lots of nerd related bits come flying out.
A self-confessed ‘out of the box’ thinker, David loves nothing more than sitting down with a difficult problem and finding the solution, often with unpredictable results.
At home you’ll find him tinkering with yet more computers, tablets and lots of other tech, but at the weekend he’ll be catching up on the sun he’s missed during a week in the office.
Shirley Miles - Production Manager
Shirley is our Production Manager, which means she takes care of every print order!
When she’s not sending out samples, organising proofs of printed bags, answering the phones or responding to emails, Shirley likes to bop around the office to a bit of Taylor Swift (she’s seen her live twice!) Even though we have lots of cakes and biscuits in the office, Shirley only eats them at the weekend - which means there’s more for everyone else!
Joe Cripps- Fulfilment Assistant
Joe joined the team in September 2015 as a Printer and has quickly become an essential member of the team.
Joe joined the Warehouse team in December 2015 as Fulfilment Assistant.
In his own time Joe is a talented Designer and LOVES Star Wars!
Judith Varlow - Bookkeeper
Judith has been part of the team since day one!
Judith is APL's Bookkeeper, also a qualified Teacher she helps with writing product descriptions for the website.
In her spare time she is a keen volunteer at the local hospital and for local charities!