Meet The Team

Find out more about the CorkSol team who make everything we do possible.
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Joff Ward

Managing Director
Joff has a background in international sales and founded CorkSol UK in 2013 after visiting a modular housing scheme in the Netherlands and he immediately recognised CorkSol SprayCork was fit for the UK market. Responsible for all employees from their recruitment to their health and safety and the day to day completion of their work.

His role in the business is to manage the:
  • Research and development
  • Supply chain
  • Finance
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Richard Leach

Richard has been Managing Director of a specialist fit-out company for over 20 years. Now branching out and helping CorkSol UK drive growth and plan for a successful future.

His role in the business is to:
  • Support behind the scenes with strategy and growth plans
  • Chair the key meetings and develop the top team
  • Ensure we get the big decisions right and that the company moves at pace
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Jamie Orr

Commercial Director
Jamie has over 14 years experience in plastering and rendering, and understands the technical requirements for the application of sprayed cork coatings. He has been at the forefront of setting up the Approved Applicator Training Programme, delivering the course, and is the driving force behind the promotion of the course, and the CorkSol SprayCork material.

His role in the business is to:
  • Develop sales of Approved Applicator Schemes
  • Manage a strong community of Approved Applicators
  • Work with the marketing teams to build awareness of CorkSol and the Approved Applicator Scheme
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Luke Field

Applicator Support
Luke has been a CorkSol Approved Applicator since 2017 - in fact, he is one of our longest serving applicators. In 2023, he joined CorkSol to help support and grow our ever expanding network of Independent Approved Applicators. His experience is across both commercial and domestic properties.

His role in the business is to:
  • Provide field based support to Independent Approved Applicators across the south
  • Conduct field based training for newer members of the network
  • Assess the quality of applicator projects in accordance with QualiCork standards
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Pam Bales

Internal Sales Manager
Pam has 40 years experience in Customer Service & Sales in various industries. “In all those years, I haven’t dealt with a product which inspires me as much as SprayCork does. I’m very passionate about its sustainability and benefits.”

Her role in the business is:
  • Proactive recruitment of Approved Applicators and CPD course delegates
  • Customer Service
  • General office admin
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James Erskine

Sales Manager
James joined the business in 2023, with a background in sales management working with technical products in the commercial construction sector. He works closely with architects, specifiers, and housing associations to specify cork on a range of commercial projects.

His role in the business is to:
  • Manage the CorkSol commercial and specification sales function
  • Convert commercial jobs and projects
  • Deliver our programme of CPD courses
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Chris Heaton

Marketing Manager
Chris has a background in marketing, with a number of years spent in the construction sector. He is focused on promoting the environmental benefits of cork as a building material to help make the built environment more sustainable.

His role in the business is to:
  • Develop the marketing strategy
  • Raise awareness of the brand in the market
  • Continually develop a suitable UK product portfolio
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Laura Midgley

Marketing Assistant
Having joined CorkSol in 2022 as a marketing apprentice, Laura has since completed her studies in Digital Marketing and become a valuable part of the team, support the marketing function, along with assisting customers and our approved applicator network.

Her role in the business is to:
  • Manage the day to day activity across our social media platforms
  • Deliver CorkSol's digital marketing initiatives
  • Create branded applicator collateral
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Richard Hitchcock

Operations Manager
Richard has vast experience in corporate management roles, looking at improving business excellence and running business wide projects, across a wide range of industries. As well as his role at CorkSol, who he joined in 2023, Richard is also a university tutor.

His role in the business is to:
  • Develop our operational capabilities
  • Implement our business strategy to facilitate growth
  • Manage corporate projects
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Rob Shawdale

KTP Associate
Rob joined CorkSol in 2023 on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) through the University of Huddersfield. With a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering, he has experience of conducting Lifecycle Analysis and developing technical improvements to products.

His role in the business is to:
  • Assess the technical performance of SprayCork
  • Conduct product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Investigate the environmental impact of the product
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Simon Hall

Warehouse Supervisor
With extensive experience in senior warehouse roles, Simon joined the business as our Warehouse Supervisor in 2023. He has experience across a wide range of sectors, including food, clothing, and electronics. Simon plays a crucial role within the organisation in ensuring the smooth running of the warehouse and accuracy of orders.

His role in the business is to:
  • Manage the day to day running of our warehouse
  • Pick, pack, and distribute customer orders
  • Maintaining CorkSol product samples
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