At 2LK we work collaboratively on every level. To gain important insight into your brand we also really get to know you. In our experience this close knit approach produces the best solutions. It’s also responsible for some incredibly long lasting client relationships.
And not forgetting a few laughs along the way!
MEET THE TEAM
GARETH JEXMANAGING DIRECTOR
A founding member of 2LK and now Managing Director, Gareth’s passion for quality and service continues to shape the agency and the clients we work with. From concept to reality, Gareth oversees our key accounts worldwide.
A slot car aficionado, his collection already exceeds 1000 models.
ANDY SEXTONCREATIVE DIRECTOR
Since 2006, Andy has pushed our boundaries conceptually and now leads the 3D design team. Overseeing our wider creative output and pioneering 2LK’s approach to intelligent, insight led design - key to our ongoing success.
When he’s not designing, Andy’s scuba diving, snow boarding or losing at squash!
As well as running key accounts and managing flagship installations, Dan champions 2LK’s new media team. Developing interactive, animated and graphic content that enrich our experiences is an essential part of our creative offering.
Dan’s passion for football is matched only by his love of sharks. He’s even dived with a Great White!
MARK THATCHERSENIOR PROJECT HANDLER
A trained architect, Mark joined 2LK in 1996 as project manager. With a cool head, attention to detail and vast knowledge of the design and build process, he implements our work at the world’s leading B2B shows.
Mark works from his home in India managing our 2LK business in and around the region.
An original founder of 2LK, Derek’s business acumen and design background provides the strategic and creative direction that adds real value and ROI for clients.
Derek will soon be on the tiller (that’s the helm to you and I) of his custom built narrow boat. Can we charter it for the next agency party?
CRAIG WHITESenior Designer
One of our most experienced and versatile 3D designers, Craig’s inspiration and insight is behind some of our largest and most prestigious projects, creating environments that deliver the WOW factor and exceed objectives.
A keen golfer, some of Craig’s best concepts come to him on the fairway
ANDY BOWENSenior Designer
Passionate and driven, Andy’s love of live events spans all aspects of his life. As one of our most experienced 3D designers, Andy combines his creativity and account handling skills across our core clients.
2LK’s resident DJ Andy Bowen AKA ‘Funky B’ mixes the perfect blend of modern and old school flavours. Check it out →
MICHAELLA RATHODGraphic Designer
Joining from university in 2008, Michaella has developed creatively and technically. Passionate about brand values and guidelines she ensures the integrity of our client’s brands reflect in our graphic solutions.
It’s not just Zumba that keeps Michaella on her toes; her son Isaac does a pretty good job too!
ROB SHORTGraphic Designer
Rob brings 18 years experience in print design and artwork to the team. Meticulous about typography and typesetting, when it comes to fonts there’s nothing he doesn’t know.
Charming, funny and kind - except when he’s managing his son’s under elevens football team. For Rob, winning is serious business!
LAETITIA MAURY - OURYGeneral Manager, 2LK Middle East
Building trusted client relationships and a formidable network of reliable GCC suppliers for over 6 years, Laetitia is General Manager of 2LK’s Abu Dhabi office, providing an important presence in the region.
A French national and learning Arabic, Laetitia’s language skills compliment her passion for international business and living.
DUNCAN SMARTBusiness Development Manager
With over 15 years sales experience, Duncan ensures we are talking to companies at the right time, place and way. Often the first point of contact at 2LK, he remains a consistent link throughout a project.
A new dad, Duncan’s love for extreme sports and cars is on hold for now!
TANYA SAYERSales Assistant
Tanya draws on her 15 years market research expertise at WPP to identify new opportunities, sectors and channels. Insight that ensures our first contact with a company is timely, relevant and adds value.
A talented cake maker, Tanya has introduced some stiff competition to the 2LK bake off
DAVID BENNSProject Manager
David’s expertise in project management has refined over thirty years in the industry, working for leading international exhibition and live event agencies. Since joining in 2007, David has been instrumental in managing some of our highest profile projects.
Fishing, long country dog walks and real ale, it's no wonder David is so relaxed under pressure.
RACHEL LAKEClient Services Manager
Working closely with the board developing 2LK’s strategic direction and vision, Rachel manages our communications, marketing and project evaluation process. Skills she’s refined over 18 years in integrated agencies.
Juggling kids and a house renovation, life’s busy, but not too busy for a coffee or glass of wine with friends whenever possible.
GABY CALFProject Manager
Successfully transferring from office to project management, Gaby’s hands on approach and helpful manner means nothing is too much trouble. Her native German tongue also comes in handy especially on our regular installations in Hannover.
An active fundraiser, Gaby is training hard for the Cancer Research 100k bike ride. Sponsorship welcome!
DAVID KELLEYFinancial Consultant
Alongside the senior management, David ensures 2LK remains financially secure and strong. Providing consultancy support, he keeps a close eye on what comes in and what goes out. Perhaps that’s why everyone is so nice to him!
A sportsman, David often catches the action at home clubs Bath Rugby and Somerset County Cricket Club.
ANGELA LAMPORTReceptionist and Office Manager
With great organisational skills Angela ensures the office runs efficiently, travel arrangements are sorted, housekeeping is up to scratch and everyone receives a warm 2LK welcome.
Forget i-player, if you’ve missed your favourite soap, just ask Angela she always up to speed.
Working alongside David Kelley, Sue keeps our agency finances, transactions and credit control running like clockwork.
Sophisticated, stylish, sleek and that’s just her SLK! Sue juggles work, family and her various treasurer duties (the downside to being an accountant) with elegance and ease.
NATASHA GRIFFINBusiness Development Executive
Supporting Duncan Smart and our business development team, Natasha Griffin has over 7 years sales experience at Mazda and UK skincare brand Green & Spring.
With a brief to build client and prospect relationships from the ground up, look out for her on the show floor!
MICHAELA CHURCHILL3D Designer
With an Exhibition & Museum Design degree under her belt from the University of Lincoln, Michaela’s career has focused on the Aerospace industry.
As our newest recruit, she’s relishing the chance to broaden her design experience and as a netball player keen to find a local team to practice her wing defence skills!
JAMIE MANFIELDDigital Designer
Combining his passion for production and all things digital, Jamie Manfield presents his own show on KANE FM.
With digital projects for the NHS, ITV and Decade to his name, he will be developing content, film and graphics at 2LK, broadening his experience and expertise.
PHILIP DOYNE-DITMASAccount Manager
With 10 years account and project management experience spanning all aspects of live events from design to site installations and build, Phil has worked in many sectors including film, broadcast, telecoms, defence and information security.
A keen biker, boxer and budding bee keeper he’s planning to leave London to set up home and hive in Surrey.
With a strong head for heights (he’s conquered Kilimanjaro and the Inca Trail!) Phil brings experience from Ordnance Survey and MH Exhibitions where he honed his 3D skills and passion for exhibitions, interiors and live events.
Watch out Michael Eavis, Phil’s also started up his own festival and it's getting bigger!