The Paladone Board are the foundation of the wider Paladone team, their unique experience and expertise in the industry provides the knowledge to direct Paladone in it's continued success.
Graeme Carr, Managing Director
Graeme attributes his success to building strong relationships with key customers to create the right gift ranges and his extensive, 26 year industry knowledge. He was approached by Paladone in 2004 and later became MD, leading two subsequent MBO’s. Paladone has since gone from strength to strength – becoming a debt free business by 2014.
‘We are the most creative and vibrant team in the industry - I am excited by what the future holds!’
Yann Le Bouedec, Commercial Director
Yann has always had a passion for product design and invention. He started work in the toy and gift industry over 10 years ago and has invented and developed 100’s of innovative products in that time. He moved to Paladone to head up a fantastically talented product development team with the mission being to create great products which exceed customer expectations.
‘I believe that great products are central to business success.’
Lawrence Davison, Director
Lawrence is a qualified Chartered Accountant and very experienced company director with 24 years’ senior board level experience in business strategy, corporate finance and general management. He joined Paladone in March 2011 and facilitated the successful MBO for the management team. Lawrence currently fulfils a broad support role across the business.
'Paladone continues to go from strength to strength and over the last 6 years has become a global market leading innovative gift company.'
Gavin Meeks, Supply Chain Director
Gavin brings 18 years experience of sourcing and buying out of Asia and other overseas markets to Paladone. He offers considerable knowledge and expertise in manufacturing, negotiation and compliance.
‘Aligning Paladone’s clear ability to innovate and develop exceptional products to an established, competitive and reputable supply base continues to be a key motivation in order to drive our future on-going success in this competitive arena.’
Mark Taylor Operational Director
An experienced company director . Over 20 years of global experience heading and responsible for the company’s logistics across numerous countries especially within the FE working for UK (FTSE250) and Chinese PLC quoted companies .In addition with extensive experience in global product sourcing , finance and general management at CEO level Mark joined Paladone in June 2016 to develop and lead their global operations team to meet the requirements of the company successful significant sales growth across the globe.
‘Our smart ,passionate and dedicated Operations Team will ensure Paladone will succeed to become the No1 Global innovative giftware company.It is a privilege to work for this company and to be able share in its current and future success.” ’
Nicky Calladine , HR Director
Nicky has over 20 years experience in HR, training and health and Safety management, bringing knowledge and experience from large retail organisations and the SME environment. Nicky joined Paladone in 2013 and has been instrumental in shaping the organisation structure and people strategy as the company continues its evolutionary journey through growth.
‘I passionately believe in our Paladone team. Our staff are the key to the commercial success of our business and without them we would not be the Company we are today.’
Steve Fleming , Finance Director
Steve is responsible for financial management and strategy at Paladone and brings over 15 years’ experience as a Finance Director of growing businesses across a range of sectors. He joined the company in September 2017 and is looking forward to leading the finance function on the next phase of the company’s journey.
‘The breadth and quality of Paladone’s product range are truly impressive and I look forward to our global growth plans being realised.’