Meet some of our experts

Across our global team we act as one community, united in our purpose to create inspirational spaces for people to thrive in. Meet some of our borderless experts.

Ashley Ahern

Head of Brand

Ashley Ahern

Head of Brand

Ashley is passionate and motivated multi-platform graphic designer, responsible for generating and directing the execution and layout of graphics.

Ashley fosters creative innovation, supporting the graphics and bid teams to ensure the consistent production of outstanding visual solutions to client, brand and project specifications.

As a brand ambassador, she acts as guardian of our own brand while also advising our clients on brand integration. Thanks to her years of design and D&B experience, Ashley’s portfolio is vast, consisting of custom artwork, proposals and bids documentation in digital and print media, logos, typography and video rich media.

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Aanisa Allali

Quality Assurance Manager

Aanisa Allali

Quality Assurance Manager

Aanisa is a dedicated Quality Assurance Manager at AIS, specialising in ensuring compliance with legal, ISO standards and accreditations. With a keen focus on integrating sustainability, Aanisa is instrumental in our commitment to sustainability and net-zero emissions.

Aanisa brings over four years of experience in ISO Management Systems, audits and managing risk. Certified as an Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2015, she holds ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 certifications.

Passionate about fostering a culture of continuous improvement, Aanisa advocates for smarter working methods to enhance efficiency. Her dedication to driving positive change aligns with AIS’ commitment to sustainability, making her a valuable asset in our journey towards a greener future.

Richard Ampleford

Operations Director

Richard Ampleford

Operations Director

Operations Director for international projects at AIS, Richard has worked extensively over Europe since joining the business in 2017. At present, his efforts are focused primarily on Malta, where he is currently involved in the delivery of a long-term project for a globally renowned, financial services and banking client.

Richard’s hands-on approach and proactive management style inspire confidence among clients and team members alike. His dedication to driving operational efficiency and fostering strong client relationships underpins our continued success in the international arena.

With extensive knowledge of international markets and regulations ensures smooth project execution and compliance with local requirements.

Owen Attard

Business Development Associate

Owen Attard

Business Development Associate

Owen has a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach, playing a crucial role in expanding our client base and driving business growth.

Owen’s ability to uncover valuable insights and trends in the market enables AIS to stay ahead of the curve and on top of emerging opportunities.

Owen finds fulfilment in witnessing projects come to fruition for clients. Passionate about the post-COVID workplace transition, Owen is committed to contributing to the evolving business landscape with diligence and enthusiasm.

Sophie Baccolini

Technical Services Manager

Sophie Baccolini

Technical Services Manager

Qualified electrician and one-time ten-pin bowling champion for England, Sophie joined AIS in 2022, fuelled by an ambition to drive her career forward. The cut-throat world of London Design and Build offers the perfect platform to progress a strong background in project management and supervisory roles held at electrical, sub-contractor organisations.

Changing lane to acquire new experiences and overcome new challenges, Sophie’s involvement in projects spans the entire lifecycle. She liaises closely with interior and technical designers, as well as sub-contractors, to ensure that we are constantly striking a balance between design, building requirements and client ambitions.

Oliver Barker

Project Director

Oliver Barker

Project Director

Oliver is a dedicated Project Director at AIS. With a strong focus on delivering excellence and exceeding client expectations, Oliver plays a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution of our projects.

Performing this role across the UK, Europe, and beyond, Oliver has acquired a wealth of experience across industries including life sciences, aerospace, automotive and electronics. His broad industry knowledge and diverse project portfolio equip him with the expertise to navigate challenges effectively and drive project success across different sectors.

In his role, Oliver leads cross-functional teams with precision and dedication, orchestrating every aspect of project delivery to ensure timelines, budgets, and quality standards are met.

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Peter Boef

Principal, Market Developer

Peter Boef

Principal, Market Developer

Prior to joining AIS’ Dutch studio in Amsterdam, Peter worked at IWG for eighteen years, where he honed regional knowledge and developed a large network of contacts. Joining our team of borderless experts broadens the scope of possibility for AIS across the Benelux region and its dynamic market, particularly considering his in-depth and up-to-date understanding of hybrid working trends and solutions.

Commercially driven, a seasoned manager of people and equipped with a razor-sharp instinct to capture the imagination of prospective clients. Peter’s invaluable regional knowledge, experience and insight breaks new ground for AIS in the Netherlands and beyond.

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Peter Bristow

Group Business Development Director

Peter Bristow

Group Business Development Director

Peter is our vibrant Group Business Development Director, driving strategic growth across our dynamic sales team.

In his role, Peter leads the development and implementation of comprehensive business development strategies, leveraging his extensive industry knowledge and network to identify new opportunities for growth.

Peter is committed to fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration within the organisation. His leadership inspires confidence among team members and empowers AIS to pursue new opportunities with enthusiasm and creativity.

Jayde Brown

Bid Manager

Jayde Brown

Bid Manager

Jayde is a dynamic and results driven Bid Manager specialising in the design and build industry. With a keen eye for detail and strategic thinking, Jayde leads on bid processes, creating winning strategies and compelling submission documents.

In her role, Jayde coordinates the entire bid process, from gathering requirements to developing proposal content and managing deadlines. Her exceptional organisational skills ensure that all elements of the bid are delivered on time and to the highest standard.

Jayde’s strategic approach to bid management involves collaborating closely with cross-functional teams and subject matter experts, to tailor solutions that meet client needs and exceed expectations.

Serghei Cataev

Senior Realtime Artist

Serghei Cataev

Senior Realtime Artist

Serghei is a design visualiser, whose passion for technology, experimentation and automation pushes the boundaries of AIS’ combined design services. His accomplished abilities in the application of Augmented Reality, and preference for content generation tools, offer our clients an augmented, and expedited, design experience that benefits project timelines.

Having previously worked for hospitality and high-end residential design studios, Serghei has nurtured an eye for detail that enriches our design proposals. Enquiring by nature, Serghei satisfies his natural curiosity through the exploration of new and innovative technologies that can further heighten the reality of the visual experiences he crafts.

Will Coley

Business Development

Will Coley

Business Development

Over the past 6 years at AIS, Will has used his extensive relationship expertise to help the company’s growth and success. With over 13 years of experience in business development within the design and build industry, Will is a seasoned professional renowned for his expertise in making meaningful connections and driving strategic partnerships.

Specialising in building relationships and networking, Will possesses a unique ability to understand client needs and deliver tailored solutions, leaving a lasting impact on every project and relationship he encounters. His track record includes successfully cultivating lucrative collaborations, expanding market reach, and achieving sustainable growth.

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Neil Connell

Head of Construction UK

Neil Connell

Head of Construction UK

Neil leads the delivery of AIS’ construction projects across the UK, working in close collaboration with our commercial team to uphold our reputation of reliability, quality and value. His experience in the construction industry is extensive, having worked for main contractors, fledgeling start-ups that have grown exponentially and, most recently, for a London-based, D&B competitor.

An area of particular interest for Neil are new and innovative methods of construction; something that he works hard to introduce across the projects in which he is involved at AIS, with a view to enhancing the environmental credentials of the spaces we build.

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