Our tight-knit team work hard day-in day-out to across the country to ensure that all our clients are completely satisfied. Here are some of the key members of the Innova team:
MANAGING DIRECTOR / CASE MANAGEMENT & LITIGATION PROJECTS
As Managing Director of Innova, Tom oversees practically everything that we do. With an unrivalled passion for providing efficient and effective healthcare equipment, Tom ensures that our company maintains its vision of becoming the UK’s fastest growing patient care equipment organisation every year. Tom also works on case management and litigation projects, building partnerships with private occupational therapists, case managers, architects, and solicitors.
Fact: You might not think it these days, but Tom used to be an avid runner. He now prefers evenings of relaxation.
As our patient hoist and hydrotherapy pool designer, Bob works with architects, specifiers, contractors, and other parties to build cutting-edge, functional, and stand-out care environments. His knowledge and passion have seen him work on some of the largest patient hoisting projects in the UK’s history.
Please do not: Spill your coffee on his fancy shoes. If you can’t see your face in them, he won’t wear them! Being smart is essential to Bob.
SALES DIRECTOR & PRESSURE CARE CONSULTANT
Joe primarily works with hospices and hospitals advising them on pressure care and beds and mattresses, along with full care environment fit-outs. He’ll never take no for an answer and has been known to get the occasional hug off hospice staff!
BBQ King: One of Joe’s great passions in life is his BBQ. He’s a lean, mean, grilling machine and cooks a Michelin Star worthy steak!
As the head of the marketing department, Tristan is an innovator at heart and loves thinking creatively, so it’s no surprise that he finds product development so rewarding! His passion for intuitive design means that he always brings fresh ideas to the table to make sure that we’re constantly creating the finest patient care equipment on the market.
Be warned: You can’t talk to Tristan before his two morning coffees, otherwise you might only get a grunt. (He’d like to have three but he gets the jitters!)
CASE MANAGEMENT & LITIGATION PROJECTS SPECIALIST
Ramsey’s eye for detail and creativity make him an excellent person to have on your team when it comes to case management and litigation work. He’ll go one step beyond to create a perfect homely environment that offers complete accessibility and safety to the client, and if he can’t find the perfect product, he’ll probably create it instead!
Did you know: Ramsey’s a natural when it comes to DIY, which is very handy for modifying power chairs and other items to suit the client’s needs!
CASE MANAGEMENT & LITIGATION PROJECTS SPECIALIST
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jason is determined to find the perfect solution for any problem. He’s positive, proactive, and passionate – which means he fits in perfectly with the Innova team! Jason works with clients, case managers, and independent occupational therapists all around the South to help prescribe the best equipment for home adaptations.
Fun Fact: Nothing is ever too much of a challenge for Jason; he once drove through the River Nidd just to prove that he could!
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Cory’s cheerful can-do attitude is renowned throughout the construction industry! He’s ever willing to help with any situation, ensuring clients are kept informed, up-to-date, and more than pleased. Traces of his time spent as a Royal Engineer can be noted in his excellent time-keeping and organisational skills.
Interests: Motorbikes and pubs. He’d love to find a way to enjoy them both at the same time!
Peter is our hydrotherapy pool project manager. He provides support to our clients throughout the entire pool installation process, managing everything from the design stage to the final hand over.
Passionate about delivering a final result that meets the end-users’ wants and needs, Peter takes a hands-on approach. He works closely with contractors at all times to plan and programme work within the client’s time scales for an overall smooth and trouble-free installation.
So whether you’ve got questions about the pool filtration and pump equipment, any additional pool features, or environmental controls to maintain the pool, water and air temperature, Peter is the man to ask!
Gary heads up our Customer Services department and liaises with clients all over the country. His polite, can-do attitude makes him a delight to deal with. Gary’s always happy to help with whatever problem no matter what department it’s in. And miraculously, he still manages to find time to do the office tea-run even when he’s busy!
Strong Heritage: Gary is a proud Yorkshireman, and you’ll never convince him that any other counties are better!
LEAD SERVICE ENGINEER
Joe travels all over the country for us servicing and maintaining our clients’ equipment to make sure it’s in tip-top working condition. And when he’s not out on the road, he’s back in the office filing his service reports and enjoying a good cup of tea. He’s great to have around and is always happy to help out in the warehouse!
Did You Know: Joe loves rugby league and supports his hometown team – Hull FC!
Almanzo supports our sales team to make sure that orders and deliveries are processed with no hassle at all. He takes care of the nitty gritty bits so that our customers can have the best experience possible. He’s always happy to lend a hand and help you out and he keeps our office running!
Biggest Fear: Almanzo’s not too bothered by small insects and bugs, but don’t ever go near him with a dragonfly – they freak him out!
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
It’s never a dull day with Katie around. She spends half the week in our office and the other half of her week is spent chasing her daughter and three dogs around! Always polite and very self-driven, Katie is our worker bee – so much so that she often forgets to stop for lunch.
On the beat: Did you know that Katie used to be a police officer? She’s always got an interesting story to tell us about when she was on the force!
PROJECT & SALES ASSISTANT
Warwick’s full of energy and happy to help with anything. He loves a good chat and helps keeps our clients and contractors informed on everything to do with projects. He can do anything he turns his hand to and is passionate about delivering the best customer service possible – which means he fits in perfectly with the Innova team!
Watch Out: Warwick once represented the North of England for the javelin, throwing an impressive 44.60 metres!
Megan has the challenge of providing PA and sales support to Ramsey and Jason. With both of them having busy schedules, Megan never has the opportunity to get bored! Whilst she can sometimes be found with her head in her hands despairing at the number of tasks coming in (especially on a Friday) her team can always rely on her to get the job done.
Down Time: Megan likes nothing more than a comfy sofa, background music, a roaring fire and a glass of wine (or 2) while she devours a good book.
LEGAL & COMPLIANCE
A man of detail with an element of persistence, John takes the time to ensure that we’re up to date, compliant and doing things the right way. This resolve isn’t limited to the workplace – he’s passionate about walking, and he’ll still be conquering Ben Nevis on his 80th birthday.
Favourite Drink: Most ales (but Yorkshire ales are best).
Gordon is hardly a stereotypical Finance Director – his loud, outspoken nature means that everyone knows when he enters the office! Life will never be boring for Gordon with his innumerable interests which include gardening, antiques, and wine.
Watch out: Gordon’s short attention span has led him to put salt in a cup of tea before, so always check what he gives you!
FORECASTING, BUDGETING & REPORTING
Glance at Ralph’s monitor as you walk past, and you’ll see scores of Excel workbooks, charts, and figures. Ralph’s responsible for keeping the management team up to date with the latest results.
Fun Fact: Ralph is by far the most musical in the company, and he can play the piano, cello, guitar, bass, and probably many other instruments that he hasn’t even tried yet!
Leo is our resident artist and he handles our CAD and BIM drawings. He’s an absolute perfectionist and will not submit any drawings that aren’t to his highest standards! His thirst for knowledge means that he’s always learning new things and techniques – particularly in architecture.
Even better, he brings homemade lasagne in for the office every now and again to keep us all going.
MARKETING & PR EXECUTIVE
Leanne looks after our website and all of our social media channels – so if there’s something you’d like to see on the blog then she’s the one to ask! When she’s not typing away writing new content, she’s got her head down doing research and analysis to come up with new ways to help customers understand what Innova do and how we can help them.
Did you know: Leanne is very competitive when it comes to fantasy football, though her lack of hand-eye coordination means she’s less keen to get involved in the office table football tournaments!