We have attracted some of the most experienced consultants in the industry. Let’s introduce you to our team.
Paul is a co-founding director of Blend with several years of experience as a senior AV and IT consultant, project manager and Director. He has worked on numerous award winning projects across multiple market sectors and geographies.
Paul specialises in the design and project management of large scale and complex AV and IT systems, Paul’s core area of expertise lies in the design and integration of high-end AV and multimedia systems into fit-out and construction projects. He also has in-depth technical knowledge of a wide range of environments and technologies. These include conferencing and collaboration solutions, training and visualisation systems, video wall and large format display systems, broadcast systems, video / audio distribution, streaming, automation and control systems. He also has significant expertise in integrating AV systems into enterprise IT environments and AV / IT procurement into construction projects.
Oli is a co-founding Director of Blend and has over 20 years’ experience working within the AV and IT industry. He has proven project and programme management skills in a wide variety of sectors including many high profile AV and IT infrastructure upgrade projects.
An expert communicator at all levels. Oli helps our clients throughout the entire project lifecycle – defining the strategy, detailed systems designs, procurement, user and systems migration. His key technical skills include audio visual design including presentation, collaboration, conferencing and control systems, digital signage systems satellite distribution systems, home automation systems and intelligent building integration.
Peter is our Projects Director, with over 20 years’ experience in leading multi-disciplined IT projects on complex, high worth IT/AV infrastructure engagements as part of fit out, refurbishment or new build projects.
He is a recognised Relocation Strategist within the industry and can articulate and translate leading edge technology requirements to Clients and Design Teams alike, which has proved invaluable on numerous blue-chip projects.
Over the last few years Peter has developed key Workplace Consulting skills to assist Architects and Interior Designers in delivering comprehensive workplace strategies. He has also developed Intelligent Building consultancy services and has presented at industry events on the subject.
Chris joined Blend in 2012 and has been instrumental in the delivery of major projects, working with a variety of clients and sectors. He was made Associate Director in 2018, with greater involvement in leading multi disciplinary projects, having QC authority on projects and teams whilst also providing AV systems design, tender specification production, project coordination and implementation management.
Working with Architects and Designers, Chris has consulted internationally on a number of projects both as an AV Consultant and part of Multi-Discipline Technology teams.
Nick was made Associate Director in 2018, following an extensive career in the technology industry. He is a well versed and experienced consultant, who has worked on projects in the UK and internationally within both integration and consultancy sectors.
Nick's expertise includes all elements of Audio Visual technologies within a wide range of sectors including corporate, education, hospitality, residential, leisure, entertainment & retail. Nick’s strong project management & communication skills ensure smooth project delivery. Having project-managed several large AV and IT projects in the Middle East, Nick's hands-on technical knowledge compliments his approach in consultancy design and implementation methodologies.
SENIOR AV CONSULTANT
Jamie has a proven track record in delivering AV projects to scope, time and budget, across multiple platforms, working with in-house teams and contractors including consultants, architects, developers, analysts and stake holders.
He joined Blend in 2015 and has worked on various multi sector projects. Jamie is an expert communicator at all levels with excellent definition and design of IT/AV strategy, procurement, user and systems migration.
Grant joined Blend in 2018, with a career spanning over 14 years, fulfilling various roles as an AV installer, IT Network installer, AMX programmer, commercial MDU project manager and AV consultant in both Residential and Commercial environments.
Over the years, Grant has developed excellent project and people management skills and has multi-discipline skills in Audio, Control, CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Access Control, BMS interfaces, Lighting control, Window Treatments and UI/UX interfaces.
Les joined Blend as a Senior Consultant in 2018, with a vast array of skills and several years’ experience of design, installation and commissioning of all building services systems from Residential, Hospitality and Corporate clients.
Les also has a background in Data and Communications working in many fields including the Oil and Gas sector, with emphasis on 3D technology and Collaboration systems via VC and traditional phone systems.
Les has extensive knowledge of BMS and lighting systems, budgeting and procurement process, vetting and proposing specialist contractors and managing teams and sub-contractors