People

Ian Jones

Ian Jones

Managing Director

Ian possesses 29 years of continuous experience within the UK Sign industry encompassing out of town and high street retail environments, leisure, motor, commercial property and merchant signage schemes, manufacturing and installation works.
With Degrees in Business and Accountancy, Ian’s role includes overseeing all elements of the business, including its structure, policy and future planning.
Ian also takes a lead role on both the ISO and H&S committees ensuring accreditation, compliance and statutory business requirements are suitably applied and adhered to.
Outside interests include Golf, Fitness and Watches

e: ianj@sovsigns.co.uk
t: 01482 618234
dd: 01482 380522
m: 07715 489662

Iain McKenzie

Iain McKenzie

Director

Iain has 15+ years Project Management and experience within the UK sign industry to his credit.
Possessing vast experience of multi-market signage Iain is as adept running a fast paced brand roll-out or re-brand project as he is working upon large scale multi-site planned works and schemes throughout the UK.
As a P.M. working directly with clients and upon active sites, Iain is in the ideal position to ensure our full compliance across all elements of accreditation and, as such, plays an active role within the development of our installation teams and upon ISO Committee.
Iain’s extensive knowledge of the sign and graphics industry is utilised by many clients who fully appreciate his personal ‘can do’ professional approach. As a Scotsman he is also our eyes and ears in the North.
Outside interests include Cars, Motorcycles and a certain 90’s Pop Star(!!)

e: iainm@sovsigns.co.uk
t: 01482 618234
dd: 01482 380532
m: 07715 489664

Sue Cammish

Sue Cammish

Design Manager

Sue holds a degree in Graphics and Business Studies, giving her the artistic flair and commercial knowledge to successfully run our sign graphics, sign design and digital print sides of the business.
With over 15 years’ experience in the sign industry, handling all types of signage schemes, Sue’s dedicated works vary from graphic and visual production through complex use of materials to as far and wide as the technical application of design and colour.
Sue’s hand selected department comes from a wide ranging and multi-skilled background ensuring essential variation and conformity exists in the development and production of all our signage works.
Outside interests include Photography, Gardening and Design

e: suec@sovsigns.co.uk
t: 01482 618234
dd: 01482 380536

Chris Head

Chris Head

Sales & Marketing Manager

With a business education from merchanting, plastics and glazing manufacture as well as having worked across Strata’s shopfitting and metals engineering companies, Chris possesses rounded and knowledgeable set of Sales & Marketing skills.
Working at Group marketing level as well as within individual group company structures allows Chris to apply a pragmatic and determined approach to new signage business, tendering, nationwide re-brands and prospecting.
With a keen eye for the world of tech’, the web and its effects on sales and marketing channels, Chris also leads the business in its ever progressive IT and social media sales approaches.
Outside interests include Rugby, Technology and Philately

e: christopherh@strataholdings.co.uk
t: 01482 618234
dd: 01482 380535
m: 07980 209076

Des Faulkner

Des Faulkner

Operations Manager

Production Management is second nature to Des who has a wealth of experience gained ‘the hard way’ by working up from the shop floor to his current and ever growing position.
With 15+ years’ experience to his credit, he is an essential part of the Sovereign team applying detailed work-flows, KPI’s and logistical schemes which allow the successful manufacture and installation of compliant client signage schemes.
Ahead of the curve on all matters H&S and Accreditation, Des also plays a leading role in ensuring the business and its employees remain at the forefront of the industry in terms of overall legislative compliance.
Outside interests include Military History, Hull KR and Cruising

e: desf@sovsigns.co.uk
t: 01482 618234
dd: 01482 380529
m: 07841 792006

Oliver Hookem

Oliver Hookem

Project Manager

Oliver possesses diverse and ever growing Project Management expertise across all types of sign projects.
Whilst reasonably new to the signage industry, a work history grounded in Commercial M&E and Fit-Out contracting makes Oliver a robust and multi-faceted member of the Sovereign team.
Diverse skill sets, youth and drive make Oliver a stand-out support to Sovereign’s clients. Offering assistance in our delivery of large scale, multi-site and bespoke signage projects alike.
Away from work Oliver continues to promise us he’ll lace up his Rugby Union boots again – let’s wait and see. “If I do, it should just about keep me fit enough to chase around my new young family”.
Outside interest include the obligatory Family plus Rugby Union, Fitness, and tech’.

e: oliverh@sovsigns.co.uk
t: 01482 618234
dd: 01482 380538
m: 07764 206333