Meet the teams

Our management team

Ben Lyle

Managing Director

Having trained at Mountview Theatre School in Stage Management & Technical Theatre, Ben worked extensively as a technician in Oxford and London in both theatre and contemporary dance. After a spell in the leisure industry, he joined Flints over twenty years ago. When not at work he likes nothing as much as pulling on his walking boots and seeing what is out there.

Andy Repka

Finance Director

Andy has been with Flints for 15 years, he started by looking after credit control, analysing data and producing management figures. As Finance Director he now works closely with many areas of the business, but a spreadsheet is never far away.

Barry Hudson

Technical Sales Director

Barry joined us in 2016 bringing with him extensive experience of technical theatre, having previously worked for prestigious companies around the world, including the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman. Barry works closely with our Middle-Eastern clients. A passionate lover of ballet, Barry attends as often as possible.

Dave Clarke

Customer Services Director

Having worked in industry as a technical and production manager, Dave has experienced being a customer of Flints which has given him invaluable insight. Outside of work Dave enjoys relaxing with his wife and daughters.

Hannah Heap

Marketing Manager

Hannah has worked for Flints for over 10 years, having started as a picker/packer she now runs our marketing team. Hannah took an unusual route to where she is, first getting a degree in Chemistry, and then working in Canada and South Korea as a Ski Instructor.

Jay Furnival

Warehouse Manager

Having started out 7 years ago as a picker/packer in the warehouse, Jay quickly became supervisor, and then, 2 years ago, manager. When he’s not at work you can find him on stage playing guitar with his band 7Suns.

Jo Bunnell-Thompson

Business Development Manager

Jo fell in love with British theatre when she spent a year in London for her BA in Theatre at Meredith College. Previously the manager of our QR shop, Jo now works closely with key clients in the UK and Europe. In her spare time Jo produces shows, and is a keen equestrian.

John Joyce

Purchasing Manager

John has been working in Purchasing at Flints for nearly 20 years and has seen a lot of supply chain changes in this time! He is a keen cyclist who also loves picking up the guitar but not necessarily at the same time.

Our customer services team:

Talia Scholar

Customer Services Manager

Talia's background in stage and production management has stood her well to deal with all the weird and wonderful enquiries that come in! Having gained her sea legs working on cruise ships, Talia joined Flints just over 7 years ago. Talia still loves travelling and will be going inter-railing across Europe later this year.

Drew MacBrant

Customer Services Advisor

Before joining Flints, Drew worked as a stage manager and backstage crew - focusing on flying! Inside the office Drew, along with Talia, form an award winning songwriting duo -outside he can be found doing jigsaws and taking too many pictures of his cats.

Geneva Considine

Customer Services Advisor

Prior to Flints, Geneva trained in Set and Costume Design for stage and screen - working in London and South Yorkshire. When not at work, Geneva spends time embroidering and playing with her beloved guinea pigs!

Michael Mayne

Customer Services Advisor

With over 55 years experince in this business Michael has a dark secret - think chocolate. When not at Flints, Michael can be found treading the boards in and around the fringe theatres of London, and sometimes further afield!

Michelle Greer

Customer Services Advisor - Hires

Michelle comes from a practical background and continues to make Props outside Flints, which gives her an deep understanding of the customer requirements. Outside of Flints, Michelle is also a keen baker - we can attest to this, as she's won "star baker" for the past couple of years at our Macmillan Coffee Morning - also organised by Michelle.

Our trade-counter team:

Jack Mainwaring

Trade Counter Supervisor

Jack is a friendly face on our trade counter Coming from a fine art background, Jack has spent over four years learning the tools of many trades and untangling the vast range of Flints products. He's great at giving us practical recommendations and advice, and helps to test out our products!

Liz Massimi

Liz came to the UK from Italy in 2000, one cold evening she sat down to watch 'The Grinch' and was immediately hooked on the scenery and props. This led her to study for a degree in Scenic Art at Rose Bruford. She has since bumped into Ron Howard, the Director of 'The Grinch' and was able to thank him for inspiring her journey!

Our rigging and projects team:

Gary Cross

Projects Manager

Originally trained as an engineer Gary moved out of that industry into the world of theatre. He went on to work as a prop and sets builder for many west-end , TV and film productions. Gary has many hobbies including metalwork and carpentry, mostly for model railways!

Ben Austin

Workshop Technician

Having graduated with a degree in Theatre design and practice in 2008, Ben worked, amongst other creative roles, as a freelance propmaker until he joined Flints in 2013. Initially part of our Goods Out team, Ben recently became our Workshop Technician.

Our purchasing team:

Yvie Franks

Purchasing Assistant

Yvie joined Flints with experience from both the West End, and the U.S.A. in production and purchasing roles. She's brings some of the biggest smiles and "can-do" attitude to the company. When not spending Flints' money, she is often found stretching her vocal chords in her pop and classical choir!

Emily Smith

Purchasing Assistant

After starting off at Flints as the buying apprentice, Emily is still here 3 years later, and going from strength to strength. After a day of spending Flints' money, Emily fills her free time as an active member of Girl-Guiding and even runs her own Brownie unit!

Jocelyn Asea

Purchasing Administrator

With a technical background in Interior Architecture, Jocelyn processes and resolves invoice discrepancies on a day-to-day basis, and monitors the delivery of goods. Outside of work Jocelyn is often found with a camera in hand, and is also active in various community art projects.

Our finance & admin team:

Karolina Lejman

Purchase Ledger

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Nina Price

Finance Administrator (On Maternity Leave)

Nina is currently on Maternty leave, and should be returning to us early 2020.

Carolina Mayer

Finance Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Not to be confused with Karolina, this Carolina has just joined us and is covering Nina's maternity leave.

Our marketing team:

Sarah Brice

Creative Content Co-ordinator

Sarah worked in arts marketing before joining Flints - and now helps Hannah with all our content needs including the catalogue. When not at work, Sarah can be found doing backstage roles and set building for an amateur dramatics group.

Our warehouse team:

Here you can see all the cheery faces of our Warehouse team

Pictured left to right:

  • Abs
  • Jay (Warehouse Manager)
  • Lee (Deputy Goods-out supervisor)
  • Daniele
  • Dan
  • Shayden
  • Ishmael
  • Dave (Goods-out Supervisor)
  • Kieran (Goods-in Supervisor)
  • Wesley
  • Aiden