Our vibrant team spirit is built upon respect and support, in pursuit of common goals and excellence in everything we do.
Absolute are a team passionate about developing an enduring client relationship, built upon collaboration, quality of service and trust.
Our aim is to inspire our teams to believe in the extraordinary work they achieve together. Being focussed on doing things right, creates a culture at Absolute which drives excellence in everything we do.
We share business leadership throughout Absolute and encourage confidence, accountability and creativity in all our people. We strongly believe that our team thrive when they are engaged and committed to every project.
We have created a 'can do' attitude at Absolute and made work fun, ensuring our teams deliver on our word consistently.
Richard brings a wealth of experience to Absolute with his background in predominantly in the building and joinery trades. He has however spent several years developing a retail business with his lovely wife Michelle and developing his holiday house in Portugal .
Richard’s experience is invaluable on site and he is a real team player. He has a fantastic sense of humour, a dedication to do the best on every project and is a real pleasure to have on site and work with.
In his spare time Richard has just started to play golf and plays the odd game of 5 a side football.
Newly married in Portugal last year to Michelle, Richard also shares his life with his dog (no not a Chocolate lab as you would expect) ‘Suki’ a Pekingese!
‘Absolute’ has been Phil’s vision since returning from his petite sojourn to SW France and in the last 4 years has built the dream team that delivers every aspect of the original vision.
Fully focused on the deliverance of every project, but always with a keen eye on new ways to add benefit to our offering.
A young (ish) 50 with a solid (30 years ..ouch!) background in commercial office interiors, Phil is always pushing the barriers of the clients and his colleagues perceptions of what is achievable.
Away from the office, he spends his holidays...and more...at his house in France. Always up for any sporting challenge he enjoys skiing, tennis and golf.
Phil is the father of a thriving young family with Oliver 7, the delectable Millie 4 and gorgeous wife Helen.
Favourite saying ‘never put off till tomorrow, what you can do today’
We value all the people who work at Absolute and help make it the successful, fun, vibrant company we are proud of.
If you think you have the skills and vision that would complement our team,please feel free to give us a call and have a chat or send your c.v. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol is a vital team member with 23 years of invaluable experience in the commercial interiors industry and a BA Hons Degree in Interior Design. Her expertise is vast and spans brief taking, space planning, building evaluations, interior design and specification, full design presentations and on site supervision. She loves working on all types of project from Full Turn-key to space planning and has experience of working in many sectors including Commercial, Domestic, Exhibition and Retail design – Carol is happy to work on anything that involves design and allows her creative enthusiasm to shine through. Her attention to detail is second to none.
“I absolutely love my job, being part of a great team and always striving for perfection. My job is to surpass a client’s expectations in design, irrespective of project size and restraints. Quality remains long after cost is forgotten"
Devoted mother to Natasha and married to Gary - family comes first. Carol loves book shops, travelling, the cinema, reading and cooking.
A highly experienced and successful Project Manager with over 10 years gained in the industry.
James is at the ‘coal face’ of our business, making our clients wishes become a reality. Managing an often large and disparate team of trades people on site, ensuring they are all working to achieve the same goal to the highest possible standards. The goal being to deliver a smooth delivery to the client, ultimately exceeding their expectations.
James graduated from Huddersfield University with a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Design before spending 7 years in a successful national shop fitting company servicing the retail sector, joining Absolute in 2007 he is now an integral and valued member of the team.
A family man who also enjoys a successful home, married to Angela with a beautiful daughter Aimee who arrived in March 2010.
James takes a keen interest in competitive sport and particularly enjoys, golf and snowboarding.
Paul is a highly experienced site manager with many years experience in the industry. Paul trained as a joiner/cabinet maker with the well respected Vickers and Irwins workshops. Paul’s attention to detail is second to none and he expects the same from his teams and trades people
Paul is on the ‘front line’ and making our designs come to life and ensures that everyone works to the highest possible standards.
In his spare time Paul is an avid Leeds Rhinos fan and enjoys visiting Headingley whenever possible...or whenever this lovely wife will let him!!
Paul is a family man and is married with 3 wonderful children (he can say that now two have left home!)
Embracing our passion for innovation, professionalism and service excellence, Marianne is an experienced business manager, bringing strong organisational and delivery skills to our busy office. With a degree in Business Management, she adds another dimension to our team, coordinating our marketing and sales development strategy.
“To know I have done the best job possible and added value to a project is immensely satisfying and it’s even more rewarding when we have fun along the way!”
Mother of two wonderful children, Elliot & Esme, she is used to juggling lots of different priorities and is an expert in removing mud stains from rugby kit whilst doing a French plait in under a minute! All supported by wonderful husband Mark.
Outside of family she enjoys book group (or is that because of the chatter and wine), cooking and music (shuffle on the ipod is the best invention of the 21st Century!)
Gavin’s background is predominantly in the building trade, where his experience in constructing individually designed timber framed houses means that he can turn his hand to any trade. His experience is invaluable on site and he is able to work independently as well as being a real ‘team’ player.
In his spare time Gavin coaches under 16’s Rugby league and has done so for over 8 years (or since his knees have given out and he tore his hamstring!) He occasionally turns out for a charity match - otherwise known as the veteran league!!
Gavin married the lovely Victoria 3 years ago.
Helen has been blissfully married to Phil for 13 years and they have two children Oliver aged 8 and Millie 4 and ¾! Helen wears many hats but she is both a full time mum and part-time in the office. Her specialism is juggling tantrums, skateboards, and lunchboxes and loves going to work for a rest - and the coffee...it's the best in Harrogate (even better than Betty's)!
Helen moved to Harrogate 15 years ago to open a homes and gardens inspired retail shop - strangely on the ground floor of Absolute offices. Other highlights include working as a nanny in Italy, an Account Manager in telecoms and even working for a Golf /Ski manufacturer - to the delight of Phil - cheap golf clubs AND ski’s. Helen also enjoyed living in France for 2 years - The Browns sabbatical!
During her very rare 'spare time' she enjoys Pilates, cooking for family and friends and holidays in France.