Meet the Team - Opus 4

Meet the Team

Here’s your Opus 4 team when they were younger. None of us can honestly say we wanted to do fit-outs and refurbishments when we grew up.

But when we realised we couldn’t be astronauts, princesses, pop stars and fighter pilots, we met each other and began to see we had a natural talent for creating great places for people to work.

We’re all very close, we know what makes each other tick and we love working together. We think that comes across in the work we produce and to the customers who become our friends.

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Daniel Blackburn
Workplace Visionary
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Andrew Jackson
The Man Who Shouts About Opus 4
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David Murphy
Loves It When A Plan Comes Together
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Jonathan Clark
Keeping Everything In Its Place
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Mike Burton
The Driving Force behind Our Driving Force
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Sarah Haigh
Makes Space Great
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Denise Bradbury
Makes It All Add Up
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Pip Bennett
All Things Furniture
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Paula Chadwick
The Oracle
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Laura Faulkner
A Wizard of an Organiser
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Alison Rowbottom
A Design Obsessive
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Kimberley Brown
Kimmi The Creative
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Cerisa Bond
"The Matron" - Keeping Us Safe & Healthy
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Monika Owczarek
The Devil's In Her Detail
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Danielle Riordan
The Welcome Voice Behind The Phone
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Nicolas Sablier
Bringing Charm and Finesse To Sales
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Tom Mooney
The Power Behind Opus 4
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Daniel Blackburn

Workplace Visionary

Daniel is the MD and driving force behind Opus 4. He’s passionate about all aspects of the business, but above all else, he’s focused on giving a great service to his clients.

He loves Formula One, has a penchant for nice watches and has recently become addicted to the Crime & Investigation Channel on TV! Daniel is something of a local hero, after making the papers when he dived into an ice cold lake to save a drowning dog!

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Andrew Jackson

The Man Who Shouts About Opus 4

Andrew is our Marketing Director  . He’s responsible for making sure Opus 4 gets noticed in both the real and online worlds. As well as new business, it’s also Andrew’s job to make sure all our regular customers feel loved and wanted.

Poet, philanthropist, rock star, striker, skateboarder, astronaut….Andrew is none of these things, but definitely a dreamer.

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David Murphy

Loves It When A Plan Comes Together

Dave is our Operations Director – the man with the plan. He ensures each project we undertake is correctly priced and runs like clockwork. He directs each project with the same maxim, by only handing over a workspace that he himself would be proud to work in.

Outside work, Dave is an avid Manchester United fan.  At the wrong side of 40, and last kicking a ball in anger as a teenager, he still believes there’s a chance of making it as a United midfield playmaker.  He’s also a keen runner and competed in the Great Manchester Run.  He is yet to cross the finish line.

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Jonathan Clark

Keeping Everything In Its Place

Jonathan is our FD and one of the recent additions to our team.   He arrives with a strong track record working in the construction and property development sectors.

In a previous life, he worked in luxury retail, so it comes as no surprise that Jonathan has already established himself as Opus 4’s resident fashionista and is the trendiest man in the office.

Jonathan is passionate about Manchester and it’s rich cultural history and loves the music, architecture and general buzz of the city.  Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his son, playing tennis and keeping fit.

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Mike Burton

The Driving Force behind Our Driving Force

Mike is our Transport Manager and is also the custodian of ‘Sales Force One’.  Sales Force One is our mobile office, which gets our management team to meetings and enables them to work on the road.  He also picks up clients in SF1 and brings them to our office and has developed a cult following with many of them.

Before joining Opus 4, Mike had a long, distinguished career with the Metropolitan Police Force, working with the Protection Squad.  As you can imagine, he has many interesting stories, but if he told you, he’d have to kill you…

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Sarah Haigh

Makes Space Great

Sarah heads up our talented design team.  Bursting with creativity and ideas, she works to wow our customers with great, functional designs and is recognised as one of the leading designers in the north west’s interiors industry.

Sarah’s ‘bottom drawer’ has a mythical status at the Bank Building.  Bristling with crisps, chocolates and sweets, Sarah has been known to wolf down five bags of crisps in one day!

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Denise Bradbury

Makes It All Add Up

Denise is affectionately referred to as ‘the rottweiler’. This is on account of her tenacious ability to chase outstanding invoices and balance the Opus 4 books. Denise is the most animated member of the Opus 4 team and ensures there’s never a dull moment. She is often found breaking into a duet with Andrew or treating us to her acting skills. She recently fulfilled a burning ambition to ‘tread the boards’, making her debut in a local pantomime as you guessed it, a wicked witch.

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Pip Bennett

All Things Furniture

Pip is our resident office furniture expert. She’s never happier than when she’s discussing inflatable lumbar pumps, seat slides, cantilever leg frames and mobile pedestals. OK, that’s not strictly true. She’s never happier when she’s glugging a fine bottle of wine, eating cheese, or plotting to kidnap her heartthrobs, Jared Leto and Tim Booth from James.

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Paula Chadwick

The Oracle

Paula is the lady who makes the office tick.   Although she doesn’t look old enough, Paula has been at Opus 4 from the start and it’s her brain that we pick with questions the rest of us have forgotten the answers to.

An avid pub quizzer, this is a girl who likes a pint too! As you can see Paula is a twin, but even she doesn’t know which one she is on this photo, which was taken on the film set of The Shining.

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Laura Faulkner

A Wizard of an Organiser

Laura is one of the rising stars at Opus 4.  After joining the company as an administrator and receptionist, she has quickly advanced to become our Contracts Co-ordinator and is currently training to be a fully fledged Project Manager.

 

Laura can often be found walking into walls at train stations. As a huge Harry Potter fan, she believes Hogwarts is real and can often be found casting spells on our fit-out teams who dare to cross her path.

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Alison Rowbottom

A Design Obsessive

Alison has been with the team for just over a year. In a short space of time, she has become a vital member of the design team, working with some of our longest serving clients. Alison’s flair, attention to detail and dedication to the customer are her key strengths.
Alison has some very peculiar eating habits where dry food and sauces can never be mixed. This has caused great amusement at the Opus 4 monthly takeaway nights!

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Kimberley Brown

Kimmi The Creative

Kim is one of our busy Junior Designers  and has established herself as our daily ray of sunshine.   Working with Kim brightens everyone’s day – especially when she brings in her home made banana cake.  She has a real passion for design and injects creativity into all her work.

Much like exposing a gremlin to water is not advised, allowing Kim to consume wine can lead to all sorts of pandemonium.

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Cerisa Bond

"The Matron" - Keeping Us Safe & Healthy

As our Health & Safety Manager, its Cerisa’s job to ensure all of our sites are run safely and to HSE rules.  This means on some occasions, our poor joiners and fitters get the odd ticking off.

Cerisa is an avid collector of Yankee Candles but tells us it is sacrilege to actually light them.  She also received an air gun as a birthday gift recently and has threatened to shoot any of our site staff who fail to take health and safety seriously!

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Monika Owczarek

The Devil's In Her Detail

Monika is our Furniture Administrator.   She is a dedicated and conscientious person who takes pride in her work and is gradually falling in love with poseur height tables, high back acoustic sofas, and trendy coffee tables.

Monika loves spending time with her daughter and has developed a bad habit of binge-watching US dramas – Mad Men and Game of Thrones being her favourites.

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Danielle Riordan

The Welcome Voice Behind The Phone

Dani recently joined our admin team and is often the first voice you’ll hear if you call the office.  Her main role is to assist with accounts administration, making sure all of our nice suppliers get paid on time.

Outside of work, Dani loves to spend time with her husband and two young children and loves nothing more than a good fry-up in the morning.

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Nicolas Sablier

Bringing Charm and Finesse To Sales

Nicolas is our Workplace Solutions Consultant.

A proud Parisian, Nicolas moved to the UK two years ago to bring his gallic charm and flair to the UK design and fit-out industry.  He ran several successful businesses in Paris and was the chairman of a branch in the French Builders Federation.

Nicolas is our international man of mystery.  Like any suave and debonair Frenchman, he has a passion for good food, and great wine and loves spending time with his young family.

 

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Tom Mooney

The Power Behind Opus 4

Tom joined the Opus 4 M& E Division in March 2017 as our M&E Contracts Manager.  In a short space of time he’s endeared himself to all of his colleagues with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a friendly disposition.

Tom served in the armed forces and now wears a bone necklace, with each bone representing one of his kills behind enemy lines.   This has given him the nickname ‘Rambo’ with some of his colleagues.