Our team

Our people are at the heart of our business, and we pride ourselves on bringing the very brightest talent in each of our specialist areas into our team. Each project team is built around each client’s specific needs, but you can meet some of the experts you could find yourself working with here:

Paul Bean

Group Managing Director

Paul joined Sun Branding Solutions in 1989 and over the next ten years progressed from technical support to the position of production manager, adding the responsibility for information technology and client services before becoming an associate director in 1998 and operations director in 2000.

Sonia Whiteley-Guest

Group Commercial Director

Sonia joined Sun Branding Solutions in 2015. She has over 25 years of Retail, Brand and Marketing experience in the UK retail market. With senior roles at Asda, Orange, Lloyds Banking Group under her belt, she has now transferred her learnings and experience to her role here.

Guy Douglass

Strategy Director

Guy Douglass is Strategy Director of Parker Williams. PW use long term consumer trends to inform their design approach to brands. Before working in the design industry he was client side, with various brand management roles at both Kraft and Colgate.

Simon Gore

Group Creative Managing Director & Managing Director - Parker Williams

A highly effective brand marketer with a potent combination of strategic rigour and creative verve, and expertise in strategic planning, brand positioning, brand design, packaging, innovation and facilitation, and has over 30 years experience in the design industry.

Martin Hawkins

Group Operations Director

Originally apprentice trained as a colour retoucher in a reprographics department before leaving the industry to undertake an Honours Degree. He returned from University with an Industrial Economics degree and has been at Sun Branding Solutions since 1996, having now spent more than 19 years in this industry.

Marie Guest

Human Resources Director

Marie has worked in HR & Training for nearly 20 years across a range of sectors from premium brands, FMCG, professional services and software development. Marie's main areas of responsibility are creating the People Strategy for the business and driving Leadership Development.

Jo Saker

Creative Director

Jo has more than 20 years of experience in design. She studied at The London College of Printing and has been creative director at Enterprise IG and Bluemarlin. Her work is fresh, modern but also always in tune with the customer, the client and the brief. She works closely with brand owners and retailers to dig deep into their brand story to bring them to life.

Gillian Garside-Wight

Packaging Technology Director

Gill has several years experience within the print and packaging industry, developing packaging to meet the needs of clients and end users / consumers. Gill joined joined Sun Branding Solutions in June 2000 and has grown the print and packaging technology services significantly.

Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Brand and Marketing Manager

With 17 years’ experience across print media, comms and marketing, Liz has worked with big names including Morrisons, M&S, Harrods, Bupa and Lloyds Banking Group across both external and internal comms. Having worked client-side as part of a retail packaging design team, Liz is passionate about great packaging, engaging stories and brilliant brands.

Andrew Couling

Packaging Development Manager

Andrew Couling is a packaging development specialist, with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Andrew has worked for several distinguished companies, including Bosch, Britvic Soft Drinks and Hovis. Andrew has has designed packaging machinery, led teams of packaging machine operators, and developed packaging materials.

Dean Amato

Operations Manager

Dean joined Sun Branding Solutions in 2008 and over the next 9 years progressed from client services to the position of operations manager, with responsibility for the SBS UK and India studios. Having worked client-side at one of the largest packaging convertors in Europe, Dean has a wealth of print and colour knowledge and passion for all aspects of packaging.

Clare Leeland

Business Development Manager

Clare joined the team in 2015 and has 13 years of packaging design and operational experience. Clare works across all Sun Branding and Parker Williams services, helping new clients work out what’s right for them. Passionate about innovation and bringing new technology to brands and retailers.

Nick Siddall

Business Improvement Manager

Nick has worked in the graphics packaging industry for over 13 years. During this time, he has been an Artworker, Quality Controller, Team Leader, and is now our Business Improvement Manager. Nick’s main areas of responsibility are the creation, implementation and maintenance of our business processes, ensuring we stay ahead of the game.

Rob Quigley

Product Owner

Robert came on board in 2009 and has held a number of key roles within the Digital division. Over this time he has gained extensive knowledge of Product Management in the Pharma, Household, Retailer and FMCG Brand sectors, helping to turn client’s internal business challenges into systemised software solutions which drive efficiency and reduce cost.

Andrew Moorley

Packaging Development Manager

Andrew Moorley has over 35 years’ experience in manufacturing industries and supply chains and has key competencies in packaging development, operational process improvement, continuous improvement tools and techniques, data analysis, cost reduction initiatives and process development.

James Egan

Senior Business Solutions Consultant

James started working here 21 years ago as trainee on year’s placement from University. A key part of his key responsibilities are implementing new strategies and ideas to help the business grow.

Richard Rhodes

Client Development Director

Richard joined Sun Branding Solutions in 1990 as a production apprentice; over the next 10 years he progressed through a number of departments including film planning, high end system preparation and finally worked as one of the company’s high end system operators.

Kevin Evans

Chief Information Officer

Kevin joined Sun Branding Solutions in 2013 and has since been responsible for the continuous development, support and infrastructure of our digital software Sunrise, ensuring that our clients are using cutting-edge software, delivered on time and within budget, that meets their continuously changing needs.