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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gary Orr

Head of SBS Ireland

Gary has over 19 years of Retail, Brand, Design, Print & Packaging experience and joined the Sun Branding family in 2016 as Managing Director of our Irish business. He has an extensive knowledge of FMCG and Retail and is passionate about delivering Brighter Together for our Irish and international clients.

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.

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 McAulay

Account Director

As one of our talented Account Directors, Kevin has over 15 years experience in managing print and graphics for multiple FMCG companies across Europe. Managing remote teams, understanding stakeholder engagement across multi discipline teams, coupled with his tenacity to delivering his clients needs.

Michelle Kinnear

Human Resources Manager

Michelle has worked for Sun Branding Solutions for 14 years. Michelle has a degree in Business Studies and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Previously she has worked in Human Resources in Food Manufacturing and as a European Business Excellence Assessor in the Energy sector.

Nicola Blair-Park

Account Director

Nicola has over 20 years experience working across FMCG clients and is our Account Director on Aldi. Managing teams between Bradford, Atherstone and Dublin Nicola brings together the 5 key disciplines of our brighter together model to deliver a complete end to end service for our client.