Meet the team

Meet the Team / Meet the team

Meet the team

Our mission is to provide great creative solutions, in a no-nonsense manner, providing real value for money and every one of our team plays a vital role in that. We believe that if you’re in the communications business that you ought to be contactable, so our phones will be answered by one of the team within a couple of rings from approximately 8.45am – 6pm Monday – Friday. We don’t have voicemail or call divert and you are welcome to our mobile phone numbers.

Find out a bit more about the team below.

Tim Addison, Director, Solent, Isle of Wight

Tim Addison


As one of the directors, Tim heads up the client services side of the business as well as being the publisher for our titles.
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David Brooks, Sales Director, Solent, Isle of Wight

David Brooks

Sales Director

With over 25 years and counting in a sales role, one key thing that has always stuck with Dave is keeping a good level of communication.
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Bow E3, Solent (resized)


Dingo look-a-like

Tim’s dog here at Solent and ever-present in the office, Bow’s a welcome face for all the team & client-friendly despite  slightly feral Dingo look that he’s perfected.


Karen Barnes

Finance Administrator

Karen is responsible for everything financial and keeps the books, invoices and payments in order for us here at Solent.
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Lindsay Becker, Account Manager, Solent, Isle of Wight

Lindsay Becker

Copywriter & Content Creative

As well as editing Taste of the Wight, Lindsay also provides content and copy for all our clients
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Thea Welsford, Graphic Designer, Solent, Isle of Wight

Thea Welsford

Graphic Designer

Graduating with a BA in Graphic Design from Camberwell School of Art in 2013, Thea is our design and illustration guru.
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Marie Woodward

Client Account Manager

Marie joins us a Client Account Manager and will be responsible for the day to day running of client’s projects.
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Lauren Addison

Events Coordinator

Heading up Solent’s event production partner, Lauren has experience in London working in the hospitality sector.
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Luke Nesbitt

Assistant Designer

Working closely alongside our designer Thea, Luke is responsible for turning clients ideas into a visual reality.
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Dillon Earley

Apprentice Website Designer

Dillon is the latest edition to the Solent team and is our Apprentice Website Designer.

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Sophia Whittle

Client Account Assistant
Sophia joins us as a Client Account Assistant, having recently graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA(Hons).

Jo Butt

Sales & Production Coordinator

Jo joins us as Sales and Production Coordinator and will be making sure our sales team and publications are all running smoothly.
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Christie-Lee Booth

Business Administrator

Christie-Lee joins us as Business Administrator meaning she will be keeping the business ship-shape!
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Mike Barber, Web Developer, Solent, Isle of Wight

Mike Barber

Web Developer

Building websites for clients, Mike works closely with Dillon to keep our technical and digital side of the business running smoothly.

James Rolfe, Sales Executive, Solent, Isle of Wight

James Rolfe

Sales Executive

With a wealth of experience, James is our field sales executive, working primarily on our Taste of the Wight, Wightlife and projects.

Brian Curd Distribution Manager, Solent, Isle of Wight

Brian Curd

Distribution Manager

Our ‘man in the van’, Brian is a vital part of the team, making sure that all of our publications are delivered and distributed on time.
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If you’d like to join our team, or think you have something to bring to the company, we’d love to hear from you.

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