The Team

JAMES ARKELL

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Founder

“Finding perfect tile combinations that are innovative, push the design boundaries, and also meet the practical needs of our customers is what gets me out of bed in the morning…” “I’ve been in the tile industry for most of my working life, and founded techtile in 2011 because I wanted to bring inspiring and cutting edge tiles to the designers and architects who needed them. “I love working with tile distributors and manufacturers, sharing ideas with prominent architects and interior designers, and finding new and innovative ceramics that bring spaces to life.”

Natalie arkell

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Director

“Design is my absolute passion. I’ve always enjoyed dreaming up design ideas for my own home and I am very lucky that it is also my job! “Being an exterior tile specialist, most of my work is with the landscaping community – sharing the latest innovations on this relatively new product, and helping our customers bring indoor living, outside. “I’ve been heavily involved in the design of the new techtile showroom and love the space we have created for our team to work in and for our customers to experience our stunning tile ranges.”.

AMY CUTHBERT

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Marketing Manager

“As an amateur seamstress I have an eye for great designs and love picking out new fabrics and patterns to work with. “I’m also fascinated by people and what makes them tick, so as techtile’s marketing guru I can bring these interests together - helping the team showcase our fantastic tiles, discovering new tile ranges and making sure the brand represents our innovative and highly personal way of working.”

Joe Hurry

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Specification Consultant

“If you are already a techtile customer chances are we’re on first name terms – and if not we soon will be! My job is to look after you, and I travel up and down the country to make sure you know about the latest in tile innovation and help you pick the right tiles for your project. I’m involved from the very first design consultation to the installation of your tiles, sorting out any issues along the way.”

STEPHANIE HEATH

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Sales Order Manager

“If you need something to be organised, I’m your girl! I manage the admin for all of techtile’s order enquiries - from dealing with sample requests to arranging the delivery of orders across the world. “My friends would say that I’m super efficient, which I put to good use out of work hosting dinner parties for them - I’m a bit of a foodie and a wine (drinking) connoisseur!”

GEORGINA SMITH

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Accounts Manager

“I’m the numbers girl - and overseeing and organising the day to day running of the techtile accounts department means I get to know all our clients well, and I’m always on the end of the phone to answer your questions.
“Out of work I love spending my time with my young son, who is growing up fast! I also enjoy going out for dinner with friends or getting lost in a good book - when I get the chance!”
 

SOPHIE CHELLAr

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Junior Buyer

“As Steph’s right hand lady I am learning the ropes from the expert and I assist the techtile team with anything from purchasing to deliveries. I am also a bit of an Instagram junkie so enjoy working with marketing by getting techtile’s name and products ‘out there’ on social media.
“Spending my time with friends and family is how I like to relax. I also love to read, catch a film and exercise (but not all at the same time…)”.

joe ingledew

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Specification Consultant

“Growing up in a family that works in the tile industry, I’ve been around tiles my whole life.  At techtile I love the challenge of finding the right solution for each client. Using my passion for good design to pick out the perfect tile or discovering new ranges that will capture their imagination."
 “A secret weapon of mine is that I speak fluent Spanish and Italian, and as Spain and Italy are the two biggest markets in porcelain and ceramics, I’ll be building stronger relationships with our manufacturing friends in Europe too.”