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Oliver & Mandy Higgins

Directors

Oliver began his career at the tender age of 16, as an apprentice joiner. Following their marriage Oliver and Mandy started their first business in 1987 manufacturing kitchens & bedrooms in a 2,500sq ft unit based in Magherafelt.

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Rebecca Higgins

Marketing & Human Resources Manager

As daughter of the directors Rebecca assisted her parents during her school summer holidays in the start-up of Essential Designs in 2001, helping with the installation of the IT & communication system.

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Charlene Downey

Sales Director

Charlene joined the company in 2006 as an office assistant and over the years has assisted in other areas of the company, expanding her knowledge and expertise.

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Pamela McKeown
Pamela McKeown

Accounts Manager

Pamela joined the company in 2013 with over 15 years of invaluable experience in the manufacturing and construction sector.

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Alastair Steele

'Essential Glass' Manager

Alastair manages the glass division within the Essential Designs Group. With over 30 years’ experience within the manufacturing and construction sector, Alastair has a wide range of knowledge and expertise within the glazing industry.

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Matthew Crozier
Matthew Crozier

AutoCAD Technician

Matthew has 8+ years of experience within the construction industry. With past experience of a project manager role Matthew has gained essential organisational and time management skills which is necessary for successfully delivering projects on time and within budget.

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