Paladone Team

The Paladone Board are the foundation of the wider Paladone team, their unique experience and expertise in the industry provides the knowledge to direct Paladone in it's continued success.

Graeme Carr, Managing Director at Paladone for unique gifts

Graeme Carr, Managing Director

Graeme attributes his success to building strong relationships with key customers to create the right gift ranges and his extensive, 26 year industry knowledge.  He was approached by Paladone in 2004 and later became MD, leading two subsequent MBO’s.  Paladone has since gone from strength to strength – becoming a debt free business by 2014.

‘We are the most creative and vibrant team in the industry - I am excited by what the future holds!’

Yann Le Bouedec, Creative Director at Paladone, for unique products

Yann Le Bouedec, Commercial Director

Yann has always had a passion for product design and invention.  He started work in the toy and gift industry over 10 years ago and has invented and developed 100’s of innovative products in that time.  He moved to Paladone to head up a fantastically talented product development team with the mission being to create great products which exceed customer expectations.

‘I believe that great products are central to business success.’

Angie Mitchell, Financial Controller at Paladone, for unique gifts

Angie Mitchell, Financial Controller

Angie entered accountancy over 30 years ago and has worked in a diverse set of industries and organisations.  This experience provided the perfect skillset to join Paladone in 1997.  Angie has been a constant factor and a trusted core of Paladone through its’ evolution.  She credits her strong supporting finance team who take control of the daily demands of the department.

By implementing tight controls over the companies finance we are able to keep on budget whilst creating the working capital required to ensure future growth.’

Lawrence Davison, Executive Director at Paladone, for unique gifts

Lawrence Davison, Executive Director

Lawrence is a qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced company director with 25 years experience in business strategy, corporate finance and general management. He joined Paladone in March 2011 and facilitated the successful MBO for the management team and now fulfills a dual role encompassing both business operations and corporate finance.

'Paladone has gone from strength to strength and is very much on track to become a global market leading innovative gift company.'

Gavin Meeks, Supply Chain Director

Gavin brings 18 years experience of sourcing and buying out of Asia and other overseas markets to Paladone. He offers considerable knowledge and expertise in manufacturing, negotiation and compliance.

‘I believe that great products are central to business success.’

Nicky Calladine , HR Director