Cook & Associates, the Worcestershire based exhibition design agency, is thrilled to have introduced 6 new starters to their team in the past 6 months. Their team is growing rapidly to ensure they continue to provide excellent service and outstanding exhibition solutions for their clients.

The new hirings include 3 new Project Managers in the Operations department; Chris Tedstone, Ian Gould and Ian Cragg. The Project Managers are the main point of contact for clients, liaising with supply partners, contractors and venues. They are there every step of the way even offering on-site support during events.

Chris Tedstone comes from a background of working with Cook & Associates as a partner, he says, “I love the team atmosphere and the variation of the projects.” Having 3 children and 6 grandchildren he really does have his hands full.

Ian Gould, an American football fan, describes what it’s like so far working at Cook & Associates, “The team is strong, and everyone is very friendly and easy to get on with. As a new starter, I’ve found nothing is too much trouble, the team are always willing to give help and advice.”


The newest recruit, Ian Cragg, describes Cook & Associates as an exciting place to work. Ian says, “The best thing about working here is the people, everybody is very welcoming and friendly and have a great sense of humour.” In his free time, Ian writes pop/rock music and plays at weddings and gigs.

There have been further additions to the marketing and design departments respectively.

Lauren Bennett, their new Marketing Manager is thoroughly enjoying her new role. “The few months I have been at Cook & Associates have flown by. Everyone here is friendly and welcoming. I’ve already been to Switzerland for EBACE and to the Farnborough Airshow.” Lauren’s passion is travelling and had an amazing time visiting the east coast of Australia this year.

In-house graphic designer, Jo Jennings, is heavily involved in preparing proposals for clients. Jo liaises with the Sales, Marketing and Creative departments, “I work with a great team in a relaxed design studio. I love the variety! No two days are the same. I have 2 children, who take up all my time. I have recently moved from London to Malvern and am enjoying walking the hills with my family.”

John Bennett, Senior Exhibition Designer, leads strategic discussions around clients briefs to create memorable experiences for their customers. John explains, “I enjoy working with such a passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team.” In his spare time, John writes adventure and science fiction books.

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