our team

It's important to feel confident about everyone who might be working on your school site. That's why we ensure every member of our team has an up to date DBS check and tons of lovely qualities. Meet them below!
Edward
Edward
Managing Director

Playgrounds have literally consumed my life! Having played as a child, built them as a teenager and advised customers on them as an adult. 

I'm a Dad of three wonderful children who have all been chief playground testers over the years. My spare time is now spent either on the edge of a hockey or rugby pitch watching them play, or supporting Bath Rugby.

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Rachael
Commercial Director

I have spent the last 20 plus years helping schools to maximise their outdoor space and I love the challenge, my children have grown up learning through play.

In my spare time I love playing and watching hockey and also walking my naughty French Bulldog Lulu with my friends and family.

Georgia Webb
Georgia
Sales Manager

As the eldest child of Rachael and Edward I have spent my life visiting, exploring and testing playgrounds.

We're a part of a family-run business and I love helping schools to create inspirational outdoor spaces that children can enjoy.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping active by playing hockey, I am also a keen cook and birthday cake baker! I love hosting people for dinner parties and trying new recipes.

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Rory
Marketing Manager

Hi, I'm Rory! It's my job to make sure you're aware of all the great work we do here at dbdplay!

I've spent much of my career in marketing and get a lot of energy knowing that the projects we undertake bring so much joy to kids all over the UK!

I use my spare time to sleep and go on holiday. 

 

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Alex
Marketing & Sales Support

As a parent to three active children, I've spent a lot of the last ten years in parks and playgrounds.

I know how valuable outdoor play is for both children and adults alike! In my spare time I enjoy socialising, crafting and I've just recently discovered gardening.

Ben
Ben
Design & Technical Manager

I have been designing playground equipment for over 5 years and I love the challenge of creating new educational play products.

In my spare time I can be found either on the cricket pitch playing or supporting from the clubhouse!

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Dan
Playground Design Manager

I love that every school is so different and that I get to reimagine these spaces and try to find new and fun solutions to suit each individual playground; no two jobs are the same! In my spare time I am a keen cyclist, jogger, gamer, pianist and sleeper.

Weekends are often spent cuddling up with my Lurcher, Moose, who likes nothing more than a belly scratch and food. If there's a dog nearby it shall be made a fuss of until it hates me.

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Sophie
Product Designer

I have worked as an industrial designer for over 15 years, creating everything from furniture to full shop fits, but my favourite thing to design by far is playground equipment!

As a mum of two young girls, I always imagine how they would use the equipment which has been invaluable when creating new designs.

When I'm not with them at the play parks, I can be found running, biking, wild swimming or just anywhere outdoors!

Steve
Steve
Head of Finance

I look after all things financial and liaise with both customers and suppliers. I am a keen runner who competitively races 10k's and half marathons.

I am a passionate Leeds United supporter, who enjoys walking, climbing and travelling.

Sebastian
Seb
Contracts Manager

I really enjoy building playgrounds, it is great to be involved with something that has such positive outcomes for schools.

Outside of work I love to spend time with my family and when time allows surf, so I can be found in my van, heading to the coast.

Dawn
Dawn
Operations Manager

I have been involved in the installation of children's playgrounds for over 20 years and I never tire of the challenge or the reward a successful installation brings.

In my spare time I love long walks and spending time visiting my friends and family, as well as trips down to Bournemouth beach (when Shreddie the Tortoise allows!).

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Stan
Production Manager

One of my earliest memories is receiving a carpentry set for Christmas and from that my love of woodwork and carpentry was born.

Outside of work I enjoy time with my family and my dog, Nesti, and when I can, indulging in my passion for skiing and snowboarding in my native Poland.

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Bradley
Warehouse Supervisor

As a child I was always out of the house playing and never really enjoyed sitting in front of the TV; it was rare for me to be inside, even if it was  just out in the garden or at the park with friends. Now to work in the play industry is really exciting.

In my spare time I’m either out watching Bath Rugby or out with friends watching or playing darts at the local pub or friend's house.

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Dan
Installation Team Leader

I love creating amazing outdoor landscapes and playgrounds for our customers.

I have a passion for history and WW2 memorabilia.

Dave
Dave
Installation Team Leader

As a busy Dad with a young family I spend nearly as much time visiting playgrounds as I do building them!

I love spending time with my family and escaping to the pub when I get the chance.

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Ollie
Playground Installer

I like to think of myself as man of mystery who loves working in the outdoors building fantastic playgrounds.

Weekends are also spent in playgrounds, but these times are with my daughter, usually pushing her on the swings.

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Joe
Playground Installer

I really enjoy being involved in the transformation of school playgrounds, it is very rewarding.

In my spare time I love watching Arsenal and playing football for Corsham Rovers and spending time with my girlfriend and our French Bulldog, Winnie.

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Lulu
Welfare Officer

I love the office and keeping everyone entertained with my antics. I know everybody's lunchtimes and like to share their lunches, whether they agree or not.

I'm a fan of duck chews, sprats, chasing squirrels and am the current office tug of war champion!

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We are really happy with the work that has been carried out, it looks great and I know the children will enjoy it.

The team were fantastic, extremely professional on a school site and I found their H&S and Safeguarding to be of the highest standard.

Many thanks to them. 

Avanti Meadows Primary School

Bishop Stortford

Our most complex learners are now better able to engage with an increasing range of outdoor learning opportunities.  

Outdoor spaces are vital to help those who experience multi-sensory processing difficulties develop their senses and gain and understanding of their place in the world. 

The garden will not only enable a more holistic learning experience but will support overall health and wellbeing.

Treloar School

Hampshire

Our playground looks AMAZING !

We are so grateful to all your team for their hard work in giving our children something so truly unique and special. 

Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved.

St Peter's C of E Academy

Chippenham