Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

This year ACS welcomes 4 new companies to the Vault family, please come and see what these new members bring to the vault


21 May 2019

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Ray Atkinson  (Chairman)

Ray formed ACS in 1990, 29 years ago and has over 45 years’experience of working in the Commercial Moves and Furniture Installation industry.  Positions held include the following:

  • Rymans  – Operations Director for Warehouse & Logistics
  • Steelcase UK – Facilities & Operations Director
  • Bristow Design Systems – Head of Operations Director, UK

ACS has grown as a direct result of satisfying and keeping its customers.  Ray has personally been involved in many of the larger moves and installations completed by ACS including for example PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Unilever and Deloitte.

Phil Nelligan  (Managing & Finance Director)

Phil joined ACS in 2005.  He is a qualified Accountant and has worked in large corporate blue chip companies including Chevron Oil and British Telecom.

He brings commercial business acumen to ACS as well as a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what corporate clients/customers want from a service.

Dave Lefever  (Project Director)

Dave joined ACS in 2006.  His previous experience includes Accountancy and Works and Resource Planning Manager at the ACS Operations Centre.  He looks after many of our clients including:

Standard Chartered Bank, Insightful Environments, Zaha Hadid 

Dave carries out all product Order Processing for all ACS clients and can create or update CAD drawings when required.

James Atkinson   (Project Director)

James is one of ACS's Senior Project Directors and has been with ACS since 1996.

As well as being the Director on several large installations and moves, such as:

  • KPMG Birmingham
  • PwC London & Regional offices
  • RFU Twickenham
  • Connoco
  • Johnson & Johnson

He has also held the position of Warehouse and Logistics Director

Alan Hanscombe(Project Director)

The longest serving employee of ACS has been with the company since 1992.

His previous roles included Project Management for Laing Management.

Some of the ACS clients he supports include:

  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • GAM

David McLaren (New Business Director)

David has over 20 years experiance within the industry and joined ACS in 2016 as our New Business Director.

To date he has bought in a number of new clients and has helped create our new Design and Build service.