Meet the team

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Adam Carwardine

Managing Director, joined 1999

Adam bought Colour Studios in 1999

Coming from a corporate commercial background specialising in sales and marketing Adam provides Colour Studios with the strategic vision and operational expertise needed to run a business in the current climate.

Adam is dedicated to providing a comprehensive response to client’s needs and ensuring they receive a high quality service from our team.

  • Your favourite day out A power boating day out at sea
  • Your favourite night in A movie and curry night with the family
  • Your favourite possession My garden
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Vanessa Carwardine

Director, joined 1999

Vanessa is responsible for finance, HR and administration and has a bit of a reputation for watching those pennies!!

Vanessa also works alongside Robin and Richard in a sales capacity and is responsible for key account management


  • Your favourite day out A long coastal walk with my family and the dog....including a pub lunch!
  • Your favourite night in Any evening that involves relaxing with family and friends....and a glass of Malbec
  • Your favourite possession An antique ring I own that was my Grandmothers
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Claire Butler

Finance and Office Services Administrator, joined 2014

Claire is an integral part of our finance and administration function and with her calm and professional manner keeps us all in order with our paperwork and processes

Claire is your first port of call for any accounting, administration or office services enquiries.


  • Your favourite day out Shopping and lunch out with my daughter
  • Your favourite night in Relaxing with my family with a nice glass of wine and Strictly Come Dancing on the TV
  • Your favourite possession A vase that one of my good friends bought me for my 8th birthday
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Robin Cray

Sales Executive - SE Region, joined 2013

Robin is well versed with our complete product range and is happy to discuss your display requirements in any shape or form

It has become apparent that he is also a force to be contended with at our bi annual skittle events!



  • Your favourite day out Anywhere by the sea
  • Your favourite night in Games night with chocolate!
  • Your favourite possession My joke book
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Jason Chivers

Graphics & Exhibitions Installations Team Leader, joined 1999

As the longest serving member of the team Jason can usually find a solution to most client conundrums whether it’s an obscure installation or helping to decide the best way to produce a display….Jason is always happy to advise….wearing his very smart new spectacles!

  • Your favourite day out Anywhere as long as the company is right
  • Your favourite night in Chips and tv
  • Your favourite possession My van
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John Blackwell

Main Operator – Graphics Finishing, joined 2004

John is our main operator in the production department and strives to finish every job to the highest standard.

John is very excited about the introduction of our new Jetrix flatbed printer and has quickly adopted the added production benefits it has brought to the department.



  • Your favourite day out A trip to the South Coast
  • Your favourite night in Friday night and a bottle of wine
  • Your favourite possession My home
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Scott Yates

Studio Manager, joined 2016

Scott our Studio Manager has a wealth of studio skills under his belt.  Scott brings a calm air of technical expertise to the team, has an keen eye for detail and a natural flair for 3D cardboard engineering.

  • Your favourite day out A trip to the beach
  • Your favourite night in A Chinese takeaway, wine and a movie
  • Your favourite possession My Darth Vader picture signed by Dave Prowse
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Jenny Slocombe

Artworker, joined 2016

With a degree in graphic design from Bath Spa University Jenny brings a creative flair for design to our studio and has an infectious enthusiasm for getting the job in hand done to the very best of her ability.

  • Your favourite day out A day at the beach having chocolate ice-cream
  • Your favourite night in Watching a great film with a glass of Prosecco
  • Your favourite possession A jewellery box which is full of memories throughout the years
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Mandy Hurley

Cleaner, joined 2015

Mandy is our cleaner and is responsible for keeping us all spick and span.

We always know when Mandy is on site because everywhere smells just lovely.



  • Your favourite day out Swanage with my family
  • Your favourite night in A cold evening with the fire burning
  • Your favourite possession My ring in memory of my dad
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Kaya - office security

Office Dog, joined 2012

Always happy to meet and greet visitors with a wag of the tail.

Kaya has a reputation for puppy dog eyes in the kitchen waiting hopefully for a treat or two!

  • Your favourite day out A walk on the beach
  • Your favourite night in Curled up in front of the fire
  • Your favourite possession My bone shaped pillow!
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