Tuesday
Apr012014

Meet the team... individuals whose skills, wit and good looks (?) combine to bring you the creative force that is Berry Place. As the core team within the business and the main points of contact, we felt that you should get to know a little more about us in our own unique way...

Tuesday
Apr012014

David Austen

Following his graduation from Ravensbourne College of Design with a degree in Industrial Design, David worked for a number of London’s leading design consultancies and ran his own business before joining Berry Place in 1997. Appointed as Managing Director following the management buyout of the business in 2006.

David heads up the team with primary responsibility for commercial and business development (amongst other things). Away from ‘the shop’ he loves his two girls, the great British countryside, good food and fast cars. Recently retired from 25 years of motorcycling, he still yearns for the wind in his hair... or what’s left of it!

Tuesday
Apr012014

Matt Densham

Matt started modelmaking professionally in 1996, freelancing for four years before becoming an official member of the team here at Berry Place.

Matt oversees the more creative requirements of our workload such as design, artworking and sculpting.If he's not stranded on a train somewhere, he enjoys escaping to the movies, photography, and spending time in his workshop at home. You just can’t get him away from modelmaking!

Tuesday
Apr012014

Liam Warner

Liam graduated in model making at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2009. After freelancing for 2 years at various model making and SFX companies he settled down in a permanent position at Berry Place.

As well as the more technical model making methods such as CAD and good old fashioned traditional machining, Liam is also competent in ‘mosaic-ing’, a technique perfected whilst at university.

If he isn’t making magic happen in the spray room, he enjoys music festivals, travelling (although not that accomplished at it) reminiscing about his Mini Cooper and playing squash.
When he isn’t hanging around trendy clubs and bars he’s hanging upside-down at the local climbing centre.

Tuesday
Apr012014

Richard Bell

Richard began making things on a slightly larger scale, working for Sunderland’s North East Shipbuilders, way back in 1983.  Redundancy from the shipbuilding industry saw him return to college to complete a course in model making and design. After which he moved to London to work as a freelancer for a number of creative companies, and held a full time position at Planet Design before settling down at Berry Place in 2008.

Richard is a keen cross country runner, and an even keener home brewer who enjoys making his own real ale.

Tuesday
Apr012014

Andrew Scoones

Andrew studied at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, completing a First Degree in Model making in 2012. Following graduation, he spent a while touring the freelance circuit; making frequent appearances here at Berry Place. He was here so often, that his essentially full time status was soon made official in July 2013.

Andrew enjoys applying himself to many aspects of the creative process from moulding and casting to spray finishing and is eager to try new processes (especially if there’s a good excuse to buy some new tools!).
Andrew likes to keep his fitness level up as a competitive track and field athlete, running mainly 800m and 400m for Swale Combined AC in Kent. He is also a qualified Athletics Coach and holds the position as Swale’s club secretary.

Off the athletics track Andrew is a keen Ice Skater and enjoys running tracks of a different kind, A long term project, creating an authentic Southern 1930’s steam model railway.