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Our range of board game thermoplastic playground markings are ideal for helping children to develop strategic and mathematical skills from a young age.

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Meet the team

Along with standard shapes and instruction graphics we also offer custom logos and bespoke shapes to enhance your brand and corporate colours around your business buildings, affirming the awareness of your brand.

Paul Riley

Founder

Paul is our MD, Founder and all round Playground Markings guru. Paul founded Uniplay back in 2008 after seeing a gap in the market to create innovative graphics that pushed the boundaries of thermoplastic design. Having worked as an install team leader for many years, there was very little he didn’t know about the installation aspect of thermoplastic and wanted to use this knowledge to create graphics that were not only inspirational but also looked amazing….Uniplay was born! Paul has remained the driving force behind the growth of Uniplay and still very much has a hands-on approach. He is often out and about meeting schools and surveying playgrounds and still gets drafted in to install when needed…although he’s reluctant to tell anyone he’s just met he is in fact the boss! Over the years Uniplay have done many fundraising drives for a variety of charities, these are usually Paul’s idea. He is always the instigator into new ways to raise money for charity and not afraid to chuck himself out of a plane or climb mountains to do it. When he’s not fine tuning the Uniplay operation, he’s busy running around after his 3 children, trying to convince them to support his beloved Burnley FC (2 out of 3 are having none of it), and going on family breaks.  

Kevin Ramsden

Production Director

Operations Director Kevin looks after all things production and installation. An avid Manchester City season ticket holder, Kevin travels the length and breadth of the country overseeing our installation teams (and following City!) and ensuring every project is completed to the Uniplay standard. The keen fisherman is a stickler for detail and is constantly looking at ways to improve our operation and streamline our processes. Kevin is happiest when he’s onsite or surveying playgrounds. He enjoys chatting with customers and hearing the feedback for our installation guys. When not working, Kevin will be at home chasing around the garden after his young son.

Victoria Walmsley

Sales & Marketing Director

Victoria has been a full time addition to #TeamUniplay since 2015 and is our Sales & Marketing Director. Her wealth of knowledge and experience within the education sector makes her the main point of contact for information and advice for both colleagues and customers alike. Within Uni-Play her responsibilities range from marketing and sales, through to office manager, to general guru answering everyone’s questions from the sublime to the ridiculous! She keeps the team working together in the same direction and always with a smile on her face! When not in work, Victoria is normally taking her daughters to and from clubs and sports teams. She loves holidays abroad and camping with her family.

Michael Jarvie

National Sales Manager

Mike is our National Sales Manager and you're likely to meet him during your initial site survey. With over 10 years experience in the playground markings industry, you can rest assured the advice and recommendations Mike offers are backed by his in-depth knowledge. Mike is always one for banter in the office with his quick wit, and when that fails, he may bring out his 'Cheshire charm'!

Rachael Foster

Production Administrator

Rach looks after the production and installations side of the business. She will be your port of call when booking in your installation and goes out of her way to ensure your requirements are accommodated. Rach is a great addition to #TeamUniplay and is always on the ball when dealing with our customers and installation teams and will make sure your project is completed without a hiccup.

Alex Hutcheson

Office Administrator

Alex is probably one of the first people you chat to if you make a call to the Uniplay office. Having returned from maternity leave recently after spending time with her new baby girl Lily and son Benjamin, we're so excited to have Alex back.
Her knowledge of everything playground markings is outstanding, she's super efficient and will always go above and beyond to ensure your making the very best of your outdoor space.

Jeff Smith

Financial Business Developer

Super Jeff is our finance maestro and not a penny escapes him. Jeff looks after the financial development of the business, ensuring stock levels are accurate and our reporting is exact to the decimal point. Quick witted Jeff is often the sensible one of the team and attempts to keep us in line.

Chris Hope

Graphic Designer

Chris is one of our newer recruits but creates amazing playground markings schemes finding the best use of your space and budget. With a love of fast cars, Chris is often found gazing out of the window to check on his beloved four wheels.

Nik Spence

Graphic Designer

Nik is an original member of #TeamUniplay and after a short time away, is back doing what he loves. There is genuinely no one more creative than Nik and the playground markings he  produces for Uniplay are completely unique. When not designing playgrounds, Nik likes spending time with his family and his dog Leo.

Nici Elliot

HR Manager

Nici is our HR Manager and has been part of #TeamUniplay for just over a year. Nici has brought a sense of calm and order to the Uniplay office. Despite living in Lancashire for 12 years she is still perplexed by some of the local lingo! Keeping us on the straight and narrow and making sure we’re all looked after, Nici is always there to help and advise all members of our team. When Nici isn’t keeping us in line, she’s having fun with her two young children, as well as catching up with friends and regular trips back to see family in Scotland.

Stephen Ramsden

Warehouse Manager

Stephen is responsible for cutting all the playground marking graphics, ensuring all materials are ready for installation and generally over seeing the running of the warehouse.

Jack Houldsworth

Warehouse

Bradley Hoole

Graphic Designer

Paul Broad

Install Team Leader

Paul, or Arnie as he is probably better known, is Uniplay's longest serving employee. Arnie has many years of installation experience and takes care of playground inspections. When Paul isn't running after his young children, he can often be found in the gym pumping iron or eating chicken.

Jake Holt

Install Team Leader

Jake is the youngest of our Installation Team Leaders and is always happy in his work. The feedback we receive from the jobs Jake has worked on is exemplary and he loves meeting new schools. If he’s not installing, Jake may visit your school to survey the area and chat with you about your requirements before proceeding to order. Jake loves to get involved in larger, more intricate projects and always strives to go the extra mile. He’s a great addition to our team and nothing is ever too much trouble. When Jake isn’t making playgrounds look amazing, he’s keen to travel spend time with his friends and family or hit the gym.  

Lee Foley

Install Team Leader

Charlie Riley

Installer

Graham Holt

Installer

Graham is a trusted senior member of our team and has been with Uni-Play for years. In his spare time Graham likes gaming and spending time with family.

Kieron Gill

Installer

John Duerden

Installer/Warehouse

John is a thermoplastic professional with over 15 years experience of creating playground markings. John is predominantly in our warehouse, ensuring jobs are cut and packed for our installation teams. During peak times John likes to dust off his high vis and can often be found joining the installation teams.

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