Weston Earth Images started rolling forward in 2011, and we feel we have come a long way in a short time, but most rewarding is the passionate support we have received along the way:
# from retailers like Ed Burstell at Liberty in the early days
# from journalists around the world writing for publications like Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and the Financial Times
# from our wonderful suppliers, not least Renzo and Barbara at Maver in Italy, Darren and Dan at Abbey Bookbinding in Cardiff, Gerry & Darren at FAS, and Belinda at Fluorescent Images in London
# from our image developers particularly Tina.
Above all, our brilliant and dedicated core team:
Helen Price, who is at the heart of so much of what we do from liaising with retailers and suppliers to packing boxes and checking off endless lists to make sure mistakes are not made
Tina Grace, who works with Richard produces images that work, and has all the right design instincts and expertise necessary to make the very best of them
Kate Savin, who holds all the admin and logistics seamlessly together, not elast for website orders
Nimi Ahilan, who not only counts the money, she makes us money - and feel better about life.
Finally, Martin Price, who is the major shareholder along with Richard, and runs the business side. He and Richard had a fun business together before WEI, but this time they have both got serious! Martin has been marketing and business development consultant to BlackBerry, Channel Four, Ford, Microsoft and Virgin among others. He was also the founder shareholder in several businesses, including an exhibitions company sold to the Daily Mail and General Trust, an active leisure business turning over £19m, and a tour operating business sold for almost £40m.