We employ and develop talented people with the passion, energy and commitment to deliver class-leading results. We believe that our clients deserve to deal with a single Account Manager from initial discussions through to delivery, installation and defect rectification. In this way we protect project-specific knowledge and ensure that consistent standards are applied.
David Mackie, Principal
I established Interion in 2012, to create a truly independent furniture consultancy exemplifying best practice in the specification, supply and installation of business furniture.
My primary responsibility is to find, develop and look after the best operational team in the business, ensuring that they maintain Interion’s core values while being happy and healthy in their working life. I’m also a disseminator of knowledge and experience, based on a long and varied career in working environments.
Having obtained a degree in Social Psychology and Methods of Social Research, I applied these skills with Space Planning Services as a consultant. Here, I developed interior design skills, joining Steelcase Inc. two years later, initially as a designer for major projects.
At Steelcase, I undertook many roles including National Accounts, Product Development and Marketing, but after 5 years of corporate life I wanted to see if I could run my own business. I teamed up with an ex-colleague to establish the first UK dealership for Haworth Inc., delivering multiple major projects for leading global entities.
Despite this success, I became increasingly concerned with many aspects of the ‘tied dealer’ business model, and in 1992 elected to make the business totally independent, so that it could properly source and supply the products best suited to individual customer’s needs. I developed the business to include full design and construction services, and the company grew to be one of the most trusted in the industry with an annual turnover of circa £30m.
By 2012, after following a Christian path, I had begun to re-assess many aspects of life, realising that financial success alone was not an adequate reason to work. My dream was to establish a business that represented the highest ethical standards, taking every opportunity to give more to its customers, suppliers, employees and good causes. With my deep understanding of the furniture world as a consultant, corporate employee and independent, it was natural that Interion would be a business furniture specialist.
Steve Pearce, General Manager
I’m responsible for all the core operations of Interion, reporting to Principal David. All other team members report to me; I delegate, motivate, guide and support them in accordance with Interion’s values. I also manage a number of customer accounts directly.
I joined in 2017 as an Account Manager, and have progressed to my current position through rigorous attention to detail and an ability to develop and sustain positive working relationships with customers, colleagues and suppliers.
With a BSc in product design, I worked first on placement and then full time for a specialist bespoke furniture design & manufacturing business. I was able to apply a wide range of design skills and learn ‘on the ground’ about the process of effective furniture design and delivery.
I wanted to develop these skills applied to whole projects rather than just the bespoke elements, which is why I joined Interion. Here, working with David and the wider team, I continue to learn – not only about the practicalities of effective delivery, but about the importance of applying consistent values and acting with integrity.
I love our dedicated team; we are all hardworking, diligent individuals who support each other in a spirit of trust, co-operation – and fun! Our combined knowledge and expertise is second to none and it’s a great pleasure to apply this knowledge in a way that benefits our stakeholders and wider society.
Fiona Tmava, Senior Account Manager
As a Senior Account Manager, my role is to advise and support clients throughout a project’s lifecycle – from the initial meeting, through solutions development, to delivery and installation. I look after a wide range of customers and have undertaken a series of major projects throughout the UK and Europe.
I joined Interion in April 2019 as Team Administrator. Thanks to the recognition of my hard work and exceptional training from David and Steve, I was promoted to Account Manager in September 2019, and more recently, to Senior Account Manager.
Having obtained a Distinction in the Architecture Foundation Course at University of the Arts, I obtained a BA (Hons) Architecture RIBA Part 1 at University of Westminster. I worked for a private architectural practice, then as an Architectural Assistant for a construction company, before accepting that I preferred furniture to architecture! However, this foundation has given me a great technical knowledge and an appreciation of the processes involved from design to delivery.
Interion has been an amazing experience for me; their values-driven approach is very much a reflection of my own, and I’m given the independence and authority to act in the best interests of my clients, with support from the Interion team when required.
Jack Nicholls, Senior Account Manager
I joined the Interion team in October 2019, since then I have been working closely with the team to provide support with existing accounts and more recently bringing in new opportunities and projects for the company.
Previously, I worked with a design and build practice supporting the build team with all their furniture requirements from small to larger projects around the country. Prior to this I was with a furniture dealership outside London for 2 years. Through these experiences I have a been able to develop my knowledge of the industry, and I can offer clients coherent and expert advice and support for all their furniture and project requirements.
I have a BA (hons) degree in sport & exercise management from the University of Kent. I was a personal trainer and coach for two years before joining the industry, and I have a huge passion for all sports and outdoor activities. I am currently working on several music projects with my band and look forward to finally being able to play live music again this summer!
Interion has given me the platform to express my abilities and use my experience to run large projects from start to finish. I chose to join Interion because I believed in David and Steve’s vision, their values and it was a chance for me to learn from and develop with them both. The team around me are terrific, they support me in so many ways and we really are the trusted furniture experts!
Darla Dimitrovska, Senior Account Manager
I was familiar with Interion well before joining the company. I had heard so much about David and the integrity with which he was running the business, that I had no doubt when it was my chance to become part of the team.
Prior to joining Interion I worked for another dealership where I gained broad experience in specifying and procuring furniture for a variety of projects including workplace, hospitality, and residential, with projects based in the UK and overseas.
I hold a degree in Interior Design from the Staffordshire University. From a design perspective I believe that the spaces we live and work in need creative solutions to the constant changes in how we utilise them, but more importantly, should support our physical and emotional wellbeing.
My interest in how the environment affects our wellbeing led me to research biophilic design for my dissertation. I enjoy sharing this approach with my clients, which has proven to increase productivity and employee engagement.
I’m currently an MBA candidate; I appreciate the diversity of interrelated complexities companies are facing - and I am particularly interested in how interior design can influence organisational culture, values and employer branding.
Being part of a team of experts is a great opportunity for all of us to influence each other, to share our values and commitment to delivering exceptional results.
Tugba Bilginer, Project Manager
My primary responsibility is to deliver Interion's projects on time and scope with minimal snagging, whilst managing the budget, stakeholders and risks throughout the project lifecycle.
After completing my master's degree, I’ve had various roles within the contract furniture and D&B industries, where I successfully managed and delivered national and international projects, on time and within budget. I've worked on projects of all levels and sizes, including substantial projects for blue-chip clients in West Africa and Europe, in countries as varied as Ghana, Azerbaijan and the Netherlands.
I love project management – and working with people of all levels and seniorities in a highly diverse cultural environment. I’m also passionate about the design industry and furniture in particular.
I’m thrilled to be working for a company like Interion, which is built on and cherishes fundamental values in its day to day business, holding itself to the highest ethical standards. I find it very important to work for an organisation whose values are closely aligned with my own and whose expertise can contribute to my own. I’m committed to growing with and contributing to the company, producing value for its clients and in its projects.
When I’m not at work, I can be found in charity shops and antique markets hunting for deals, and if not, in museums. I enjoy learning new things and am interested in nutrition and enoughism.
Lisa Carlton, Furniture Consultant
As a consultant for Interion, I bring in new and established clients to experience what Interion has to offer in service, experience and product variety.
Starting in this industry back in 1998, I have seen many changes along the way, having worked for small and large dealers and for one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the UK. My training has all been ’on the job’!
I work closely with clients to establish their needs, creating solutions and ‘making the practical look good’ within budget. Interion have a vast array of manufacturers of all different specialties in order for me to achieve this for my clients, which include large national blue-chip Corporates, Councils and smaller businesses. All are treated with the same respect, courtesy and the best service possible.
I think one of the best developments of recent years is to be able to produce high quality renders quickly and easily to give clients a good visual of what their space could look like in 3D.
My Christian beliefs mean that I have a strong work ethic and that I will not compromise on truth and honesty. Money is not my motivation, but it is healthy for people to work and to help others to have good and healthy work environments.
I can honestly say that I love meeting new people through my work, and the relationships I have with my client’s I have had for many years and with my colleagues make working good fun – there is no reason why it shouldn’t be fun! I used to keep work and home life separate, but as time goes on, I believe there can be a blurring of the edges to this without detriment to either - in fact it can be beneficial.
Kevin Topham, Development Consultant
As Development Consultant, my job is to bring Interion’s extraordinary ability and reputation to the attention of a wider audience. I have been enthused by their thoughtfulness and contribution to the debate about the future of the work, bringing my own skills, including the ability to undertake workplace health & safety assessments.
My background is in commercial furniture engineering and manufacturing, working with UK and International blue-chip clients, and partnering with international suppliers, including the far east.
Having worked ‘client-side’ in project procurement and management - developing further skills in surveying and workplace design feasibility - I have a wide-ranging perspective on client needs.
With further experience in moves management, I have spent the last 15 years as Project Leader for a London design and build organisation. I also served as project lead and main liaison as part of London Legacy Development Corporations' stadium transformation project, successfully providing the complex feasibility, design, successful implementation & delivery of the stakeholder headquarters.
I’m committed to supporting clients with world class insight, experience, and customer service – and what I love about Interion is that they share these commitments, along with the values and knowledge to deliver.