Meet the Team
Founded in 1996 and an ISO 9001:2008 approved company since 2002, AVKO prides itself on its exceptional customer service and unrivalled knowledge of the specialist paint industry.
With a background rooted in the PVCu window industry, it was Chris Peeters who first recognised a significant lack of adaptable paint products in the professional marketplace. Armed with an extensive knowledge of the industry and its products, Chris set out to address this issue by creating a diverse range of colours and specialist finishes, establishing the unique business known today as AVKO.
From a small-scale business to a market leading brand, AVKO is continually developing its already extensive and innovative collection of specialist products. AVKO is also proud to offers its clients the most widely varied selection of professional products for PVCu, plastic, glass, metal and wood alongside an assortment of special effect finishes such as glitters and pearlescents.
Each and every member of the AVKO team is knowledgeable, dedicated and keen to provide the high level of technical advice and customer care that our clients have come to expect. Although the AVKO brand and team have grown dramatically over the years, the ethos of the business remains the same; we continue to regard our customers as our most important and valuable asset.
As the founder and Managing Director of AVKO, Chris has developed the brand and ethics that have seen AVKO grow into the successful company that it is today. Chris possesses an exceptional knowledge of the industry and he is extremely proud to offer the specialist products that are unique to his business. Despite an unsurprisingly hectic schedule, Chris still finds time to assist AVKO customers and share his knowledge whenever possible.
With over a decade of experience at AVKO, Bleu is responsible for overseeing the entire office and production department. She has a vast amount of knowledge about all the AVKO products, so is always offering support to the sales department when needed.
Liz, our Company Accountant, oversees the AVKO finances and credit control, ensuring that everyone gets paid for their hard work. She also manages the purchases and invoices to and from our valued suppliers and clients.
Currently on maternity leave.
Customer Relations Supervisor
Katherine is involved in maintaining a strong relationship with all our customers and helping them in any way she can on a day-to-day basis. Katherine has great technical knowledge of all AVKO products and is on hand to answer customers’ technical questions and give advice on paint application. She also deals with new sales enquires and helping customers find the best AVKO product for the job!
Joanna is responsible for processing orders on a day-to-day basis and assisting Katherine with any customer enquiries. She deals with all the sample matching requests, colour queries and customers who require formulas. She also carries out daily tasks such as filing, packing & sending colour matches and checking customer deliveries.
Sales Assistant (part-time)
Emma’s role involves dealing with customer enquiries and offering technical advice to customers when needed. She also works closely with Chris, looking at new AVKO products and visiting customers and trade shows.
Assistant Office Administrator
Katie joined our Avko Family recently and works in both the Sales and Colour Processing departments assisting with updating formulas, dealing with customer samples and queries, checking up on customer deliveries as well as processing customer orders.
Kerry assists in credit control, speaking with our clients about payments that are due or accounts that need attention. She ensures that all of the important information on our system is managed correctly. She handles all of the incoming and outgoing orders and keeps correspondence moving to each and every client.
Clare is our in-house designer, who deals with all things artistic and creative. She is responsible for designing company brochures, producing photography and generally ensuring that the AVKO brand is consistently represented in the best and most imaginative way possible.
Creative Media Technician
Creative Media Technician Richard works as part of the Creative Team with printing and finishing marketing materials, carrying out printer maintenance on a day-to-day basis as well as contributing to the editing of our video content. Rich also helps out in the Production department during peak periods.
Trainee Digital Assistant (part-time)
Our Trainee Digital Assistant Johnny takes care of keeping our website up to date as well as contributing to the editing of our video content and to our social media. Johnny also assists the sales team when needed.
Martin is our Production Supervisor so, as you can imagine, his day is packed with a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. These include mixing outgoing deliveries, receiving deliveries, overseeing stock control, managing staff and much more. He also maintains all of our important machinery, ensuring that everything is in good working order.
Assistant Production Supervisor
As the Assistant Production Supervisor, Dan assists Martin to ensure that the Production department runs as smoothly as it does by: managing staff, scheduling daily production tasks and training our staff. Dan also covers for our Colour Analyst Diane, and in production during peak periods.
Diane plays an essential role in the production process as it is her job to colour match the orders using our onsite procedures and techniques. She works extremely hard with the workshop team in our production department to produce the required number of orders each day.
Production Technician (part-time)
Tony is a long standing member of the team. His main duty is the mixing of the day-to-day paint orders which requires a lot of skill. It involves mixing using paint forumlas, filling and maintaining the machines and most importantly concentrating when pouring the paint! He is also involved with the checking and packing of orders ready for dispatch, general housekeeping on the shop floor and any other ad-hoc duties.
Research & Development Consultant
Richard is a fully trained specialist for our glass and plastic products. He spends his time training others, developing products and spraying techniques, producing samples and showcasing AVKO’s versatility. He also goes on customer visits to give application and technical guidance. He also lends a hand on the production floor with the daily orders, cleaning, tidying and packing.
Research & Development Technician
R&D Technician Damon assists with Research and Development on a day-to-day basis to develop current and new AVKO products. He also helps out with the general daily tasks, such as thinning paint, packing and getting orders ready for dispatch.
As one of our experienced members of the Production team, Declan is involved in all aspects of daily production such as mixing and thinning the paint, checking colours, keeping stock of boxes, packing & dispatching orders, replenishment of stock and taking incoming deliveries. He also assists with general housekeeping on the shopfloor.
Assistant Production Technician
Jack is involved in all aspects of our production process such as: mixing daily paint orders, thinning our paint, filling and running our machines as well as checking and packing orders. He also assists with general housekeeping on the shopfloor.
Trainee Production Assistant
As one of our newest members of the team, our Trainee Production Assistant, Dylan assists with the checking and packing of orders, making boxes and all housekeeping duties on the shopfloor.
AVKO's Resident Dog
Lottie loves running around the office, playing with her toys and exploring the contents of bins. She has lots of admirers in the AVKO office and gets lots of attention from visitors & customers who come to see us.