Meet The Gosh Projects Team

John Herbert - Managing Director

John is our Managing Director and is our resident office furniture expert. He lives in Colchester and is married with 2 daughters, Claire and Jess. Two grandchildren under 6, Leoni & Junior and George, a 4-month-old cockerpoo, all keep John feeling young!

He has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of office furniture, including space planning, office refurbishments, bespoke solutions, etc.

When on holiday, John loves to go travelling on cruise ships.

He regularly visits many parts of the country to survey office space and discuss customer requirements- if you would like to have a meeting or just a chat about any furniture needs, John’s your man and he loves a challenge.

Current & recent jobs include furniture installations in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Basingstoke, Derby, Swindon, South Wales &The City. So a lot of the travelling tends to be on the A12, M25, M1, M6 and M4.

Can’t understand why he says that local jobs are always very welcome!

Claire Lovell - Director

Claire is one of the Directors here at Gosh. Claire has a passion for stationery (however strange that sounds) which was all started by her Dad having a shop in town where she would spend Saturday’s ‘testing’ all the lovely pens. Claire loves bright coloured offices, pens and has a real love of brightly coloured post-it notes.

Claire has a knack for identifying and sourcing weird and wonderful stationery and office furniture items to match existing things you may have.

Claire is a mum of two – a 5-year-old girl, Leoni, and a 2-year-old boy, Junior.

She loves pink things, has over 100 pairs of shoes, including a box under her desk, and Claire is a huge Friends fan.

Louise Green - Office Manager

This is Lou, or Louise if she is in trouble.

Lou has worked for Gosh for almost 6 years, returning to the stationery industry after a short break.

One part of the job she loves is sourcing items that are not normally stocked, i.e. a ships bell, a table football game, a decorated Christmas tree and we even sourced envelopes for Prince Charles’ equerry!

Lou’s favourite stationery item is probably a post-it note, she uses them as a reminder as her memory isn’t what it used to be…Lol. Lou also loves coffee, so it’s a good job we always have that in stock!!

Lou is married to Troy and they have a Maine Coon-Siamese cross fur baby called Boots. Lou loves watching Strictly as she did Ballroom and Latin American Dancing from the age of 4, her dream would be to be a judge on the panel!

Mark Page - Director of Sales

Mark has been part of the Gosh family for almost 2 years and has been in the industry for 30 years, not quite a dinosaur yet.

He loves to listen to clients’ needs and requirements and then go away to build a solution to deliver over their expectations.

Mark has 3 sons ranging in age from 13-30, a gorgeous granddaughter and a house full of reptiles, Barney the python, Pebbles the dragon, Fred the Tortoise and no name Gecko as “its” too young to define its gender, and of course a good woman behind them all.

Mark enjoys travelling, socialising, food and fitness, the fitness is not as easy as it was these days.