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Professional on the outside and fun on the inside – our people are our key competitive advantage.

At abbey, communication doesn’t pass through an account manager, a producer, an art director then to the designer and then back again. Messages and meaning aren’t lost in translation. You talk directly to the creative minds behind the project, fortifying requirements, honing ideas and developing strong personalised working relationships that deliver high-end, creative solutions on time and on budget.

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Our Leadership Team

With around 100 years of combined experience, we've got a well-seasoned team at the helm...

Managing Director

Gary Bulmer

Managing Director

It all started in 1982 with Gary, founder of Abbey DPM. Gary brings over 35 years of marketing and sales, production and management skills to the business. Responsible for the personality of the company – he has developed and nurtured our way of working over the years – something more personal, direct and engaged. Gary works with clients at all levels of an organisation.

Creative Director

Neil Horne

Creative Director

Neil joined Abbey in 1994 and has over 25 years experience in all areas of brand, design and communications. Responsible for the creative direction and output for the business. Neil manages the creative studio and actively works with the team on all projects to ensure we execute the best creative delivery and strategic insight for our clients.

Operations Director

Ian Brooks

Operations Director

Ian joined Abbey in 1994 having run a successful repro-graphics business for many years. Ian brings over 30 years of experience in production, workflow and systems skills to the business. Responsible for all production output, event management and general business operations.



A leading children’s medical research charity dedicated to funding and championing pioneering research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. Since 1991, Sparks have committed over £26 million into pioneering research projects across a wide spectrum of medical conditions including childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, premature birth and spina bifida. In total, the charity has funded 265 research projects in more than 80 hospitals and universities across the UK.


Rescue animals that have no-where else to go, they are developing the Animal Sanctuary UK to give therapy to special needs children and adults. They offer the opportunity for groups of local school children to visit the Animal Sanctuary UK and they also take animals into schools so that the children can learn how they should be treated. They also visit residential homes for the elderly.