Team.

Our award-winning team is based at our inspirational design studio in Teddington in London, UK.

Our team are experts in the creation of uplifting inclusive spaces that are welcoming, easy to navigate, and accessible for all.

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Meet our team.

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Ed Warner MBE

Co-Founder and CEO

Ed launched Motionspot in 2012 and has since built it into a RIBA award-winning industry leader in accessible design, helping to transform spaces and lives through beautiful, accessible environments and products. 

Ed has worked with hundreds of homeowners, businesses, occupational therapists, architects, and interior designers, helping to deliver beautifully designed access for all. In 2019, Ed was appointed as the UK Government’s Sector Champion for the design of Spaces and Products.

Ed launched Motionspot in 2012 and has since built it into a RIBA award-wi...

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James Taylor

Co-Founder

James is Co-Founder of Motionspot. It
was due to his personal experience of sustaining a spinal cord injury, and the
frustration around inaccessible spaces, that the business was founded. 

James has spent his career within Investment
Management and Financial Services. He is on the board of the British Neurological
Research Trust and the UK Stem Cell Foundation. In addition, he is on the
corporate development board of Back Up, a charity dedicated to supporting people affected by spinal cord injury.

James is Co-Founder of Motionspot. It
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Julia Bindley

Chief Operating Officer

Julia has over 10 years operations, logistics, retail, e-commerce and general management experience and is responsible for driving and delivering Motionspot’s strategic vision and scaling our processes, project management and governance.

Julia has over 10 years operations, logistics, retail, e-commerce and gene...

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Pareisse Wilson

Inclusive Design Strategy Lead

Pareisse is an inclusive design and change management specialist who has successfully delivered accessibility, inclusive design, business change and social inclusion projects across the workplace, rail, health, local government, charity, design and engineering sectors. Committed to understanding our multi-faceted human characteristics in design, Pareisse puts people and inclusion at the heart of strategy development to understand the interconnective relationship between delivering inclusive and sustainable environments, and meeting wider societal health, wellbeing, and mobility objectives for the benefit of clients and the communities they serve.

Testament to her commitment to driving social change, Pareisse been nominated for the Disability Power 100 List, Shaw Trust 2021 and 2022 for her work leading the Inclusive Design Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work project since inception and sits as a member of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Olympic Park Built Environment Accessibility Panel using her lived experiences to advise on creating beautifully accessible environments. Pareisse is also member of the Access Association UK, Neurodiversity in Planning, and an access advisor to Let’s Build.

Pareisse is an inclusive design and change management specialist who has s...

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Rebecca Hillier

Client Relationship Manager

Rebecca acts as a strategic partner to our clients through all stages of a project to create beautifully inclusive spaces that achieve their goals and objectives.

Skilled at understanding client requirements, Rebecca has extensive experience across multiple sectors including financial and legal services, education, real estate, residential and retirement.

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Jo Williams

Client Relationship and Communications Manager

As a wheelchair user herself, Jo is passionate about access and inclusive design that looks good too. 

Jo works closely with existing and new clients to help them realise their inclusive built environment ambitions and support their diversity, inclusion, and ESG objectives. As well as to communicate their achievements and impact to a broad range of stakeholders.

As a wheelchair user herself, Jo is passionate about access and inclusive ...

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Sophie Morley

Design Team Leader

Sophie is an architect with a background in inclusive design and stakeholder engagement. Her experience spans strategic planning, research, codesign and specialist housing for older and disabled people. She has led complex projects in the UK and internationally across sectors and seeks to embed inclusive design and social value at all stages.

Sophie is an architect with a background in inclusive design and stakehold...

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Abbie Bailey

Mid-Level Inclusive Design Consultant

Abbie prides herself on creating inclusive environments for everyone and changing people’s lives in a positive way. 

Abbie has a particular interest in design within the healthcare sector and is a workplace audit specialist. 

Abbie prides herself on creating inclusive environments for everyone and c...

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Kathryn Gundry

Senior Inclusive Design Consultant

Kathryn is an experienced architect with a specialism in accessible and inclusive design.

Her expertise spans public buildings, education, listed buildings, community spaces, specialist housing for older and disabled people, and age-friendly environments.

Kathryn is passionate about making the built environment inclusive to as broad a range of users as possible. She is actively involved in the industry as Vice Chair of Access Association London, an Access Consultant on the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC), and Access Advisor to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches. Kathryn has authored research including:
Trauma Informed Design within Learning Disabilities Environments and Design
Guidelines for Inclusive, Enabling Environments for Adults with Complex Needs.

Kathryn is an experienced architect with a specialism in accessible and in...

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Vivian Wall

Junior Inclusive Design Consultant

Vivian explores the connection between identity and the built environment. With an undergraduate degree in architecture, Vivian works towards ensuring people’s unique stories and cultural backgrounds are represented in the spaces they occupy.

Vivian explores the connection between identity and the built environment....

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Jason Slocombe

Senior Inclusive Design Consultant, Neurodiversity Design Specialist

Jason is an architect and researcher specialising in the design of spaces for people with neurodivergence, especially autism. 

Jason is an expert in human-centred design, health, wellbeing, and accessibility for people with cognitive, sensory, social and communication sensitivities. His research focuses on how environmental design affects neurodivergent individuals.

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Becky Storey

Senior Inclusive Designer

Becky is an experienced designer with a passion for creating beautiful and responsive interior spaces designed specifically around the needs of the people using them.

Becky works with renowned corporate clients on large scale projects helping to shape their inclusive design strategies, including neurodiversity in the workplace and age friendly environments.

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Lynda Deane

Access Consultant

Having worked in the inclusive design industry for over 15 years, Lynda has a broad range of experience and is passionate about making the built environment inclusive to as broad a range of users as possible.

After completing an MSc in Inclusive Environments: Design and Management, Lynda has specialised in Access Consultancy and auditing.  

Having worked in the inclusive design industry for over 15 years, Lynda ha...

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Lauren Eskin

Graduate Inclusive Design Consultant

Originally from Australia, Lauren is passionate about user-centred design processes and evidence-based practice. She has a degree in Product Design from the University of Technology in Sydney and a diploma in International Studies with a focus on intercultural communication.

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Sivam Samji

Head of Product and Technology

Sivam is a product and technology specialist. He has extensive experience working with commercial clients and product manufacturers to identify and create solutions that make the built environment more accessible.

Graduated as an Architectural
Technologist, he has a keen interest in building design, engineering, and understanding how things work. He has industry-leading knowledge of accessibility
regulations, best practice, and the latest inclusive product innovations on the
market.

Sivam is a product and technology specialist. He has extensive experience ...

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Jordan Scholes

Inclusive Product and Systems Analyst

Jordan provides essential support across Motionspot’s systems and processes including project planning and analytics. He also works closely developing inclusive products, including washrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, technology, faith rooms and sensory rooms.

Jordan provides essential support across Motionspot’s systems and processe...

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Andrew Chater

Financial Controller

Andrew looks after the day to day running of the finances of the Motionspot group. 

Andrew is a qualified CIMA accountant and brings with him a wide array of experience in different industries including construction, manufacturing and the charity sector.

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Laura Wigzell

Head of Marketing

Having worked in the marketing of socially-minded organisations for many years, Laura has a wealth of experience in creating awareness and building impactful brands. Laura is responsible for developing Motionspot's marketing strategy, brand presence, and community.

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Olena Motlyakh

Assistant Accountant

Olena is a qualified accountant with 10 years’ experience across financial services, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. Olena supports Motionspot
to document financial transactions and provides financial information to management and decision makers. Olena was drawn to working for Motionspot by the company's core values and the people-first approach.

Olena is a qualified accountant with 10 years’ experience across financial...

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We are access specialists

We are interior designers

We are architects

We are technologists

We are occupational therapists

We are product designers

We are engineers

We are inventors

We are Motionspot.

“I couldn’t imagine proceeding with any part of the design without them [Motionspot]”

Ron Coghill, Director, Major Projects Delivery Lead, Barclays