Our people and culture

Since our humble beginnings, AVI-SPL set out to be a different kind of company. One that understands that human connection is the engine that keeps us all driving forward. We provide that connection for our customers through digital workplace collaboration technology and for our employees with a family-like atmosphere for all to thrive, have fun, and feel cared about every day.

Throughout our locations around the world we see each other as a close-knit team, a family, working toward a common goal: an exceptional and meaningful customer experience.

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Our core values

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Character

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Knowledge

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Respect

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Responsibility

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Teamwork

Our mission

AVI-SPL is a digital workplace services provider who works with organisations globally to improve team collaboration and unlock new business value.

Our vision

To provide organisations worldwide with transformative technology to create meaningful experiences and brand value. With a passionate and dedicated team, we design, build, manage, and support collabourative workplace environments that bring people together and spark success.

Our leaders

Michael Kellaway

Managing Director

Bio

Michael Kellaway is responsible for defining and overseeing the strategic direction of AVI-SPL UK.

With 20-years of industry knowledge, Michael is an experienced, growth-oriented leader in the AV and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) industry. Michael leads AVI-SPL’s UCC services in the UK market, identifying and answering future customer needs, and expanding the company’s world-class talent through development and acquisition.

Michael brings an ideal blend of knowledge, creativity, customer-centricity, motivation, and history of success and works closely with the leadership team to promote the company vision and to drive key transformational objectives.

Nick Reeve

Group Finance Director

Bio

Nick Reeve is a finance professional with over 25 years’ experience, Nick Joined AVI-SPL in 2016 following a successful career in Practice where he worked with clients in a wide variety of business sectors.

Nick is responsible for the Finance teams in the UK and Germany, providing strategic oversite on financial and risk matters.

John Lockwood

HSQE Director

Bio

John Lockwood joined AVI-SPL in December 2012 as Senior Systems Designer (Head of Engineering) bringing with him 16 years of experience engineering system solutions throughout the UK, Europe, and Asia.

John’s key areas of focus as HSQE Director are on the UK business’ compliance, health and safety, quality, and environmental approaches that are key to AVI-SPL professional approach with our clients.

John directs his team to ensure the highest level of quality is maintained and delivered. He touches on all aspects of the business from the initial client contract through to customer handover.

Scott Taylor

Vice President of UCC & Service

Bio

Scott Taylor leads the go-to-market strategy for AVI-SPL’s cloud and managed services portfolio, as well as UCC integration for organisations throughout the UK.

Scott’s an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience helping companies improve their collaboration through unified communications and collaboration.

Scott and his team will be working with customers to develop UCC solutions and services to help redesign the way their users experience working together in this new world.

 

Anthony Olivier

Vice President of Sales SIG

Bio

Anthony Olivier describes himself as an AV and UC enthusiast, which is borne out by his 17 years in the industry. Anthony’s vision is a key part of our strategy for growing the UCC solutions we provide to our customers.

Anthony has worked across a variety of sales, project, consultancy, and management roles within this exciting industry, throughout his career he has led some of the biggest deals in his previous company’s history.

Lottie Rees

Operations Director

Bio

Lottie Rees has 20 years of operational leadership experience focusing on achieving growth, positioning, effectiveness & improved profitability.  Lottie has held several senior executive roles leading and running public, private, & PE-backed client companies.

Lottie leads to drive operational excellence and is passionate about developing people to take them to the next level.

Neil Spackman

Service Director, UK

Bio

Neil Spackman has been in the SIG Industry for over 20 years, developing and leading teams through change, mergers and growth.

Neil takes pride in his passion for technology, people and support. Neil believes that people are at the centre of the good and great things that we do every day, and that our customers rely on the capabilities and skills of our teams.

Neil leads the UK Service teams in delivering first class customer service through onsite staffing, helpdesk/remote support, break fix, VNOC and UCC, across our client base.

Danny Rogers

Vice President of Global Channels

Bio

Danny joined AVI-SPL in early 2013 and has been a valuable part of the Global Sales and Marketing team. He helped to build strong relations with the European Video vendors. Danny established sales channels with some of the world’s largest IT vendors. More recently, Danny has been responsible for working with our global IT and corporate real estate partners, providing our many capabilities under their brand to enhance the offering to their clients.

Rob Learmouth

Vice President, Services, EMEA & APAC

Bio

Rob has been working in the Services sector of the AV industry for over 20 years. Rob started out as an AV technician in a corporate bank in London working as part of the onsite team delivering services to the client and worked through various roles in management.

Rob is responsible for our Services Business in EMEA & APAC.

Rob works closely as part of the Global Service Management team to ensure consistency and continuous improvement of our services across the Globe.

Rob manages both, the commercially strategic approach of the business and the Operational delivery, working with his teams to provide Onsite staffing, Break Fix Maintenance, Remote Monitoring & Management Services, Video Managed Services and End-user training & adoption across our region.

Our history

AVI-SPL began as Audio Visual Innovations in Florida in 1979 by selling Kroy lettering machines, a new, efficient way to standardized labeling and display of information for architects, engineers, educators, and others. Since our grassroots beginnings, we’ve dynamically evolved into a global company that designs, deploys, manages, and supports digital workplace communications and collaboration technology and services. We work with today’s most renowned companies in more than 100 countries.

Dedication to workplace innovation

Throughout our history, our focus remained innovative workplace solutions that support our customers’ goals and create new brand value for them. AVI-SPL was the first in the industry to offer projection displays via ecommerce, with ProjectorPeople.com in 1999, and the very first integrator to receive the InfoComm International APEx provider of excellence certification. As the pace of technology releases accelerate and the scale grows exponentially, so do we. What was once a custom boardroom is now a virtual meeting space powered by cloud conferencing. Count on AVI-SPL to deliver your future digital workplace – today.

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Our community

As a global provider of digital workplace services, we believe we have an opportunity and obligation to positively impact the world. We reflect these beliefs in the approach and policies we’ve instituted in the following focus areas:

Protecting our environment

AVI-SPL understands the importance of protecting our natural environment and applies the power of technology to create a more sustainable future. The resources we provide help connect the world through innovative collaboration solutions that transcend boundaries. We partner with vendors who share our green initiatives, as well as with e-Smart Recycling to recycle or refurbish and reuse our equipment, donating refreshed technology to elementary after-school programs for at-risk children.

Creating a more prosperous future for children

We believe all children should have the same opportunities to succeed now and in the future. This is why AVI-SPL partners with Feeding Children Everywhere and donates to important causes like Stuff the Bus and Cereal for Summer. It’s one way we can help children around the world get the supplies and nourishment they need to reach their full potential.

Diversity and inclusion

AVI-SPL is an equal opportunity employer that embraces people of all races, genders, disabilities, cultures, sexual orientations, among many other amazing differences that make us unique and valued. We recognise the positive impact of cultural diversity in the workplace – from happier teams to improved problem solving.

Educating the next wave of experts

We are actively working with our industry to build awareness for our industry, generate excitement for our industry among high school and college students, to provide a much-needed influx of new talent to our unique industry. AVI-SPL regularly attends career fairs, offers valuable internships, and offers world-class learning and development to groom our future leaders.

Supporting the communities where we live and work

Our company creates opportunities and encourages employees to volunteer in the communities they live and work. We hold our annual AVI-SPL Gives Back Day every summer, asking each of our worldwide locations and employees to volunteer their time and help their local communities. This includes working at local food banks, serving food at a local shelter, cleaning and maintaining local animal shelters, preserving a local park, and much more.

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Other causes we support:

  • Red Nose Day
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • NSCA Foundation for PASS (Partner Alliance for Safer Schools)
  • Holiday toy drive
  • Quarterly blood drives
  • Many more