Qualifying as an interior designer in 1987 after spending four years at the London College of Interior Design and Furniture, Mark is a member of the Chartered Society Of Designers. Beginning his career designing luxury yacht interiors for McNeece, the London based company took on CAD as an every day tool. Mark embraced this new technology in full and it wasn't to long before he was approached to join London's most prominent office furniture dealer as their studio designer. Mark remained at BDS until being made redundant in 1991. From there on in, Mark has successfully ran his own design consultancy, tailoring bespoke interior and furniture solutions to clients wishing to continue their business requirements with an independent interiors consultancy. One of Marks clients just happened to be Chris Spall, who had continually used Mark for his planning and design services, here, the business became mutual, with Mark using Chris's company for refurbishments and fit out works. Continued success in each of their respective trades meant it wasn't too long before the two of them realised Crisp.
Chris attended Colchester College where he majored in Business Studies. His family had a history of running their own business's and shortly after leaving Giroflex Seating as their UK Business Development Manager, the late 80's saw him join Steelcase Strafor, initially at their head office then moving on to join two dealerships focusing on account management with end user clients direct. After 5 years it became apparent to Chris that his motivation had driven him more toward service then selling a product. Forming his own company, Lend Lease and Blue Circle presented Chris with his first complete interior fit out as they merged to develop the Bluewater shopping centre. In 2001 Crisp Design was founded with his co-director Mark Crick, here they both continue to enjoy a successful business relationship. Chris says 'our approach is simple, to offer good value for money and excellent customer service'. We'd like to think our customers find us honest and approachable, which is why we get referrals and continued business from all of our clients.
Jenny began her career in Interiors some 13 years ago working for both Steelcase and Herman Miller dealerships, learning the ropes within the furniture industry as a project manager. Jenny worked within various client sectors, becoming involved in all aspects of office furniture, from surveying premises, furniture and filing audits, ordering and managing furniture installations. Jenny has also worked very closely with the occupational health department of an international oil company, B.P, shortly after their merger with Amoco. B.P began an estates restructure, closing a number of offices within the UK, relocating to their purpose built flagship HQ in Sunbury. It was here that Jenny carried out both individual and group demonstrations to staff ensuring they were familiar with their new workstations and the functionality of the chairs, whilst having the correct posture at the workplace. Jenny had spent seven years before joining Crisp in a new role that encompassed business development as well as dealing with existing clients relating to the project management aspect of Crisp's every day projects.