Engineering Design Consultancy
Our Management Team
Nova’s management team structure gives our clients the advantage of dealing with a family owned and hands-on managed company, where their demands and concerns are appreciated by the Nova Design Management Team on a daily basis. Each member of our management team is committed to forming a key part of a professional engineering design consultancy.
Since our formation in 1988, we have invested and grown, becoming one of the leading engineering design and CAD recruitment service providers in the UK. Our success is due to the wealth of experience and knowledge of our directors who have spent many years in the industry, together with their insight to provide the best service at the right time and the right price.
Our commitment to clients is built on trust, respect and extremely high standards but people like to do business with people, and that’s very important to us too.
Management Team Insight
Dave Parry – Managing Director
Having worked in the sub contract mechanical design office environment for a number of years, Dave broke away from his then current employer and formed Nova Design on 1 August 1988.
He has a HNC in Mechanical & Production Engineering, gained whilst working as an apprentice at Rolls Royce in Shrewsbury.
Outside of work Dave is a keen follower of Formula 1 motorsport and also a lifelong Shrewsbury Town football fan.
Simon Parry – Director (Business Development)
Simon has a BSc in Physics with Atmospheric Physics and joined Nova in September 1997 following a 4 year spell working for Central Trains and Virgin Trains following the break up of British Rail.
Responsible for all aspects of business development within Nova including sales, marketing and introducing Nova into new markets, together with overall responsibility for both Quality Assurance and IT Systems Management.
As a qualified scuba diver, away from work Simon can be found blowing bubbles up to 40m underwater. Back on dry land he can usually be found at a motor racing circuit following most forms of two and four wheeled motorsport – usually with a camera round his neck !
Nick Parry – Director (Engineering)
Nick has a HNC in Mechanical Engineering gained from an apprenticeship at the former Dowty Aerospace company in Wolverhampton and has been working at Nova for around 19 years.
Responsibilities within Nova are based around the smooth running of our internal design office and range from project quotation, through launching projects within the engineering team, to client liaison and final delivery to our clients.
Away from the office environment, Nick is a keen follower of Kidderminster Harriers football club and a Formula 1 & Moto GP fan.
Steve Holt – Engineering Manager
Steve initially went down the ‘A’ level route upon leaving school and then commenced employment as a pattern maker at the former Sealine International company in Kidderminster working on luxury boats, motor boats and yachts.
Working his way up through their internal design office, Steve became a design draughtsman before moving into the furniture design office eventually becoming the lead furniture design engineer. In 2013, Sealine became part of a German based company and the Kidderminster plant closed with production moved across the English Channel. This then led to Steve joining Nova.
Recently promoted to the position of engineering manager, Steve’s responsibilities within Nova are based around the smooth running of our internal design office and range from project quotation, through launching projects within the engineering team, to client liaison and final delivery to our clients.
Away from work, Steve is a Manchester United football fan and also plays football to semi-professional standard, playing in centre midfield for the Waggon and Horses pub in Bewdley.
Julia Evans – Accounts/Payroll
Having previously worked with Dave, Julia has been at Nova since our formation in August 1988.
Julia is responsible for the smooth running of the Accounts department (purchasing / invoicing) together with ensuring all employees get paid on time.
An avid Birmingham City football fan.
Paul Taylor – Head of Visualisations
Paul is the lead animator in Nova’s Visualisation Division. He is responsible for the progress of all video and animations through the business.
In addition to the visualisation area, Paul runs Nova’s IT systems on a day to day basis together with also covering Health and Safety Management and being one of our qualified first aiders.
In his spare time, Paul keeps marine fish including clown fish, crabs, various corals and bangai cardinals to name a few.
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