Meet The Team
Markus Wood – Managing Director
Markus established Avensys in 2000 with Sam and operated from his home at the beginning. The business has now been transformed to a multi-channel organisation responsible for generating a multi-million pound turnover and over 40 employees. His vision and determination saw the various business areas consolidated in 2014, relocating to one supersite on Fleming Way, Manor Royal, Crawley.
The move not only streamlined cost centres, but realised his dream of opening the largest independent electrical retailer in the South East.He is on the Board of Directors of the Gatwick Business Diamond.
Favourite Pastime; Darts, Vinyl Music and collecting retro Electronics.
Samantha Wood – HR Director & Owner
Samantha Wood, along with her husband Markus established Avensys in 2000 and has been responsible for developing all areas of the business.
Sam’s background began in graphic design, followed by extensive Project Management for a Global Pharmaceutical Company. She is currently responsible for HR across the business, as well as design work for the company.
Sam brings a pragmatic quality to the Management Team and is known for her support, guidance and positive outlook by employees.
Favourite drink; Gin & Tonic
Andy Mussell- Head of Commercial Division
Andy’s been in the AV industry since the mid 90’s . His work history includes Sales Director within the Audio Visual sector.
He joined Avensys as Commercial Sales Manager in 2009 and is now responsible for the Commercial Division of the company.
Andy brings technical experience to the Management team and offers a wealth of knowledge from B2B sales and account management specialising in Video Conferencing, control systems, digital signage and display equipment.
Favourite Music; Elvis Presley
Jemma Parsons – Head of Marketing
Jemma’s work background includes a number of blue chip organisations, with Training, Corporate Communications and Marketing forming the basis for her career path to date.Jemma recently joined Avensys in April 2014 in a newly created role which reflects the needs of the ever growing business. She has established a supportive and resourceful within the business. She is responsible for Marketing Communications across all areas of the business and has revived her passion for all things digital.
She brings an alternative approach and a cross business view to the management team.
Favourite Pastime; Kickboxing
Martin Jukes – Head of Retail
Another relatively new appointment to the business, Martin joined Avensys in July 2014 in the newly created position of Head of Retail, to run the new retail superstore on the Fleming Way site. Since joining the business he has reviewed many internal and external processes to ensure every point of contact with customer’s results in a positive experience. Martin’s career began at 16 and he has spent his working life in the electrical retail trade. He loves the thrill of the chase when it comes to selling and can’t imagine doing anything else. His positive approach and experienced background brings yet another dimension to the Management team.
Favourite Hobby; Running
Alaric Wood – Technical Director
Alaric’s wide and varied career has firmly established himself as the go to man for all things IT based. He is responsible for the IT infrastructure and back office support at our premises in Fleming Way as well as complex custom AV installations, both Commercial and Domestic.His technical outlook brings an added dimension to the Management team along with a logical approach to discussions.
Favourite Snack; Toffee Popcorn