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Meet the Bee Team


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Warren Bader is the CEO and Chief Beekeeper of Plan Bee Ltd. He left sunny South Africa to continue his work in advertising and music video production, where he worked with a wide variety of stars ranging from Tina Turner to Boyzone. In order to alleviate the stress of the glamorous lifestyle he found himself an allotment and began growing heritage fruit trees and other fruits and vegetables that couldn’t be bought in the shops. It wasn’t long before he began dabbling with beehives and from then on he was hooked. That passion for bees, honey and sustainability has been the foundation on which Plan Bee Ltd has grown.

Find Warren on LinkedIn – Contact Warren at warren@planbeeltd.com

David Hall – Chief Operating Officer

David has spent the last 8 years working in London and latterly New York for the Tate Galleries and the American Museum of Natural History.

Responsible for the project management of art and artifact exhibits has necessitated global travel and fostered a love of experiencing cultures and countries through their food and nature.

A competitive cyclist with a creative and entrepreneurial drive; David established The 5th Floor, a cycling blog that flourished into an international racing team across the UK and US with a strong palmarès. However, it is its counter culture approach that has brought it strong brand recognition and a place as a market influencer.

David brings his sport and career honed endurance, experience and vision to the Plan Bee team.

 

Alison Bell – Office Manager

Alison joins us after nearly 17 years with Virgin Media and brings a wealth of knowledge of customer service, events management and employee engagement.

Alison is a busy mum of 2 and at the weekends can be found running around after her boys – or at a scooter rally with her husband and friends.

 

Robert

Robert Doyle – Multimedia Manager

Robert is our Digital Design genius, having recently graduated with a Masters in Interaction Design from Edinburgh’s Napier University, where he received the university’s medal for having the highest of all marks in his year. In fact if you’ve been entertained by one of our motion graphics recently then that’s Robert’s handiwork. When he’s not designing the digital out of Plan Bee, Robert is keen martial arts fan.

 

Julia Pyburn – Worker Bee

Studied law at college and joined the Redwood Group, working her way up to HR Manager/Assistant Company Secretary. She has good all-round experience of growing a small company.  A lifelong gardening enthusiast, she loves baking, ballet and fell-walking.

 

 

Brett Adshead – Urban Farmer

Experienced beekeeper Brett runs Plan Bee’s efforts in the south. Having established our base in Sussex, he tends our millions of bees from Cornwall to the Midlands. He spent his career as a Project Manager for organisations like Reuters and West Sussex County Council, and is therefore experienced in juggling the many aspects of our busy bee business.

 

Ryan McConnell – Warehouse Assistant

Ryan recently joined the Plan Bee team as Warehouse Assistant.

 

 

 


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Dexter Bader- Head of Security

Dexter Bader has been with the company since the early days and was promoted to Head of Security and Logistics when we moved to our current premises. All post and deliveries are personally checked by the diligent schnauzer. Dexter puts in very long days, but in his downtime he likes long walks, eating in and sleeping next to the heater.

If you would like to know more about Plan Bee, please look at this video. I think that you’ve never a better dog actor than me!

Sorry, Dexter doesn’t have an email address!