Meet the team

Get to know the team that innovates homes everyday

Meet the team

Get to know the team that innovates homes everyday

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We are based in Nottingham in the heart of the UK from where we undertake projects all over the UK and occasionally in Europe.

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Nick Gale - Design Innovation

Nick Gale

Nick started Design Innovation in 2004 after 20 years of engineering experience in the professional sound, lighting and AV industry. With a real passion for technology, Nick keeps himself and the business up to date with the latest developments in Building Control and Home Automation.

Outside of work, Nick’s passion is the theatre and performing arts as well his wife and two daughters.

David Bradshaw

Before joining forces with Nick Gale in 2019, David spent nine years as an independent Executive Coach working with business owners, helping them to grow their businesses and improve profitability.

While David will openly admit that Nick is the technical brains within the team, David’s commercial background and experience were what Nick believed was missing from the business. The two of them together, make a strong, balanced team to take the business forward.

Outside of work David is a self-confessed “petrol head” who completed five seasons of 600cc production motorcycle racing before retiring with all limbs intact! David loves music and enjoys the challenges of raising three young children with his wife.

David Bradshaw - Design Innovation
David Bradshaw - Design Innovation

David Bradshaw

Before joining forces with Nick Gale in 2019, David spent nine years as an independent Executive Coach working with business owners, helping them to grow their businesses and improve profitability.

While David will openly admit that Nick is the technical brains within the team, David’s commercial background and experience were what Nick believed was missing from the business. The two of them together, make a strong, balanced team to take the business forward.

Outside of work David is a self-confessed “petrol head” who completed five seasons of 600cc production motorcycle racing before retiring with all limbs intact! David loves music and enjoys the challenges of raising three young children with his wife.

James Baker - Design Innovation

James Baker

James joined Design Innovation in 2012. James has been trained by numerous of our partners, attaining various accreditations relating to the technologies we use. During his time at Design Innovation, James has built up a vast experience of all aspects of the systems we install which he uses to support Nick with system design as well as overseeing the engineering/installation side of the business.

Outside of work James is also a self-confessed “petrol head” who loves Go-Karting and who’s current project is to build a racing Simulator.

Brad Dykes

Brad joined Design Innovation as an apprentice in 2015 after studying Electrical Installation Level 2 at Derby College. Brad has developed extensive knowledge and experience of the technologies we use at Design Innovation, so much so that James & Shain are now watching over their shoulders as Brad is certainly a “rising star” within Design Innovation!

Outside of work Brad is, believe it or not, another self-confessed “petrol head” – yes there’s a theme going on here – who’s latest automotive purchase makes David turn green with envy when he thinks back to the car he was running at Brad’s age…

Brad Dykes - Design Innovation
Brad Dykes - Design Innovation

Brad Dykes

Brad joined Design Innovation as an apprentice in 2015 after studying Electrical Installation Level 2 at Derby College. Brad has developed extensive knowledge and experience of the technologies we use at Design Innovation, so much so that James & Shain are now watching over their shoulders as Brad is certainly a “rising star” within Design Innovation!

Outside of work Brad is, believe it or not, another self-confessed “petrol head” – yes there’s a theme going on here – who’s latest automotive purchase makes David turn green with envy when he thinks back to the car he was running at Brad’s age…

Shain McLeod

Shain joined Design Innovation in 2013. Shain is a qualified electrician and has been trained by numerous of our partners, attaining various accreditations relating to the technologies we use. Shain has become Design Innovation’s Mr Fix It – if Shain can’t find the cause of the problem, throw it in the bin and get another one!
Outside of work Shain is, yet again, another self-confessed “petrol head” who spends time with a group of friends building and maintained track-day cars.

Adele Lee

Adele joined Design Innovation in 2016. After working in banking for 36 years, a change of circumstances enabled Adele to take up the role of book keeper at Design Innovation. Adele’s skills and “get it done” outlook have resulted in her role at Design Innovation growing and she now looks after much of the admin and makes sure Nick and David don’t get their “knickers in a twist” too often!  Outside of work, Adele’s passion is also the theatre and performing arts as well as travel, food and drink.

Adele Lee

Adele joined Design Innovation in 2016. After working in banking for 36 years, a change of circumstances enabled Adele to take up the role of book keeper at Design Innovation. Adele’s skills and “get it done” outlook have resulted in her role at Design Innovation growing and she now looks after much of the admin and makes sure Nick and David don’t get their “knickers in a twist” too often!  Outside of work, Adele’s passion is also the theatre and performing arts as well as travel, food and drink.