The Tribe

We’re a tribe, connected by a common culture of client satisfaction and exceeding their needs.

  • Mark Hobbs
    Project Director

    As a senior member of the Tribe team Mark depends on his experience in understanding a variety clients needs and wants. With creativity at the core of his approach he can advise and specify based on inspiration from spaces, textures and conceptual schemes. He is able to lead design development of an interior but also works collaboratively with Interior Designers, Architects & individual clients to achieve the desired look, feel & function. With over 6 years of experience in the industry his interactions and knowledge allow for seamless management of projects from start to finish. Outside of work he enjoys competing in Jiu Jitsu, going skiing, running and relaxing with his friends & family.

  • Andreia Araujo
    Project Director

    Andreia has over 5 years of experience working as an Account Manager within the contract furniture industry. She has worked with a number of corporate clients from the financial, media and property sectors. She has extensive knowledge of the furniture solutions available and prides herself on being able to select the correct products to exceed client expectations in terms of design and price.

    Outside of the office she is passionate about travelling, loves Scandinavian and Japanese design and can regularly be found at restaurants, the cinema or enjoying her pilates and barre classes.

  • Richard Blackmore
    Project Consultant

    Richard studied furniture design at Northumbria University, this and a years’ experience with a leading manufacturer as an intern has given him a wealth of product and business knowledge. With a keen interest in furniture and design, he takes inspiration from everywhere to help deliver creative and innovative solutions. His knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite means that he can help in creating Tribe documentation & product presentations. In his spare time, Richard enjoys being social with a few pints and getting lost in South London on his days off.

  • Emily Lumley
    Client Service Manager

    Emily has spent the last year working in the heart of Tribe’s operations in a Sales Support role following 3 years of studying Furniture Design at Northumbria University. She takes great pride in her attention to detail and unparalleled passion for furniture which is what drives her to help deliver outstanding projects. With a highly motivated attitude and eagerness to learn, she’s enjoyed working on a wide variety of different projects so far with Tribe and looks forward to constantly learning and growing her knowledge and experience. Outside of work, Emily loves a good pub quiz and Sunday roast!

  • Anya Hartgroves
    Sales Support

    Anya has been in the furniture industry for just over three years having spent time working for a manufacturer prior to joining Tribe. Anya has extensive knowledge of how suppliers operate and is looking forward to leveraging this within her role. Anya has joined the team as Sales Support and is excited to build upon her existing product knowledge. In her spare time, Anya loves to play netball, go to the gym and is on a mission to find at least one pub (not a Wetherspoons!) that sells Strongbow Dark Fruit in London.


  • Joe Frampton
    Project Consultant

    With two and a half years in the industry, Joe has experience working for furniture start-ups in both sales and operations roles and has had exposure to over 200 suppliers. This has given him a broad knowledge of brands and their products allowing him to suggest a fully tailored range of furniture options to meet his client’s specific requirements. Having experience in furniture supply chain and logistics, Joe fully understands how to deliver faultless, beautiful projects on time and to budget. Outside of work, Joe enjoys going to the gym, cooking, or starting a new DIY project at home.