who’s who


Peter Baker  is the founder and Managing Director of Prompt Side. Following a lengthy career in theatrical production, Peter started Prompt Side in March 1989. He has a wealth of knowledge about the theatrical and entertainment industries, as well as comprehensive and well informed textile knowledge, making him the perfect ambassador for Prompt Side. He can often be found discussing the specifics of a client’s projects with them over a cup of tea, using his vast experience to offer creative solutions and ideas.


Our General Manager is Ben Hardstaff, the man who organises our entire team. With a number of years project managing in various theatrical establishments, he has the skills and knowledge to assist with any queries you may have in getting your project going and to ensure that everything is finished on time and on budget and will be your main point of contact with us. Ben is ably assisted by our newest recruit – Project Co-Ordinator Stephanie Whieldon.

Catherine O’Sullivan is our resident bookkeeper. Should you have an queries regarding your account, methods of payment or general financial queries, she’s at the end of the phone or the other side of an email.

For any queries regarding marketing or advertising, Karen Baker is the person to talk to.

Our artwork co-ordinator is Elliot.  With a number of years experience with photo-manipulation software, and running our impressive printer and transfer calender, he is there at every step of the way to printing your perfect image and is definitely the man to speak to regarding artwork specific questions.

Martin is the head of our print shop, supervising the printing and transferring of your images. His skills and knowledge of our technology make him the perfect man for a difficult job.

Andy is responsible for our wide format flat-bed and roll-to-roll printer. Andy has over 30 years experience in artwork and the printing industry and handles all of our direct to media printing.

Our sewing team is head up by Glenn, a veritable veteran of Prompt Side. He is there to ensure that all of your drapery and prints are made up exactly to your specifications. He is assisted in this by our lovely sewing team Tracey, Angela and Noel. Alan is our workshop assistant and driver and regularly delivers to our customers in central London in our liveried van.

For any advice, to request a quote, place an order or if you would like more information, feel free to contact us on 01322554455 or via email at info@promptside.co.uk


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