Meet the team

A little bit about us...

Joanna Nancekivell

Buyer Support Team Leader and HR Executive

A dynamo of the office, Joanna manages the Buyer Success team and also looks after HR for the company. Joanna’s highlights at Applegate have been speaking in Parliament for National Apprentice Week and meeting Prince Charles on our behalf. Joanna’s passion outside work is netball, setting up her own team the Tarka Springs, and also playing in the South West Regional League.

Steve Paine

Head of Marketing and Buyer Success

Steve has been at Applegate over 11 years and knows the business inside out. If you need to know anything Applegate related, Steve is the one to ask! Steve juggles loads of different projects, and is a real people person, managing the biggest team at Applegate. In his free time Steve can often be found walking his dog Harley with his little boy.

Jamie Rawle

Buyer success executive

A real team player, Jamie loves talking to new buyers and suppliers and making connections. He is working hard on his degree apprenticeship and taking on as many opportunities as possible to progress. Outside work, Jamie is family-focused and enjoys being the older brother to his teenage siblings, helping them out and spending as much time with them as he can.

Gina Ince

Marketing Manager & Onboarding Coordinator

Gina joined us in March 2020 having come from a primarily marketing and client services background. North Devon born and bred, Gina enjoys family life here, and she can confirm, a Devon Cream Tea is most definitely cream first, then jam!

Phoebe Ward

Buyer Success Executive

Phoebe is known at Applegate for cheering on her colleagues and loving being part of a close knit team. She also builds great relationships with buyers and suppliers, and always makes sure that everyone is getting a good deal. Outside work Phoebe has been part of the Woolacombe surf life saving club for over ten years and can often be found enjoying the amazing local beaches and waves.

Jonathan Loates

Digital Marketing Executive

Jon arrived at Applegate 4 years ago fresh faced and ready to achieve great things. Jon’s a man that can turn his hand to anything, he organised the office move a couple of years ago, he is responsible for management of the premises and updating and maintaining our tech hardware, and manages large areas of marketing data and scheduling for Applegate. Jon’s a real family man, who will do anything for those closest to him, but he’s often best known for ruining an office quiz - he’s never lost one!