About Us

Meet the Team

Here at FG Library & Learning we know the value of our people, in fact we view them as the most important part of what we are about and what we offer.

Please take a look and learn a little bit more about the people who make FG Library what we are today. 

Our dedicated, loyal and hardworking team are crucial to us, we hope this snapshot of what they do both in and out of work gives you an insight to the make-up of an FG Library team member.  



Steve Hughes

Managing Director

An experienced operator who has seen a lot of changes in his twenty four years in the industry. Steve has his hand firmly on the FG Library tiller. He loves to travel and has the aim of visiting 100 different countries before he retires. Also a keen sports fan although this is limited to golf these days, preferably in warmer climates. 

> Email stevehughes@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 01604 755 954

Meryl Blanchard

Design Consultant

After fifteen years working for Surrey Libraries Meryl now uses her front line library experience to work with our clients turning their ideas and vision into reality. Passionate about intelligent library design and an advocate for reader development, Meryl creates inspirational spaces for both public and academic libraries that will encourage and promote a love of books and reading.

> Email merylblanchard@fglibrary.co.uk
> Tel: 01604 755954

Julian Glover

Design Consultant

Julian has been involved in contract furnishing since completing his degree back in 1986. He has since gained a wealth of experience, most notably over the last sixteen years as a Library Interiors specialist. A keen sports fan, Julian also loves music, reading, crosswords and quizzes. However, it is a life-long passion for the great outdoors that sees him out hiking over the hills whatever the weather. 

> Email julianglover@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 07590 778 343

Jonathan Hawkins

Design Manager

A lover of all things design led and deeply passionate about creating innovative concepts, then enjoying their realisation. Whilst playing with his daughter he usually has one eye on the motor racing while thinking of what he’ll be eating next. Cooking up a storm in the kitchen whenever possible and leaving a bigger one in his wake, his love for all things food and drink holds no bounds. 

> Email jonathanhawkins@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 01604 755 954

Elaine Rivers Jolly

Project Sales Co-ordinator

Having worked for over thirty years in customer service Elaine is a true specialist in her field. She is skilled in quickly getting to the heart of the customer’s needs and advising accordingly. Her mantra “to always smile” really does come across. She has a real love of sailing, all things music and the outdoors whilst spending much of her well-earned spare time with her family. 

> Email elainerjolly@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 01604 755 954

Josh Hughes

Project Sales Manager

With an array of experience and knowledge, Josh is able to adapt the way he works to suit every project, ensuring it runs smoothly from start to finish. His hands on and proactive approach gives customers that added peace of mind. In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family and watching his beloved Watford play.

> Email joshhughes@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 01604 755 954

Andy Parker

Design Consultant

With a publishing background that led him to many weird and wonderful places, Andy formerly worked within Scandinavia for a major UK book distributor. More recently, working for Better World Books, a socially minded and environmentally conscious company, his perception of business changed, and he has become a strong advocate for both libraries and literacy.  Working with libraries since 2012, Andy now creates pioneering learning spaces. Andy spends as much of his spare time as possible with his young family, and remains hooked on ball sports, the blues and good food!

> Email andyparker@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 07817 289978

Caroline De Frates


An Interior Design graduate with over 6 years of experience. Working in the architecture, interiors, design and the library design industry before, she has a keen eye for detail and loves every type of design. Her hobbies are all art and design related, and regularly attends design shows, museums and exhibitions to keep up to date on the latest trends.  Caroline is also very family orientated as she has a young child, so a family run business like FG Library was perfect for her.

> Email carolinedefrates@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 01604 755954

Iain Hazell


Iain has been working in the field of design since leaving university, and specialising in libraries since 2004. His experience has drawn him to the problem-solving side of design, and finding ways to make things happen!  When not working at his desk, Iain likes the challenge of racing in Ironman and Ultra events, and generally running and cycling around the Pennine landscapes of Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales.

> Email iainhazell@fggroup.co.uk
> Tel: 01604 755954


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Call us on - 01604 755954 email us - info@fglibrary.co.uk
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