Most of you already know the tale of how Loop began, but for those of you who don’t. Karen trained at the Laban Centre in London as a contemporary dancer, dancing up to 15 hours a day. She returned up North in 1992 and taught dance in the local schools, after a few years she decided a change of direction was needed and worked in sales for local and national publications. It was in 2005 that she parked up her fancy company car, took the bus home and launched Loop Publishing from the comfort of her bedroom, that was 10 years ago and as the saying goes ‘the rest is history!’
KNOWN IN THE OFFICE FOR… Doing stag leaps around the office and shouting on deadline!
FASCINATING FACT: First baby born in Keighley in 1971 and played Badminton for England.
Lee entered the world of Loop just after Ben and will be celebrating 15 years in August. An essential part of the team and enjoys being ‘mothered’ by the ladies in the office. Anybody would think
he was from Yorkshire with his frugal ways, always keen to save a penny or two, there’s been many a time we’ve worked with the lights off! In his spare time. Lee is also Godfather to my children and a qualified FA coach for Trawden FC under 8’s.
KNOWN IN THE OFFICE FOR… Eating the staff ’s leftovers out of the bins, he’s affectionately called ‘Top Cat’!
FASCINATING FACT: As a boy scout he appeared on stage with a saucepan on his head with comedy duo Cannon and Ball!
Despite having a degree in Jazz, my husband and the father of Ruby, Frank and Martha, Chris left his job as a music producer for Jive Bunny and joined in 2006 to train as a graphic designer. Chris (unlike me) is incredibly patient and can be incredibly forgetful which helps, considering we’ve been married eleven years! A core member of the team, Chris is Loop’s ‘fix it’ man, able to
mend anything from a dodgy kettle to a broken printer.
KNOWN IN THE OFFICE FOR… Running down the office stairs in two strides and banging his head a lot!
FASCINATING FACT: Ex-punk rocker who has also played on Les Dawson’s piano, jammed with Jimmy Cricket.
Alex joined the gang in March 2014 and heaven knows how we managed so long before his arrival. A fantastic addition to the Loop in the short time he has been with us he has certainly proved his worth. After attempting a career as a plasterer he changed career direction after a ceiling he put up collapsed on Paul Heaton, lead singer of The Beautiful South. A keen cyclist, accordion player and real ale drinker (not at the same time, I hasten to add), our Alex is also looking forward to becoming a new dad in the next few months…
KNOWN IN THE OFFICE FOR… Diplomacy, tact and his dry sense of humour.
FASCINATING FACT: Alex was related to AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott.