Meet The Team

We have carefully selected each and every team member based upon their individual market-leading expertise and track record whether they have been in the industry for years, or are fresh out of university.

Every individual adds unique value and is guided by our core values of inspiration, creativity, collaboration, responsible, agile and constantly curious.

John Williams

As the founding director, John has worked as a commercial interior designer for more than 20 years. Having worked in both the USA and the UK his career spans two continents and across multiple sectors. John is the director for SpaceInvader across all sites and works closely with Gavin, Sarah and Catherine to set the strategic direction of the studios. He remains a key client contact and works across several design projects from concept to completion. John is passionate about design quality and maximising user experience.

Gavin King

Gavin has 25 years’ experience of designing inspirational commercial environments for leading UK organisations such as ITV, KPMG, and the BBC. Gavin leads the Manchester studio whilst driving the research and implementation behind SpaceInvader’s work place strategy and change management processes. He continues to hone his expertise in WELL design across education and commercial sectors and is the design director across multiple projects. His project for Hilson Moran recently won an innovation award at the BCO 2018.

Sarah Dosworth

Sarah has 16 years’ experience in the commercial and hospitality interior design sectors. She specialises in end-user and Cat B fit-out design and has worked with major organisations such as AstraZeneca, UK Fuels and the Co-operative Bank. Sarah heads up and has grown our studio in Leeds with great success. Her recent project for CEG, saw Sarah lead the interior design process for its Kirkstall Forge development, which won the 2018 National BCO award.

Katie Edgar

Katie is an invaluable member of the SpaceInvader team and a key designer within the hospitality, leisure and residential sectors. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Katie heads up the hospitality team at SpaceInvader. Current jobs include the development of a new hotel brand in the UK, development of new scheme for hotels in Europe, as well as several F&B projects across the UK. Katie has worked with most of the major hotel brands nationally and internationally and has a deep understanding of these sector.

Paul Edgar

Paul heads up our technical and BIM team and is responsible for all technical drawing packages and on site presence during construction, snagging and handover. Before joining SpaceInvader, Paul gained his vast experience during his 15 year employment at an international architects practice. Joining the team in 2015, he has proven to be a valuable senior member of the team.

Nicola Warburton

Nicola has 10 years’ experience and combines her wealth of commercial knowledge with an eye for beautiful design. The outcome is always one of perfect balance between a client’s budget and aspirations. With a nomination for a BCO Award, Nicola continues to work on some our largest CAT B schemes with involvement in a number of CAT A and student residential schemes as well.

Adam Durrant

Adam has established himself as a key member of the SpaceInvader Manchester studio and successfully leads a team that specialises in CAT A and CAT B commercial design. His past experience on previous hospitality schemes adds value to all his projects and his technical knowledge of interior design is outstanding.


Penny is our chief morale and well-being officer in our Manchester studio and is always up for a good pat. Whilst sticking her nose into most projects, she adds value in too many ways to mention. She has the unique ability to apply herself across any project in any sector… just as long as there is a biscuit in it for her upon completion!