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Laurie Haire
Finance Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4604
Part Qualified Association of Accounting Techinican

Laurie describes herself as a “Jack of all trades, master of none”

Her varied career started in 1989 as receptionist/office administrator for a local Chartered Accountancy firm, back in the day when technology was in the form of one very large computer and the Wordstar word processing package.
From there, she moved to a local electronics firm which specialised in electrical default recorders, her role was office administration and purchase ledger accounting. It was around this time that technology started to “boom” so she is very much self taught in her IT skills. It was also during this time, through the Investor in People scheme that she part qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
After four plus years in that industry Laurie moved into a purchasing role with a local fastener company. This was eventually to become more of a financial position due to company restructure which was to last more than 13 years.
Other finance roles followed before she ventured into Customer Services in February 2015. This move saw her in a busy performance based role with various administration duties in the background within a printing a distribution company.
Although she enjoyed her time in Customer Services she always wanted to get back to her “finance administration” roots and is delighted to join the Design ID Team.

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Finance Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4604

Joanne Irvine
Human Resource Manager - DD: 028 9592 4603
BSSc

Joanne studied Information Management and Economics at Queens University Belfast. After graduating in 1996 and gaining a further management qualification she enjoyed a 12-year retail management career focusing on Customer Relations and Human Resources, in a large multinational high street environment.

Joanne joined Design ID in 2008, in the early stages of the business development, as Business Support Manager. In that time Joanne has seen the company grow in size and has progressed in to her role as HR Manager, overseeing all aspects of HR including recruitment, employment law and day-to-day implementation of HR policies.

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Joanne Irvine

Human Resource Manager - DD: 028 9592 4603

Heather Thornton
Bid Coordinator - DD: 028 9592 4602
BA

Heather studied Business Administration Management with Tourism in New College Durham graduated in 2000, after which she worked for 8 years as an Account Manager for a local linen supplier, her role requiring travel throughout UK & Ireland.

Heather joined Design ID as an Administrative Assistant in May 2016 and in 2020 became our Bid Coordinator. Heather is also responsible for the Company marketing, including Social Media, as demonstrated by Design ID’s public persona communicated through LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website.

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Heather Thornton

Bid Coordinator - DD: 028 9592 4602

Fiona Boyd
Office Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4601

Fiona qualified as an executive secretary through St Aldates Business School in Oxford. After completing the course she returned to Northern Ireland and worked as a secretarial temp in a variety of roles to gain experience of different companies. Fiona spent time working as a receptionist in a local health clinic and a assistant team leader in a pension review unit in Belfast. After becoming a mum she trained as a classroom assistant and worked as a SEN assistant in two local primary schools. Her son has now become a little more independent and this has given her the opportunity to return to office work.

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Fiona Boyd

Office Administrator - DD: 028 9592 4601