Meet the team

Trevor Richards

Trained in Architecture at North West London University
Chief Frog

Professional Background Taylor Woodrow Construction as Architectural Technician.

Gained experience as Store Planner for Curry’s Ltd before moving into Property Management for Dixons Stores Group, heading a team delivering over £50m retail projects across the UK.

Head of Construction at Starbucks Coffee Company. Managing Director of West London Architectural Practice before taking the coveted position of Chief Frog.

Synopsis of role at BOF – Head up the Project, Financial and Supply Chain Management for Box of Frogs.

A Passion or hobby – My family is by far the most precious thing to me followed by my passion for QPR, spitfires and music.

Hero – Winston Churchill

Sarah Malcolm-Richards (aka Malcs)

BA (Hons) degree in 3D Design
Founder and Design Director

Professional Background – Over 25 years industry experience of working in design, specialising in retail, leisure and food & drink across UK and global markets.   With a diverse knowledge of industry trends and insights within the market, I bring a powerful dynamic to the business.

Prior to founding the ‘award winning’ Box of Frogs 10 years ago, I was head of store design for Starbucks Coffee UK and a designer for Dixons group.

Here at Box of Frogs I lead numerous projects across all areas, from concept design, design development, brand standards, graphics and full implementation.

Providing a holistic approach to the delivery of successful solutions and building close working relationships with our clients is key to the success of Box of Frogs.

A Passion or hobby – I enjoy outdoor pursuits including marathons and mountain trekking.

Hero – I have a bit of a soft spot for Simon Cowell.

Julia Beaumont Flynn

BA (Hons) 3D Design

Professional Background – I have over 25 years in retail design, working for both design consultancies and in-house for Arcadia where I headed up the Concept design team, producing new schemes across all the group brands.

I have experience of all aspects of the design process from fixture design, new concepts and development through to large store roll outs.

For Box Of Frogs I am involved in a varied range of projects, providing creative solutions and mentoring younger team members.

A Passion or hobby – When I’m not running around after my two kids…I enjoy running the odd half marathon!

Hero – Eddie, my dog!

David Tabbron

Educated in South Africa
Lead Project manager

Professional Background – A competent, self-motivated and positive Lead Project Manager.  I’ve been working with Costa Coffee on Re-image, Drive Thru, New Stores covering over 130 sites from inception to completion. Previously a Store Investment Development Manager with J Sainsbury PLC

A Passion or hobby – Fundraiser

Hero – Nelson Mandela

Hannah Slaughter

BA Hons Interior Design
Senior Designer

Professional Background – Specialism in conceptual design. Previous experience at a construction firm, architects practice & graphic design company. Professional achievement – designing stores for a leading sports brand for sites in both Spain & Tokyo & or designing bespoke executive interiors for a premiership football club.

Role at BOF – Senior Designer

A Passion or hobby – All sports in particular tennis & volleyball & Interior Design.

Hero – Esma Cannon

Lucy Malcolm-Howarth


Professional Background – I have worked for Box of Frogs for around 3 years and also did work experience here when I was at school at Burnham Grammar.

My personal professional achievement is the Odds Farm Tea rooms and Christmas Grotto projects which we worked on in 2015.

I generally work on whatever new projects come in, making sample boards, creating new concepts and working on the presentations. I also help out with the other projects within the business whenever I am needed.

A Passion or hobby – I love to travel and wear glitter whenever I can at parties and festivals 🙂

Hero – Sarah Malcolm-Richards

Jess Heather 

BA Hons Interior Designer

Professional Background – I have worked in the retail and leisure design sectors for over 12 years, overseeing projects from initial sketches through to on-site snagging.

Schemes I’ve worked on include department stores, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, sports retail and fashion stores.

At Box of Frogs I primarily work Costa Drive Thru’s ensuring consistency of look and feel as well as operational efficiency.

Passion – Running around after two small children!

Hero – George Orwell

Donna Taylor

Office Manager

Professional Background – Although I only joined the Box of Frogs team in 2016, I come with over 10 years accounts and office management experience. I am now working closely with Trev to support the finance, HR, marketing and internal administration aspects of the business. Anything goes.

Passion – Family first…. and then the gym.

Hero – Prince Harry for his creation of the Invictus Games!

Talie Joseph

BA(Hons) in Interior Design

Professional Background – I have previously worked for World Duty Free Group as part of their store design and technical team. My role was to look after promotional fixtures in the terminals, which turned over on regular basis, from the concept stage to getting the final stand installed into the airport on changeover night.

A professional achievement of mine would have to be in my previous job when I managed to get to grips with managing the different sections of promotions and being able to organise myself to deal with it all.

Passion – A hobby of mine is baking. I love to bake lots of different cakes and cookies.

Hero – My hero would have to be my mum. I admire how hard she works and how much she has continued to motivate me to get to where I am in my career today.

Jordan Miles

BSc Product Design (student)

Professional Background – Student. Product Design and CAD.
I am currently on a year long work placement with Box of Frogs.

Passion – Football

Hero – Muhammad ali