Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Meet The Team


Below you will find the profiles of our team members. Please click on a team member for more information.

The Chairman

Tony Buckingham

Tony Buckingham 28 April 1945 - 12 May 2016

Our founder, Tony Buckingham, recognised worldwide as a leading authority on first day and commemorative covers and winner of the prestigious Rowland Hill Award for his contri...

Head Of Buying

Brian Austin

Brian Austin Head Of Covers & Buying

Brian deals with the older British First Day Covers at Buckingham Covers. He started in stamps in the summer of 1985 and has been with us since 2002, so he's been in the trade for ...


Jake Harvey

Jake Harvey E-Commerce Developer

Jake is our e-Commerce Developer and recently joined us in May 2013. This is his first full-time job since graduating in Sports Journalism at Leeds Trinity University after having ...

Sue Knox

Sue Knox Website Content Administrator

Sue has been working here since June 2005 having spent many years in customer service. Sue has spent the past 11 years in Customer Service, but has now moved to the new role of add...

Siobhán O'Brien

Siobhán O'Brien Website Marketing Assistant

Siobhán joined us in 2010. After spending almost 4 years working in Customer Service and dealing covers, she left in 2014 to have her son Caleb and is now back in her new role of ...

Customer Service

Sarah Griggs

Sarah Griggs Customer Service Team

Sarah is one of our Customer Service team, who looks after you. She processes your orders through the post and online, answers your phone calls and emails and is responsible for th...

Gemma Hearn

Gemma Hearn Packing, Dispatch & Customer Service

Gemma joined Buckingham covers in February 2017 and is responsible for ensuring all orders are packed and sent out and responsible for running our eBay shop. She is also part of th...

Craig Buggins

Craig Buggins Customer Service Team

Craig joined Buckingham Covers in September 2013 and is part of our customer service team. He processes your orders through the post and website, answers your phone calls and email...

Vickie May

Vickie May Customer Service Team

Vickie joined us in April 2015 and is part of the customer service team. She processes your orders through the post and website, answers your phone calls and emails and puts your o...


Gina Chantler

Gina Chantler Production Manager

Gina started with Buckingham Covers in July 2000, having previously worked for Benham. She works in Production and along with Dawn also looks after all our wholesale accounts, mana...

Dawn Caird

Dawn Caird Production Manager

Dawn has been with Buckingham Covers since 2000, she was a Buckingham Covers outworker, sticking stamps on covers etc, for a few years and joined the team in the office in 2007. Da...


Cath Buckingham

Cath Buckingham Design Director

Cath Buckingham is one of the world’s leading cover designers and winner of 8 Royal Mail awards for cover design and 3 Fasson Awards for design and printing. Cath designs all Buc...

Nikki Skinley

Nikki Skinley Design Team Manager

Nikki Skinley is our Design Team Manager. She has been working for Buckingham Covers since 2002 and plays a key role in the everyday managing of the design team, putting together o...

Joanne Down

Joanne Down Designer

Jo studied Photography & Design at the Kent Institute of Art & Design in Canterbury, graduating in 1996. She has worked in magazine publishing, photography and graphic desi...

Katherine Pitt

Katherine Pitt Designer

Katherine studied Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts, specialising in photography. Katherine joined Buckingham Covers in 2012 and helps to produce our ...


Farai Myezwa

Farai Myezwa IT Manager

Farai is our late 2014 addition to the Buckingham covers Family. He is a Computer Engineering graduate and having worked in sales, mobile repair and healthcare is now back to IT an...


Janet Ewins

Janet Ewins Finance Director

Janet is Queen of our Books and keeps everyone in order (and we mean everyone). She has had the good (or bad) fortune to be involved with Tony Buckingham for much of her life. He t...