Meet the (new) team!

8th May 2024

Since Crick 2023, there's been some changes to the Ovation Team!

17year old Dominic joined the team in September 2023 having enrolled on an architectural joinery course at Derby College, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Mike Hutley, an experienced cabinet maker, and his faithful friend Jess, arrived in February 2024!

With 'all hands to the pump' so to speak, the team have been busily getting on with preparing the boats for Crick, but not satisfied at being the only canine on the team, Jess insisted on having her own Ovation jacket............and doesn't she look smart!!

You can meet Jess and all the Ovation Team at Crick, but if you're planning on saying 'hello' make sure you have a few treats in your pocket for Jess!

If you would like to view any of the boats in our workshop before they leave for Crick, you can call Chris Williams direct on 07963 974 793 or email

Chris Williams

Mike Hutley

Mike, taking a break with Jess
Jess is ready for Crick!