APOLLO PERSONNEL

Launching from Wharfebank Mills, Leeds – Apollo3D and its intrepid crew continue to deliver modern virtualisations. Internationally.

Founded in June 2017, apollo3D set off with a mission of providing premium 3D tours that create an immersive virtual experience of any location. Today they are one of the UK’s leading specialists in the field.

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MEET THE CREW

Apollo3D launched from Cape Otley on the day October 24, 2017. Lead by Commander Mark Shepherd & Payload Commander Rob “Red Fringe” Wilyman, Apollo3D embarked on their mission – bringing 3D Virtual Tours and Digital Twins to anyone across the world. To this day a large crew of 12 people continue this mission

“…one small step for a man, one giant leap for 3D Tours”

Mark Shepherd

Commander

Leader of the pack and Head of Being in Charge, Mark founded Apollo3D in 2017. He’s gone from geeky schoolboy who taught computer studies to his teachers, to an authority on all things 3D. You can find him scanning at the top of ski slopes, on trampolines, in fields and sometimes, in bathtubs.  

Mark’s favourite memory is spending 24 hours in Schiphol Airport where time stopped meaning anything and so it was always 5pm somewhere. He used to live in America and will never let us forget it. 

Rob Wilyman

Payload Commander

The most positive guy in any the room, Rob has been with Apollo3D since 2018 and holds the fort at our Leeds office. His favourite building in Leeds is his local, The Hunters, and he enjoys making furniture from scratch almost as much as buying new woodworking tools.  

In his spare time he coaches juniors’ rugby after a lifetime of being sporty and enjoys spinning records on his very own decks. Rob thinks he’s an authority on all things music, but we never let him choose the tunes in the office for good reason.

Tom Harteveld

Flight Engineer

Tom joined the team in 2019 and is our go-to guy for videos, websites, and marketing. Never one for a quiet office, he’s the resident DJ and when asked the best album of all time he couldn’t pick between ‘Licensed to Ill’ by the Beastie Boys or ‘The Muppets: An Original Walt Disney Soundtrack’. He’s still hoping for a collab between them both.

In Year 6 at school, he won the highly coveted “Best Tom” award – something we’ve graciously allowed him to continue holding this title whilst he works for Apollo3D. 

Becky Wain

Flight Director

Becky is our smooth talker on the phones and sales extraordinaire, part of the team since 2018. She answers queries or books in scans like there’s no tomorrow and loves to walk her puppy, Billy. Her favourite building is York Castle Museum and a life hack she swears by is “don’t put water down the chimney” – solid life advice from her 5 year old.

Becky makes candles in her spare time and we love the way they smell! She’s also a keen runner and is probably the fittest out of the lot of us.

Dom Nequest

Test Pilot

Dom is the oldest and baldest of our boys and has been with Apollo3D since 2018. His favourite architecture in Leeds is Quarry House because it looks like an MI5 building and he supports Hull, but we’ve forgiven him for that. At the office he is chief brew maker and has a never-ending appetite – especially if someone else is buying!

Breaking equipment as well as hearts, Dom is our first choice when scanning in rivers or caves. He is the proud owner of an Automatic Driving License but no car.

Ben Wood

Lunar Pilot

The quietest member of Team Apollo, Ben has been bringing down our average age since 2020. He’s a qualified drone pilot and has only crashed into a tree once – but we don’t remind him of that.

A huge fan of cars, Ben’s favourite life hack is to flash traffic lights to make them change faster and his favourite memory is fishing on a lake in Canada. In the office Ben is always drinking water. All of the time. It’s impressive; he’s the most hydrated guy we know. He can also plank for 12 minutes. 

Abi Makin

Mission Control

Head of operations and making sure everything runs smooth, Abi (also answers to Abs) joined Apollo3D in 2020 and loves a spreadsheet. Happy to organise and jump in on whatever’s needed, she appreciates our office dog content the most. Abi’s favourite memory is visiting Kyoto in the snow and a life hack she swears by is using frozen grapes to cool down a glass of wine.

If you ever need any help, say ‘Houston, we have a problem’ and she’ll be there – always happy to lend a hand.

Georgia Coates

Cosmonaught

G joined the team in 2021 and has already gained a reputation for matching the boys pint for pint. She’s a fast learner and has turned her hand to every aspect of the business from scanning to video editing! G represented Team GB at the Rio Olympics in 2016 for swimming and we still can’t get over how cool that is.

At school she was known for being the tall, ginger kid, and we’re pleased to say she has held onto all of these characteristics into adulthood.

Kieran Williams

Space Muscle

Since 2021 Kieran has been the muscle man at Apollo3D, much to Ben’s disappointment. His MMA credentials might intimidate in the cage but we know in the office he’s soft as a teddy bear. As a Southerner relocated to the North West Kieran has to have his wits about him, but he’s flown under the radar so far. We may even bestow honorary citizenship if he can produce a homemade Yorkshire Pudding. 

His attention to detail comes to the forefront of all his projects and we’ll learn to live with the fact he wears sliders and socks. 

Helen Lister

Public Affairs Liaison

Our PR Guru and media wrangler, Helen has been pushing Apollo3D out there since the very beginning. Our go to for press releases and fundraisers, she once sold a record number of raffle tickets at school and won an impressive quantity of tuck shop vouchers. Clearly this inspired Helen, who is responsible for many successful media campaigns. Her favourite memory is the birth of her son Matthew and her life hack is to stop bug bites itching with a hairdryer – genius! 

Craig Hendry

Engineer Support
Covering North to South, our man Craig still retains that Scottish accent, albeit with an Australian twist! He’s been working with us since 2021 but his experience in scanning dates back to his Oz days. He is responsible for some truly fantastic 3D tours and has an abundance of gorgeous sea snaps on his camera roll, we’re not jealous at all…  A fan of a selfie and with a great sense of humour, Craig can be relied upon to deliver quality work alongside the banter.  

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