Stephen Allen – Chairman

Stephen began his career during the late 1970s in the sa_internet_pic_175x223wholesale stamp business founded by his father, Harry Allen, in 1945.  Stephen launched The Westminster Collection in 1987 to bring commemorative stamps and coins to a wider, mass-market, collector audience.  During 1999 he took 288 Group in a new direction launching Sitters, now one of Britain’s leading childcare services.  With three decades of business experience Stephen is the Chairman and controlling shareholder of 288 Group Ltd.

Ian Glen – Managing Director

Ian joined The Westminster Collection in 1994 after readingig_internet_pic_173x224 History at the University of Oxford.  Initially working as a Product Manager looking after the development and marketing of stamp and coin programmes, he became Marketing Manager in 1996 before joining the Board in 1999.  As a Board Director of 288 Group, he is Managing Director of The Westminster Collection.


Peter Owen – Director

Peter first joined Harry Allen in 1984.  He became Personnel po_internet_pic_174x225Manager in 1996 before adding Finance to his responsibilities and joining the Board in 1998 as Company Secretary. As a Board Director of 288 Group, Peter is responsible for Group Services, which manages the group’s shared infrastructure, including ICT, Finance and Personnel.


Peter Robinson – Director

Peter has been involved in sales and fulfilment for both tradepn_internet_pic_175x226 and retail sectors since 1993.  He has worked with a full range of businesses from highly sales focussed blue chip companies to large public sector organisations.  Peter joined 288 Group in 2006 and is responsible for operations and trade.  He became a full Board Director in 2008.