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Meet the Team

Meet the Team at Ellard

We are proud of our team here at Ellard. Over the years we have built a team mixing vast knowledge and experience within the door industry, underpinning newer, younger and well educated talents who have brought in fresh new ideas to the way we do things here at Ellard.

We pride ourselves on providing the very best customer service at every stage of the business process and we ensure that our customers receive the very best value for money.

Our Teams

Our sales team will assist you with identifying the best solution for the job, and advise on the most cost effective accessories to meet your clients requirements.

To support you during installation, our knowledgeable technical team are also on hand at all times to ensure that any issues are quickly resolved. Our technical team are all fully qualified and are very experienced technicians – it is extremely rare that a problem is not resolved during a simple telephone conversation.

We also have a marketing division, whose job is to keep you up to date with the latest product innovations and developments, as well as proactively contacting customers to solicit feedback. Understanding our clients experiences with Ellard is of the utmost importance to us.

We have worked extremely hard during the last 5 years, improving the quality of our products and extending our range. All major testing to meet European Legislation has been completed using approved test institutions in the UK and Germany.

Ellard: “Where Quality and Value Meet”

Dave Lewis

Managing Director

Dave Lewis, our Managing Director, has used his industry experience, knowledge and contacts to help Ellard grow, overseeing the move to the new premises and expansions in the product range.

davel@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2007.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Dubai.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Working with a great team of motivated people.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Rambo

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Fair, approachable, and a good leader

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The challenge of seeing the company grow and people flourishing within the business

John McGorrigan

Finance Director

johnm@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2003.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    The Maldives.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The challenges.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Paul Maclean

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    They will see what they see

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The challenges

Robert Taylor

Productions Director

robt@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2006.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Mexico.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The autonomy to do my role.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    I am happy being me

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Strong Minded

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Dealing with people from all over the world

Emma Hasson

Sales and Marketing Director

Extension Number 1108

emmah@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2007.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Dubai.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    My Team.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Scarlett O’Hara

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Little Miss Naughty

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Everyday consists of a variety of challenges, highs and lows.. Wouldn’t change it for the world though!

Nick Lord

Sales Director

Extension Number 1107

nickl@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2007.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Las Vegas.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The people.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    The Equaliser

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    The Legend!

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The diversity and the opportunity to make a difference

Jonathan Aldred

Business Development Manager- Gate and Barriers

Mobile: 07946067786

jaldred@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2013.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Florida.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The friendly atmosphere throughout the company.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Fred Flinstone

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    The Office Clown

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Visiting new and existing customers and gaining new business

Gavin Cole

Business Development Manager Gates & Barriers

Mobile: 07974 671 779

Gavinc@ellard.co.uk

GavinC@ellard.co.uk

  • WHAT YEAR DID YOU START AT ELLARD?

    2016

  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

    Anywhere with a beach – hot or cold!

  • WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ELLARD?

    Emphasis on customer satisfaction

  • IF YOU COULD BE A CHARACTER IN A FILM, WHO WOULD YOU BE?

    Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) World War Z

  • HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR CO-WORKERS SEE YOU?

    Someone else can answer this for me!!

  • WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR ROLE?

    Introducing new products to new and existing clients and learning how they use them for a purpose maybe different from intended.

Neil Harbour

Business Development Manager (South)

Extension Number 1105

Mobile: 07714735074

Neilh@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2015

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    St Ives, Cornwall

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Friendly staff

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Rocky Balboa

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Meeting new customers and people

Adam Robinson

Business Development Manager (North)

Extension Number 1103

Mobile: 07917170100

adamr@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2013.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Florida.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The friendly atmosphere throughout the company.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Fred Flinstone

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    The Office Clown

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Visiting new and existing customers and gaining new business

Justin Whitaker

Sales Engineer

Extension Number 1106

justinw@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2006.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Turkey.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The atmosphere.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Winston Wolf

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Direct and Helpful.

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Variety

Robert Pilling

Sales Engineer

Extension Number 1118

robertp@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2013.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Florida.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    I love how helpful our team is and how we will go out of our way to help customers.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Optimus Prime

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Kind and Helpful (I hope!)

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The fact it is steady, fun, and also allows me to speak to many different people

Ashley Woodhead

Sales Engineer

Extension Number 1122

ashleyw@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2015

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    The Greek Islands- Any of them

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Opportunities to develop within the business

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    50 Shades of Woodhead

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    The handsome, charming new guy with his own air conditioned office

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The responsibility and being able to work with other areas of the business

Craig Boyce

Sales Engineer

Extension Number 1104

craigb@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2015.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Tenerife.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The positive working environment.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    James Bond

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Dependable

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The positive working environment and teamwork orientation.

Lorraine Tyson

Sales Administrator

Extension Number 1115

lorrainet@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2011.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Kenya.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    People.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Beatrix Kiddo

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Genuine

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Working things out with figures!

Philippa Herron

Sales and Marketing Executive

Extension Number 1111

philippah@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2014.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Mexico.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The Sales & Marketing Team.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Lydia Deetz

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Friendly, funny, and determined.

  • What do you like best about your role?

    It’s individual to me- although I love working with the team, I also have my own independent projects

Les Potts

Sales and Marketing Executive

Extension Number 1125

lesliep@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2014.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Florida.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Sales and Marketing.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Maverick (Top Gun)

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Happy, friendly, and focused.

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The variety of work and my team

Christina Lowe

Sales and Marketing Executive

Extension Number 1128

christinal@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2015

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Gambia

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The friendly environment and how polite everyone is

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Matilda (for the powers)

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Reliable, approachable, friendly

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Knowing where I’m up to, and being organised

Sonja Woolger

Senior Credit Controller

  • WHAT YEAR DID YOU START AT ELLARD?

2017

  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Greek Islands

  • WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT ELLARD?

Team Spirit

  • IF YOU COULD BE A CHARACTER IN A FILM, WHO WOULD YOU BE?

Miss Moneypenny

  • HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR CO-WORKERS SEE YOU?

Hopefully approachable, friendly and professional

  • WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR ROLE?

Variety!

Lorraine McKenzie

Credit Controller

Extension Number 1114

lorrainem@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2010.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Mexico.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The working environment.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Bambi

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Funny

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Self responsibility for the job

Charlene Cowhig

Accounts Assistant

Extension Number 1126

charlenec@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2008.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Cuba and the Isle of Wight.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The encouragement and room for growth, and the people.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    A Jumper (not the woolly kind!)

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Friendly and Helpful

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The diversity of the work

Aiden Holt

Accounts Assistant

Extension Number 1113

aidenh@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2014.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Greece.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Opportunities to learn.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    The Wolf of Wall Street (More money, less prison!)

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Hair

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The variety and the ‘challenges’

Mark Grice

Technical Support Engineer

markg@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    1997.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Devon/Cornwall.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The friendly atmosphere.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Jackie Chan

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Friendly and approachable

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Assisting with technical questions

Geoff Simpkin

Technical Support Engineer

geoffs@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2004.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Spain.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Being part of a great team.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Sherlock Holmes

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    In general I would say good to work with

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The different challenges on a day to day basis

Dave England

Technical Support Engineer

davee@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2000.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    The Algarve.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The friendly working atmosphere.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Mad Max

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Clever (I hope)

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Being able to make a difference

Phil Dowson

Trainee Technical Support Engineer

phillipd@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2014.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Puerto Pollensa in Majorca.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The enjoyable atmosphere.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Chief Casey Ryback

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    A bit of a smart alec.

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Being able to have a laugh whilst getting on with the job.

Tomasz Witowski

Warehouse Supervisor

sales@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2007

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Poland

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The people I work with

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    American Sniper

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    With high regard

  • What do you like best about your role?

    A new challenge as a supervisor

Andy Town

Sales Engineer

Extension Number 1117

andyt@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    1998.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Saundersfoot, South Wales.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Great quality products to sell.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Martin Riggs

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Obi Andy Kenobi

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The variety of work

Bart Nowak

Electrical Engineer

bartn@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2006

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Poland

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The relaxed atmosphere

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Eddie Morra

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Nice and Friendly

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Diversity of the tasks, and opportunities to help people

Jeff Monks

Returns and Product Development Engineer

jeffm@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2014.

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    The Italian Lakes.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    It’s a nice environment to work with, and nice people to work with.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Blondie (from The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly)

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Helpful, Hardworking, and Knowledgable

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Problem Solving, and developing our products

Ryan Nixon

Apprentice Electrician

ryann@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2012

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Ibiza

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Always busy, and conveniently close to home!

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Batman

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Hard Working

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Freedom to work

Alex Williams

Apprentice Electrician

alexw@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2012

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Spain

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The Friendly Atmosphere

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Legolas

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Quiet and Polite

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The variety of work

Julie Rushworth

ELectrical Assembly

Karolina Lichota

Electrical Assembly Operative

  • When did you start at Ellard

2016

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Nice people

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Colombiana

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    I think they like me

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Learning new things

Callum Atherton

Apprentice Electrician

Ray Tyson

Warehouse Operative (Deliveries)

sales@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2013

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Kenya

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Always learning new things

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Dr Who

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    No Nonsense

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Meeting Customers

Malcolm Dale

Stock Controller

malcolmd@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2007

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Talacre

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The people I work with

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Batman

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    With high regard

  • What do you like best about your role?

    Solving problems

Jon Cocroft

Operations Controller

jonc@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2014

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Bruges

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The people who work there

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Batman

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Honest and hardworking

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The variety of jobs and being active

Bill Ronayne

Warehouse operative

williamr@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    1995

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Greek Islands

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The Friendly Atmosphere

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Atticus Finch

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Easy going and helpful

  • What do you like best about your role?

    That I can get on with what needs to be done

Garry McLoughlin

Warehouse Operative

garrym@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    In the beginning there was me…

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Portugal.

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    Dealing with customers.

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Forrest Gump

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    With high regard and total respect

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The People

Ellis Lyon

Warehouse Operative

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

2015

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

Las Vegas or Cornwall

  • What do you like the most about Ellard?

The people (especially Mark Grice)

  • If you could be a character in a film who would it be?

Gandalf

  • What do you like the most about your role?

Being part of a team, meeting deadlines, learning new skills and being active

Frank Bolton

Warehouse Operative

frankb@ellard.co.uk

  • What year did you start at Ellard?

    2002

  • What is your favourite holiday destination?

    Malta

  • What do you like best about Ellard?

    The people I work with, and being busy

  • If you could be a character in a film, who would you be?

    Captain Jack Sparrow

  • How do you think your co-workers see you?

    Hopefully as very helpful to my colleagues

  • What do you like best about your role?

    The freedom to get on with the job