Meet our team 

As you can imagine from a product design company committed to developing best-in-class products which improve people's lives, our team is an essential part of our success.  With a team of over 40 based throughout the UK, we're continuously raising the standards of the sectors in which we operate thanks to the expertise, energy and passion of our staff. 

Gus Thomas

Gus Thomas,
Product Design Engineer



Sheena Armour,
Head of Finance


Sebastian Mann

Sebastian Mann,
Senior Business Development Manager


Kirsty Ormerod

Kirsty Ormerod,
Accounts Assistant



Kevin Addie,
Head of Quality and Safety


Martin Izod

Martin Izod,
Chief Product Officer / Co-founder



Steven Harvey,
Senior Projects Coordinator



Lee Ackland,
Design & Specification Manager


Philip Ross

Philip Ross,
CEO / Co-founder


Fiona Hartley

Fiona Hartley,
Marketing Manager


Shaun Ridley

Shaun Ridley,
Head of Engineering



Faye Hayes,
Lead People Advisor


Adam Gallagher

Adam Gallagher,
Commercial Sales


Ann Quanbrough

Ann Quanbrough,
Finance Manager


Peter Hopkin

Peter Hopkin,
Warehouse / Assembly


Erin 2-1

Erin Murtagh,
Senior Marketing Executive


Max Szczerkowski

Max Szczerkowski,
Product Design Engineer


Matt Marias

Matt Marias,
Product Design Engineer


Martin Lees

Martin Lees,
Head of Operations - Blackpool


Susan McCallum

Susan McCallum,
Admin / Support


Nigel Stanton

Nigel Stanton,
Warehouse / Assembly


Jeremy Young

Jeremy Young,
Product Design Engineer


Simon Smith

Simon Smith,
Commercial Sales


Di Lord

Di Stanton,
Warehouse / Assembly


Craig Paterson

Craig Paterson,
Head of Operations


Garry Hatton

Garry Hatton,
Senior Doorset Coordinator



Heather White,
Office Manager



Paul Harding,
Electronic Systems Project Manager



Sue Li,
Business Development Manager



Nicky McKenzie,
IT Technician



Brian Trueman,
Head of Sales & Commercial


David Chadwick

David Chadwick,
Regional Project Manager



James Randall,
Project Safety Consultant



Alicja Kulik,
Digital Marketing Executive



Emma Harrison,
Business Development Manager



Chris Pearson,
Regional Project Manager



Rebecca Simpson,
Customer Quality Engineer


Lauren Yeoman

Lauren Yeoman,
Supply Chain Manager



Amy Cuthbertson,
People & Recruitment Assistant



Colm Dowling,
Data Scientist



Pim Gritter,
New Product Introduction Engineer



Seonaid Nimmo,
Product Design Engineer



Rhona Steel,
QHSE Engineer



Kuba Dziewiecki,
Corporate Development Lead



Scott Boyle,
Project Manager



Martin Sampson,
Design Specification Manager



Kieron Butt,
Regional Specification Manager



Emily Harter,
Support Administrator



Jonathan Simpson,
Administration & Warehouse Operative



Matt Handford,
Product Training Manager



Gareth Owen,
Interim Customer Quality Engineer



Guy Statham,
Regional Specification Manager



Maxine Welsh,
Finance Officer



Daniel Waite,
Product Design Engineer


Our teams 

Design engineering team

Our team of design engineers are involved in the design and development of best-in-class products for Mental Health and other environments.

Having recently grown from three to six full-time employees,  they follow a rigorous design process, involving our customers at each stage of product development.  This 'Voice of Customer' approach helps ensure the end result overcomes existing limitations and meets our customers' needs. 

Doorsets team 

Our doorsets team are conveniently located across the UK – in easy reach of our customers.  The majority of their time is spent meeting customers to understand their requirements and help them specify the most suitable doorsets.

As well as assisting with specifications, they also arrange trials or visits with our mobile doorset samples – as some of our products are best seen to be appreciated.

Locksets team 

As locksets are a critical safety product in Mental Health environments, ensuring staff can always get access when they need it, we created a dedicated anti-ligature locksets and handles team.

Including roles from operations to sales, they have specialised knowledge and expertise on our range of anti-ligature locksets and handles.

Partner Support

At Safehinge Primera, our relationship with architectural ironmongers and door manufacturing partners is vital to our success and represents a major part of what we do.  That’s why we’ve created the new role of Partner Sales Support. 

Working with our door and ironmongery partners,  this involves providing specification and sales support for  component sales – including finger guards, anti-ligature locksets and door components for Mental Health.

Supporting roles

Exactly like the Mental Health and Education sectors we operate in, it's the supporting roles at Safehinge Primera which keep the whole operation moving every day.

From admin and finance, to marketing and warehousing, they communicate with our customers, suppliers and partners and ensure the business runs smoothly.  The result?  A dedicated team providing exceptional customer service, saving you time and helping you get what you need when you need it.