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


Fiona Hartley

Fiona Hartley,
Marketing Manager


Sebastian Mann

Sebastian Mann,
Business Development


Clare Bowen

Clare Bowen,
Business Development


Kevin Addie

Kevin Addie,
Head of Improvement & Quality


Martin Izod

Martin Izod,



Steven Harvey,
Project Manager


Kirsty Ormerod

Kirsty Ormerod,
Accounts Administrator


Lee Ackland

Lee Ackland,
Doorset Manager


Philip Ross

Philip Ross,
Commerical Director


Shaun Ridley

Shaun Ridley,
Product Design Engineer



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,
Marketing Executive


Max Szczerkowski

Max Szczerkowski,
Product Design Engineer


Matt Marias

Matt Marias,
Product Design Engineer


David Falkingham

David Falkingham,
Operations Director


Marianne Reekie

Marianne Reekie,
Office Manager


Martin Lees

Martin Lees,
Access Control Manager


Susan McCallum

Susan McCallum,
Admin / Support


Nigel Stanton

Nigel Stanton,
Warehouse / Assembly


Jeremy Young

Jeremy Young,
Product Design Engineer



Shaun Young,
National Specification Manager


Simon Smith

Simon Smith,
Commercial Sales


Di Lord

Di Stanton,
Warehouse / Assembly


Chris Chambers

Chris Chambers,
Doorset Manager



Andrew Crabb,
Business Development


John McDougall

John McDougall,



Gregor Long,
Marketing Intern


Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart,



John Bertram,
Head of Sales & Commercial


Craig Paterson

Craig Paterson,
Head of Operations


Garry Hatton

Garry Hatton,
Senior Doorset Coordinator



Paul Harding,
Electronic Systems Project Manager



Heather White,
Assistant Office Manager



Nicky McKenzie,
IT Technician



James Randall,
Business Development



Chris Foster,
Head of Service


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.