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 60 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. 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Philip Ross,
CEO / Co-Founder

 

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Martin Izod,
Chief Product Officer / Co-Founder

 

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Vikki Macleod,
Non-Executive Director

 

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Beatrice Fraenkel,
Non-Executive Director

 

Holger Pertz


Holger Pertz,
Non-Executive Director

 

ADMINISTRATION

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Kim Balfour,
Executive Assistant

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Elgar Finlay,
Commercial Director

 

Dan Richardson


Dan Richardson,
Head of Sales

 

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Guy Statham,
National Sales Manager

 

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Kieron Butt,
Regional Specification Manager

 

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James Randall,
Senior Business Development Manager

 

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Sebastian Mann,
Senior Business Development Manager

 

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Su Li,
Business Development Manager

 

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Abbie Charters,
Business Development Manager

 

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Keagan Barr,
Business Development Manager

 

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Kuba Dziewiecki,
Corporate Development Lead

 

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Simon Smith,
Commercial Sales

 

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Lee McIntyre,
Product Training Manager

 

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Lee Ackland,
Design Specification Manager

 

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Martin Sampson,
Design Specification Manager

 

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Holly Warner,
User Researcher

 

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Di Stanton,
Commercial Sales

 

Nicky Vladimirou


Nicky Vladimirou,
Business Development Manager

 

CUSTOMER SUCCESS 

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Heather White,
Customer Services Manager

 

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Jemma McManus,
Customer Services Coordinator

 

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Chris Pearson,
Customer Care Project Manager

 

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Gareth Owen,
Customer Quality Engineer

 

Rebecca-Simpson


Rebecca Simpson,
Customer Quality Engineer

 

ENGINEERING

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Simon Black,
Digital Director

 

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Shaun Ridley,
Head of Engineering

 

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Jeremy Young,
Senior Operations Engineer

 

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Max Szczerkowski,
Senior Development Engineer

 

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Gus Thomas,
Product Design Engineer

 

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Matt Marias,
Product Design Engineer

 

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Seonaid Nimmo,
Product Design Engineer

 

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Daniel Waite,
Product Design Engineer

 

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Hugo Buchan,
Product Design Engineer

 

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Pim Gritter,
Product Introduction & Support Engineer

 

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Colm Dowling,
Data Scientist

 

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Jamie McAulay,
Product Design Engineer

 

Mark Hannah


Mark Hannah,
Embedded System Engineer

 

FINANCE

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Sheena Armour,
Finance Director

 

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Lewis Wilson,
Head of Finance

 

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Maxine Welsh,
Finance Officer

 

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Monica Gizzi,
Special Projects Lead

 

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Corrinna Kilbride,
Finance Assistant

 

MARKETING

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Birte Reiter-Millard,
Senior Marketing Lead

 

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Tim Dunsmuir,
Digital Marketing Manager

 

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Mark McGuffie,
Senior Marketing Executive

 

Operations

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Craig Paterson,
Head of Projects

 

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Martin Lees,
Head of Operations - Blackpool

 

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Adam Gallagher,
Operations Manager - Blackpool

 

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Scott Boyle,
Project Manager

 

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Steven Harvey,
Senior Projects Coordinator

 

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Garry Hatton,
Senior Doorset Coordinator

 

Lauren Yeoman


Lauren Yeoman,
Supply Chain Manager

 

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Rachel Thomson,
Buyer

 

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David Chadwick,
Regional Project Manager

 

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Paul Harding,
Installation Manager

 

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Frank Lang,
Project Estimator & Scheduler

 

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Jim Wark,
Project Manager

 

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Mark Kelly,
Projects Estimator

 

People

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Faye Hayes,
People Lead

 

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Amy Cuthbertson,
People Advisor

 

Quality & Safety

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Kevin Addie,
Head of Quality & Safety

 

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Rhona Steel,
QHSE Manager

 

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Nicky McKenzie,
Systems Engineer

 

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Grant Uzu,
IT and Systems Technician

 

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Kenny Weir,
Continuous Improvement Manager

 

WAREHOUSE & ASSEMBLY

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Nigel Stanton,
Warehouse / Assembly

 

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Jonathan Simpson,
Administration & Warehouse Operative

 

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.