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. 

FOUNDERS

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Philip Ross,
CEO / Co-Founder

 

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Martin Izod,
Chief Product Officer / Co-founder

 

ADMINISTRATION

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Heather White,
Office Manager

 

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Susan McCallum,
Admin/Support

 

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Kim Balfour,
Executive Assistant

 

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Jemma McManus,
Support Administrator

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Brian Trueman,
Sales & Marketing Director

 

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Elgar Finlay,
Partnerships Director

 

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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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Emma Harrison,
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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Dean Berry,
Regional Specification Manager

 

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Lee McIntyre,
Product Training Manager

 

ENGINEERING

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Shaun Ridley,
Head of Engineering

 

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Gus Thomas,
Product Design Engineer

 

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Max Szczerkowski,
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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Jeremy Young,
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

 

FINANCE

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Sheena Armour,
Finance Director

 

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Lewis Wilson,
Finance Lead

 

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Maxine Welsh,
Finance Officer

 

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Ann Quanborough,
Finance Manager

 

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Kirsty Ormerod,
Finance Officer

 

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Monica Gizzi,
Special Projects Lead

 

MARKETING

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Mark Junner,
Head of Marketing

 

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Blaire Breslin,
Senior Marketing Executive

 

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Alicja Kulik,
Digital Marketing Executive

 

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Nina Sasan,
Marketing Coordinator

 

Operations

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Martin McGreskin,
Operations Director

 

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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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Lee Ackland,
Design Specification Manager

 

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Martin Sampson,
Design Specification Manager

 

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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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Chris Pearson,
Regional Project Manager

 

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David Chadwick,
Regional Project Manager

 

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Paul Harding,
Installation Manager

 

People

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Faye Hayes,
People Lead

 

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Amy Cuthbertson,
People & Recruitment Assistant

 

Quality & Safety

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Kevin Addie,
Head of Quality & Safety

 

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Rebecca Simpson,
Customer Quality Engineer

 

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Rhona Steel,
QHSE Engineer

 

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Gareth Owen,
Interim Customer Quality Engineer

 

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Nicky McKenzie,
Systems Engineer

 

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Mohammed AI Jabbar,
IT Technician

 

WAREHOUSE & ASSEMBLY

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Nigel Stanton,
Warehouse / Assembly

 

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Di Stanton,
Warehouse / Assembly

 

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Peter Hopkin,
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.