Our Team

Atwell International - Russell Walker, Managing DirectorRussell Walker

Managing Director

Russell joined Atwell International in 1998 as the Commercial Manager, and then worked his way up to Commercial Director before becoming the Managing Director in 2010.

Before taking over as the Managing Director, Russell was largely responsible for the development of the VG brand of lift safety components and has been involved in all aspects of the design, testing and production of the current range of products.

When not in the office Russell spends his time supporting Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, going to the gym and pursuing his love of photography.

 

 

 

 

 

MattMatt Jeans

Engineering Manager

Matt is our Engineering manager.  He is responsible for the day to day production of the VG Safety Gears, Rope Brakes and Overspeed Governors.  Matt also uses our latest Solidworks 3D drawing programme to produce bespoke gear rafts and steelwork.

Matt joined Atwell International in November 2002 after serving for 17 years with the Royal Air Force.

Matt is a member of Worcester Operatic Society and has appeared in several of their shows at Worcester’s Swan Theatre.  He also enjoys walking and cycling.

 

 

 

 

 

Jayne Bryant of Atwell InternationalJayne Bryant

Sales Manager

Jayne joined the Atwell team in May 2013 as Office Administrator, before taking on the role of Sales Manager in September 2015.  She previously worked in the UK & International transport industry.

Outside of work, Jayne has 3 young sons and a dog to look after.  When she does have spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, walking, reading and catching up with her friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Hagan of Atwell InternationalSarah Hagan

Field Sales Executive

Sarah joined Atwell in June 2015, bringing with her years of lift industry experience and knowledge relating to major repairs and modernisations. Sarah’s role is meeting new and existing clients and assisting with all Atwell products and services, including new lift equipment packages.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, horse riding and watching movies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Chance of Atwell InternationalSharon Chance

Project Coordinator

Sharon is our newest member of staff, having joined us in June 2017 as Project Coordinator.

This is a new role, and Sharon is responsible for developing and managing the company marketing strategy and related projects, as well as offering business development support for our sales team.

Outside of work, Sharon enjoys yoga, walking the dog, teaching business studies, films and reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

silhouettePam Gardiner

Accounts Manager

Pam is our Accounts Manager and is responsible for maintaing the company bank accounts as well as producing company reports.

Pam started at Atwell in 1998 and was the first employee at Atwell International.  Previously Pam had worked at a local stock brokers and then at Marks & Spencers for 17 years in an accounting role.

Outside of work, Pam enjoys gardening, spending time with family and walking, particularly in the North Yorkshire Dales.
 

 

 

 

 

Holly Freeman

Accounts Administrator

Holly has been with us since June 2015, and is our Accounts / Office administrator.  She is responsible for raising sales invoices, credit control and assisting Pam in both the Atwell and Atwell Raloe sides of the business.

Holly has recently started collecting tropical fish, and she enjoys travelling in Europe and socialising with friends and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MikeMike Lewis

IT & Sales Support

Mike processes sales and purchase orders, and maintains the company database, network and web sites.

Mike, who joined Atwell International in July 2006, comes from an IT background and previously worked at an Internet Service Provider.

Outside of work, Mike often travels around the country to watch various rock bands, and even does some live music promotion in Worcester and Birmingham when the need calls for it.  Other interests include horror movies, martial arts and PlayStation.

 

 

 

 

 

Paul McNamee of Atwell InternationalPaul McNamee

Warehouse Operative

Paul builds and tests all of our VG safety gears, rope brakes, overspeed governors and tension weights.

Outside of work, Paul spends most of his time building or repairing violins, guitars and cellos, as well as working on his VW camper van.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Dolphin of Atwell InternationalJames Dolphin

Warehouse Operative

James looks after our stock levels, and deals with all incoming and outgoing goods, as well as building VG safety gears.

James enjoys football, socialising and music festivals when not at work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BrianBrian Burtenshaw

Consultant

Brian formed Atwell International in 1996. His experience in the lift industry spanned over five decades, including several years spent living and working in the Middle and Far East.

Brian, who has now retired, is available to Atwell International as a consultant to lend his knowledge to problem solving.

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