Meet the Team, Directors, Sales, Contracts, Accounts

SEC Group  |  SEC Storage  |  SEC Interiors

The SEC Group prides itself on high levels of customer service and being there for our clients. Despite having an "online" URL, we work with our clients closely and hope to build mutually rewarding relationships.


There is a dedicated core team at the SEC Group ranging from Directors and Senior Managers, to directly employed SEIRS installation teams and Marketers. Here, we meet the team...

Click to meet each department:   Directors   |   Sales   |   Design & Estimating   |   Contracts   |   Marketing   |   Installations   |   Accounts

Directors - the top.

Steve Watts, Managing Director

Steve Watts
Managing Director

Steve is founder of the SEC Group and involved in the day-to-day running of the business. He's also our Multitier and Garment Hanging system expert. During the Winter he can normally be found on the ski slopes.

Vanessa Beck, Commercial Director

Vanessa Beck
Commercial Director

Vanessa as Commercial Director oversees all facets of the business and is our resident HR expert. Her young family keeps her busy out of work, as does local activities in the village where she lives. She pays the wages & brings cake. We look after Vanessa!

Russell Coleman, Project Director

Russell Coleman
Project Director

Responsible for delivering client focused interior solutions & managing SEC Interiors.  This self proclaimed "Ski Warrior" hits the mountains hard whenever he can and is also a keen golfer and a member at The Shire London.

Gary Kirk, Project Sales Director

Gary Kirk
Project Sales Director

Gary devises solutions for major projects & our biggest clients. He has been with us so long that no-one remembers how long! Cooking culinary delights & spending time with his family keeps him going.

Project & Internal Sales - the ideas people.

Andy Knowles, Storage Project Sales

Andy Knowles
Storage Project Sales

Andy is a Navy man and has been with SEC Storage since September 2012, joining us after a long career in the interiors & storage systems sector. He's a fan of (strange) music and a connoissuer of French wine, sampling every weekend. He loves a good chat...

Laura Mead, Internal Sales Supervisor

Laura Mead
Internal Sales Supervisor

Laura joined our Sales Team in April 2015 and plays a pivotal role in satisfying our client needs for smaller requirements. Laura loves a good chat...and a man in uniform! As one of the most sociable she's always keen to organise after work drinks!

Alex-Mae Underwood, Customer Sales Support Exec

Alex-Mae Underwood
Customer & Sales Support Executive

Alex-Mae joined the Sales Team in August 2016. Alex is responsible with supporting Laura as part of the Internal Sales Team  & deals with our smaller requirements, including racking safety inspections. She is a fitness fanatic & is normally found counting her macros.

Harry Watts, Project Design Engineer

Harry Watts
Project Design Engineer

Harry now works in our Projects division, utilising purpose built Statistical Simulation software to design warehouse solutions that maximise our clients' distribution efficiency while minimising costs. He has the ability to survive the day without any caffeine!

Nick Thompson, Storage Project Sales

Nick Thompson
Storage Project Sales

Nick is one of the newest members of the sales team, joining in February 2017. Nick has a wealth of experience in retail and warehouse shelving solutions. A young family keeps him busy out of work but he tries to get out on the mountain bike when he can.

Design + Estimating - the creative people.

Kevin Miller, Design & Proposal Manager

Kevin Miller
Design & Proposal Manager

Kevin joined us in 2013 and is our head storage designer. He's responsible for interpreting our Project Sales' site survey notes and turning them into working CAD plans and visuals. A quieter member of the team Kevin often comes out with the best jokes.

Jonathan Richmond, Design & Proposal Manager

Jonathan Richmond
Design & Proposal Manager

It is Jonathan's job to turn Russell's conceptual ideas into 3D plans and visuals, helping to bring your project to life. Fortunately, Jonathan's taste in sunglasses has improved. And he's never pranced around the office with his top off.

Charlote Kielty, Design & Proposal Manager

Charlotte Kielty
Design & Proposal Manager

With a BA Hons she joined our office design team in January 2016. Having worked in London on residential & commercial interior design, she has a wealth of ideas & experience. Out of work she can normally be found training in her local gym.

Hannah Woodward, Design & Proposal Manager

Hannah Woodward
Design & Proposal Manager

Hannah joined the Interiors team in September 2016. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her, having gained a degree in Interior Design. She has recently bought her first house which keeps her busy, when she's not training for the London Marathon.

Contracts - making your project happen.

Adrian Wilcox, Contracts Manager

Adrian Wilcox
Contracts Manager

If you decide to place an order with us, it will be Adrian's responsibility to translate the designs into a working installation. Somewhat of a workaholic, he's the first to arrive and last to leave. That's when he's not on holiday!

Sabin Petrescu, Project Delivery Manager

Sabin Petrescu
Project Delivery Manager

Sabin joined the project delivery team in April 2016 helping to deliver our largest projects by site-managing and monitoring the workmanship on site. Fluent in 4 languages, he has his own bee hives back in his native Romania!

Matt Headland, Senior Technical Support

Matt Headland
Senior Technical Support

Matt has been with the SEC since early 2012. His passion for all things construction (particularly his own property empire!) means he's well placed to assist in the delivery of our Storage projects. Matt spends most of his weekends doing DIY.

Batsirai Mandeya, Trainee Technical Support

Batsirai Mandeya
Trainee Technical Support

Batsirai, or Bats to everyone at SEC, has an Engineering degree & supports the Storage CAD and both Contracts teams with drawings and specifications. Bats is an avid Man Utd fan which he says has "contributed to his winning spirit".

Marketing - getting our name out there.

Dean Kahl, PR & Brand Manager

Dean Kahl
PR & Brand Manager

Starting at SEC in November 2007 initially part-time, he's now responsible for all marketing within the business, including this website! Our resident coffee snob, he's a keen downhill and freeride mountain biker with his local riding spot.

Adam Mullen, Marketing Coordinator

Adam Mullen
Marketing Coordinator

Adam has joined after completing his degree at University. With a flair for everything digital, he creates our online content & is in charge of design. All our photograhs are his handy work! He's a Luton FC season ticket holder...we're not sure why!

Tamsin Caton, Lead Generator

Tamsin Caton
Business Development Executive

Since June 2014, Tamsin has had the unenviable task of calling our customer and prospects database, generating appointments for our sales team. Looking after her family is what keeps Tamsin going. And a good brew!

Installations - bringing your project to life.

Gavin Oliver, Installations Manager

Gavin Oliver
Installations Manager

Gav has been with us since 2004 & started as one of our SEIRS qualified racking installers. He's responsible for all our storage installations, ensuring sites are compliant & coordinating our SEIRS installers.

Grahame Hollick, Installations Manager

Grahame Hollick
Installations Manager

Responsible for helping to deliver our interior fit out and refurbishment projects, Grahame is hands on too, so you might find him installing partitioning or suspended ceilings. Most won't realise that Grahame used to have his own second hand car garage.

Robert 'Jock' Gowans, Installations Supervisor

"Jock" Gowans
Installations Supervisor

Originally starting as a SEIRS Installer he's now a Supervisor, ensuring your installations comply to SEMA Codes. His nickname is from his Scottish heritage. You'll be forgiven for thinking he's a Londoner, especially when wearing his Chelsea FC shirt!

Leighton Cornwell, Storage Installations Supervisor

Leighton Cornwell
Installations Supervisor

Initially starting as a SEIRS Installer, in September 2014 Leighton was made Storage Installations Supervisor. He's the site teams go to eBay guru. He's an Arsenal fan but some say he's more of a Jack Daniel's fan (at the weekends!).

Mick Keeling, Storage Installations Supervisor

Mick Keeling
Installations Supervisor

Joining in February 2014, Mick is now an Installations Supervisor. Originally from Birmingham he's an ardent Aston Villa FC fan, he's one of the shortest members of the install teams (not that it stops him putting up high-bay racking!).

Accounts - the money people.

Lindy Barton, Finance Manager

Lindy Barton
Finance Manager

Lindy started at SEC as a temp in the early-2000's and is still here! As Finance Manager, she helps ensure our projects are running to budget. She loves spending time with her grandchildren. Don't remind her she's a Grandma though!

Val Lawrence, Finance Administrator

Val Lawrence
Finance Administrator

Val has been with SEC since 2011. She's normally found processing invoices, particularly from suppliers and subcontractors. She has a new found love for cycling, even riding to work in January! Her oldest love is Cliff Richard, however...