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Our People

At Equipserv our people are our most important and valuable asset. We lead our industry because we do more than just meet our customers' needs today. We anticipate their needs for the future. We know that our employees' efforts have a tremendous impact on the quality of products and services we deliver to our customers each day. Our ability to become the recognized leader in service excellence among all companies nationally rests on the experience and expertise of our employees. This is why we are committed to selecting talented and innovative people who are passionate about addressing our customers' needs.

Once on board we constantly look to train and develop our people to ensure they can add increasing amounts of value to our customer SMR operations.


Key People

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Chairman
  • Dennis Studholme Chairman Open or Close


    Dennis has over 30 years experience in the vehicle finance, leasing and contract hire industry. After founding Elton Vehicle Contracts in 1985, Dennis grew the fleet size to 7,000 before initiating the sale of the business to First National Bank, a subsidiary of Abbey National plc.

    As Managing Director of First National Vehicle Holdings, Dennis accepted the challenge from the new parent leading the company to a top four market position, with a fleet size of 75,000 vehicles, within 5 years.

    Dennis now provides valuable experience and support to Equipserv in addition to his other interests in vehicle and finance leasing businesses

    First Job: Finance Rep
    First Car: Mini Van
    Last Holiday: Vietnam/Cambodia

Engineering Services
  • Richard Taylor Operations Director Open or Close

    0845 601 1266

    richard.taylor@equipservuk.com



    Richard joined Equipserv UK back in 2005. With over 35 years experience in engineering, which have included a 5 year apprenticeship as a maintenance fitter, 2D & 3D Cad Cam design engineer, CNC / Robotics programmer, and a number of years working with industrial Lasers

    In his spare time Richard and his wife love walking (or being taken for a walk) by their two Cockapoos, Oscar and Harvey

    Interests: Walking, Cycling, and supporting the only team in Sheffield being Wednesday

  • Andy Bickley Technical Engineering Manager Open or Close

    0845 601 1266

    andy.bickley@equipservuk.com



    Time served maintenance technician with over 20 years’ experience working on heavy industrial machinery / waste handling equipment. Joined Equipserv in 2007 shortly after the group acquisition of Lloyds International baler manufacturer.

    Interests: Travelling, discovering new places to visit, happiest when in Canada. Also, all forms of sport, mainly football, especially anything MCFC.

  • Brenda Burkinshaw SMR Work Completion Co-ordinator Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 213

    brenda.burkinshaw@equipservuk.com



    First Car: Ford Fiesta
    Last Holiday: Tenerife
    Favourite Music: Northern Soul & Motown
    Favourite Gadget: iPhone
    Interests: Going on holiday as much as possible. Spending time with family and friends especially my 2 year old grandson.

  • Jane Price SMR Work Completion Co-ordinator Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 215

    jane.price@equipservuk.com



    Jane joined Equipserv in December 2017 after previously working as a Weighbridge Operator / Admin Assistant for a large recycling company.

    Spare Time: Generally spent running round after her children, especially her eldest who is a keen Hockey player and has previously played for GB under 20’s girls ball hockey team. Spending time with family and friends.
    Holidays This Year: Lanzarote & Morocco
    First Car: Mark 1 Astra


  • Mark Kokot Warehouse & Stock Supervisor Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 220

    mark.kokot@equipservuk.com



    Mark joined Equipserv UK in July 2017 after spending recent years working in the warehouse industry. Mark comes with a wealth of knowledge and will oversee internal stock movement from goods received/dispatch to warehouse structure and organisation.

    Last Holiday: Greece
    Interests: Playing and watching football (Chelsea FC) & socialising with friends and family.

  • Bethany Walker Engineering Administrator Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 230

    bethany@equipservuk.com



    Bethany joined Equipserv in October 2018 after working as a Business Administrator and completing her NVQ level 2 and 3 in Business Administration.

    Personal Goal: To travel to 12 different places around the world by end of 2019
    Hobbies: Polefit, cooking, art, photography, gym and traveling
    Last Holiday: Greece, Zante
    Favourite Movie: Howl’s Moving Castle and Phantom of the Opera
    Currently Reading: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Sales & Customer Service
  • Chris Duckett Commercial Director Open or Close

    0845 601 1266

    chris.duckett@equipservuk.com



    Chris became Group MD in March 2007. In his spare time Chris still enjoys playing football and watching his home team – Liverpool.

    First Job: Midland Bank
    First Car: Toyota Celica
    Last Holiday: Family holiday in Italy

  • Andy Taylor Operations Manager Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 225

    andy.taylor@equipservuk.com



    Andy's previous job role was a Project Co-Ordinator at a commercial catering equipment company dealing with restaurant & pub chains. Andrew also enjoys football and was on the books at Chesterfield Football club until the age of 19, and still plays at a competitive level at weekends.

    Andrew enjoys socializing with friends and describes himself as competetive and an all-round keen sportsman.

    Favourite Gadget: Laptop
    First Job: Footballer
    Last Holiday: Portugal

  • Josie Batterley Operations Co-Ordinator Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 223

    josie.batterley@equipservuk.com



    Worked many years in the motor trade and vehicle accessory fitments
    Married to Adrian since 1999, 1 Stepson (and 1 cat!!)

    Hobbies: Walking, Swimming, Reading, listening to Music, going to Concerts
    Last Holiday: Menorca
    First Car: Opel Manta

  • Sarah Watson Key Account Manager Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 222

    sarah.watson@equipservuk.com



    Sarah joined Equipserv in May 2015 after working as a primary school teacher for 5 years and attending the University of Liverpool and the University of Leeds.

    First Job: Waitress
    Last Holiday: Cape Verde
    Favourite Music: Westlife, Neil Diamond and Dolly Parton
    Hobbies: Spending time with friends, walking my two Springer Spaniel's and knocking down walls/decorating

  • Danielle Robinson Account Co-Ordinator Open or Close

    0845 601 1266

    danielle.robinson@equipservuk.com



    Danielle returns to Equipserv UK following 18 months maternity leave.
    Danielle formally a Key Account Manager returns as an Account Co-Ordinator. As she knows the business procedures and managed some of Equipserv UK’s biggest accounts it makes her the ideal person to work alongside our account managers to support our customer’s needs.

    Last Holiday: Spain.
    First Car: Renault Clio.
    Favourite Gadget: iPhone.

  • Adam Wall Key Account Manager Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 224

    adam.wall@equipservuk.com



    Adam Joined Equipserv UK in December 2015 as a Key Account Manager and brings with him a background in service management having worked for a large internet provider within the business sector for six years. He is committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction and attention to detail.

    Last holiday: Miami, Florida
    First Car: Fiat Tipo (Formula ) AKA The 4X4.
    Favourite Gadget: Head torch
    Favourite Film: The Big Lebowski
    Interests: Running, Cycling, photography, Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing.

  • Scott Dinnigan Customer Service Account Manager Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext 219

    scott.dinnigan@equipservuk.com



    Scott joined Equipserv UK in September 2015 after working for a leading travel operator for 4 years. Scott has experience in sales and working with new and existing customers to ensure there requirements are met. Whilst relaxing he enjoys spending time with his young family and playing sports.

    Interests: Football & socialising with friends and family.
    Last Holiday: Kardamena, Greece

  • Vicky Thorneycroft Key Account Manager Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext:218

    victoria.thorneycroft@equipservuk.com



    Vicky joined Equipserv in 2016 after 4 years of working in the travel industry. She started off as Equipserv’s Customer Service Works Planner and then developed into Account Management. Vicky has now taken on more customers and this year was promoted to a Key Account Manager.

    Last Holiday: Ayia Napa – Cyprus
    First Job: Sales Assistant – New Look
    Hobbies: Watching Football (Rotherham United), Pub Quizzes, Going on Holiday

    vicky

  • Megan Feeney Godbehere Account Co-Ordinator Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext 229

    megan@equipservuk.com



    Megan joined Equipserv in August 2018 after finishing her Languages course at The University of Sheffield. Megan is energetic, has a passion for customer satisfaction and is a welcomed addition to the Customer Service Team.

    Last Holiday: Germany/Austria
    First Job: Sales Assistant
    Favourite Band: Take That
    Favourite TV show: Spooks
    Favourite Bird: Robin
    Hobbies: Walking/Hiking, going to the gym, reading, traveling and the cinema.

    megan

  • Jake Moore Account Manager Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext 211

    jake.moore@equipservuk.com



    Jake joined Equipserv UK in September 2018, Jake is ambitious and looking to develop his skills to become invaluable to his customers.

    Jake is into his technology and computers and is aiming to get all his customers using Equipserv UK’s asset assist management system.

    jake

Finance
  • Sarah Hudson Finance Director Open or Close

    0845 601 1266

    sarah.hudson@equipservuk.com



    Sarah joined the company in October 2008 as Group Financial Controller. Sarah's main responsibility is to produce the financial reports along with monthly management accounts and to also to produce budget information.

    Her interests are gardening walking and going to the gym, along with spending time with her family.

    Favourite Music: Rihanna and Beyonce
    Favourite Film: Casino Royale
    First Car: Mini 1000
    Last Holiday Normandy, France

  • Linda Woods Credit Controller Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 212

    linda.woods@equipservuk.com



    Joined Equipserv in April 2013 after working 12 years in the motor trade.

    First Car: Red Peugeot 205
    Last Holiday: Portugal
    Interests: Walking in Chatsworth

  • Jacques Hedger Purchase Ledger Open or Close

    0845 601 1266 Ext: 217

    jacqueline.hedger@equipservuk.com



    Jacques joined the Finance Team of Equipserv UK as Purchase Clerk in May 2016 & is looking forward to contributing to the growth of the business.

    Last Holiday: Cape Cod, Hyannis, Massachusetts
    First Job: Receptionist
    Hobbies: Karate Instructor 2nd Dan & Horse Riding

Systems & Data
  • David Jones Project Manager Open or Close


    David has over 35 years experience at a senior level in Maintenance Management of Mechanical, Electrical & Instrumentation fixed Plant & Equipment in the Water Industry with responsibility for the evaluation development and application of modern maintenance Practices. He was also had specific responsibility for ensuring full compliance with Statutory Regulations associated with Electricity at Work Regulations, Lifting Equipment & Pressure Regulations.

    Over recent years since retiring from the Water Industry some 12 years ago David has provided Management Consultancy Services to the Water Industry, First National Bank, Circle Leasing and Kelpack Holding Ltd where he is at present providing Project Management Services.

    Interests: Golf, Walking, DIY, Gardening and Travel (Mainly Cruising)
    Football: Manchester United Season Ticket Holder up the Reds down the Blues.
    Entertainment: Live Theatre (musicals, modern Ballet)

  • Mark Booth IT services Manager Open or Close


    Mark Booth has been providing IT support to the Equipserv business since 2007. With over 22 years experience in IT working in software development, hardware installation/management and electronic communications he has created an effective IT platform for Equipserv's future business strategy.

    Interests: film, music, holidays, socialising, cooking, drinking and eating (usually in that order) and recently produced a feature film to be released in 2013.

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