Simon Watson
Managing Director

Tel: 01403 786601

Simon has been with ELP for nearly 25 years – from day one, in fact! He joined the organisation as Production Manager, held the position of Operations Manager for over 10 years, before becoming Operations Director. Prior to joining ELP, Simon also worked within the lighting industry so has an awful lot of experience.

Simon is responsible for the day-to-day running of all manufacturing, production, conversion, laboratory and purchasing activities.

Having moved into the role of Managing Director, Simon is looking forward to tackling fresh challenges, working with colleagues new and old to ensure ELP’s continued success.

Simon Watson - Operations Manager

Barbara West
Finance Director

Tel: 01403 786601

Having previously worked as an accountant in the motor trade for prestige dealerships Barbara has been with us since 2011. Barbara is responsible for overseeing all accounting functions at ELP. This includes monthly and year end accounts and Human Resources services.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Barbara moved to London and now lives locally.

In her spare time, Barbara enjoys Ballroom and Latin Dancing.

Barbara West - Finance Director

Martin Afford
Technical Manager

Tel: 01403 786601

Martin is Technical Manager for both Emergency Lighting Products Ltd and our sister company Jordan Reflectors Ltd. He has worked in the lighting industry for over 20 years. Martin manages our design team and project leads all new lighting products.

Martin’s technical expertise is considerable – he is a member of several industry committees, including the DALI Technical Working Group, BSI EL/001/1 Emergency Lighting Standards Committee, LIA Technical Board and LED Applications Committee.

Martin is also vice-chairman of the ICEL Emergency Lighting Technical Committee.

Martin Afford - Technical Manager

Graham Dean
Sales Director

Tel: 01403 786601

Graham comes to ELP with a very impressive track record in the lighting industry – we’re very excited to have him on board!

Predominantly covering the south of England, in his role as Business Development Manager, Graham has responsibility for enhancing the service we provide to our OEM customers and for supporting project-based activities.

Graham started his working life as an apprentice with a major manufacturer, concentrating on Quality Assurance. This attention to detail has served Graham well and he is revered in the lighting industry for his ability to add value to specification-based solutions.

Kent born and bred, Graham is a family man who enjoys cycling and classic car restoration in his spare time.

Graham Dean - Business Development Manager

Trevor Girt
Sales Manager (North)

Tel: 01403 786601

Trevor has been a member of the Jordan family since 2003 and in the lighting industry since 1992. He has a strong electrical background which includes time spent lecturing in electrical engineering and lighting. Trevor has also spent time as a Technical and Production Manager elsewhere in the lighting industry.

Much of Trevor’s experience has been in a technical capacity which enables him to provide an all round service to his customers in his role as Sales Area Manager. Trevor is very much at home discussing the most in-depth technical requirements with consulting engineers and architects.

Trevor is a member of the Institute of Lighting Engineers (MILP) and the Engineering Council (Eng Tech) and his geographical area of responsibility takes him from Birmingham north and into Scotland.

Trevor Girt - Sales Manager

Alan Kaveney
Internal Sales Supervisor

Tel: 01403 786601

Alan joined ELP from within the lighting industry. He brings with him a wealth of experience which is of great benefit in his role as Sales Office Supervisor and Key Account handler.

Alan’s experience within the lighting industry has enabled him to develop in-depth product knowledge. This combines with his customer service skills to ensure he always gives the best advice.

In his spare time, Alan is a big fan of National Hunt racing.

Alan Kaveney - Internal Sales

Alrie Brouwer
Internal Sales Advisor

Tel: 01403 786601

Alrie is an Internal Sales Advisor with responsibility for handling a wide range of customer enquiries.

Alrie loves the variety and challenges of her work – no two days are the same!

Born and bred in South Africa, Alrie studied psychology, enjoys the outdoors and is a big rugby fan.

Alrie Brouwer - Internal Sales Advisor

Rebecca Hancock
Accounts Assistant

Tel: 01403 786601

Rebecca is our Accounts Assistant and she has responsibility for invoicing and chasing payments. She is Level 2 AAT qualified and is currently studying for Level 3.

Rebecca is a prodigious musician, having a degree in music from Sussex University in Brighton. Rebecca is currently playing with the Horsham Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this, Rebecca was in the National Youth Chamber Orchestra and the East Sussex Youth Orchestra. Rebecca plays classical and baroque music but also listens to jazz and modern music.

Rebecca is currently on maternity leave – her colleagues will be delighted to assist you.

Rebecca Hancock - Accounts Assistant

Mike Ohara
Senior Technician

Tel: 01403 786601

Mike is Senior Technician with responsibility for troubleshooting technical issues and assisting production.

Mike has extensive experience in industrial lighting and lighting control products. He also has 35 years experience in film and television lighting.

Mike particularly enjoys the hands-on aspects of his work.

Outside work, Mike likes nothing better than fly-fishing and sailing. Salmon fishing in Scotland being a particular favourite.

Mike Ohara - Senior Technician