Meet The Team
The chances are you talk to us everyday. But who exactly is behind the voice on the phone? Here you can find out a little more about us...
Hello, having started my career in bearings with Graham and the team in 1984, working my way up to director level, I left in 1997 to start my own linear bearing and ball screw supply company, Having progressed this to full in house CNC machining capabilities both in milling and mill turning. Please visit Moore International.
Graham approached me about taking on Ashley Power last year and a deal was struck!! So here I am back in the driving seat with Graham staying on as assistant director as we slowly ease him into retirement never probably. So no big changes just a lot of knowledge which is all good for the customer and addtional skills with machining as well. I look forward to meeting with customers old and new as we prepare for the next decade ahead.
Hello, I am the guy who always gets asked: Haven't you retired yet? Well, the answer is no. I have not finished the job i started in July 1972, although there is a faint light at the end of the tunnel! I was pulled into Ashley Bearings (as we were the called) when just a kid of 24. I had a challenge and fulfilled my years creating a company that could serve industry and give the customer what they craved for: someone who cares. I have built up a great team. I must admit now the best ever and will keep you informed as to when the retirement party begins!
Technical Sales / IT
After doing some part time work with Ashley Power, I became a full time member of the team in January 2005. As one of the sales team, I get to talk to many of you each day. I don't originally come from an engineering background, but from a computing one, so i am also the company's IT guy for maintaining our network and PC's. I enjoy flying (never having flown until 2001), and in a combination of business and pleasure have visited Singapore, Hong Kong, America (Los Angeles, Houston and Tulsa), Holland (Amsterdam and Arnhem), France (Paris) and Norway (up into the Arctic Circle). I am very much a movie buff with a good knowledge of movie trivia - which comes in handy during the occasional quiz!
Sales / Purchasing
I joined Ashley Power in 2010 at the age of 16 as part of an apprenticeship programme with Paragon. I completed my course in September 2011 and since then have become a full time member of the sales team. Having no previous experience the boss decided he would give me an oppurtunity to prove myself worthy. I have now been in the job for a while and have gained an extensive amount of knowledge to do with the products that we supply. So if you phone us for something you require, I may be speaking to you.
My name is Mark. I am married to Vicky and we have a beautiful girl called Chloe. This is my second marriage, but this time i have met my soul mate. I have 3 kids from my first marriage, Two boys and one girl. Before joining Ashley Power I had always worked in confectionary, but after being made redundant in April 2007 I was looking for a change. Thankfully, despite having no related experience "The Boss" gave me an oppurtunity. I am really enjoying working for the company and get on well with this great team. Having always lived in the Parkstone Poole area, I still need a Sat-Nav to find some of the industrial estates we deliver to. However I am getting better, so if you have an order that needs delivering there is a good chance i might see you soon.
I joined Ashley Power in January 2014. Having been here for 6 months i am now beginning to get to know my way around all the local industrial estates and there's always a trusty Sat-Nav for back up. Originally from east London I am proud to say that i can call myself an official cockney having been born in "the sound of the bow bells" area. I have supported my beloved footy team West Ham all my life and at one point I even lived a stone's throw away from the stadium.