Projects Team - +44 (0) 1565 756566
"We will deliver a comprehensive project management service with knowledge, pride and passion from conception to closure".
From the moment your order is placed, our Projects team take ownership of your machine or tool, and the Complete Line Solution projects, ensuring your delivery is on time and meets your expectations, no matter the size of your investment.
Our expertise comes from those of us with in depth knowledge of our machinery having joined the business as apprentices and developed their skills over many years, balanced with those who have worked on the front line in food manufacturing companies and offer an ‘end-user’ perspective. So with a combined 105 years working for PA we have…
Jo Porter – Project Manager
As a former PA customer, Jo brings 20 years’ experience of food manufacturing to the team. With a background in managing major capital investment projects, Jo joined PA in 2017 to develop the turnkey project offering, and stepped into the leadership role at the start of 2019. Although her first responsibility is to manage the department, with extensive knowledge of your expectations for operator tasks, maintenance windows, and the rigours of the hygiene standards and customer audits you are subjected to, Jo can support you at every stage of your capital investment journey.
Jo.Porter@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 7808 545444
Greg Simpson – Project Engineer (Export)
Working primarily with our Agents and Distributors, Greg is responsible for the majority of the equipment destined for factories around the world, having built mutually beneficial relationships with our contacts abroad. Joining PA in 2002 as an electrical apprentice. Greg spent several years with the assembly team at the beginning of his career, supporting in the manufacture and construction of our tray-sealing, and pot-filling equipment. In 2012 Greg took the step to grow his career by joining the Projects team. Greg’s drive and passion for his work ensure the specification and functionality of all his projects are delivered to the high standards expected. His understanding of our high speed inline machines is unrivalled!
Greg.Simpson@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 7841 011303
Matt Harris – Project Engineer (Third Party)
Another former PA customer, Matt joined the company in early 2020, and is responsible for delivering your Complete Line Solutions. Matt has worked across a number of food industry sectors, and has delivered projects working with annual budgets of +£5m. As an experienced keystone of the food manufacturing process, Matt is an excellent problem solver, and can always find a solution, whatever the challenge!
Matt.Harris@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 7801 344133
Steve Brocklehurst – Project Engineer
An experienced Project Engineer with a job history spanning several sectors, including the food industry, Steve joined the team at the start of 2020. Steve has a fantastic approach to problem solving, and can often be found, pencil in hand, sketching out a new idea to discuss with our colleagues in Mechanical Design for bespoke builds!
Steve.Brocklehurst@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 7525 88564620
Mark Astill – Project Engineer
Having originally joined PA in 2014 as a member of the shop floor assembly team, Mark joined Projects in 2020. A qualified electrician, Mark has excellent knowledge of our product range having built them for many years, and his site experience working with the service team installing, commissioning, and providing service cover gives him a valuable insight into your factory and your needs.
Mark.Astill@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 7736 933610
Nick Brindley – Project Co-ordinator
One of our longest serving team members, Nick joined PA in 1988, and has had a variety of different roles over the years. Nick has been a member of the Projects team since 2005 and takes responsibility for the majority of our rotary semi-automatic machines and tools, for both the domestic and export markets. PA’s resident expert on advent calendars, and multi-cavity tray sealing for bespoke applications.
Nick.Brindley@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 7702 975759
Shirley Ollier – Projects Team Administrator
The unseen support that keeps the team on track, Shirley joined PA in 2005, and provides both us and you with any number of requests, including documentation and certificates. If you need duplicate copies of your manuals, training certificates, or despatch notes, or need to provide additional shipping details, Shirley can organise this for you. She also organises our transportation and logistics. Working closely with Greg, Shirley arranges the secure packing of your machinery, appropriate method of freight, and the co-ordination of relevant documentation for our global supply chain.
Shirley.Olllier@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 1565 756566
Deon Wilson – Delivery Driver
Deon is our very own team Santa Claus, bringing you the gift of new machinery! Having joined PA in 1989, Deon has worked in a number of departments across the business as it grew into the company you see today. As an experienced driver, when he is not on the road Deon trains up the apprentices and wider business on the safest way to load and unload our machinery, and how to secure the load in the vehicle. We will always aim to use our own PA liveried vehicles to deliver new machines, and for keeping the hire fleet moving, so if you see Deon clocking up the miles on the UK motorway network, give him a wave!
For any UK delivery queries, or if you have a machine on the road and need to urgently check or confirm any details, please call Shirley on the number above.
Not sure who you need? Contact the whole team! Projects@pal.co.uk +44 (0) 1565 756566