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GRS is a dynamic team of more than 60 individuals including apprentices, engineers, designers and managers, all commited to delivering a great service for our customers.

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About Our Team

You are likely to meet our dedicated team of field based engineers, technicians and apprentices whilst they are working on your project, however we do understand you might like to put a name to a face on the end of the telephone.

GRS employ a work force of more than 60 individuals, from apprentices and engineers through to specialist managers and designers to create a dynamic work force dedicated to fulfilling our customers needs. Below are details of our office team:

Key Team Members

Rick Pestell

Rick Pestell


Managing Director


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Email: rick.pestell@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
Profile:

Rick initially joined the company as an Electrician and has worked from an 'on the tools' role to his current position as Managing Director. Whilst overseeing the running of the company he specialises in managing all aspects of Health & Safety from Risk and Method Statements to Safe Systems at Work by ensuring we are fully compliant with current Health & Safety Legislation.

Rick recently got married to his lovely wife Kelly; Her agreeing to say "I do" possibly had something to do with his excellent culinary skills. His favourite fayre is curry and the flavours of India can often be smelled the 'lunchtime after the night before' when they've been reheated in the office kitchen!! (Although, strangely enough, he never seems to have sufficient to share!)


Ben Allen

Ben Allen


Contracts Director


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Email: ben.allen@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Ben joined GRS at the age of 18 after injury prevented him from fulfilling his dream career in football.  With an interest in agricultural machinery, having worked on the family farm since he was eight, he naturally progressed into an alternative career as an electrician.

Ben started with GRS as an apprentice and has worked his way through the ranks until beginning his current role as Contracts Director. He has knowledge of all aspects of the business as a result of his nineteen years in the industry and is responsible for overseeing all major contracts.Ben also has excellent knowledge of the renewables sector; He established 'GRS Solar' with Rick in 2011.

Ben still has a love of football, but now fits this around his two young children Jack and Max who present more of a challenge than any game of two halves!  He also enjoys travelling and eating out, although since his two boys came along, this has become a less frequent hobby...


Lee Underwood

Lee Underwood


Contracts Manager


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Email: lee.underwood@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Lee has definitely served his time with GRS as he started his apprenticeship some 21 years ago!  He has spent his whole working life within the company and is an integral member of the team.  Lee is a determined and effective contracts manager who primarily looks after the large commercial projects.

Lee is a true family man and is very committed to spending quality time with his two young children, Max and Lola.  He also has a passion for VW's and enjoys renovating them in his spare time - with Lola's help of course!!  If you see a man driving around in a bright green Beetle, it might just be Lee, so be sure to give him a wave!!


Derek Maher

Derek Maher


Contracts Manager


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Email: derek.maher@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Derek is the newest member of our contracting team, having joined us in June 2013. Derek's skills compliment our existing line up perfectly and bring fresh perspective and experience to GRS as a whole.

Derek has worked in many different parts of the world and been involved in some prestigious projects, such as the AMEX building in Rome earlier on in 2013 and prior to that, heading construction projects for HSBC and in conjunction with 'English Heritage'.  He has managed contracts from start to finish; not only looking after the electrical aspects of the project, but everything else as well. He's a very rare find - a man who has proved he can multi-task!!

Mark 'Buzz' Bee

Mark 'Buzz' Bee


Contracts Manager - Small Works & Industry


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Email: mark.bee@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
Profile:

Mark has quickly worked his way up the ranks at GRS since he joined the company six years ago.  He has always worked in electrical contracting and his knowledge and experience in the Industrial field made him the natural choice to lead the Industrial team.  Following a successful handover from Derek, Mark now looks after the small works division of our company . Enquiries can range from a faulty socket to a complete house re-wire.  

Buzz is a real all-rounder and a great asset to GRS.

As well as a busy work life, Mark's home life is very active, with two teenage daughters and a toddler; it couldn't be anything else!! He has a love for football and is an avid follower of Manchester United, so much so that their team logo shares his computer screensaver (with photos of his children...!!)


Gary Wright

Gary Wright


Contracts Manager


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Email: gary.wright@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Gary has spent 24 years at GRS, making him an integral part of the team. He has experience of all types of contracts, commercial, industrial and residential, and has played a key role in some of our most prestigious contracts. Working on such a vast range of projects has given Gary invaluable experience and knowledge, which now in his role as a Contracts Manager, he uses to ensure projects run successfully.

Gary is the dedicated father of Oliver and Sophie and is often seen acting as taxi service for his two children as they go to various social events. Gary is also a keen Darts and Hockey enthusiast, experiencing considerable success in his local teams.

Sverrir Olgeirsson

Sverrir Olgeirsson


Contracts Co-Ordinator


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Email: sverrir@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
Profile:
Sverrir has learnt his trade at GRS, starting his 4 year apprenticeship in 2005, and since then has been an electrician here working on a variety of contracts.

In his role as contracts co-ordinator, working in close synergy with Mark Bee our Small Works and Industry Manager, Sverrir's experience and attention to detail has proven extremely useful in the preperation and implementation of contracts. Our ever expanding customer base has benefitted greatly from having another friendly, accessible and knowledgeable point of contact within our office.

In his spare time Sverrir spends many of his weekends travelling round the country participating in Motorcross racing. In preparation for such events he regularly can be seen out cycling and running. In between his sporting pursuits, Sverrir also enjoys socialising with friends and going out for meals.   

Derek Hunt

Derek Hunt


Estimator


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Email: derek.hunt@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Derek has been involved in the electrical industry all of his working life and as one of the longest serving team members, joined GRS back in 1985.  Due to his wealth of experience, Derek is more than well equipped to run the small works department which he has recently handed over to "Buzz".

Derek has a keen interest in sport, particularly cricket, and although he has no idea why, is an avid supporter of Kent Cricket Team. He is a fantastic euphonium player and loves to cook; in fact, he's developed quite a skill in conjuring up a curry for both him and his wife of over 30 years,  Rosemary.


John Shaw

John Shaw


Solar PV Sales/Purchasing Manager


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Email: john.shaw@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
Profile:

John brings a wealth of purchasing experience to the GRS team, previously working in Managerial positions for large national wholesalers such as Newey & Eyre. John now applies this experience to ensure electrical items are procured in an efficient cost effective manner.

John is also very knowledgeable regarding Solar PV, initially undertaking the Dimplex Solar PV Course in 2008; John has continued to sell photovoltaic systems for the past 8 years, building up his understanding further. This knowledge has proved extremely advantageous to the GRS solar division.

Out of work, John enjoys spending time with his family, often going on holiday to Devon to visit family based there. John also enjoys playing Golf and has an impressive knowledge base regarding a variety of sports.


Clare Allen

Clare Allen


HR & Finance Manager


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Email: clare.allen@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Clare has a wealth of experience in the marketing sector and has taken to this newly created role like "duck to water".

From developing and implementing sales strategies to maintaining and driving business growth, Clare is a highly motivated, passionate communicator with bags of enthusiasm and bundles of energy, despite having two young children; Jack and Max.

In her spare time (what spare time she asks?), Clare, co-incidently, like her husband Ben Allen, enjoys football, travelling and eating out...


Ryan Stiff

Ryan Stiff


Contracts Technician


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Email: ryan.stiff@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Ryan has been a key part of the GRS team since 2003, developing a skillset that has proved instrumental in providing invaluable support to our contracts division.

In his role as Contracts Technician an integral part of his operations is using Computer Aided Design software at which Ryan has shown considerable expertise in producing electrical plans and designs throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Ryan offers support in many other areas of our contract work, including the creation of project handover documentation, purchase orders and also assists our estimating team with count up's and the procurement of quotations.

Ryan has also demonstrated exceptional organisational skills in his additional role as vehicle fleet manager, looking after all maintenance requirements of over 40 vehicles.

Outside of work Ryan enjoys travelling to new places, whether it be by Train, Plane, Car or Push Bike he is always keen to experience new environments and cultures. Besides travel he is also an avid fan of sports cars and was recently treated to a track day at Blyton Park where he fulfilled his childhood dream of getting behind the wheel of a Lamborghini.


Ian Vickers

Ian Vickers


Contracts Assistant


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Email: ian.vickers@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Ian is the newest addition to the GRS office team and in a short space of time has already settled in and established himself as a valued 'Contracts Assistant'.

Ian is currently studying AutoCAD at the Grimsby Institute and once qualified will support our busy CAD department.

In his spare time Ian enjoys watching motorsport and football but also likes socialising with friends, this usually consists of going out for drinks, playing Fifa or attending various music concerts across the country - Kasabian, Stereophonics and Busted to name but a few.




Paula Heath

Paula Heath


Small Works Administrator


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Email: paula.heath@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Paula joined the company in 1996 as the full time office administrator.  After the birth of her daughter; Airlie in 2006, and her son; Jarrad in 2011, Paula returned to work on a part - time basis in September 2012. GRS were pleased to have her back as she's the only person who has ever been able to keep Derek, our previous Small Works Manager, in check (whilst still managing to convince him that he's enjoying himself!) Paula is responsible for all administrative aspects of our small works department and deals with both our customers and our electricians with fantastic skill and organisation.

Paula and her husband, Chris have been together over 21 years and happily married for 9 years. Paula tells us the secret to their relationship is culinary - Chris cooks it - and she eats it! She enjoys Mountain and Road biking in her spare time: it gives her a little time away from the hustle and bustle of being a busy mum - but her main love is her children. When she's not working or 'on her bike' she loves to spend quality time with them and so, if you ever need help with a jigsaw puzzle, Paula's your girl - she'd have it finished in a flash! 


Clair Lindley

Clair Lindley


Accounts Administrator


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Email: clair.lindley@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Clair started with GRS Electrical early in 2014 and is now a vital part of our Admin team.....The GRS Admin team just wouldn't add up without her!!

Her years of experience working in accounts has meant that she is perfectly placed to assist our Accounts Manager with all aspects of her role within a growing business such as ours.

She has two children, Reece and Jasmine, who keep her very busy whilst she's away from the office.

Clair enjoys horse riding and a glass or two of Pinot, although not usually at the same time!


Joanne Patch

Joanne Patch


Payroll Administrator


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Email: jo.patch@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Our very own 'forensic' payroll expert... Jo never misses an extra hour or two on anyone's time sheet and carries out her role with brutal accuracy!! (a statement with which all of our electricians will agree!)  Jo joined the team in 2005 to cover Paula whilst on maternity leave and has never looked back after remaining with the company ever since.

In her spare time she loves keeping fit with Zumba being her absolute favourite way to keep slim and trim.  Jo works two days per week as she spends the rest of her time looking after her three children Emily, Victoria and Robert who are all as equally keen at sports and fitness.  Jo and her family are members of BOTH gyms in Louth and she is a regular helper on all her childrens school trips!


Lisa Teasdale

Lisa Teasdale


Accounts Administrator


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Email: lisa.teasdale@grs-electrical.co.uk
Tel: 01507 606837
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Lisa has worked in administration all of her working life and has been with GRS for four years.   Lisa was originally employed as an accounts assistant but due to her versatility has diversified into other areas including Computer Aided Design (CAD), payroll, invoicing and whatever other jobs are "thrown at her".

Newly wed Lisa enjoys baking in her spare time, which is definately applauded, especially when she brings her sweet treats into work!  She is a regular at one of our local Indian Restaurants and is probably their most frequent customer, so much so that she has her own loyalty card!  At home, she is a keen animal lover, to which 'Blurples' the Rabbit and 'Spida' the Guinea Pig will testify. Lisa and Kevin celebrated the arrival of their first baby, the gorgeous 'Jacob' earlier this year and She is currently spending her maternity leave going to every mother and toddler group available! Lisa also loves music and although she looks nothing like one of their stereotypical fans; her favourite band is 'Greenday'.