Meet The Team

James Burns - Chairman

James Burns

Chairman

   

James is Chairman of Horizon and lead sales developer, he is a past Vice President of A.T.L.A.S (Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists) and more recently Chairman of the ATLAS Safety Committee and is IOSH certified. A keen Golfer and outdoor man he loves to unwind walking his dogs.

Paul Farn - Operations and Safety Director

Paul Farn

Operations and Safety Director

 

Paul is Operations & Safety Director joining the company in 1994. He is IOSH certified and responsible for the Work at Height department. Actively involved in supporting the training and development of steeplejacks through the C.I.T.B. (Construction Industry Training Board) Paul is another avid Golfer and Football fan supporting Liverpool!

Louise  Kerry-Armes  - Business Director

Louise Kerry-Armes

Business Director

 

Louise joined Horizon in 2003. Over the years her expertise has been gained within Recruitment, Engineering & the NHS. She is IOSH Certified and a Certified Internal Auditor, responsible for Compliance, HR and the Integrated Management Systems. She doesnt have any spare time thanks to her family, garden and dogs, but makes the most of holidays exploring new cities and countries around the world.

Nick Crosby  - Company Secretary & Finance Director

Nick Crosby

Company Secretary & Finance Director

 

Nick joined Horizon in 2006 as Finance Director. He has a Business Studies Degree, Accountancy Foundation Course and Articled Clerk qualifications resulting in a sucessful career in Travel and Football as Company Accountant and Finance Director. Nick loves to travel, in particular North America, he is also an avid follower of Nottingham Forest, makes regular visits to his Gym, and is a keen follower of sport in general.

Leigh Holford - Managing Director

Leigh Holford

Managing Director

Leigh joined Horizon in 2007 after completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham Trent University.Horizon sponsored Leigh to achieve his MSc and Chartered status, he is a BS EN 62305 certified Lightning Protection Designer, NEBOSH Certified and a Member of IOSH, in 2018 Leigh completed a EMBA At Nottingham Trent University and was appointed Managing Director of Horizon. Leigh has overall responsibility for business activity. During down time away from the office Leigh loves playing and watch ...

Gary Moss - Lightning Protection Technical Director

Gary Moss

Lightning Protection Technical Director

 

Gary joined us shortly after the business opened in 1993, initially as a lightning protection and steeplejack operative. Over the past 20 years he has undergone training and developed into the role of Technical Director with BS EN 62305 certification. Gary is very "hands on" and still loves to be on site involved in the work and liaising with the client although still finds time to switch off by riding his Superbike!

Adam Bradley - Business Development Manager

Adam Bradley

Business Development Manager

Adam joined us in 2007 after completing a Business Degree at De Montfort University, Leicester. Having progressed to Business Development Manager he is responsible for development of new and existing business and managing key accounts, and is often the first point of contact for many of our clients. He has been a keen Forest fan since his childhood, following them through thin and well more thin!

Elizabeth Hudson - Accounts & Payroll, Internal Auditor

Elizabeth Hudson

Accounts & Payroll, Internal Auditor

Elizabeth has been with Horizon for over 7 years, and is predominantly responsible for the weekly payroll, purchase invoices and credit control along with supporting the finance director in everyday accounting matters. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor of our Integrated Management System, ensuring that Horizon complies with all our Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety commitments. In her spare time, Elizabeth plays tennis and enjoys gardening and socialising with friends.     

Michelle Chatterie - Senior Contracts Co-Ordinator

Michelle Chatterie

Senior Contracts Co-Ordinator

Michelle joined us in December 2009. She is the Senior Contracts Co-Ordinator for the Steeplejack divison of the business. Her role at Horizon primarily involves the day-to-day planning and co-ordination of the working at height contracts, liasing with existing clients, and supporting the Operations and Safety Director in organising the training and development of the Steeplejack / Work at height Teams. 

Samantha Lee - Sales Administrator

Samantha Lee

Sales Administrator

Sam has been with us since July 2013, working primarily in the Lightning Protection division of the business. Since joining Horizon, Sam has completed NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Business Administration.  Her spare time is spent going to the gym, visiting new cities and socialising. 

Sam Hope - Technical Report Writer & Estimator

Sam Hope

Technical Report Writer & Estimator

Sam joined Horizon in 2006 and works primarily in the Lightning Protection division of the business, however over the years Sam has been heavily involved in the Fall arrest height safety/specialist access sides of the company too. Sam is a BS EN 62305 Accredited Lightning Protection system designer and has great knowledge of Horizons historical clients and gets heavily involved with specific large projects. Sam has also completed up to NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration and NVQ Level 2 in Team leader.  ...

Megan  Ingle  - Business Development Coordinator

Megan Ingle

Business Development Coordinator

Megan joined the team in June 2016 on a business administration apprenticeship. In just this short space of time Megan has also shown talents in Sales and Marketing and has now taken on a key role in developing existing sales through our current client base whilst also looking at opportunities for new works. In 2020 Megan became a BS EN 62305 Accredited lightning protection system designer.  

Chris Beasley - Safety System Project Manager

Chris Beasley

Safety System Project Manager

Chris is the most recent member to join the team at Horizon and does so in the role of Safety Systems Project Manager. Chris joins with great experience in a variety of project management roles and over the past few years a real expertise in the height safety industry. Chris likes to see a project through from start to finish and ensure his clients are completely satisfied from proposed design phase to completion of installation on site. 

Craig Brownlow - Projects and Contracts Manager

Craig Brownlow

Projects and Contracts Manager

With over 20 years as a Steeplejack and Level III Rope access technician (17 of those with Horizon) Craig is perfectly placed both with the technical knowledge and on site experience to run the Work at height teams for Horizon. Craig loves to spend time on his Boat or fixing up his Boat at weekends.

Rebecca  Chadbourne - Apprentice Business Administrator

Rebecca Chadbourne

Apprentice Business Administrator

Rebecca has been with Horizon since 2017 and has completed her NVQ Level II in Business Administration whilst with the company. Currently studying for her Level III, Rebecca offers support to many departments of the business offering her a wide variety in her job role and also helping to achieve the required on the job learning to cover aspects of her NVQ.      

Richard Binks - Contracts Manager

Richard Binks

Contracts Manager

Richard joined the team in 2017 as Contract Manager for the Lightning Protection Teams based out of our Nottingham office. Rich has many years’ experience in the Lightning Protection Industry and also brings his CAD draftsman skill to the company. In his spare time, you can find him playing Football, golf, or on the shooting range.  

Donna Watson - Accounts Assistant

Donna Watson

Accounts Assistant

Donna joined the accounts team in early 2018. Donna comes to the team with great experience.    

Arrieanne Green - Administrator

Arrieanne Green

Administrator

Arrieanne joined Horizon in 2018 as an apprentice Administrator. Since then, she has completed her NVQ level III and has become a key member of the team. If you have phoned our head office, you will very likely have spoken to her. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and is also another keen Forest Fan.   

James  Woodward  - Contracts Manager - Lightning Protection Special Projects

James Woodward

Contracts Manager - Lightning Protection Special Projects

James joined Horizon’s Lightning Protection team in early 2019 as a Contracts Manager for Special Projects.  James comes with a vast array of knowledge having worked his was up through the industry. Starting as a site operative and progressing to Contracts manager, James has studied hard and gained many qualifications along the way. Which alongside his valuable hands on site knowledge mean he is ideally placed to run all types of projects, small large and eveything in between. 

Conaugh Kerry-Smith  - Resource Planner

Conaugh Kerry-Smith

Resource Planner

Conaugh joined Horizon in early 2020 as resource planner to aid the Lightning Protection Department. Conaugh joins with a number of years’ experience in planning and co-ordinating engineers to site in the heating industry. Conaugh has quickly adapted to our specialist industry and is already a key point of contact for many clients. In his spare time Conaugh is a big gamer and enjoys meeting his friends at the pub for a catch up.  

John  Cooper - Fleet Vehicle Co-ordinator

John Cooper

Fleet Vehicle Co-ordinator

John joins the team in a new role for Horizon to manage our ever-growing fleet of vehicles. John ensures all company vehicles are kept in great condition not only inline with legal requirements but also to ensure that when you see them out and about around the country they are well maintained and promote the company in the correct manner.             

Phil Berry  - Technical Surveyor

Phil Berry

Technical Surveyor

Stuart  Short  - Project Sales Engineer

Stuart Short

Project Sales Engineer

 

Stuart joined Horizon in January 2020 in the role of Project Sales Engineer. Stuart joins the team with over 7 years experience in the Lightning Protection Industry and will be working closely with Adam and Megan looking to develop new relationships across all service streams Horizon offer. Since joining Horizon, Stuart has become a BS EN 62305 accredited Lightning Protection system designer Stuarts a big Forest Fan and enjoys walking his dog in his spare time

Samuel Maltby  - Trainee Report Writer & Estimator

Samuel Maltby

Trainee Report Writer & Estimator

Sam joined the team as a fresh challenge having worked in his family business and then the banking sector. Since starting in 2020 Sam has quickly adapted to his role and under the guidance of his colleagues really taken report writing on the work at Height Chimney side of the business to his heart. Its great to see young interest in such an historic industry. Another fan of gaming in his spare time Sam is also a member of a band and can be found playing base at gigs all around the country!      

Kate Cotton  - Trainee Report Writer

Kate Cotton

Trainee Report Writer

Kate joined in mid 2020 in the role of report writer. This is predominantly on the height safety team but Kate will also work with the Lightning Protection department in this job role. Kate is already helping to provide administrative support to key height safety accounts and is fast becoming a key point of contact for specific clients. Kate enjoys baking, knitting and eating out. A number of knitted desk top animals have arrived in the office since Kate joined the team, much to the joy of her colleagues.