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Meet the Team

Meet the team that make up Ecl-ips.

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Aaron Kernaghan
Managing Director

Usually found focussing on solving customers business challenges.

Usually found focussing on solving customers business challenges, Aaron has been involved with Ecl-ips since September 2005 and enjoyed it so much he bought the company in 2007.

Aaron has been involved in sales roles throughout his career, moving from Lloyds Bank Head Office to Estate Agents, Distribution and finally into computer networking. His clients have included several Blue Chip Organisations as well as Government and Education sectors.

In Aaron’s spare time he walks his dogs, goes mountain biking, cleans his motorbikes, follows Bristol City as a season ticket holder and occasionally darkens the fairways on the golf course.

As the Managing Director of the business Aaron enjoys seeing the team develop and also working with customers to provide important business support tools.

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Darren Roe
Operations Director

By providing continuous support Darren and his team ensure your journey with Ecl-ips is outstanding.

Darren and his team help customers achieve their requirements on time and provide continuous off-site and on-site support when and where necessary.

Having started out as a Herdsman/Tractor Driver he can usually be found tractor spotting whilst on his travels around the country.

Following a dramatic career change he ended up in the IT business, joining Ecl-ips as a project engineer in 2006, working up through the business to head the Operations Department.

In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, partaking in country pursuits, cycling and occasionally attempts to play golf.

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David Harris
Project Engineering Manager

David is an experienced engineer with an extensive background in IT and AV.

David joined the Ecl-ips team in November 2019 as a Project Engineer and worked his way up to become Project Engineering Manager in June 2023. Prior to that he worked as a field engineer for a major telecommunications company for almost 10 years. He has previously had experience in a number of engineering and managerial roles. He is passionate, has a methodical approach and takes pride in everything he does, ensuring that the customer is at the heart of all his decisions

Since starting out as an apprentice doing an HNC in mechanical engineering David has subsequently gained additional qualifications in IT.

In his spare time David likes to travel and spend time with his family. He is also a keen sportsman, having represented England at two totally different sports.

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Stephen Gilbert
Technical Manager

Technical-minded Steve enjoys tinkering with gadgets and finding out how stuff works.

Steve has always been technically minded and enjoys tinkering with gadgets and finding out how stuff works. He uses this enthusiasm to develop the best solutions for our customers.

After starting out working in kitchens for a few years,  he very soon joined Ecl-ips to pursue a technical-focused career.  As our Technical Manager, Steve has worked his way up through the ranks over the years, and was promoted in 2022 to his current role having preciously been Chief Engineer.  As an engineer he  enjoyed configuring, installing and providing solutions on customers sites, making sure each install was completed to the highest standard giving the end customer all the usability they could ask for. Steve has also supported clients remotely and directly on site to ensure solutions keep on working as they should.

Having become a father in 2021 Steve likes spending time with his family and he also likes to cook Caribbean and Mexican food.

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Nicky Ayers
Sales & Marketing Manager

Aiming to exceed our customers’ expectations on their Ecl-ips journey.

Nicky’s background of working in the Hospitality Industry for 20 years has really helped with the transition into working for Ecl-ips. Serving the general public in all aspects of the hotel industry – from booking and running conferences/events and accommodation, to running the business side including controlling budgets and the sales and marketing are all skills that Nicky has been able to utilise within her role in Sales & Marketing at Ecl-ips.

Nicky feels lucky to be part of a brilliant team – it is a small team, but very effective – and we help people find the right security solutions to suit them. Through our different marketing channels, Nicky hopes to keep our clients updated with Ecl-ips news, produce case studies and carry on helping achieve the best solutions for Ecl-ips clients.

In her spare time Nicky enjoys walking the family dogs and spending time with friends and family.

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Peter Coughlin
Business Development Manager

A business development professional with a wealth of knowledge, strong team ethic and a can-do attitude.

Peter is an experienced business development and sales professional. He will focus on providing you with solutions that are right for your organisation, taking you through the process from inception to commissioning stage, providing a single point of contact throughout. He has worked across a number of sectors including fire and security; IP networks; telecommunications and most recently in the construction industry.

He has worked with professionals from the beginning of a construction project, writing specifications for architects, smoothing the process through to contractors and project delivery. With this experience he can ensure that, if required, we will design the right security and/or monitoring system for you right at the start of a construction project.

Outside of work Peter enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf (getting away from his family), 5 a side football (but only as his body is too old to play rugby anymore) and charity fundraising, including organising a golf day.

Angela Price

Angela Price
Business Operations Manager

Providing business operations support to ensure we deliver service excellence to our customers.

Angela is passionate about her role within the company and always strives to exceed customer expectation. She has spent most of her career within business operations roles, which include sales, purchasing and finance; giving her a good understanding of back-office operations.  This puts her in a great position to support the smooth running of the business.

Angela enjoys her role here at Ecl-ips, as the variety allows her to be involved in most aspects of a project end to end.  During her day to day tasks Angela will constantly review and question processes to ensure the workflow is efficient and effective, ensuring that we are delivering the best possible service to our customers.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with family and friends, organising social events, cooking and walking.

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Sebastian Beddis
Project Engineer

Seb’s experience makes him perfect for solving security challenges

Seb is a qualified electrician who has specialised in fire and security for the last five years. He enjoys helping people with their security challenges and thrives at solving puzzles and problems.

Friendly and approachable, Seb also enjoys building up good customer relationships.

Outside of work Seb is an avid food enthusiast and international rugby fan, and is passionate about animals.

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Joe Newey
Project Engineer

Joe’s passion for his work helps us to support customers

Joe arrived at Ecl-ips with five years of experience in the fire and security industry. This was also after three years of study at college to achieve his Fire and Security qualification. He is an enthusiastic member of the team who is passionate about his work and keen to support his colleagues to get projects completed.

He loves football and is a Birmingham City supporter and plays every Saturday as a goalkeeper for a local team. He is also a foodie and enjoys exploring and visiting unique places all around the world.

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Matteo Wright-Jarrard
Trainee Project Engineer

Matteo’s passion for everything technological helps in problem-solving, testing, and refining solutions.

Through his coursework and practical experience at Sheffield Hallam university where he achieved a BSc Hons in High-speed rail & infrastructure, Matteo was able to develop his problem-solving skills and gained proficiency in identifying and analysing complex issues. By engaging in design thinking and prototyping, he learned to create innovative solutions that could address complex challenges faced by industries and society as a whole. He completed his university education as an engineer with a strong foundation in problem-solving and design.

During his free time, Matteo likes to explore his interests in emerging technology by tinkering with new tools such as 3D printers and works with his local community to tackle social issues surrounding young people with disabilities.

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Tom Clark
Trainee Project Engineer

Keen to learn new skills and establish a stable career

Tom joined the Ecl-ips team in February 2024 as a Trainee Project Engineer. Although he is our youngest employee, aged 20 when he joined, he arrived having had a variety of jobs previously which gave him a good foundation for his new role.

He has been a fire technician, undertaking an electrical installation level 3 course at this time, worked laying and maintaining gas pipes and been a loft insulation installer. However, he decided he wanted to follow a more technical career path and that the security industry would be a good fit.

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Leanne Gough
Business Administrator

Striving to be the best so we can provide excellent customer support

Leanne’s background is predominantly in finance, having worked in the insurance industry for 17 years. She started out in customer services and continued in this for five years. She then progressed into accounts where she became a senior team leader for insurer broker accounts. She was then the go-to person to help and support staff. Over her career Leanne has completed a range of qualifications in business and administration; bookkeeping and accounting.

Her interests are spending time with family and friends and cooking. She has two boys so her weekends are normally filled with football, park time and the occasional bike ride.

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Claire Harbun
Accounts Assistant

Claire’s ensuring we get our finances right

Claire started as an office junior in a consulting engineering company before progressing to become a secretary.  As well as gaining on-the-job experience she completed qualifications in typing and administration. Her academic pursuits culminated in a Foundation Degree in Business Management, where her passion for finance took root. In 2016, she transitioned to an insurance company, initially as a customer service advisor. Her financial acumen soon became evident, leading to a secondment in the accounts department. Claire’s eventually earnt her a role as a Finance Assistant. Along this path, she completed City & Guilds Qualifications in Book-keeping and Accounting, and attained her AAT Level 2 certification.

Beyond her professional journey, Claire loves being with her family and enjoys baking, particularly cupcakes. Her recent addition to her family, her son Cai, born on New Year’s Day 2023, has also added an extra layer of joy to her life.

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Natalie Hallwood
Telemarketing Executive

Natalie aims to share how we can help you with our protection solutions.

Natalie’s customer-facing career spans roles in retail, care work and 8 years in court enforcement. In 2022, she transitioned to sales becoming a Corporate Sales Manager, specialising in customer-centric solutions in the payments industry. Outside work, she cherishes family time, focusing on her children, and indulges in a bit of retail therapy for personal enjoyment.

Karen Uppal

Karen Uppal
Digital Marketing

Karen can mostly be found keeping our customers up to date on social media.

Karen previously had a similar marketing role with a community museum; wrote blogs, news reports and edited publications for corporate governance and proxy voting agency, Manifest, now part of Minerva Analytics and had communications roles within the NHS. With a background originally in business journalism she has transferred her skills to public relations and marketing and uses her writing skills for the online and social media world. She is aiming to boost the clicks onto the Ecl-ips website and to encourage more people to contact us to find out how we can help them or their organisation.

In her spare time Karen enjoys going for country walks and reading as well as spending time with her family.