Management Team

Mark joined us in January 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience after 20 years in the electrical appliance industry.

Based in Warrington, Mark has spent the last 10 years as Managing Director of a company with a strong wholesale and distribution customer base.

Mark Abbott

Managing Director

Based in Belfast, Michael joined Ansell in 1993, a year after Ansell Lighting was founded.

From his first role in the warehouse, Michael has also held positions in the sales office and as an area sales manager, before becoming Sales Director twelve years ago.

He is responsible for sales development for the wholesale sector in Ireland.

Michael Carson


Based in Warrington, Martin co-founded the Ansell company in England, which commenced trading on 1st August 2001.

He has thirty years' sales experience within the electrical industry, starting in the electrical wholesale trade which lead to many years within the manufacturing and distribution sector.

His responsibilities include company development and market strategies.

Martin Prince


Anish joined us in September 2017. Having previously worked for a consumer electronics insurer he brings with him experience from both the product and service industries.

He is responsible for the finance teams across our Warrington and Belfast sites. He is also leading the digitisation of our operations. Anish qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte.

Anish Chotai

Finance Director

Based in Warrington since September 2001, Craig has extensive knowledge of production processes with experience in all aspects of manufacturing, assembly and testing. Coupled with a good knowledge of the electrical wholesale and electrical installation industry

As Commercial Director Craig's responsibilities include supply chain management and product sourcing.

Craig Taylor

Commercial Director

Jason joined us in June 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Health & Safety and Distribution from working in a number of large high-volume companies in varying sectors which include automotive and domestic electrical appliance Industry.

As Operations Director Jason’s responsibility included Warehouse Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technical Department, Returns and Health & Safety and delivering projects to continue to develop our growth into 2018 and beyond.

Jason Dwan

Operations Director

Mike Talbot is our Sales Director. Mike joined Ansell in 2002 holding positions in a number of departments within the company before becoming Area Sales Manager for the North West region for 5 years.

He has a wealth of knowledge in the lighting industry.

Mike oversees all sales development in the North region.

Mike Talbot

Sales Director

John is based in Belfast where he has responsibility for both the Belfast and Warrington companies.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, he has over twenty years' experience in a variety of commercial enterprises spanning a number of industry sectors before joining Ansell in 2007.

He is responsible for managing the day to day finances of the business, including the development of computerised financial information systems and provision of comprehensive management reporting.

John Cummings

Company Accountant

Sarah came to us in early 2016. She joined us with 13 year’s experience in Human Resources Management and with a Dual Honours in Business Administration and HR Management.

Having previously worked for a global transport organisation, Sarah is well equipped to oversee the HR Management on both our Warrington and Belfast sites.

Sarah Ankers

HR Director

Richard has worked in electronic motor speed control, commercial retail display installation and then finally settling in lighting for the last 21 years.

Richard’s main disciplines more recently have been focused on new product design, product quality and OEM customer development.

Richard Kemp

Head Of Innovation

Rachel joined Ansell Lighting in 2013 with several years of experience in marketing.

Having previously worked in an in-house design agency, Rachel is well equipped to oversee the design and implementation of the entirety of Ansell Lighting’s marketing programme.

Rachel Morris

Marketing Manager

Based in Warrington, Ken began mananging the lighting design department in January 2016. LIA accredited, he joined Ansell 8 years ago and has expeience in both Asia and the UK.

He is responsible for providing creative lighting design and energy efficient solutions.

Ken Chua

Lighting Design Manager

Chris is our project manager. Based in Warrington, he joined Ansell in October 2011.

Chris has a wealth of technical knowledge, before joining Ansell he held the position of technical engineer at a pharmaceutical company.

Chris oversees the technical, returns and production departments.

Chris Boocock

Project Manager

Ant joined Ansell Lighting in March 2019 first as a Technical Engineer and then quickly progressing to Technical Manager, overseeing the technical team who handle customer queries, questions along with ensuring compliance is maintained for all products supplied worldwide.

With a wealth of experience working in the electrical and lighting industry as well as a being a qualified electrician, Ant is best placed to answer any product questions.

Ant Parkinson

Technical Manager

John oversees our warehouse functions both Warrington and Belfast.

John has a wealth of experience in logistics and warehouse management, having worked at managerial level in Norbert Dentressangle, DHL and TDG as either warehouse or depot manager.

John Tucker

Warehouse Manager

Carl Moss is our Sales Manager based in Belfast he joined Ansell in August 2001. He has a wealth of sales knowledge having previosuly worked in counter sales for a car part firm.

Carl manages the day to day running of the sales office, dealing closely with warehouse and accounts departments.

Carl Moss

Sales Manager

Mike joined Ansell Lighting as an Area Sales Manager in the North West and progressed on to becoming Regional Sales Manager. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience from working in the lighting industry.

Mike Rogers

Regional Sales Director (North)

Paul joined Ansell in 2016 as an Area Sales Manager and made the jump up to Regional Sales Manager in 2019. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, having previously worked in electrical wholesale before joining the lighting sector.

Paul Hyatt

Regional Sales Director (South)

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Jake Barwick

Regional Sales Manager (Scotland)


Ben Massey

Regional Sales Manager (South East)


Alex Smith

Regional Sales Manager (Midlands)


Mike Dixon

Regional Sales Manager (North)

Regional Sales Manager (Western) & UK OCTO Sales Manager

James Foster

Regional Sales Manager (Western)


Shaun Connon

Regional Sales Manager (South West)