Designing and manufacturing market-leading EX equipment requires knowledge and a commited team. The diverse experience, creative ideas and dedicated nature of our people are what drives our company vision and goals forward everyday.

SA Equip's driven, versatile team's range of skills ensures that we are able to provide the highest quality of equipment for clients requirements. In addition we have the experience and technical know-how to provide bespoke advice to increase the safety and efficiency of our customers.

Meet some of our people below..

  • Mike Shimwell

    Mike Shimwell

    Managing Director
  • Terry Shimwell

    Terry Shimwell

    Global Sales Director
  • Peter Shimwell
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    Peter Shimwell

    Innovations Director

    Peter Shimwell Innovations Director

    Peter has held a number of roles across SA Equip, he is now focused on new product sales and bringing customer input into product development projects throughout the business. His responsibilities include overseeing new product demonstrations, customer integration and develop industry leading equipment. 


  • Robin Corkhill
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    Robin Corkhill

    Head of Operations

    Robin Corkhill Head of Operations

    Robin studied Mechanical Engineering at Heriot Watt University, and then started his career as a Graduate Engineer at Rover Cars, before joining Triumph Motorcycles as a Design Engineer. His responsibilities include managing the team responsible for execution and delivery of customer orders. 

    Prior to joining SA Equip, Robin was Operations Manager for an Agritech Lighting Business based in Edinburgh.

  • Barry Steven
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    Barry Steven


    Barry Steven Sales

    Barry is a key member of our sales team, responsible for UK sales support. He works closely with clients to determine the challenges they face and advise suitable products for their application to save them time and money throughout their projects. 

  • Michaela McLeish

    Michaela McLeish

    Sales Coordinator
  • Neil Skirton

    Neil Skirton

    Sales Consultant
  • Gill Houston

    Gill Houston

    Business Development Executive
  • Stella Hopwood
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    Stella Hopwood

    Purchasing Executive

    Stella Hopwood Purchasing Executive

    Stella is our purchasing executive, her prime role is ensuring our Supply Chain runs smoothly, building and maintaining relationships with suppliers, and working to ensure we have key purchasing strategies in place in order to fulfil our customers requirements.


  • Daniel O'Brien
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    Daniel O'Brien

    Quality & Continuous Improvement Specialist

    Daniel O'Brien Quality & Continuous Improvement Specialist

    Daniel works as a support network to all functions of the business to drive improvement that is sustainable and contributes to the business goal. Daniel liaises with suppliers and various stakeholders to help drive efficiency throughout production whilst ensuring quality is as high as possible. He is responsible for mapping internal processes and help control quality standards across all areas of operations.

    Before joining SA Equip, he specialised in Industrial Engineering at Leonardo in the Aerospace & Defence Sector.  

    Daniel is captain of the most successful Gaelic Football club in history in Scotland. Dunedin Connelly's have won 11 of the last 12 Scottish Championships, and have been crowned champions of Britain for the last 3 years in a row.


  • Karolina Konieczny
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    Karolina Konieczny

    Operations Assistant

    Karolina Konieczny Operations Assistant

    Karolina joined SA Equip as Operations Assistant in May 2019. Her role involves coordination of export shipping documentation, liaising with our sales team to fulfill export shipping quotes and assisting the Purchasing Executive with procuring materials.

    Karolina previously worked with Mitsubishi for many years as a sales data analyst. She decided it was time for a new challenge and joined SA Equip to further develop her skills and industry knowledge.

    She has a love for travelling and over the last decade has tried to visit as many places as possible in Scotland.

  • Blake Edwards
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    Blake Edwards

    Product Design Engineer

    Blake Edwards Product Design Engineer

    Blake has been with SA Equip for 6 years, his responsibilities include product design and technical support. He is predominately involved in the development of the lighting range.

    Having had a long-standing interest in innovations and design, he felt that SA Equip stood out as a company who sought to challenge the status quo and develop great market-leading products. 


  • Gordon Priestly
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    Gordon Priestly

    Technical Manager

    Gordon Priestly Technical Manager

    Gordon's responsibilities include designing products and providing technical assistance on a variety of project specs. Day to day his role can vary widely, some days involve designing 3D CAD models to see how products will be assembled, other days will involve creating mathematical models to predict how they will work.

    Gordon has worked in the explosive atmosphere equipment market since graduating from university.    

  • Michael Richard

    Michael Richard

    Senior Product Design Engineer
  • Ryan Mercer
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    Ryan Mercer

    Production Technician

    Ryan Mercer Production Technician

    Ryan is one of our Senior Production Technicians responsible for building the full range of EX products that we deliver worldwide. He has worked across a range of roles in the Mechanical/Electrical Manufacturing industry. These jobs have allowed him to travel the world and gain experience at the same time.