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The Heber Team

Heber prides itself on being a small, focused and agile team. Every department works closely to ensure each stage of what we do is cohesive and fulfilled to the highest standard. Communication is key both internally and externally for the Heber team.

Within our team we have highly skilled individuals who can turn their hand to any number of things, with successful outcomes. Where needed we use trusted subcontractors who know our products and understand our customers needs. We are a close team, with excellent working relationships between departments and staff.

In 2018 Heber Ltd was bought out by the management team, who now own the business and our office building, an 18th century mill. This means that all decisions are made as a team, for the team.

Our Directors

May Glassonbury Financial Director

With a strong professional background in all aspects of financial control, May has overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the Heber group of companies.

As financial director, May provides leadership to the board’s finance and accounting strategy and guidance to Heber’s partners and clients worldwide.

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Mark PerkinsTechnical Director

Mark has been taking products from concept to production at Heber for over three decades.

Mark is a multi-skilled engineer with strong commercial awareness and has worked in many application areas including gaming, vending and white goods.

Mark likes to get involved in customers projects and enjoys being able to look at end products for sale and say, “We did the electronics for that”.

Richard HorneCommercial Director

Richard has over 30 years of design experience and product development in the electronics industry. He works closely with customers on bespoke custom projects, from initial product specification, cost saving solutions and smart engineering, through design and approvals, to volume manufacture and ongoing support. Richard’s skills and experience span a wide range of industries and markets such as white goods, security/POS, gaming and embedded real time controls.

Richard also brings extensive experience and understanding of 3D printing and additive manufacturing to Heber and it’s clients and partners worldwide.

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Ben ThompsonIT Director

Ben has been an IT professional for over 20 years. Ben has an extensive understanding of Linux and Windows server and desktop operating systems.

Ben’s team provide the IT infrastructure and project manage various software developments, both for Heber’s own products and many projects for clients and partners, developing and maintaining new creative and innovative IT solutions to enhance customers’ products and Heber services.

Connectivity of devices via the internet, along with IoT, database, UX/UI and user human user interface design projects are just a fraction of the ongoing developments the IT team are working on at any given moment.

Les Ashton-SmithChairman / Non-Executive Director

Les has a background in electronic instrumentation with a first degree in Electronic Engineering, which led him from product design and development into general management. He holds a Masters degree from Imperial College in Industrial Robotics and Manufacturing and a MBA. He is a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and is a registered European Engineer.

He has been involved with products such as precision image processing for automatic inspection through to cash counting equipment. Later roles have become more customer and market focused with international business development and commercial activities.

Our Departments

The Engineering Team

L-R – Jamil Stevens, Nick Schollar, Mark Perkins, Andrew Gardiner

The Sales Team

L-R – Lillie Bennetto and Richard Horne

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The Production and Despatch Team

L-R – Dawn Jeffries, George Gleed, Jan Gleed, Rachel Perkins

If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, have a look at our vacancies page.