Meet The Team

MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

Henry James - Managing Director

HENRY JAMES - MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

Henry is the third generation to be involved in the Battery Industry. Having worked for three separate battery companies before, during and now after completing his university degree in Business Management, he has developed a vast knowledge of the product and the market. A young and enthusiastic individual, he is happy to take on any challenge and help with any query.

 

 

EXTERNAL SALES

 

Chris North - Sales Director

CHRIS NORTH – SALES DIRECTOR

 

Chris’s responsibilities include developing existing accounts and building new business relationships. With 26 years of experience working in the battery industry Chris is an experienced sales professional with his working life having been spent in the wholesale industry.

 

 

DAVID SUMMERFIELD – SALES DIRECTOR

 

David is an experienced Sales Director with a long history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry.  He is skilled in negotiation and operations management.

 

 

Justine Brain - Area Account Manager

JUSTINE BRAIN - AREA ACCOUNT MANAGER

 

Justine has particular expertise in the Marine and Leisure industries and a background in account management. She is responsible for developing existing accounts, building new business relationships and managing and processing orders.

 

 

MELISSA EVANS - AREA ACCOUNT MANAGER

 

Melissa has a wealth of experience in sales and account management across markets including advertising, logistics, telecoms and agriculture.  She is responsible for building new business and managing and developing accounts.

 

 

 

INTERNAL ACCOUNT MANAGERS/TELESALES

 

Dave Wallace - National Sales Manager

DAVE WALLACE – NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

 

Dave is responsible for managing, maintaining and increasing sales whilst building new and existing business relationships, plus managing a team of Internal Account managers. He has an extensive sales background stretching over 12 years in both B2B & B2C industries, helping him to provide the highest level of technical support and customer service. Dave is our in-house Product Specialist in the Golf and Motorbike sector.

 

Hannah Wilcox - New Business Account ManagerHANNAH WILCOX – NEW BUSINESS ACCOUNT MANAGER

Hannah has experience in customer service and sales management in several sectors.  Her role at DBS Leoch is new customer acquisition and liaison with customers.

 

 

 

MARKETING

 

Vanessa Human - Marketing Manager

VANESSA HUMAN - MARKETING DIRECTOR

 

Vanessa heads the Marketing team at DBS and oversees both digital and traditional Marketing including strategic development, campaign planning, branding, communications, agency management, creative direction, promotions and initiatives to support Sales. Vanessa has a BA (hons) degree in Marketing with French in addition to over 20 years Marketing, brand and sales management experience in European and international B2B organisations.

 

 

OPERATIONS

 

Jayne Blackwell - Office Manager

JAYNE BLACKWELL – OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

Jayne has a wealth of experience in office administration and supervisor roles in both the UK and overseas. She has worked across various sectors and as a company secretary for the family business. Her responsibilities include, overseeing the warehouse, operations and the daily running of the office.

 

Mark Wood - Operations Manager

MARK WOOD - STOCK MANAGER

 

Mark is responsible for overseeing orders and ensuring stock levels are maintained. Mark has an extensive operational background stretching over 13 years, having previously worked for manufacturing organisations and in materials control.

 

 

 

FINANCE

 

Kevin Richards - Finance Director

KEVIN RICHARDS - FINANCE DIRECTOR

 

Kevin is responsible for heading the finance team, financial operations, financial planning and forecasting. He is a qualified accountant with 34 years of experience and prior to working at DBS Energy has had multiple directorships. Kevin is also a Practitioner of Managing Successful Programmes and a Company Secretary and Business Excellence Coach.