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About Us

Managing Director

Angela Dickinson

Angie Dickinson formed Wesley Marine Windows in 2003.

Angie had qualified as an accountant, a profession seen by some as not having the correct credentials for running a successful business, however, she has proved all her doubters wrong. Wesley is still here and growing!

Over the years most customers have become friends,some even attending Angie's wedding.

Using very much a "hands on" approach Angie steers Wesley Marine Windows Ltd through through the ups and downs of running a business in todays tough market place.

More to this Guy than meets the eye!

David (Rodney) Bailey

Dave or Rodney as he is known, dropped his CV in one day back in 2009.  A few months later we had a position and took him on!!!

We've not stopped laughing since that day due to his sense of humour.

However, as with all of our staff, Dave is a hardworking team member who quietly, well perhaps not quietly, produces quality product, and is very actively involved in the development of our new range of narrowboat windows and overseeing the production of our new range of  bi-fold shower doors.

Regular customers may have met him as he often takes the van out on delivery runs.

We don't know of his prowess with a camera but he assures us he is not "the David Bailey"!

Mr Bailey is heavily involved in the development of our new window system about which we will tell you more soon.

Unfortunately or maybe fortunately, Dave lost his voice a few weeks ago so the workshop has been extremely quiet, however ,Dave has fallen off his bike and we think, banged his head. Guess what? His voice has returned!!!!

Another heir to the Wesley throne

Jenni Jackson

Jenni is Angie's Daughter in Law and Mother of her two Grandsons.

Jenni initially joined Angie and the team to look after  quality control and the final preparation of windows prior to delivery. Nothing got past our Jen and she was soon taking a lot of the strain from the Bosses' shoulders.

From the cold shop floor Jenni has now progressed to becoming Angie's righthand "person" in the warm office allowing "she who must be obeyed" to concentrate on wider issues.

Jenni has initiated systems which are helping to eliminate problem areas and smoothing the passage of orders.

 

Heir to our throne

Gary Jackson

Our Gaz is Angie's son who has been with Wesley Marine Windows Ltd from the very beginning. If you need to know anything "Ask Gaz".  Gary has manufactured literally thousands of narrowboat windows, cursed millions of times, driven thousands of miles delivering and withstood at least eight freezing winters all for his Mum. Well, you wouldn't do that sort of thing for the love of the job, would you?

He's also a mean guitarist who's suddenly found fame at the local hostelry.

Gaz stopped smoking in 2012 and although he says he feels better he's still coughing well!

Old Man River

Tony (Marra) Young

Marra's back!!! But for how long???

Marra, well, what can we say?  Not enough room here but his main hobby is winding Angie up, and very very successfully too!!! But now he's retiring. Sad day for all! However, he has offered to open up every morning and make the lads' tea!!

Marra joined Angie and Gaz in their first year and the success of Wesley Marine Windows Ltd owes more to Marra than he realises.

He has patiently, well most of the time patiently, listened to requests for the impossible and has actually achieved the impossible after initially responding "That's not possible"!

His official retirement age has come and gone but he still turns up three days a week, we should tell him we've moved!

Marra is now acting as a safety cushion for Dave when cycling into work as he has developed a habit of testing road surfaces for Newark Council and so far he has found one very bad spot!

Unfortunately, Marra has finely decided to retire but from his point of view it means he can finish his kitchen and go and sleep on some more beaches!!! He's a beach bum at heart!

We held a surprise retirement party for him on Saturday evening with all of his family present!  He arrived blindfolded looking as if he was about to be executed!! We all had a great evening.

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Richard...Just "Richard"

Richard Smith

Richard Smith: Richard also joined us at the beginning of 2016 and has brought his expertise to the business. We think that Richard is a slight cynic who sometimes looks at our practices and thinks that he has stepped back into the Dark Ages!!  Manufacturing boat windows is a dark art and doesn't lend itself to modern manufacturing processes!

Our Jack of All Trades

Clive Sherwin

Clive, bless him, joined us earlier in the year and has proved to be a vital cog in our wheel, together with, I have to say, his sidekick Richard Smith. It's like having Morecambe and Wise permanently on the shop floor. "Bring me Sunshine" being sung as loudly as possible whilst it's pouring down outside does seem a bit incongruous but, heyho anything to keep the staff happy.

Quality Control

Mandy Kilvington

Mandy is...well.. Mandy. Poor girl joined us March 2013 and a few weeks later she's still here!! Must be a glutton for punishment!! Very quietly spoken and the boys, bless them, have made a megaphone so she can shout at them but strangely enough, she hasn't taken them seriously! I wonder why?

Mandy is responsible for ensuring that the windows are all clean, polished, watertight and are of a quality to match Wesley's high standards. She has very quickly become part of the team and luckily has a great sense of humour.

Since Mandy joined us the factory has never looked so tidy. Feels more like home!

Grandad

John (Dicko) Dickinson

Dicko is not strictly employed at Wesley but turns up like a bad penny to look after the shower side of the business, strictly for the love of it cause he doesn't get paid, just a load of grief!!!  Well, it saves him having to stay at home and become a "House Husband" which would mean working!!!

Dicko has a dubious reputation for knowing a bit about marine toilets probably because he talks c...p. A good reason for Angie to keep him away from the narrowboat windows.

Anyway, his chair is nice and comfy and he is kept busy interfering with the website!

As you can see from the photo, now that Dicko has passed the age of 70 he has to be kept warm hence the little white lap warmer who occasionally wakes up for feeding. Bless her!!

Somebody removed the charger which used to be plugged into his back but he's still with us I'm afraid!!

Wesley's Mascot Annie

Annie our Mascot

Annie joined us in June 2013 as a temporary measure whilst her Dad was in hospital but, we're pleased to say, she is now a permanent part of the staff.

At 6years old Annie is the youngest member of our team and her main role is ensuring that every visitor is welcomed with a bark!

Annie also makes sure that our Angie gets plenty of exercise during tea breaks and at lunchtime by galloping around the playing field adjacent to our factory.

Come and visit Annie but make sure you keep a tight grip on your lunch!!!

Another Mainstay

Philip Garnett (Our Phil)

Phil joined us recently to help expand the shower door manufacturing side of Wesley.

Phil has the dubious distinction of being related to Angie as he is her cousin.

As a "hands on" member of staff Phil has proved that he is more than equal to the job in hand and is able to match the wisecracks bandied around the factory floor!

He will also be taking some of the weight off the shoulders of our Gaz and GDB Rodney/Dave by taking the Wesley van out on delivery runs.

Watch out for Phil's smiley face when your delivery arrives!!

Dan, Dan, the Driver Man!!

Daniel

Daniel (Dan the Man) Dan joined us in January 2015, actually "joined" is the wrong word, "landed" would be more suitable. Dan mainly carries out our deliveries and collections and so far, comments we have received from customers and suppliers have all been extremely positive. If you are a customer receiving a delivery via our vehicle you will first be offered a handshake and then instructed to check the goods for damage!!! God forbid if you have a complaint!!! Angie receives a phonecall: "Angela. Problem!! Here is customer!"

Good job we have very few problems!

Sandra

Sandra Tate

Sandra (Sandy) Tate: Sandra who is Jenni's Mum joined us for better or worse, at the end of July and guess what...  She's still here!!

Sandra has taken to answering the phone like a duck takes to water. Since Sandra arrived the filing is nearly bang up to date and Jenni has had to behave herself!!

Rikky

Richard Dobson

Richard (Ricky) Dobson.: Ricky joined us at the beginning of 2016 and we have not stopped laughing since. Ricky has become a firm fixture within our team and in fact the lads are often heard shouting "Rickay, what have you dropped???" normally just after a big crash is heard up on the mezzanine floor!

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