Meet the Team

We have a higly consious and dedicated team of staff with a mutlitude of skill sets, offering a complete range of resource and expertise to the business and our customers. Some production staff have been with us for over 30 years and the company prides itself on long term commitment and knowledge share. We actively encourage training and experience to further our service and qulaity to both customers and foam products at all levels.

NICK KEWELL Operations Director & Joint Managing Director

A University of Birmingham graduate in Civil Engineering, Nick joined the family business in 1998 with huge amounts of industrial knowledge, enthusiasm and leadership skills. Over this time Nick has built a highly efficient, capable and industry leading Operations and Production team. When not engrossed in the manufacturing and despatch of the best foam products - on time and on budget in the market Nick can be found pounding the roads of Kent in marathon training and endurance events. A family man with 3 beautiful children and still occasional gracing the fields of Warlingham Rugby club whom he once captained many a side. Otherwise found at the bar offering wise words of wisdom and encouragement.

MARCOS KEWELL Commercial Director & Joint Managing Director

After gaining an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, Marcos pursued an engineering career in the corporate sector with businesses including Astra Zeneca Plc before joining the family business in 2004. Marcos manages the commercial teams and business developments within the business as well as key relationships with customers and suppliers. Once a county rugby player and water-polo he still makes regular vets' appearances for the Old Wilsonians Football Club whilst playing weekly 5-aside football until the knees/back give up. He is now attempting to learn the dark arts of golf whilst bringing up 3 young kids with his wife and running and directing the growing and innovate business alongside Nick.

NEIL JOHNSTON General Manager

Neil joins Kewell with nearly 30 years experience in engineering sales and manufacturing in the non-ferrous metals and thermoplastics industries. He has covered all the bases from purchasing and sales to production and warehouse management. He said that he has worn so many hats in his time that it’s caused his hair to thin.

Neil has three grown up children and is expecting his first grandchild this year. He enjoys spending time either with his wife in coffee shops watching the world go by, or walking his cocker spaniel over all of the local countryside.


Geoff joined us in September 2020, bringing with him forty-five years of engineering experience of which the last twenty-six have been in a Quality role.

Having worked in defence, retail and electronics industries, in various managerial posts he will no doubt will be a great asset to our company.

Geoff’s role will include both Quality Assurance and Quality Control, working closely with the Shop Floor, providing support, training and implementing process improvements with assistance from the Teams.

Outside work Geoff enjoys all forms of motorsport and buying /rebuilding vintage pushbikes. His other keen interests are metal detecting, (still waiting to dig up his fortune), watching Charlton Athletics, but more of all spending time with his 5-year-old granddaughter.

KEVIN TATE Sales Manager

Kevin is joining us after working in the Managed Print Services Industry for 27 years, he enjoyed roles in Customer Service, Operations and most recently, Sales. 

 Kevin has a passion for getting things done, right.  Meeting clients and building relationships. 

He lives in Hurst Green with his wife Kate and have two little girls who take up most of his time!  Outside of work Kevin is a keen golfer, loves eating out and trying different wines – especially English varieties.

MALCOLM NEWINGTON Business Development Manager / Internal Sales

Following 20 years working as a Field Sales Engineer in the Fluid Power industry, Malcolm has decided to return to working in an office environment with actual people, as he was getting concerned with the amount of time he was spending talking and arguing with himself in his car. His main activities will include ensuring Kewell maximise their business opportunities within their existing customer base, as well as uncovering new potential within the industry.

Malcolm’s main interests include an annoying love of Progressive Rock music ,and sport, although that particular interest is generally carried out with a beer in hand rather than in actual participation these days.

ANGELINE FIELDS Senior Sales Administrator & Customer Care

Angeline has been an excellent addition to our Customer Service team working in Customer Service Administration and Production Liaison, since October 2017.

Angeline is a homebody who enjoys the finer things in life (when she’s not working her socks off providing top quality service for Kewell Converters!)

SUE CANNON Sales Administrator & Customer Care

After being self-employed for 16 years Sue has decided to take the plunge back into employment and joined the team in July 2019. She brings with her various office administration, sales and customer support skills that she has gained throughout her consultancy work. In her free time she enjoys swimming, the gym, visiting new places and enjoying life.

SARAH JAMES Financial Controller & Bookkeeper

Sarah is our financial controller and bookkeeper who joined us in April 2015. Sarah brought her knowledge and experience to us from London where she worked for well known drinks company. She has been a strong and valuable member of our team ever since.

When she is not busy looking after the cash, payroll and other legal obligations of our company she is busy mum of 2 lovely girls. She wishes she had time for hobbies but that time of her life is yet to come!


TRACEY NEWBURY Accounts Assistant

Tracey has 33 years experience of Finance / credit control in the Manufacturing Industry .

Her role is to help Sarah with all the accounts processing for Kewell Converters.

Tracey is married with three children and one grandchild who is keeping her on her toes.

In her spare time she loves walking her dog, have a quality family time and also is a member of a local amateur Dramatics Group who perform a Pantomime every year.




An original Canadian Biker (not, I add an American) who looks like lumberjack and wears a beard from a bye gone era. A genius at design and CADCAM/CNC programming in Foam products for Kewell Converters for over 10 yrs. and very good at his job. He turns sketches and ideas into reality and gets them made when seemingly impossible. For such a large character he drives the smallest convertible Mercedes-Benz sports car known to man - an environmentalist at heart and often found swimming countless lengths at his local private spa baths of an evening.

JOHN DONOHOE CAD-CNC Supervisor / Production Engineer

John has joined our busy team in February this year.

Whilst he does little bit of everything, he mainly liaise with the production team, customers and suppliers.With the background of manufacturing medical equipment and sign making, we have now converted him to work with foam!

In his spare time John is keen cyclist and enjoys trip to cinema with his family and friends.

RICHARD LEE Maintenance Engineer

Richard spent 22 years working in a Vehicle dismantles (scrap yard) operating and maintaining a wide variety of equipment from pneumatic depollution rigs to 22 tonne material handlers and everything in between. During his time there, they destroyed everything from Metro’s to McLaren’s.

Richard has two beautiful boys at home who he is now getting to spend a bit more time with as he no longer work on Saturdays. Through lockdown Richard found himself enjoying spending time in the kitchen cooking for them all and he now does this as often as he can, usually with a drink (rum) and some random playlist going in the background. We are pleased to say he hasn't poisoned the boys yet so he can’t be that bad.

MICHAEL LEE Production Coordinator

Micky started with us as Machine Operator and later on moved onto the role of Warehouse Supervisor. With experience growing, taking on more tasks and excellent work ethic we are pleased to see him progress into his new role of Production Coordinator.


CHRIS WEAVER Production Administrator

Chris brings with him some great experience and knowledge from years in the automotive industry of the midlands. 

He has been a Bill of materials and engineering specifications person with the midland motor industry most of his career.  As he have recently relocated to Kent, he is very excited to be soon learning brand new aspects of bespoke foam engineering with Kewell Converters.

Chris's interests are in historic aircraft, military vehicles and F1 motor racing. Being a new Kent resident  he will be spending most weekend time with his wife exploring the beauties of South East.

JOHN LEE Team Leader - Primary Fabrication

The muscle on the shop floor with a commanding voice and sets the pace for efficient factory output. The speed of a cheetah turning foam blanks into great products. Full of life and character with always an opinion to offer. A taste for the good life and known to like a few Whisky's and red wine.

DAVE OWEN Team Leader - CNC Machines

After 3 months as a temp Dave joined the team in August 2017 and with 4 years of hard work an determination has worked his way up to CNC team leader . Dave come to us with 17 years experience in the motor trade mainly fast fit centres fitting tyres an working under cars . Outside of work Dave can be found having quality family time with his wife and two teenage daughters or enjoying one of his many hobbies like fishing , metal detecting, or airsoft.

JULIE PESTIL Team Leader - Assembly/Finishing

Super creative Julie has been with us for almost 4 years.

She is excellent at running a busy production team, whilst assembling and finishing the products to the highest standard for our customers. Julie is a qualified florist, loves dancing modern jive, paints and draws animals, and if that’s not enough she loves to visit a motoshow or two in her Escort RS 2000 and Ford Anglia.


HARVEY SIBLEY Warehouse Supervisor

Harvey started with us on temporary basis but we soon realised he would be a great permanent member of our team. 

Long experience in warehouse operations and working with and for a wide spectrum of people and an even wider spectrum of products and services; provided Harvey with an extremely broad understanding of warehousing, logistics, transport, quality control and health and safety.

Harvey is a keen Arsenal supporter and enjoys watching football and many other sports he remembers being able to play; and loves spending time with his partner Sarah of nearly 30 years and their 2 grown up children.



BRAIN FLANNERY Senior Technician & Production Operator

The man who knows how to set machines/tools, fix machines and get things made probably with 25 yrs. of know how in the foam industry. He is the go to guy to get jobs set and run just so. A sound, reliable and technical member of the production team who loves DIY, mechanical engineering and good old fashion trains at the weekend.


At Kewell we are dedicated to producing and delivering innovative, high-quality foam products and services. For this we need dedicated and experienced team.

Our key production operators are highly skilled and compliant in working with various state of the art machines like cnc contour cutter, router, die cutter, water jet and many more machines to deliver products that exactly match your expectations. We cater for both batch manufacturing as well as luxurious, one off bespoke parts.


BUSTER The Office Dog

A handsome male working cocker spaniel with bags of energy and personality. An affection and needy chap who loves sitting in the sunny spots around the office and the resident security guard dog to protect our huge volumes of foam stocks out back in the warehouse and our foamtastic end products.