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.

COLIN KEWELL Part Time Managing Director/Chairman

Colin's enormous depth of knowledge of the products and their potential applications are sought throughout the industry and highly valued by customers and often their end users. Colin's ingenuity is second to none and a machine he built and designed himself over 30 years ago still operates efficiently on the much more modern factory floor of the business he founded in 1971 with the very bespoke and purpose manufactured machine. An apprentice tool maker who started the company of a shoe string in his garage - a passionate, enthusiastic and some might say workaholic or perfectionist manufacturing engineer. The man loves a good beer and smelly cheers, as a well as a good chin wag whilst watching some live Rugby.

NICK KEWELL Operations Director & Acting 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 & Acting 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.

SAMANTHA WATTS (SADLY LEAVING DEC. 2017) Customer Service & Logistics

Customer Service & Logistics - Info Pending

ANGELINE FIELDS Sales & Office Administrator

Sales & Office Administrator - Info Pending

LOU (AKA LINDA) GATER Part-Time Sales Administrator

Lou has been with the company 31 years and knows her stuff! She started on the shop floor but is now firmly part of the office team working part time providing customer service, dealing with the day to day administration and logistics. (Monday — Wednesday).

Away from the office she has an interest in ancestry and tracing back her family tree. She is an animal lover who owns two Basset hounds and enjoys visiting Menorca to relax and indulge in a glass of local wine.

PAULA CROFTS General Sales Enquiries & Sales Support

General Sales Enquiries & Sales Support - Info Pending

JOB VACANT (NOV 2017) Office Admin & Reception Duties

Office Admin & Reception Duties - Info Pending

DAVE MAYS Factory Manager

Factory Manager - Info Pending

KIERAN GREEN Production Manager

Production Manager - Info Pending

PAUL BISHOP Supervisor & Manufacturing Engineer

A worldly engineer through and through with technical know-how and a keen eye for attention, detail and product/process/machine improvement at all levels. A real passion for manufacturing and how things are made and put together which is reflected in his day to day work. Designed and made many an invention in his time and currently overhauling yet another motor bike - a classic and mammoth 1984 Yamaha Venture Royal V4 Vmax 1200cc Cruiser shipped over from Canada. Also an accomplished fisherman and pistol shooter - so don't mess with the man.

NATHAN JUJI Production CAD Coordinator/Engineer

Production CAD Coordinator/Engineer - Info Pending

DON REID CAD/CAM & CNC Programmer

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 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.

JACKSON NGANGA Team Leader - CNC Machines

Team Leader (CNC Machines) - Info Pending

BRAIN FLANNERY Technical Foam Fabricator/Setter & Maintenance Engineer

The man who know who 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.

KEITH GATER Lead Foam Fabricator/Technician

Keith has been with the company for 36 years and is a valued and knowledgeable member of the manufacturing team who has an eye for detail and takes pride ensuring our bespoke items are finished to a high quality. 

In his free time Keith is a family man who enjoys holidaying with his wife Lou, judging at dog shows along with owning two of his own Basset hounds Saucy and George.

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.

GRAHAM PORTER Production Manager

A superb production manager with years of commercial experience and a strong back ground in metal work/fabrication/laser cutting once running his own SME business. Always amiable and professional chap who once the ruled the UK hovercraft racing circuit. He was also a pretty good badminton player to boot. As an aside, until recently he even used to get a Christmas card from Stirling Moss far the quality and supply of bespoke furniture mfg. and fitted into his London house.

LOUISE BEECHEY Administrator & Credit Controller

A critical part of the office team with bundles of top class customer service and administration skill to get jobs through. Very well spoken, professional and capable - Louise also like to wine away the hours on here allotment growing an assortment of vegetables of an evening or can be found on her road racing bike with the local club at weekends put miles on the GPS. She has a positive mental attitude which reflects on the standard of work and persistent up those Surrey hills.

KELLY COPPERWAITE Financial Controller

The financial controller and an experienced book keeper who loves number crunching and a good spread sheet. Kelly also loves sipping cocktails on beached in Mexico with a good book or cheering on the mighty Crystal Palace football team at home. Also known to be a lively winter skier and always heard above the crowd.

TERRI SCANES Part-Time Office Assistant & Customer Service

Part time receptionist and part of the customer service team - a friendly and helpful individual always willing to go the extra mile to keep customers informed and cared for. A former member of the local parish council and chamber of commerce, Terri is also a Girl Guide Scout/Brownie leader and enjoys gardening and classic cars adventures.