Our Team

Vicki Wilkes
Commercial Director

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Darren Wilkes
Technical Director

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Guy Burridge
General Manager

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Vicki Wilkes graduated from Swansea University with a degree in materials Science and Engineering (with German) (BEng (Hons)), she then worked as an engineer in a test laboratory (Bodycote Materials Testing) before moving into technical sales for ESH Testing Ltd until 2003, when she became Managing Director of Phoenix.

Darren Wilkes has worked with test machines since 1989. He has worked with customers from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and has an unrivalled knowledge of all aspects of test machines and hydraulic systems.

Darren has been a UKAS accredited calibration engineer since 1996 and has been Head of Lab and Technical director for Phoenix since 2003.

Guy Burridge as Operations Manager has responsibility for all design and manufacture of test machines.

Guy joined Phoenix in 2017 and bought a wealth of product, application, territory and client experience due to working within aerospace, defence and oil & gas within James Walker & Co and Trelleborg.

Sam Shevyn
Acting Head of Lab

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Claire Davies 
Business Development Manager

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Sam Shevyn has been with Phoenix for over five years and was runner up in the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s Apprentice/Young Person of the Year Award in 2016. As acting Head of Lab Sam has responsibility for all UKAS calibration and on-site servicing work.
Claire Davies joined Phoenix in 2013 after 20 years in the print trade. Starting as admin, then Office Manager, she is now taking on Business Development to help increase awareness of the products and services that Phoenix provides, and help to grow the business within the Rubery Owen Group.

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