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Meet The Team

Our clients rely on the expertise of our committed Fans and Blowers Account Managers who possess technical knowledge of centrifugal and axial products and provide support for industrial fans and blowers. With our vast experience in legislation and industry standards, along with our continuous development processes, we offer a smooth buying experience. Working closely with our fans and blowers sales team, customers can ensure they receive their desired industrial fan or commercial blower product in a timely manner, whether it's through core product ranges, fixed price agreements, or industrial stock-holding with short-term call-off.

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James Newey

Managing Director

James’ role as Owner and Managing Director involves a strategic approach to driving the success of all business functions. With a particular focus on efficiency and investment in technical expertise & development, James has built an experienced team that supports a seamless process for clients.

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Duncan Keates

Operations and Sales Director

Duncan’s experience of over 20 years at Fans and Blowers, both on the shop floor and in technical sales, has been dedicated to increasing efficiency in the day to day operations of the business. Duncan is responsible for operations across all business functions including sales, the drawing office and production.

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Bill Dawes

Engineering Manager

Bill has over 50 years experience in the industry and has supported continuous development and technical expertise improvement throughout his tenure. Bill’s vast knowledge base and technical competence has been at the heart of the business’ development, supporting all teams and functions.

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Steve Wyatt

Technical Sales

Steve’s vast technical knowledge, supported by 18 years at Fans and Blowers, is focussed on providing clients with a high quality buying experience. Steve’s involvement in research and development allows Fans and Blowers the ability to stay at the forefront of manufacturing and exceed standards across the board. If you want to get in touch with Steve, you can email him at [email protected]

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Jeff Thorne

Technical Sales

Jeff supports clients with his experience and technical knowledge, gained over 30 years working with Fans and Blowers. With a focus on ensuring clients needs are met, Jeff’s experience in the industry maintains the high client satisfaction we are so proud of. To contact Jeff, please email him at [email protected]

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Steve Budd

Technical Sales

Steve is a computer science graduate from Bournemouth University. Excited to make a positive impact, he joins us in a position that allows use of his knowledge and innovative abilities. Steve will support the technical sales team in quoting and estimating. He will be on hand to provide technical support to our ever-growing customer base. To speak to Steve directly, please email him at [email protected]

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Sally Sims


Sally ensures smooth operation of accounts, invoicing, documentation and manages the export operations. Sally’s focus on a seamless delivery of business process allows the business to achieve guaranteed high quality, fast but thorough client experience.

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Will Hopkins

Production Manager

Will is responsible for the purchasing of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

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Jason House

Design Engineer

Jason’s background of over 20 years experience in the fabrication industry is represented in his eye for detail and efficiency. Jason is proficient in using both Solid Works and the new Bysoft software, enabling smooth transition from the design stage to the manufacturing process.

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Lee Humphreys

Trainee Designer Engineer

Lee is our trainee designer engineer, working alongside skilled engineers produces 2D drawings, 3D models and other documentation allowing a smooth transition from drawing to production.

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Roy Winter

Long Serving Team Member

Long serving member at Fans and Blowers, with 34 years of experience under his belt, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. When he's not working, Roy is a family man who loves spending time with his loved ones, fishing, dog walking and cheering on Man United. We are lucky to have him on our team.

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Malcolm Bowey

Seasoned Welder

Meet Malcolm, a seasoned welder with nearly 45 years of industry experience and an impressive 34 years at Fans and Blowers. When he's not expertly welding for our team, you can find him taking on home renovation projects at his Victorian cottage on the moors.

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Jordan Winter

Fitting Supervisor

Meet Jordan! He's been a fitting supervisor at Fans and Blowers team for 11 years, bringing his expertise as a fitter to the table. When he's not working, you can find him cheering on his beloved Man United or reminiscing about his days playing football. He's also got a passion for fishing and might just pick it back up again.

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Paul Saunders

Supervisor Welder

Paul is a supervisor welder with over 20 years of experience and 5 years at Fans and Blowers. When he's not overseeing the welding team, you can find him busy being a dedicated family man and helping out with his kids' pantos. He also unwinds on the golf course, perfecting his swing.