• Next day delivery
  • Free standard UK delivery
    on all orders over £100
  • Industry leading
    customer service
  • Free technical support
    from our team of experts

Meet the team

Canford's 40th Celebrations

Our people make the difference, and together form the team who make Canford. Together we strive to design, develop and manufacture distinctive products, deliver great customer service, create industry leading technical publications and provide customers with unrivalled support. Right now, we are a team of over 100, and collectively possess 1783 years of experience, all of which gained here at Canford. We are Canford, and we're pleased to meet you!



  • Iain Elliott, owner and Director of Canford Audio PLC

    Iain Elliott

    CEO, Founder and Owner

    Start date: 01 July 1976

  • Iain Elliott, owner and Director of Canford Audio PLC

    Mark Brindley

    Operations Director

    Start date: 21 June 1987

  • Chas Luchford,Field Sales Director

    Chas Luchford

    Field Sales Director

    (UK, Europe, France and Middle East)

    Start date: 01 May 2012 Connect with Chas

UK Sales

  • Mark Duff, Sales Office Manager

    Mark Duff

    Sales Office Manager

    Start date: 22 September 2008 Connect with Mark

  • Corina Cliff, UK Business Development Manager

    Corina Cliff

    BBC Account Manager

    Start date: 12 March 1996

  • Erika Dobie, UK Business Development Manager

    Erika Dobie

    UK Business Development Manager

    Start date: 08 July 2002

  • Julie Carney, UK Sales Manager

    Julie Carney

    UK Sales Manager

    Start date: 18 December 1995

  • Louise Wilson, Key Accounts Manager (UK Sales)

    Louise Wilson

    Key Accounts Manager

    Start date: 04 January 2005

  • Ashleigh Bell, Key Accounts Manager (UK Sales)

    Ashleigh Bell

    Key Accounts Manager

    Start date: 20 November 2006

  • Aidan Hennis, Key Accounts Manager

    Aidan Hennis

    Key Accounts Manager

    Start date: 01 April 2012 Connect with Aidan

  • Lauren Wylie, Sales Associate (Uk Sales)

    Lauren Wylie

    Key Accounts Manager

    Start date: 12 September 2016 Connect with Lauren

  • Denise Green, Sales Associate (UK Sales)

    Denise Green

    Sales Associate

    Start date: 18 August 1997

  • Margaret Johnson, Sales Associate (UK Sales)

    Margaret Johnson

    Sales Associate

    Start date: 12 November 2007

  • Kim Lamb, Sales Associate

    Kim Lamb

    Sales Associate

    Start date: 21 September 2015

  • Lilian Baggott, Sales Associate (UK Sales)

    Lilian Baggott

    Sales Associate

    Start date: 03 October 2016

  • Jan Colley, Sales Associate (UK Sales)

    Jan Colley

    Sales Associate

    Start date: 02 October 2017

International Sales

  • Debbie Carlisle, International Sales Manager

    Debbie Carlisle

    International Sales Manager

    Start date: 02 October 2003

    Languages - English, German and French
    (Spanish and Italian, written only)
    Connect with Debbie
  • Danny Zacharia, Sales Manager (Middle East)

    Danny Zacharia

    Sales Manager (Middle East)

    Start date: 09 March 2015

    Languages - English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil (Arabic and French, written only)
  • Vita Gorkina, European Business Development Manager (Europe)

    Vita Gorkina

    European Business Development Manager (Europe)

    Start date: 08 April 2013

    Languages - Russian, Latvian and English
    Connect with Vita
  • Julia Malahovszki, Key Accounts Manager (International Sales)

    Julia Malahovszki

    Key Accounts Manager

    (Eastern Europe, Asia and Oceania)

    Start date: 08 August 2016

    Languages - Hungarian, Russian and English (Italian, written only)
  • Sarah Webster, Key Accounts Manager (International Sales)

    Sarah Webster

    Key Accounts Manager

    (German speaking EU Countries, Italian and Spanish speaking EU countries, Greece, Turkey and Africa)

    Start date: 20 September 2004

    Languages - English and German (Dutch, Italian and Spanish, written only)
  • Emma Curtis, Key Accounts Manager (International Sales)

    Emma Curtis

    Key Accounts Manager

    (Nordics, Benelux, Ireland, France and Americas)

    Start date: 12 March 2001

    Languages - English
    Connect with Emma
  • Emma Curtis, Key Accounts Manager (International Sales)

    Max Clarke

    Key Accounts Manager

    (GCC and Middle East)

    Start date: 31 January 2017

    Languages - English


  • Ian Farina, Shipping Manager

    Ian Farina

    Shipping Manager

    Start date: 18 December 1996
    Connect with Ian

  • Peter Herkes, Shipping Coordinator

    Peter Herkes

    Shipping Coordinator

    Start date: 14 January 1991

  • James Akerman, Shipping Coordinator

    James Akerman

    Shipping Coordinator

    Start date: 05 December 2012

Canford France

  • Thomas Nicolle, Directeur Général

    Thomas Nicolle

    Directeur Général

    Start date: 16 August 2012

  • Agnès Bergé, Service Ventes

    Agnès Bergé

    Service Ventes (Strasbourg Office)

    Start date: 01 January 1990

  • Anna Y. Gallego

    Anna Y. Gallego

    Marketing manager, French Website and Product Database Admin (Strasbourg Office)

    Start date: 21 October 2007

  • France Abadie, Service Ventes

    France Abadie

    Service Ventes (Strasbourg Office)

    Start date: 05 January 2009

Customer Service

  • Lorraine Lyon, Customer Services Manager

    Lorraine Lyon

    Customer Services Manager

    Start date: 28 April 1997

Technical Support

  • Paul Carlisle, Head Of Technical Support

    Paul Carlisle

    Head of Technical Support

    Start date: 03 June 1996

  • Heather Charton, Engineering Support Administrator

    Heather Charlton

    Engineering Support Administrator

    Start date: 28 February 2000

  • Paul Power, Support Engineer

    Paul Power

    Technical Support Engineer

    Start date: 03 October 2016 Connect with Paul

  • Charles Phelps, Audio & Video Engineer

    Charles Phelps

    Audio & Video Engineer

    Start date: 04 September 2017Connect with Chad

  • Bernadett Horvath, Audio & Video Engineer

    Bernadett Horvath 

    Audio & Video Engineer

    Start date: 04 September 2017

Product Managers

  • Mike Reay, Product Manager

    Mike Reay

    Product Manager

    Start date: 03 April 2000

  • Stephen Hart, Product Manager

    Stephen Hart

    Product Manager

    Start date: 05 August 2002

  • Ian Winter, Product Manager

    Ian Winter

    Product Manager

    Start date: 19 September 2016

  • Mark Anderson, Product Database Manager

    Mark Anderson

    Product Database Manager

    Start date: 11 August 1997


  • Graeme Lyon, Production Manager

    Graeme Lyon

    Production Manager (Washington)

    Start date: 02 January 1986

  • Gavin Drake, Production Manager

    Gavin Drake

    Production Manager (Portland)

    Start date: 09 November 1999 Connect with Gavin

  • Laura Pavey, Production Controller

    Laura Pavey

    Production Controller (Portland)

    Start date: 17 August 1998

Fibre Termination

  • John Driver, Head of Design

    John Driver

    Head of Design

    Start date: 05 January 1984

  • Steve Gibson, Fibre Operator

    Steve Gibson

    Fibre Operator

    Start date: 28 March 1995

  • Caroline Coupland, Fibre Operator

    Caroline Coupland

    Fibre Operator

    Start date: 28 February 2005

  • Mark Heslop, Fibre Operator

    Mark Heslop

    Fibre Operator

    Start date: 17 February 2014

  • Purchasing

    • Alan Wilson, Purchasing Manager

      Alan Wilson

      Purchasing Manager

      Start date: 03 December 2012

    • Andy Dodd, Purchasing Officer

      Andy Dodd

      Key Accounts Manager, Purchasing

      Start date: 26 September 1994

    • Calvin Fahey, Purchasing Officer

      Calvin Fahey

      Purchasing Officer

      Start date: 11 July 2016