Meet the Senior Team

Ian Thurley

CEO

Graduating from Leeds Polytechnic Business School with a 1st Class honours degree in Accounting & Finance in 1989 and the Marston Radiators prize for the best dissertation relevant to industry, Ian has been a CIMA-qualified Management Accountant since 1993.

Having had a taste of management accounting at Elida Gibb’s toothpaste & shampoo factory in Seacroft as part of his ‘sandwich’ degree course, on graduating Ian embarked on an industry-based career, joining British Steel’s Scunthorpe works as a Cost Accountant. He has since worked in a variety of manufacturing, retail and service businesses, including Bridon Ropes, Caradon Stelrad, Black & Decker, Safestyle UK and Business Link Yorkshire, before being appointed as Finance Director at Siddall & Hilton Products in 2012. Ian was part of the first MBO in 2015 when the company was acquired from the Siddall family and then led the second buy-out in 2019.

Away from work, Ian is a serious petrol-head with a particular interest in ‘proper cars’, being the long-time owner of a 1985 Capri and a 1972 Cortina and with an ambition to add other 1960’s & 70’s Fords to his garage. Ian’s obsession with cars is something he shared with his Grand-father, manifesting in early childhood as he built an extensive collection of Dinky and Corgi toys – a collection which now extends to a fleet of over 1,400 1/43-scale models, displayed in his home office. He has had to become very skilled with a soft brush and a duster!

Ian also enjoys the detective work associated with family history, having traced his Thurley roots back to a brick-maker in Sandy, Bedfordshire, in 1522. He has also identified a common ancestry on his maternal line with Leeds aviation pioneer, Robert Blackburn, founder of the Blackburn Aircraft Company and the UK’s first commercial passenger flights from Leeds to London.

Morgan Beresford-Lambert

Finance Director

A Finance Executive with a diverse international background and experience earned over many years working for Companies on a global scale, industry specialism is engineering and manufacturing. Specific wire industry involvement in excess of 15 years.

Extensive experience in business evolution & transformation through full life-cycle management of world class ERP Systems and Business Intelligence technology.

Morgan joined Siddall & Hilton Products Ltd as Financial Controller in 2014 and joined the board as Finance Director when the second buy-out concluded in 2019.

A passion for travel, a keen interest in sport, predominantly mountain biking and a proud owner of a classic supercharged Lancia.

Andy Dawson

Operations Director

Re-joining the business in October 2019 as Operations Director, having previously held the position of Operations Manager for five years from 2012. I have extensive knowledge of manufacturing operations, people development & change management from working both in the UK and Europe.

My current focus is to achieve world class manufacturing here in Brighouse!

Some of my favourite quotes are by Mark Twain. I enjoy cycling but I’m not at the same level as some of my colleagues.

I also enjoy watching a good game of football whatever the level and my team is Manchester United.

Neil Sutcliffe

Sales Director

Neil has worked in the Steel Industry all his career. He joined British Steel as an undergraduate Management Trainee in 1978 & after graduating with a Degree in Metallurgy, he worked in a variety of production roles at their Integrated Steel Works in Scunthorpe.

In 1984 he joined the Siddall & Hilton Group of Companies and soon found his niche at their wire production facility in Sowerby Bridge, where he was appointed as Sales Director in the early nineties. This Company was subsequently acquired by Carrington Wire and after a brief period at Director level with this Company, he left in 2000 to re-join Siddall & Hilton at their Welded Mesh Division, where he has remained ever since. During his time with the Company; he has been a Committee member for British Standards, where he has contributed to BSI specifications for Welded Mesh Security Fencing, and seen S&HP grow to be the largest industrial welded mesh producer in the UK & Ireland. In 2019, Neil was privileged to be part of the managed team that successfully completed the MBO of the business.

Neil lives near Halifax and has one son and in his free time he enjoys cycling in the Pennines.

Andrew Lingard

Supply Chain Director

Andrew joined Siddall & Hilton in 1989 when the Brighouse plant was then known as Redfearns Wire Products. This coincided with the arrival on site of the first EVG mesh welding machine.

He lives in Huddersfield with his wife and son, who is currently studying at University in Manchester.

In his freetime he enjoys spending time with his family, walking their 2 dogs and supporting Huddersfield Town. Also he has recently become a reborn (E)cyclist!

Simon Butterworth

Technology Director

Simon joined Siddall & Hilton in March 1991 as a software developer and has been with the company for just over 30 years. Following an MBO in August 2019, Simon joined the board and was appointed Technology Director and Company Secretary.

Simon has an art background and when time permits, he looks to switch off and sketches pen and ink landscapes, with some of his work being exhibited. He is an ardent Leeds United fan and enjoys playing golf (very badly) and watching football, cricket and rugby in his spare time.

For a getaway, Simon can recommend driving California’s Pacific Coast highway and visiting the Grand Canyon.

Sally Brady

People and Culture Director

I joined Siddall & Hilton Product's board as People and Culture Director in 2021, having previously held senior HR management roles in the steel, manufacturing and retail distribution sector.

In my spare time I enjoy adventures to wild corners of the country in my campervan. There’s a lot of stomping up mountains, pedalling and paddling to fit in!

Pam Jackson

Pam Jackson

Business Development Director

A Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW FCA) responsible for the implementation and development of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central software and the company’s social media presence. Previously worked for several manufacturers in structural steel, textile and food sectors.

Happy home life with a son currently studying Computer Science at Huddersfield University and a daughter studying GCSEs at Crossley Heath Grammar School. Long serving Trustee of the Halifax & District YMCA whose main activities are rollerblading parties and an annual pantomime and is now currently running a school uniform recycling scheme.

Pam enjoys mountain biking with her husband and is often seen at the neighbouring gym to improve physical health. She is a fan of rock music and likes to support live music when possible.