Paul Elcock
 Managing Director 

Paul Elcock has over 30 years’ experience in the electrical supply chain industry and is passionate about great customer service. As the Head of NICEIC Direct for 9 years he was responsiblefor the product range through to fulfilment and the development of the electronic certification. He established Docs-Store in Feb 2021 offering compliance documentation and independent electrotechnical publications.

Timothy Benstead    
 Managing Director
Tim Benstead Associates Ltd

Tim has spent over forty years in the electrical industry having served his time in an electrical contracting firm in Scarborough. He has worked in domestic, commercial and industrial installations and subsequently spent some 16 years as a lecturer. Since 2006, Tim worked for the Electrical Safety Council as a Senior Standards Engineer and as Principal Technical Author for Certsure LLP. Tim was responsible for the technical output of the NICEIC for some 8 years. Tim is Chair of JPEL64/B and a member of JPEL64. He is also BSI committee member of FSH12/1 dealing with BS 5839.

Robert Weller
Principal Consultant
Electrical Investigation Ltd

Rob is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and has worked as a technical specialist for most of his career. He has worked for, and with UK Network Operators, Industry Bodies and Utility companies to provide technical consultancy and policy services. He has served as a forensic investigator and expert witness and has investigated over 300 electrical fires and/or shock incidents. He maintains links with academia and leading UK consultancies and organisations such as IET and ENA to carry out research and development work to improve electrical safety.

Dean Barrett
Managing Director
The ​Rolec Group Ltd

I've been in the industry for over 38 years, I've seen many changes over that time, and am always look for innovation and change. I look forward to contributing to the judging panel this year, and hope to see both quality and forward thinking businesses making a difference to our industry.

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith is the CEO of platform d-risk Ltd & EV comply; he has worked from the tools to the boardroom. Working within the energy efficiency and renewable sectors for over 15 years, he has gained knowledge and experience at every level. His SAAS company has picked up achievements and awards designing leading software solutions for the sustainability sector. His company's solutions focus on simplifying operations and processes without compromising on quality, standards and compliance. 'EV-comply' is fast becoming the market-leading business solution for EV charge point installers.

Chloe Vickery
Co - founder
Women In Fire Safety

In 2008 Chloe began her journey in the fire safety industry offering bespoke solutions and specifications to meet with current legislation, standards and regulations.Over the years, her diverse background includes working for fire safety contactors, distributors and manufacturers. As a result of her extensive experience and ongoing technical training, Chloe has gained great knowledge and an appreciation for all elements of fire safety to protect people and premises.Chloe now specialises in providing a service to the fire protection industry in fire risk assessment and tailored fire safety solutions.

Shahid Khan
Technical Manager
​Electrical Contractors Association

Shahid Khan is the technical manager for the ECA and is primarily involved with electrical standards committees and codes of practices. He is a degree-educated engineer who holds a First Class Honours degree in Building Services Engineering. He possesses years of varied industry experience and a background in delivering accredited electrical training to blue-chip organisations. He is a Member of the IET, Won the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Engineering, and is identified as a future standards maker as part of the IEC Young Professionals Program.

Ruth Devine
Managing Director
​SJD Electrical

Ruth Devine owns a high-growth SME electrical contractor. She's a strong advocate of apprenticeships and education. Ruth worked with other employers to develop the trailblazer Electrician Apprenticeship standard, joining IfATE's Construction Route Panel in 2017. Ruth chairs the ECA's Skills Committee and the Electrotechnical Skills Partnership. She is part of the Construction Leadership Council's Skills Network and represents the cross-governmental Construction Skills Delivery Group industry. Ruth is an alumni of the Goldman Sachs's 10,000 small business growth programme and gained her MBA at Aston University.

John Williams
Group Specification and Trade Director
​Luceco Group

John Williams has gained vast experience within the electrical industry over the last 35 years. With a focus on lighting, he's led teams across specification, wholesale, retail and OEM channels. John is now responsible for trade and specification projects within the Luceco Group in the UK and various overseas markets. One of John's primary aims is to build relationships with contractors and champion high standards and achievement within the industry.

Mark Butcher
Commercial Director
​Laser Electrical Services Ltd

Mark is one of the founding members of Laser Electrical Services Ltd operating as Commercial Projects Director with over 25 years' experience within the electrical industry. Mark's role consists of design, business development and leading his team of engineers to provide continuity and seamless transition through all stages of electrical projects to provide clients with a professional service. Marks ethos continues to build successful company’s based on teamwork, long lasting partnerships, rewarding staff, investing in apprentices with an open mind to new ideas and innovation as the business continues to evolve year on year.

Paul Drosihn
General Manager
Digital Illumination Interface Alliance

Paul is a highly qualified and experienced management professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the electronics and LED lighting industries. He has held a number of senior roles in management, sales,operations, business development and strategic marketing, at companies involvedin electronics, manufacturing and management consulting. He is a Member of IEEE and AMBA, and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Joe Robinson
Technical Editor

Joe entered the electrical industry via the tried and tested means of an apprenticeship starting at the age of 16. With nearly 25 years of experience with electricity he's seen the industry from almost every angle, from house-bashing to working air-side on fire training simulators at key UK airports. He's also been a project manager, a designer and a teacher, and is now a Technical Editor for a leading creator of online content for electricians and learners alike.

Gary Hayers

Gary Hayers has been involved in the electrical industry for over 30 years in different capacities, He started out as an apprentice working on domestic, commercial and industrial installations before spending 19 years as an inspiring college lecturer. This got him started on his Youtube channel, GSH electrical, which has reached over 11 million people during 5-years on the platform. He produces training videos for the younger generation who are aspiring to be electricians. He is currently an editor for eFIXX, who recently hit an amazing milestone of 200,000 subscribers on Youtube.

Nick Raimo
​EV Nick

Nick is an early electric car adopter who decided back in 2017 to start a Youtube channel based around electric cars and the tech connected with them. He's also currently the only person to of independently reviewed and tested the majority of UK sold EV charge points. He knows how the apps work, how to install them and what customers want from an EV installer.

Richard Harvey
Electrical Tutor Manager
​Birmingham Electrical Training Ltd

Richard Harvey has 30 years of experience within the electrical industry, working both as a contractor and as a college lecturer at Tresham College. Richard now works for Birmingham Electrical training Ltd who have over 400 apprentices on board at the moment.