Meet the Team

  • Alex Connolly
    Alex Connolly
    Sales Manager
  • Lee Clifton
    Lee Clifton
    Operations Manager
  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams
    Sales Consultant
  • John Capps
    John Capps
    Sales Consultant
  • Natalie Allen
    Natalie Allen
    Sales Administrator
  • Gemma Curtis
    Gemma Curtis
    Sales Administrator
  • Hazel Newbery
    Hazel Newbery
    Purchasing Manager
Alex Connolly
Sales Manager

Progressing from the stores, to the sales office, to becoming the sales manager in January 2014, Alex has been at Bernlite since November 2004. His knowledge base is exceptional based on the last 11 years of continuous training by our manufacturers and of course 11 years of operational knowledge. A very keen sportsmen, specialising in Football, cricket and golf.

Lee Clifton
Operations Manager

Lee

Lee has a variety of important roles within the company. Lee’s primary function is to ensure the fluid operation of the warehouse and its staff, and goods in/out control. He is also heavily involved in the daily purchasing and stock control. From his start in January 2002, Lee has been the warehouse manager, sales office assistant, and health and safety officer. A not so keen sportsman, Lee is our go to guy on films and anything involving DC or Marvel!

Mark Williams
Sales Consultant

Mark

Mark started working for Bernlite in 1998, initially coming to an interview for a warehouse position. It was quickly established he would be far better off in sales… and he has not looked back since. The longest serving member of the current sales team, Mark has incredible knowledge of all things lighting control gear. Exceptionally popular with our customers, he is often known to recite horrendous jokes. Keen traveller and all round good guy, also not know for his sporting prowess.

 

John Capps
Sales Consultant

John is our newest member of the sales team, but has worked within the same
sector for over 15 years adding yet further exceptional knowledge to our
specialist team. A keen food addict, John can often be found in his caravan or on a cruise ship when not travelling around the country showcasing Bernlite’s newest items.

Natalie Allen
Sales Administrator

Natalie

The unflappable Natalie stated life with us in 2006. Easy to speak to, Natalie has excellent customer awareness and is extremely thorough in her diligence and commitment to helping our customers. Life long Watford fan as are all her family, so can often be found at Vicarage Road maybe not through choice, when not assisting our customers in the office.

Gemma Curtis
Sales Administrator

Gemma Curtis

Our newest member, but you’d never guess that on speaking to her about anything lighting control gear wise. Gemma has only been with us since 2012, but became an invaluable member of the team instantly. Very popular with our customers owing to her amazing knowledge about all sports, specifically football, (a very decent player herself) and of course anything lighting control gear.

 

Hazel Newbery
Purchasing Manager

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The mum of the team! The go to person when its a tricky enquiry, an obsolete item from the dark ages, or a difficult item to obtain. Hazel is exceptionally well known throughout the lighting industry itself, having started work at Bernlite in the sales office originally to sell the new Smart & Brown brand (Thorn)…back in…1990! Hazels knowledge of the industry, its personnel and products is unrivaled. Exceptionally popular with our suppliers, Hazel is the key to our superb range of product and stock.