Meet The Team

Meet our brilliant team. These individuals are vetted, monitored and adhere to the highest industry standards. They are experienced personnel who have helped Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions and Windows achieve the long standing excellent reputation it’s renowned for.

We make it a priority at Richard Thomas to look after our staff, maintaining good working relationships throughout the team. The management oversee frequent appraisals and productive collective company meetings to ensure that you the client continue to experience the best Richard Thomas has to offer.

For information about our services, get in touch online or call us on 01202 488944.

Ben Shepherd
Project Manager

Ben has worked within the home improvement industry for over 20 years, focussing firstly on surveying and now the installation and project management side of home improvements. We are thrilled to have Ben as part of our installation department.

Ben Slater
Director/Design Consultant

Ben has designed Extensions, Conservatories & Orangeries since 2003 and has a passion to build on a well-respected reputation.

Brandon Phipps

Carl Underwood

Carl has long been a formidable installation force with Scott. When Carl is not working hard he enjoys holidays and hiking adventures

David France
Service Engineer Manager

David used to run his own home improvement business before joining the Richard Thomas team. He is dedicated and results driven. During the weekends he enjoys spending time with his family outdoors as well as planning their next skiing holiday. David has installed all manner of home improvements locally for nearly two decades. We were thrilled when he joined our team.

Emma Slater

Emma works behind the scenes making sure sales, marketing strategies, vision setting and high standards are maintained throughout the year. She also loves being creative and looking forward with Ben making sure the business continues to thrive.

Ethan Caldicott

Ethan has been training in all lead works since 2017 under our Snr. Lead Specialist Phil Huckle and has become a competent and reliable lead works installer.

Harry Hocking
Service Engineer / Installer

Harry used to work at Sunseekers until we were able to win him over. He has an ever-increasing appetite to learn and to grow as a reliable member of the team.

Jeni Shortland
Installation Coordinator

Jeni loves her local community and is connected to many aspects of it, such as the local rugby club. Jeni is a key member of the installations department, processing orders and arranging trades. Jeni has been a long standing and committed staff member that has a genuine interest in the well being of the company

Kevin Clark
Installations Manager

Kevin avidly follows F1 and enjoys relaxing whilst fishing on the weekends. Kevin has great rapport and respect amongst his peers.

Michael Cook
General Manager

Michael has a wealth of experience in managing home improvement companies spanning over 30 years. He particularly enjoys refining and upskilling staff members.

Neil Marshall
Senior Installer

Neil is a friendly and uplifting member of the Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows team. He thoroughly enjoys his work installing all types of home improvement products.

Paula Beadle

Paula joined us in 2010 and has always been an efficient and reliable member of the Richard Thomas office-based team. She has thoroughly enjoyed growing in her role as the company has grown. Paula has been a long standing and committed staff member that has a genuine interest in the well being of the company.

Phil Huckle
Lead & Roofing Specialist

Phil enjoys playing golf on the weekends and is one of Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows long standing tradesman, fulfilling lead works since 2008.

Scott Leggett

Scott leads by example in the Richard Thomas installation department. When he’s not setting high standards of workmanship at Richard Thomas he loves spending time at home with his family.