Meet The Team

Philip Atkinson - Managing Director

Philip joined BTS in 2009 following 23 years with a leading supplier in the Cladding Fabrications sector with 12 years experience on the shop floor to become a qualified tradesman. For the remaining 11 years of his tenure he worked his way up to be Commercial Manager looking after 35 million pounds of Sales. In 2006 whilst at night school Philip graduated in a CMS course in management studies.
Philip’s experience and industry knowledge with the back up of a great team helped turn around and grow the fledgling BTS business into what it is now. Philip and his close team worked very long hours in the early days to help fund a revolution of investment that continues to this day. The recent strategy is to automate the production processes and invest heavily in design, software and a unique ERP system wrote by us for us.

This strategy culminated in a £600,000 investment in new offices that showcased our Vantage Rainscreen systems that Philip closely managed. Phil’s mission is for BTS Facades & Fabrications to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of rainscreen systems and metal fabrications. Phil’s favourite part of the job is watching and nurturing staff to excel and come through the ranks. Phil encourages all the management to be leaders working by example to empower staff. Phil enjoys a pint of Guinness, football, skiing, travel, family life and ballroom dancing.

David Atkinson - Production Director

David joined BTS in 2008 and has been instrumental in the success of the manufacturing side of the business. David graduated with a degree in engineering This has lead to working in a world class car part manufacturer to hands on experience fixing and managing cladding installations on a nationwide business. This experience in knowing what a customer wants to lean manufacturing techniques has been a major factor in the businesses success.
David has lead our culture of continuous improvement in Health and Safety which has recently lead to our recent ISO 45001 qualification. This followed years of success with quality and environmental improvements (ISO 9001 and 14001) David likes to adopt a hands on approach, his precision manufacturing (right first time) culture resonates through the business.
David enjoys playing football, family life and likes nothing more than a night out a music gig or a mountain bike ride in his local forest.

David Precious – Design Director

Since joining BTS in its infancy in 2008, David has worked his way through the ranks to become Design Director. Many years of experience on the shop floor marking out, cutting and bending materials stood him in good stead for his transition into design, where he spent a number of years as Drawing Office Manager. With a BSc (Hons) Degree in Economics, David looks at situations from a different perspective to those with a traditional background in the construction industry.
He has transferred skills from his previous experience in accounts to help develop the bespoke Production Database and also create spreadsheet driven 3D models, amongst other achievements. The Design team is growing as BTS pursue their quest for automation and investment in new technologies, which can only benefit David as he leads his team on this exciting journey.
When not engrossed in drawing listening to Oasis or The Jam, David can be found watching football or attending gigs – or to his wife’s despair, adding to his ever growing collection of Adidas trainers.

Marcia Atkinson - Finance Director

Marcia started her tenure in 2009 working part time being responsible for the accounting and Human Resource functions within the business.
Marcia has worked and managed in many major businesses and graduated from college with business management qualifications
Self taught, her biggest accolade is when the senior team meet with our accountant and they tell her that her our accounts are first class. Marcia excels in people management and leads the Human Resources function within the business. Marcia has been instrumental in writing our company handbook and instilling a culture of fairness and democracy through rules.
Marcia was the architect on our business expansion into new offices. Her vision of light and open space has come to fruition. Her eye for class has brought her many plaudits, none more so than at our very successful recent official open day to celebrate our move into new offices and show off our major investment in automation Marcia enjoys yoga, keep fit, ballroom dancing, travel and spending time with her children

GARY LUMBY MBE FCIBS - NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gary was until 2011, UK Director of SME Banking at Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks and also held the roles of Head of Retail Banking and Head of Business Banking for Yorkshire Bank . He was previously North East and Cumbria Regional Director of SME Banking for Barclays Bank.
Gary is now Managing Director of Focus on Success Ltd, a management consultancy business providing non executive directors and business coaches to firms across the UK. Gary also runs Denovo Properties (North East) Ltd, SE Decorators Ltd and Omkara Beauty.
Gary is a Non-Executive Director himself, at a large number of SME’s across the North of England including BTS Fabrications and Facades Ltd, where he advises Management on Strategy, Business Development, Marketing , HR, Risk Management, Finance and Corporate Governance.
Gary is a Mentor/ Growth Expert on the Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Business Programme run by Said Business School ( Oxford University)and sits on the Investment Panel for the Tees Valley Business Grant Programme.
Gary was awarded an MBE for Services to the Finance Industry in the 2008 New Years Honours List and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland.​