About Us

Stratec Ltd has over 40 years’ experience in supplying products and services to the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction industries. 

Gordon Watkins

Managing Director

Customers I have worked with

Wills Bros., Sir Robert McAlpine, Bam Nuttal, Graham, D Morgan, Barratts Developments, RJ McLeod, Sweco, Ferrans, Balfour Beatty, I & H Brown Ltd, and Fairhurst.

Summary

Gordon graduated from Stockport College with a HND in Civil Engineering and joined the family business, which marketed and sold geotextiles. He had been involved with the business since he was eight years old, travelling to sites throughout the North West of England.

He then built and launched the Antinox temporary protection materials business whilst still being involved with the geosynthetic business, in a management capacity. After returning to work after illness, he dedicated himself to building the Stratec business and is now successfully leading this business in the next phase of its development.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced Company Director having built businesses up from nothing.
  • Positive leader and innovator
  • Extensive practical on-site working knowledge

Phil Ellis

Technical Manager

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Ground-Guards Ltd/GreenTek Solutions Ltd
Mount Panels
Hazel4D

Customers I have worked with

Barratt David Wilson Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Redrow Homes, Cala Homes, Story Homes, BAM Construction, BAM Nuttall, Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, Willmott Dixon, VP Group, Speedy Services, Travis Perkins, Jewson, Keyline, Skanska, RJ McLeod, Farrans, John Graham Construction, D Morgan

Summary

Phil has worked with many national housebuilders, Construction companies and merchants to promote best practice. He always goes the extra mile to help customers and clients with their complex requirements on site.

He is always researching and learning to further his understanding the balance of protecting nature and creating some of the country’s most attractive areas to live and work in.

Phil joined Stratec to further his keen interest in improving the ground conditions on construction sites and civil engineering projects.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced in advising on all aspects of Surface water drainage systems.
  • Working with Engineers to provide the best outcome for Erosion and Silt control on sites.
  • Promoting best practice and sustainable solutions for the environment.
  • Looking for alternative solutions which give scope for value engineered solutions.

Shona Teale

Marketing Executive

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Turcan Connell
Apex Tubulars
MS Society
Robert Gordon University

Summary

Shona studied International Business Management at the Robert Gordon University. During this time, Shona developed an interest in marketing, and she has since gained marketing experience in a number of industries including higher education, oil and gas, charities and legal services.

Shona has managed numerous marketing campaigns and helped drive many companies forward to achieve their marketing and business goals. She is committed to constantly improving her knowledge and expertise and strives to create creative and compelling content.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced in a number of areas including Digital Marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • PR
  • Sales

Avril Crawley

Account Manager

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Stratec Ltd
Swiftec Global Ltd
EMAP
Royal Navy

Customers I have worked with

Wills Bros, R J McLeod, Farrans, Balfour Beatty, Barratt David Wilson Homes, Bam Nuttall, Graham, D Morgan, I & H Brown, Fairhurst, Sweco, Provectus, SPI

Summary

Avril has worked within the group for over eight years and during this time has utilised her wealth of experience from industries such as Fashion, Manufacturing, Education and Defense.

She is conscientious and proactive team member who embraces new challenges with open arms and a smile!

She is strong believer that investment in building strong ties with customers/clients results in improved Respect, Confidence, Trust, Sales, Growth and Profit.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Experienced in Account Management
  • Team Building
  • Strategic planning, company growth and brand development
  • Marketing and Sales & Support

Nadean Rollo

Client Relations Manager

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Swiftec Global
Cromwell Tools
Duo Tool

Customers I have worked with

BAM construction, Balfour Beatty, John Graham, Wills Bros, Cala Homes, Persimmon Homes and many more.

Summary

Nadean has a wealth of experience in client relations and account management. She has worked in industries such as Telesales, Hospitality, Oil and Gas and Retail.

Nadean is personable, dedicated and customer orientated. She always ensures her clients receive a high-quality service and have everything they need for their projects.

She utilises her experience and her skills in relationship building, data handling and dealing with enquiries from customers to ensure she provides the best experience for clients.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Building relationships
  • Data handling
  • Resolving customer queries
  • Organising and scheduling meetings

Laura Clubb

Admin & Financial Executive

Businesses I have worked for (as an employee)

Swiftec Global Ltd
Rigfit Offshore
Global Energy Group
Scomi Oiltools

Customers I have worked with

Travis Perkins, Jewsons, ISG, Wills Bros, Farrans

Summary

Laura started with Stratec in 2011 and quickly became a key player in the admin and operations side of the business, handling customer and suppliers with accuracy and care.

She left in 2017 to care for her family and rejoined the Stratec team in 2021.

She is an expert administrator and is conscientious, diligent, and enthusiastic in getting things done. She embraces change and challenge and takes it all in her stride.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Sales Support

Sam Brierley

Marketing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Midwest Contracting

Tower Group

Reflect Promotional Products

Acure Safety

Summary

Sam has been involved in over 6 SME’s since graduating in 2011, with a focus on creating effective marketing plans and ensuring the efficient carrying out of the plans to achieve the targets and goals consistently. Sam puts emphasis on being driven and results focused by eliminating and removing what holds us back so that results can be achieved.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Leadership

Giles Clarke

Managing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Quin Global

Vola Global

Orca Hygiene

Customers I have worked with

Howdens, Hafele, B&Q, Headlam Group, Norboard, Likewise, Balfour Beatty, Bam Construction, RJ Mcleod, I&H Brown, Cala Homes and many more

Summary

Giles has been working with SME’s since graduating from school. Working throughout different areas of the business from sales and marketing development, sales and commercial management, operations, manufacturing and R&D to continually develop the business, delivering growth and company sustainability. Putting emphasis on targets, goals, and direction, to deliver the company strategy and develop its people and systems.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business Planning
  • Business Growth