Meet Our Fantastic Team

Graham Kirk

Managing Director and Founder

Graham is managing director here at Mansfield Garage Doors. He started the business in 1968 with his father, Ron and the business started out as Kirk Silo Installations Ltd. They built grain storage silos on farms, then in the 1980’s, the business diversified into what we do now, which in the main is garage doors and gates. Graham is of retirement age now but is still involved in the business every day! Graham is based in the office mainly but does visit sites to carry out surveys.

On a personal level, Graham has been married to Sue for 47 years and they have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren! Graham loves steam trains, getting involved with the Mansfield Sister Cities Association and socialising with family and friends. He is also a retired JP but still helps out volunteering at special school events within the court.

Sue Kirk

Financial Director

Sue is financial director here at Mansfield Garage Doors and looks after the accounting side of the business. Sue had other accounting jobs while their daughters were at school and got involved in the family business full time during the 1990’s. Sue is of retirement age but is still actively involved in the business.
Sue is involved in many societies as well as running the family business. She is a member of Soroptimist International, Probus and involved also in the Mansfield Sister Cities Association, The Alzheimer’s Society and Singing for the brain!

Rachel O’Connor

Marketing and Office Manager

Rachel is Graham and Sue’s eldest daughter and works school hours in the office. Her previous discipline was in Food Technology which she studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and where she lived until she had her children, who are 11 and 8. After having her second child, she came to work within the family business part–time. Rachel gets involved in the marketing side of the business as well as some of the accounting and office duties. She has been married to Dave for 15 years, who also works in the business.

Kevin Gilbert

Office Based Engineer/sales/spares

Kevin has been at Mansfield Garage Doors for 15 years. He is based in the office and deals with surveys, quotations and ordering and monitoring of stock. Kevin is married with 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Michael Davison


Michael is one of our senior engineers and has been with the company for 30 years! He is married with 2 sons. Michael’s expertise is sectional garage doors and roller doors.

John Mason


John has been with the company for 15 years. John makes up one of our fitting teams and he also carries out site surveys. John is married with 2 children and also fosters children.

Nigel Bowman

Engineer (gates)

Nigel is our other senior engineer and has been with the company for nearly 30 years! Nigel is our gate expert but is also conversant with the garage door side of the business.

David O’Connor


David has been with the company for 12 years and deals mainly with the repair and annual servicing side of the business but is also conversant with installations and surveying. David is the son-in-law of Graham and Sue. He has been married to Rachel for 15 years and they have 2 children.

Neil Blatherwick

Engineer (gates)

Neil has been with the company for 15 years and makes up one of our teams. He generally works on the gate side of the business with Nigel, but is also conversant with the garage door side of the business too!

Ben Morton


Ben is the newest member of our team and he joined us from a long career at Center Parcs in November 2018. Ben is training up on all aspects of the job, including new garage door installations, repair work and site surveys. Ben is married with one daughter.’

Alison Phelan

Human Resources

Alison is Graham and Sue’s younger daughter. Her previous discipline is in HR and she has  had many years with multinational companies in a HR capacity before joining the family business. Alison is married with 3 children and lives in Mansfield Woodhouse with her husband, Kieran. Alison’s main job roles in the business are accounting and office duties.


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