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 nearly 50 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

Director and Marketing

Rachel is Graham and Sue’s eldest daughter and makes up one of the 4 directors of the company. Her previous discipline was in Food Technology which she studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and where she lived for 15 years after graduating. Rachel has worked in a technical position within the food industry, including F Duerr & Sons Ltd, famous Manchester Jam manufacturers and also had the role of assistant Technical Manager at Warburtons Bakery, another famous northern business. Rachel has been married to Dave, who also works in the business, for 18 years and they have two children. After having her second child, she came to work within the family business part–time and is now almost full-time, balancing home life and school runs! Rachel gets involved in the marketing side of the business as well as some of the accounting, diary management and invoicing duties.

Alison Phelan

Director & Human Resources

Alison is Graham and Sue’s younger daughter and makes up one of the 4 Directors of the company. Her previous discipline is in HR and she has had many years with multinational companies in a HR capacity, including Coca-Cola and Center Parcs, before joining the family business. Alison attained B(Sc) in Business Management at Bradford University while working for Coca-Cola on a degree apprenticeship. Alison also lived in Manchester for 4 years with her sister, Rachel, where she covered the North West of England for the marketing department with Coca-Cola. 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, HR matters and diary management.

Kevin Gilbert

Office Based Engineer/sales/spares

Kevin has been at Mansfield Garage Doors for 18 years. He is based in the office and deals with surveys, quotations and ordering and monitoring of stock. Kevin is interested in photography and wildlife and is married with 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Michael Davison

Engineer

Michael is one of our senior engineers and has been with the company for 33 years! Michael has a very keen interest in aviation and he loves to travel. He is married with 2 sons. Michael’s expertise is sectional garage doors and roller doors.

John Mason

Engineer

John has been with the company for 18 years. John makes up one of our fitting teams and is usually the team lead on door installations. John is also one of our surveyors when he isn’t installing new doors. John is married with 2 children and also fosters children, one of which John and his wife are adopting. John and his son have a keen interest in darts and regularly attend matches in the area.

Nigel Bowman

Engineer

Kevin has been at Mansfield Garage Doors for 18 years. He is based in the office and deals with surveys, quotations and ordering and monitoring of stock. Kevin is interested in photography and wildlife and is married with 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

David O’Connor

Engineer

David, originally from Salford, has been with the company for 15 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 18 years and they have 2 children. David’s main interests are motorsports including karting, which involves taking their son all over the country to race events. He’s also a bit of a softie when it comes to animals and would have a housefull if he could!!!

Neil Blatherwick

Engineer

Neil has been with the company for 18 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! Neil loves to travel and lives with his partner, Ann.

Ben Morton

Surveyor

Ben joined us from a long career at Center Parcs and has been with us for 3 years. Ben trained up on all aspects of the job, including new garage door installations, repair work and site surveys. He is now one of our main surveyors and also gets involved with new door installations. Ben is a keen golfer and is married with one daughter.

Darryl Hill

Engineer

Darryl came to us in November 2018 from a long career at Pilkington Glass. Darryl broadened his experience by training up with all of our long standing engineers and now makes up one of the installation teams. Darryl is a keen cyclist and walker and lives near Alfreton with his wife and 2 daughters.

Daniel Kennedy

Engineer

Dan is our newest member of staff and only started with us in October of 2020. Dan’s previous work experience is mechanical engineering where he served 12 years in the British Army and 4 years as a field service engineer for a material handling equipment company. Dan brings a wealth of excellent and very useful experience to Mansfield Garage Doors and we’re sure he’ll be a very valuable member of our fantastic team!