Caplor Energy Office

  • Gareth Williams
    Gareth Williams
    Founder
  • John Berry
    John Berry
    MD, Board Member
  • Neil Evans
    Neil Evans
    Business Manager
  • Suzy Cook
    Suzy Cook
    Finance Manager
  • Matt Wheeler
    Matt Wheeler
    Marketing Manager
  • Daniel Makaruk
    Daniel Makaruk
    Technical Team Leader
  • Syanna Farr
    Syanna Farr
    Executive Assistant
  • Archie Hudson
    Archie Hudson
    Business Admin Apprentice
  • Richard Collins
    Richard Collins
    Regional Sales Manager
  • Alan Warren
    Alan Warren
    Regional Sales Manager
  • Phil Parkin
    Phil Parkin
    Regional Sales Manager
  • Jeremy Scorey
    Jeremy Scorey
    Regional Sales Manager
  • Clive Davies
    Clive Davies
    Regional Sales Manager

Caplor Energy Install Team

  • Steve Kessler
    Steve Kessler
    Installation Team Leader
  • Andrew Davies
    Andrew Davies
    Commercial Solar Installer
  • Vinny Duffin
    Vinny Duffin
    Solar Installer
  • Elliot Body
    Elliot Body
    Electrical Contractor
  • Jason Fuller
    Jason Fuller
    Solar Installer
  • Barney Westbrook
    Barney Westbrook
    Heating Engineer
  • Ben Major
    Ben Major
    Heating Engineer
  • Josh Davies
    Josh Davies
    Plumbing Apprentice

Caplor Property

  • Sandy Hanson
    Sandy Hanson
    MD at Caplor Property

Caplor Farm

  • Tom Patterson
    Tom Patterson
    Lifelong Caplor Team

IT Support

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Board Members

  • John Berry
    John Berry
    MD, Board Member
  • Will Edwards
    Will Edwards
    Board Member
  • Ian Williams
    Ian Williams
    Board Member
  • Mike Lloyd
    Mike Lloyd
    Board Member
  • Briony Sellar
    Briony Sellar
    Board Member

Accreditations

We are accredited with a number of codes, practises and are also partnered with reputable companies within the renewable energy sector
Trustmark
E-on
Fronius Service Partner
Tesla Powerwall
Solar Edge
Mitsubishi
N F U
Chamber Business Awards
Renewable Energy Consumer Code
Solar Trade Association
Kingspan
Farmers Weekly
Advance Solar Installer

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Gareth Williams
Founder

BSc (Hons) Agriculture, NSch

Gareth has a long and deep rooted and evolving passion for the sustainability agenda. This led him to develop his family farm into a diversified  rural business which includes Caplor Energy. Gareth is actively involved in the renewable energy industry and wider environmental arena, to which he contributes through Board membership of the Solar Trade Association, Chairmanship of Business Futures Forum as well numerous local and regional lobbying groups.

During his career Gareth has had the privilege of working in developing countries through consultancy positions giving agricultural, sustainability as well as leadership support.

Gareth has been a farmer all his life being born and bred at Caplor Farm which the family has operated since 1923.

Also – Gareth was once a mental health social worker and plays guitar in the notorious “Slippermen

John Berry
MD, Board Member

John is member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and has an MBA from Henley Business School. His specialism is strategic marketing and managing the internationalisation of businesses and organisations.

Neil Evans
Business Manager

I have been working in the Renewables industry for over 10 years, installing Solar Thermal, Solar PV and small scale Wind Turbines.

I ran my own MCS company with Solar for 5 years and have worked in numerous roles during my time in the sector from installing, design, survey, maintenance and fault finding over all technologies

I also have training and experience in Heat Pump installation, design and project design.

Neil is married with 4 children, keen sportsman enjoy playing tennis and Volleyball

Suzy Cook
Finance Manager

Suzy has significant finance experience having worked in both practice and industry for more than 30 years. Suzy now runs her own business, choosing to work with SMEs who need accounting input. We are fortunate to benefit from Suzy’s experience in her role as Accounts Manager for the whole Caplor Group.

 

Interesting fact: Suzy is a purple belt in Kickboxing (so watch out if you don’t pay on time!)

Matt Wheeler
Marketing Manager

Matt is a commercial marketing specialist with over 20 years’ experience and specific skills in strategic planning, commercialisation, implementation and delivery of marketing, sales and product development initiatives.

Matt works for a sales and marketing development business called Firestarter and is supporting Caplor as an outsourced marketing resource, using his strategic and practical marketing skills to drive effective sales, marketing and customer support activities, embedding his experience and techniques learnt from multiple corporate settings.

Daniel Makaruk
Technical Team Leader

Daniel joined the team at Caplor in July 2020 after spending the last 22 years in the Royal Navy. During his time in the Royal Navy, he worked on many ships and was part of the last ever steam engineering department in the Royal Navy by serving on HMS Fearless and served on the two newest and biggest ships ever built by the Royal Navy by serving on HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. Daniel visited many places while serving including New York, Fiji, and Australia.

He is a keen sportsman and has represented the Royal Navy and Wales at hockey, through all ages groups and still represents Wales at over 40 level!

Dan has two young children; Eliza who is 7 and Harry who is 1 and lives in Hereford.

Syanna Farr
Executive Assistant
Syanna has been working primarily in Events Management and Marketing for the past 20 years and felt the time was right for a change of direction. She has a strong admin and operational background and is just as happy rolling sleeves up and pitching in, as she is in the office. Syanna likes being busy, loves organising and planning and nothing more than seeing a plan come together. 
Evenings and weekends are spent with her husband and 2 children, thoroughly enjoying family life.
Archie Hudson
Business Admin Apprentice

Archie joined us at Caplor in October of 2020 as an apprentice, doing a Business Administration Level 3 via HWGTA. Archie decided to further his education after completing his A Levels and having worked previously in a clothing store. He is eager to gain experience in the renewable energy sector and is looking forward to his future at the company.

In his spare time he enjoys various sports such as cricket and football, with  hobbies including DJ-ing, walking and listening to music.

Richard Collins
Regional Sales Manager
Alan Warren
Regional Sales Manager
Alan has considerable renewable energy experience which helps ensure that our customers receive the correct product for their needs. With extensive experience in both solar and renewable heating, he is thriving in the Caplor environment that shares his passion for all things sustainable.

Also – Alan and his brother ran Bromley Motorsports who won the Formula 3000 Championships (F3000) then went on to win the Birmingham Grand Prix in 1988.

Phil Parkin
Regional Sales Manager

Phil has extensive experience of the renewable energy sector, with solar PV being his particular area of interest. He is also a qualified Green Deal Advisor (GDA) and Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).

Phil lives in Devon and enjoys taking an active part in his local village cricket club, walking his dog on the beach and painting seascapes in his spare time.

Jeremy Scorey
Regional Sales Manager

Jeremy has 20 years experience in the Energy and Renewable industry with heating and solar being the main drivers since 2013.
With a passion for sustainability he ensures  an informative and considerate customer journey Jeremy lives in Shropshire and you may find him in his spare time motorcycling or walking the hills.

Clive Davies
Regional Sales Manager

Clive has been site surveyor for Caplor Energy for several years. He has brought with him a considerable amount of interpersonal experience and business acumen.

Also – when elected President of his Rotary Club at the age of 33, he was thought at that time to be the youngest ever UK Rotary President.

Steve Kessler
Installation Team Leader

Steve has been with Caplor since 1994 and is the only member of the team – other than Gareth – who has been involved in all elements of the organisation –  Caplor Farm, Caplor Property and Caplor Energy. He has a wealth of practical skills having had experience as a plasterer, builder, bricklayer and plumber to name but a few. As a PV installer he now carries a Part B 17th ed qualification and is lead installer in the Caplor team.

Also – Steve broke his leg flying into a wall in a paraglider. And as an aside, has been chased by a Killer Whale.

Andrew Davies
Commercial Solar Installer

Andrew was born and raised in Hereford and attended Hereford Cathedral School before leaving and studying Industrial design at Brunel University. It was here that he first began looking into renewable energy when he specialised in Environmentally sensitive design, Cognitive Ergonomics and Electro Pneumatics. On his return to Hereford he became involved in a range of business interests and for 10 years this included property renovation and new builds. It was this involvement in the building industry that would allow Andrew to spark the interest  again in environmentally beneficial technologies when he became involved with Caplor’s renewable energy installations.

Also – Andrew achieved a National Gold medal for rowing as part of a Double Scull.

Vinny Duffin
Solar Installer

After A-Levels, Vinny worked in insurance for four years. With an introduction to numbers, Vinny felt a BA Hons in Accounting & Finance called which he completed at Brighton University.

A stint of working for a friends’ company ensued until early 2011 when he started to install Solar PV panels.  It soon became clear that Generation numbers was all Vinny could think about and he started working with Caplor full-time in November 2013. His interest outside work include running, road biking, mountain biking, swimming and hiking.

Also – Vinny has completed triathlons, marathons and Iron Man events. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was another personal achievement.

Elliot Body
Electrical Contractor

Elliot has worked with Caplor Energy for several years gaining a range of solar experience from domestic to MW scale sites. As well as being a qualified electrician, Elliot is our in-house communications expert advising on the monitoring and data aspects of projects.

Jason Fuller
Solar Installer

Jason runs Tethys Energy, a Solar PV installer covering Reading and the surrounding counties. Caplor contacted Jason on recommendation of Howard Johns, former Southern Solar MD who Jason worked with for several years.

We have worked with Jason on several projects and always receive the highest praise for his professional manner and high standard of workmanship.

 

Barney Westbrook
Heating Engineer

Barney has worked with Caplor Energy since 2016 as a heating engineer specialising in heat pumps, biomass and solar thermal installations. Barney has worked on domestic and commercial heating projects across the country and is one of the most qualified engineers we have on the team!

Ben Major
Heating Engineer

Ben has been installing and servicing Solar Thermal systems for many years, and has recently completed his Heat Pump qualifications allowing customers to now benefit from his polite and friendly nature.

Josh Davies
Plumbing Apprentice

Josh joins the team as a Level 2 Plumbing Apprentice in conjunction with Herefordshire & Ludlow College.

Sandy Hanson
MD at Caplor Property

Sandy moved to England from South Africa in 2000.  She has gained a wealth of experience over the past 10 years having worked as Property Manager for a busy letting agent in Hereford for six years, then joining Caplor in 2008. Prior to commencing work on a very diverse role at Caplor, she achieved a merit award for competency in property management from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

Sandy oversees a successful letting office in Merthyr and manages an extensive portfolio of properties in South Wales, Hereford and Worcestershire along with our international property investments in Poland.

As someone with a passion for people she was key to the development of our human resources department, which due to the success of Caplor, has grown from four employees to five managers and 15 members of staff all dedicated to the continued success of Caplor.  Above all she prides herself on her enthusiasm and dedication to the job. When she’s not behind her desk she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, reading and volunteering in the soup kitchen at her local church.

Also – Sandy was the local YoYo champion when she was 10.

Tom Patterson
Lifelong Caplor Team

Tom Patterson has been with Caplor Farm since he was 16. When Tom first started at Caplor the farm had sheep, chickens and 14 cows that were milked twice a day. Tom is a dab hand at pretty much everything.

In 2008, Tom received the long service award from the Three Counties Agricultural Society which was presented to him by Lord Apsley.

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John Berry
MD, Board Member

John is member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and has an MBA from Henley Business School. His specialism is strategic marketing and managing the internationalisation of businesses and organisations.

Will Edwards
Board Member

Will runs a family business, J & M Edwards and Son, a farmer and cattleman with over 15 years organic farming experience.

A member of the Carbon Rationing Actioning Group, where together with Gareth and other members they helped to install one of the country’s first ever biomass boilers, for Canon Frome Court, through the Woolhope Woodheat campaign.

A very eco minded individual and has a big focus on changing the environment. With his farm having a number small solar arrays installed on buildings.

Likes to inspire people to think about how to make a change to the environment.

 

 

 

Ian Williams
Board Member

Ian is a co-founder of Caplor Horizons and has a passion for its purpose. He is a specialist in strategy. He has a successful track-record in leadership and management. Ian was CEO of Concern Universal, an international development charity, for 16 years. He holds an Honorary position at Worcester Business School. Ian has been a non-Executive Director of Haygrove, a leading international horticultural business, since it was founded.

Mike Lloyd
Board Member

Mike’s career in finance started with a practice of chartered accountants in 1979 moving into commercial business in 1982. Since 1985 he has worked with a builder’s merchant/property developer/domestic and commercial property landlord and for many years has run Kington Building Supplies. Mike has been working with Caplor for over twenty years.

Briony Sellar
Board Member

Gareth’s partner has been involved with Caplor for the last eighteen years. Briony has a genuine commitment to the countryside with long term experience in teaching and equine business management. She is currently a health visitor for NHS Herefordshire. Briony is completing her Teaching qualification, following successful completion of an MA in Community Public Health.

Gareth Williams
Founder

BSc (Hons) Agriculture, NSch

Gareth has a long and deep rooted and evolving passion for the sustainability agenda. This led him to develop his family farm into a diversified  rural business which includes Caplor Energy. Gareth is actively involved in the renewable energy industry and wider environmental arena, to which he contributes through Board membership of the Solar Trade Association, Chairmanship of Business Futures Forum as well numerous local and regional lobbying groups.

During his career Gareth has had the privilege of working in developing countries through consultancy positions giving agricultural, sustainability as well as leadership support.

Gareth has been a farmer all his life being born and bred at Caplor Farm which the family has operated since 1923.

Also – Gareth was once a mental health social worker and plays guitar in the notorious “Slippermen

John Berry
MD, Board Member

John is member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and has an MBA from Henley Business School. His specialism is strategic marketing and managing the internationalisation of businesses and organisations.

Neil Evans
Business Manager

I have been working in the Renewables industry for over 10 years, installing Solar Thermal, Solar PV and small scale Wind Turbines.

I ran my own MCS company with Solar for 5 years and have worked in numerous roles during my time in the sector from installing, design, survey, maintenance and fault finding over all technologies

I also have training and experience in Heat Pump installation, design and project design.

Neil is married with 4 children, keen sportsman enjoy playing tennis and Volleyball

Suzy Cook
Finance Manager

Suzy has significant finance experience having worked in both practice and industry for more than 30 years. Suzy now runs her own business, choosing to work with SMEs who need accounting input. We are fortunate to benefit from Suzy’s experience in her role as Accounts Manager for the whole Caplor Group.

 

Interesting fact: Suzy is a purple belt in Kickboxing (so watch out if you don’t pay on time!)

Matt Wheeler
Marketing Manager

Matt is a commercial marketing specialist with over 20 years’ experience and specific skills in strategic planning, commercialisation, implementation and delivery of marketing, sales and product development initiatives.

Matt works for a sales and marketing development business called Firestarter and is supporting Caplor as an outsourced marketing resource, using his strategic and practical marketing skills to drive effective sales, marketing and customer support activities, embedding his experience and techniques learnt from multiple corporate settings.

Daniel Makaruk
Technical Team Leader

Daniel joined the team at Caplor in July 2020 after spending the last 22 years in the Royal Navy. During his time in the Royal Navy, he worked on many ships and was part of the last ever steam engineering department in the Royal Navy by serving on HMS Fearless and served on the two newest and biggest ships ever built by the Royal Navy by serving on HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. Daniel visited many places while serving including New York, Fiji, and Australia.

He is a keen sportsman and has represented the Royal Navy and Wales at hockey, through all ages groups and still represents Wales at over 40 level!

Dan has two young children; Eliza who is 7 and Harry who is 1 and lives in Hereford.

Syanna Farr
Executive Assistant
Syanna has been working primarily in Events Management and Marketing for the past 20 years and felt the time was right for a change of direction. She has a strong admin and operational background and is just as happy rolling sleeves up and pitching in, as she is in the office. Syanna likes being busy, loves organising and planning and nothing more than seeing a plan come together. 
Evenings and weekends are spent with her husband and 2 children, thoroughly enjoying family life.
Archie Hudson
Business Admin Apprentice

Archie joined us at Caplor in October of 2020 as an apprentice, doing a Business Administration Level 3 via HWGTA. Archie decided to further his education after completing his A Levels and having worked previously in a clothing store. He is eager to gain experience in the renewable energy sector and is looking forward to his future at the company.

In his spare time he enjoys various sports such as cricket and football, with  hobbies including DJ-ing, walking and listening to music.

Richard Collins
Regional Sales Manager
Alan Warren
Regional Sales Manager
Alan has considerable renewable energy experience which helps ensure that our customers receive the correct product for their needs. With extensive experience in both solar and renewable heating, he is thriving in the Caplor environment that shares his passion for all things sustainable.

Also – Alan and his brother ran Bromley Motorsports who won the Formula 3000 Championships (F3000) then went on to win the Birmingham Grand Prix in 1988.

Phil Parkin
Regional Sales Manager

Phil has extensive experience of the renewable energy sector, with solar PV being his particular area of interest. He is also a qualified Green Deal Advisor (GDA) and Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).

Phil lives in Devon and enjoys taking an active part in his local village cricket club, walking his dog on the beach and painting seascapes in his spare time.

Jeremy Scorey
Regional Sales Manager

Jeremy has 20 years experience in the Energy and Renewable industry with heating and solar being the main drivers since 2013.
With a passion for sustainability he ensures  an informative and considerate customer journey Jeremy lives in Shropshire and you may find him in his spare time motorcycling or walking the hills.

Clive Davies
Regional Sales Manager

Clive has been site surveyor for Caplor Energy for several years. He has brought with him a considerable amount of interpersonal experience and business acumen.

Also – when elected President of his Rotary Club at the age of 33, he was thought at that time to be the youngest ever UK Rotary President.

Steve Kessler
Installation Team Leader

Steve has been with Caplor since 1994 and is the only member of the team – other than Gareth – who has been involved in all elements of the organisation –  Caplor Farm, Caplor Property and Caplor Energy. He has a wealth of practical skills having had experience as a plasterer, builder, bricklayer and plumber to name but a few. As a PV installer he now carries a Part B 17th ed qualification and is lead installer in the Caplor team.

Also – Steve broke his leg flying into a wall in a paraglider. And as an aside, has been chased by a Killer Whale.

Andrew Davies
Commercial Solar Installer

Andrew was born and raised in Hereford and attended Hereford Cathedral School before leaving and studying Industrial design at Brunel University. It was here that he first began looking into renewable energy when he specialised in Environmentally sensitive design, Cognitive Ergonomics and Electro Pneumatics. On his return to Hereford he became involved in a range of business interests and for 10 years this included property renovation and new builds. It was this involvement in the building industry that would allow Andrew to spark the interest  again in environmentally beneficial technologies when he became involved with Caplor’s renewable energy installations.

Also – Andrew achieved a National Gold medal for rowing as part of a Double Scull.

Vinny Duffin
Solar Installer

After A-Levels, Vinny worked in insurance for four years. With an introduction to numbers, Vinny felt a BA Hons in Accounting & Finance called which he completed at Brighton University.

A stint of working for a friends’ company ensued until early 2011 when he started to install Solar PV panels.  It soon became clear that Generation numbers was all Vinny could think about and he started working with Caplor full-time in November 2013. His interest outside work include running, road biking, mountain biking, swimming and hiking.

Also – Vinny has completed triathlons, marathons and Iron Man events. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was another personal achievement.

Elliot Body
Electrical Contractor

Elliot has worked with Caplor Energy for several years gaining a range of solar experience from domestic to MW scale sites. As well as being a qualified electrician, Elliot is our in-house communications expert advising on the monitoring and data aspects of projects.

Jason Fuller
Solar Installer

Jason runs Tethys Energy, a Solar PV installer covering Reading and the surrounding counties. Caplor contacted Jason on recommendation of Howard Johns, former Southern Solar MD who Jason worked with for several years.

We have worked with Jason on several projects and always receive the highest praise for his professional manner and high standard of workmanship.

 

Barney Westbrook
Heating Engineer

Barney has worked with Caplor Energy since 2016 as a heating engineer specialising in heat pumps, biomass and solar thermal installations. Barney has worked on domestic and commercial heating projects across the country and is one of the most qualified engineers we have on the team!

Ben Major
Heating Engineer

Ben has been installing and servicing Solar Thermal systems for many years, and has recently completed his Heat Pump qualifications allowing customers to now benefit from his polite and friendly nature.

Josh Davies
Plumbing Apprentice

Josh joins the team as a Level 2 Plumbing Apprentice in conjunction with Herefordshire & Ludlow College.

Sandy Hanson
MD at Caplor Property

Sandy moved to England from South Africa in 2000.  She has gained a wealth of experience over the past 10 years having worked as Property Manager for a busy letting agent in Hereford for six years, then joining Caplor in 2008. Prior to commencing work on a very diverse role at Caplor, she achieved a merit award for competency in property management from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

Sandy oversees a successful letting office in Merthyr and manages an extensive portfolio of properties in South Wales, Hereford and Worcestershire along with our international property investments in Poland.

As someone with a passion for people she was key to the development of our human resources department, which due to the success of Caplor, has grown from four employees to five managers and 15 members of staff all dedicated to the continued success of Caplor.  Above all she prides herself on her enthusiasm and dedication to the job. When she’s not behind her desk she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, reading and volunteering in the soup kitchen at her local church.

Also – Sandy was the local YoYo champion when she was 10.

Tom Patterson
Lifelong Caplor Team

Tom Patterson has been with Caplor Farm since he was 16. When Tom first started at Caplor the farm had sheep, chickens and 14 cows that were milked twice a day. Tom is a dab hand at pretty much everything.

In 2008, Tom received the long service award from the Three Counties Agricultural Society which was presented to him by Lord Apsley.

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IT Support
John Berry
MD, Board Member

John is member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and has an MBA from Henley Business School. His specialism is strategic marketing and managing the internationalisation of businesses and organisations.

Will Edwards
Board Member

Will runs a family business, J & M Edwards and Son, a farmer and cattleman with over 15 years organic farming experience.

A member of the Carbon Rationing Actioning Group, where together with Gareth and other members they helped to install one of the country’s first ever biomass boilers, for Canon Frome Court, through the Woolhope Woodheat campaign.

A very eco minded individual and has a big focus on changing the environment. With his farm having a number small solar arrays installed on buildings.

Likes to inspire people to think about how to make a change to the environment.

 

 

 

Ian Williams
Board Member

Ian is a co-founder of Caplor Horizons and has a passion for its purpose. He is a specialist in strategy. He has a successful track-record in leadership and management. Ian was CEO of Concern Universal, an international development charity, for 16 years. He holds an Honorary position at Worcester Business School. Ian has been a non-Executive Director of Haygrove, a leading international horticultural business, since it was founded.

Mike Lloyd
Board Member

Mike’s career in finance started with a practice of chartered accountants in 1979 moving into commercial business in 1982. Since 1985 he has worked with a builder’s merchant/property developer/domestic and commercial property landlord and for many years has run Kington Building Supplies. Mike has been working with Caplor for over twenty years.

Briony Sellar
Board Member

Gareth’s partner has been involved with Caplor for the last eighteen years. Briony has a genuine commitment to the countryside with long term experience in teaching and equine business management. She is currently a health visitor for NHS Herefordshire. Briony is completing her Teaching qualification, following successful completion of an MA in Community Public Health.