ABOUT US

Company profile

Isoler Ltd was formed in 1992 to offer a specific one stop service to the construction industry in the North of England.
With a very experienced management team, a highly trained directly employed workforce and efficient administrative staff, we soon achieved our objective: to be the best fire protection contractor in the region.
We have ongoing and recurring contracts with all the major construction companies in the region.
We have achieved and maintained this position because

  1. We place the highest possible priority on quality of workmanship.
  2. We keep right up to date with the development of new products and procedures.
  3. We are totally committed to the training and personal development of our workforce.

In December 2006 Isoler Ltd became part of the Northern Bear group.

MEET THE TEAM

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John Gilstin

managing director

John has been in the fire protection business for almost 40 years and with Isoler since its formation in 1992. Coming from an engineering background he was able to provide sound engineering based advice on non-standard projects when text book solutions were not always available.  He has been involved in the past in many of the regions biggest and most prestigious developments and continues to be a respected source of advice for clients.  John became MD in 2006 after having held the position of Contracts Manager.

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Josh Watson

contracts director

Josh Watson has been involved in the Isoler business since his school days when he first came to Isoler on a work experience programme.  His enthusiasm and ability to understand not only the products and the aspirations of the company made him an obvious choice to be offered full time employment when he finished school.  He has gone on to establish himself as one of the key members of the management team developing his own contacts and managing from quotation to completion some of our largest contracts, in recognition of his commitment and dedication he was asked to accept a directorship in 2019 which we were pleased he has agreed to.  Josh is now solely responsible for ensuring the smooth running of all our projects with the assistance of the Contracts Management team. 

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Paul Skelton, ICIOB

business development director

Paul Skelton became Director in 2015 and has over 11 years Fire Protection experience. Reporting directly to the Managing Director his role is to make sure that Company Procedures are being followed, Legal and Regulatory standards are being upheld along with current Health and Safety requirements.

Paul ensures the company is constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term strategic objectives.

Ongoing duties include developing new Client relationships while supporting existing ones in order to ensure Isoler remain the go to Fire Protection Company. Paul with his considerable knowledge of systems, products and specifications can offer the client the best and most cost effective solution to their fire protection requirements. Through early engagement and robust proposals, he will ensure that the project is given the best chance for success and can be certified on completion.

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Val Butler

office manager

Val Butler joined the company in January 2005 and is responsible for all aspects of the administration and accounts within the company. Having over 45 years’ experience in this field, Val reports directly to John and ensures the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis.

 

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Robert Blaney

senior contracts manager

Robert Blaney joined the company in 1998 and was promoted to Contracts Manager in 2008 after working his way through the ranks from site operative to supervisor to contracts supervisor. Reporting directly to the Contracts Director his main role as Senior Contracts Manager is to ensure the smooth running of each project along with ensuring health and safety is of a high standard with the assistance of the rest of the Contracts team.

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Adrian Aynsley

quality & training manager

Adrian Aynsley joined the company in August 2019 after previously being a fire stop specialist with Hilti GB for three years. Reporting directly to the Managing Director he is responsible for monitoring at site level the quality of the installation and adherence to the manufacturer’s specifications. As part of his role Ade has responsibility for upskilling our operatives both on site and in our training facility.

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Paul Watkins

contracts manager

Paul Watkins joined the company in 1998 and was promoted to Contracts Supervisor in 2016 with the responsibility of assisting Robert Blaney in managing each of our projects. Paul liaises with our operatives on site and our clients to ensure our projects are programmed and delivered on time to the highest standard. Paul has completed his SMSTS and is working towards completing his NVQ Level 4 in Site Supervision. Following his commitment and hard work throughout recent months Paul was promoted to Contracts Manager in 2020.

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George Cooper

senior contracts supervisor

George Cooper joined the company in 2014 and was promoted to Contracts Supervisor in 2020 with the responsibility of assisting Paul Watkins in managing each of our projects. George liaises with our operatives on site and our clients to ensure our projects are programmed and delivered on time to the highest standard. George has completed his SMSTS and is working towards completing his NVQ Level 4 in Site Supervision. Following his commitment and hard work throughout recent months George was promoted to Senior Contracts Supervisor in 2020.

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Joanne Buglass

contracts co-ordinator

Joanne Buglass has been employed within the Northern Bear Group since 2004, working for MGM Ltd, before transferring to the Isoler team in April 2019 as Contracts Co-Ordinator. Joanne’s responsibilities are ensuring the smooth running of the purchase ordering system, issuing O&M manuals to clients, operating the field view system, collating payroll information ready for processing, monitoring training records and organizing training sessions and assisting the Site Management team wherever necessary.

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Sarah Hadley

payroll / accounts manager

Sarah Hadley joined the company straight from school in 2008 as an office assistant reporting directly to Val Butler. Since 2008 Sarah has worked her way up to Payroll / Accounts Manager responsible for the daily business accounts, audit requirements, processing of the weekly payroll. Sarah is also responsible for the monthly reporting of company accounts to Northern Bear plc Head Office.

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Kate Stubbs

accounts assistant

Kate Stubbs joined the company in June 2018 as a Trainee Administrator reporting directly to Sarah Hadley. Kate is responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger, bank statements, general office admin and assisting the Management team where necessary. Kate has gained her level 3 business admin qualification after completing her apprenticeship and has also gained her level 2 AAT she is currently working towards her level 3.

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Rhys Edgell

assistant quantity surveyor

Rhys Edgell joined the company in 2017 as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor reporting directly to Josh Watson. Having completed his apprenticeship and NVQ Level 3 in Construction Management Rhys now holds the position of Assistant Quantity Surveyor. Rhys is responsible for recording site progress to ensure the projects are completed on time and within budget, assisting with the raising of applications for payment and invoices for submission to the client to ensure cash flow is maintained. Rhys is currently working towards gaining his HNC in Construction Management.

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Catherine Cliff

resident liaison officer

Catherine is a relatively new member to the Isoler set up, she joined the company in 2018 as the Resident Liaison Officer to make contact and arrange access appointments with residents living in occupied properties in which safety critical work needed to be carried out.  She has gone on to become an integral part of the office team carrying out various duties in the general admin of the business.