Board & Management


Steven Mark Roberts
Graham Roy Jennings
Thomas Edward Hayes
Keith Soulsby
Howard Barry Gold
Ian Thomas McLean

Managing Directors of trading subsidiaries

A1 Industrial Trucks Ltd

Stuart Dawson, Sales Director
Joined A1 Industrial Trucks in 2018 following a successful career in sales including over 20 years selling fork lift trucks.

John Gilstin - Board of directorsIsoler Ltd

John Gilstin, Managing Director
Appointed managing director of Isoler Ltd in 2005, after having been contracts manager for some 15 years. With a background in engineering, John has over 30 years experience in the passive fire protection industry.

Jennings Roofing Ltd

Martin Briggs, Managing Director
Appointed managing director of Jennings Roofing Ltd in 2018 after Graham Jennings stepped down to concentrate on the management of Northern Bear plc. Martin has worked at the company since 1992.

Matthew Charlton Slaters

Alan Chapman, Heritage Director
Joined Matthew Charlton Slaters over 40 years ago as an indentured apprentice before becoming a time served roof slater. Alan is a Fellow of the Institute of Roofing and Vice Chairman of the Yorkshire and North East Branch of the NFRC, as well as Regional Director of the North East Roof Training Group.


Neil Jukes, Managing Director
Appointed managing director in 2017 after Brian Young retired. Neil is also managing director of Northern Bear Building Services Ltd.

Northern Bear Building Services Ltd

Neil Jukes, Managing Director
Joined the Northern Bear Group in February 2011. Neil has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years with experience in major projects, refurbishments, extensions and a variety of reactive and planned maintenance contracts across all sectors.

Jason Harrison - Board of directorsNorthern Bear Safety Ltd

Jason Harrison, Managing Director
Appointed managing director of Northern Bear Safety Ltd in November 2009. Jason joined Northern Bear Plc in 2008 as group safety manager and was instrumental in establishing Northern Bear Safety as a stand alone consultancy.

H Peel & Sons Ltd

Dominic Brogan & Andrew Pollock, Joint Managing Directors
Both joined H Peel & Sons as contract managers in the late 1980s and were appointed as directors in 1993. Over the last 30 years they have each been responsible for major interior refurbishments in the hospitality and leisure industries.

Keith Muldoon - Board of directorsSprings Roofing Ltd

Keith Muldoon, Managing Director
Joined Springs Roofing in 1990 and appointed managing director in 2006. Keith has over 30 years experience in the roofing industry.

Keith Soulsby - Board of directorsWensley Roofing Ltd

Keith Soulsby and Steven Luke, Joint Managing Directors
Keith founded Wensley Roofing Ltd in 1987. He is also a Director of Northern Bear plc. Steven joined Wensley Roofing in 2007 and was appointed Joint Managing Director in 2018.