Our Team

Our Board

Glenn Timms

Chairman

As well as Belfield, Glenn currently serves as Chair of four private equity backed businesses.

Following an MBA and Chartered Accounting business apprenticeship, Glenn spent the first thirteen years of his career in the corporate finance and strategy advisory and consulting world, latterly as a partner with PWC including five years. Thereafter, Glenn worked in two large corporate environments for five years, including as head of corporate Finance and strategy at what is now Diageo, as well as serving as an Operating Partner at a large private equity firm.

More recently, Glenn has served as CEO of five business over nineteen years, leading a number of successful realisations for private equity investors.

Gary Lasham

Chief Executive Officer

Gary is a qualified engineer and has spent all of his career in British manufacturing initially in Operations roles, then Sales and for the last 20 years senior Director and MD roles.

He has several successful MBO’s under his belt and before joining Belfield was head of European Business Development for a FTSE 100 Group.

He joined Belfield in 2018 as Group Commercial Director and was appointed CEO effective January 1st 2019.

David Meltham

Chief Finance Officer

David is a chartered accountant who enjoyed a diverse career within Price Waterhouse before spending almost 30 years in various Finance Director/CFO roles under both public and private ownership, mainly in manufacturing companies including United Biscuits, Next Dimension and Grampian Country Food Group.

He was Finance Director of The Vita Group from 2011 for seven years before joining Belfield, driving sustained earnings improvement and taking them through several corporate finance, pensions and ownership changes.

Nigel Holifield

Divisional Managing Director, Upholstery

Nigel joined Belfield in 2004 as joint MD of Westbridge.

He has deep expertise in the furniture business. Prior to joining Belfield Group he worked for Christie-Tyler and then became managing director of Deeside Furniture.

Paul Glynn

Divisional Managing Director, Mattress

Paul worked for Vitafoam for 20 years before joining Belfield as works director of Duflex.

He became managing director in 2009. He has a Bachelor of Science, with Hons, from Leeds University.

Nicola McQuaid

Investment Director, NorthEdge Capital

Nicola joined NorthEdge in 2016 with over 10 years’ experience in M&A.

She spent three years at JLA where she was part of a PE backed management team and led on acquisitions. Nicola was an Assistant Director in PwC Corporate Finance before joining JLA and has advised on a variety of deals, including buyouts, acquisitions and disposals across a range of sectors.

Our Management

Steve Olds

Group Creative Director

Steve joined Westbridge in 2004 following eleven years as design director at several Christie-Tyler subsidiaries, and after graduating from the renowned Ravensbourne School of Design. A leading designer in the upholstery industry he heads up the creative design process for Belfield Group.

Paul Glynn

Divisional Managing Director, Mattress

Paul worked for Vitafoam for 20 years before joining Belfield as works director of Duflex. He became managing director in 2009. He is a Bachelor of Science with Hons from Leeds University.

Peter Leary

Divisional Managing Director, Home and Leisure

Peter Leary joined Belfield Furnishings in 2014 as managing director. He has been associated with the leisure and holiday home industry for over 30 years.

Nigel Holifield

Divisional Managing Director, Upholstery

Nigel joined Belfield in 2004 as joint MD of Westbridge. He has deep expertise in the furniture business. Prior to joining Belfield Group he worked for Christie-Tyler and then became managing director of Deeside Furniture.

Ged Cloake

Group HSE Director

Ged joined the Belfield Group in March 2020. He has more than 30 years’ experience in HSE as well as Operational, and Quality management roles for Engineering, Construction and Maintenance services business activities. Before joining us he was with Bombardier Transportation for almost 20 years where he was the Group HSE Director with responsibilities covering UK, India and Australia.

Marie Lucas

Divisional HR Manager
Home, Leisure and Mattress

Marie has more than 10 years’ experience in HR from both the retail and engineering sectors before joining Belfield as the Group HR Manager in 2012. As well as Group, Marie heads up the HR function for Home & Leisure and Mattress Divisions.

Holly Daniel

HR Manager, Westbridge

Holly joined Westbridge in 2017 with over 10 years’ experience in fast paced manufacturing environments including Jaguar Land Rover. Holly gained Chartered CIPD status in 2013 and currently oversees the HR function at Westbridge.

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