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Neil Prescott

Prototype Manager

With almost 30 years working in the Bri-Stor Group, Neil Prescott has seen the business from every perspective.  It’s with this unique insight that Neil leads the prototype team and works closely with engineering colleagues to deliver the industry’s most advanced van conversion systems.  Neil comments on his stellar career in the Group and how this vast experience brings significant advantages to the customer experience.

“I started out my career in 1992 as a welder in Alpha Manufacturing and progressed through a variety of roles until I became Production Manager.  There’s no question, seeing the business from a range of perspectives has really helped me bring value to the role I’m in today as Prototype Manager.  By understanding the entire design and manufacturing process, these insights enable me to maximise efficiencies at every stage in production, ultimately bringing high levels of value to the customer.”

With every van conversion requiring a bespoke solution, Neil and the prototype team are a critical link between Bri-Stor Systems and the customer, as Neil explains: “we’re responsible for developing the first vehicle build for the customer to sign-off so developing a thorough understanding of the customer’s requirements is absolutely critical.  That said, most customers turn to Bri-Stor Systems because of our reputation and wealth of expertise so collaboration is a driving factor in most vehicle conversions.  As we’ve seen with TRIM-IT and other highly bespoke conversions, we are experts at thinking outside the box and using our world-class engineering and design capability to far exceed customer expectations.”

Martin Smith 

Group CEO

Growing up in Staffordshire, just a few miles from the family business, Martin Smith spent much of his childhood watching his parents build Bri-Stor Systems Limited (Bri-Stor is an abbreviation of British Storage). Today, as CEO of the Bri-Stor Group, he reflects on his own career and the tough lessons he learned along the way. 

Simon Webb 

Managing Director 

Simon Webb, Managing Director of Bri-Stor Systems knows all about hard work.  Leaving school in the 80s, his first experience of engineering came about when he started a four-year Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship at Portsmouth based firm Dunham-Bush Ltd. 


Karen Barnacle

Group HR Manager 

At just 17, Karen joined the Bri-Stor Group as a receptionist.  Unsure of her career path at that point, she loved the vibrant atmosphere of the Bri-Stor Group.  Today, almost three decades on, Karen holds the most senior HR position across the Group

Stefan Callear

New Product Development Manager

Describing the new product development (NPD) team at Bri-Stor Systems, NPD Manager Stefan Callear explains that the team’s broad range of expertise and skills gives them a unique advantage when it comes to bringing value to the engineering process.

Andy Skelton

Customer Handover Manager 

Joining Bri-Stor Systems in January 2020 as Customer Handover Manager, Andy Skelton is entirely focused on the customer experience.  With first-class credentials working as a service manager for one of the world’s leading automotive brands before becoming an account manager in the van conversion sector