Meet the team

Meet the team

Meet the team

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Datashred Senior Management Team

project-4 Anthony Pearlgood Managing Director Anthony is Managing Director of Datashred, with overall responsibility for the performance of the business. Anthony is passionate about customer service and making sure that everyone at Datashred always works to the highest standards.

Off duty, Anthony is a big sports fan – a season ticket holder for Tottenham Hotspur, a regular gym user and cyclist – as well as enjoying travelling with his wife and three children.
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Tony Falkner – Sales Director Tony Falkner Sales Director Tony joined Datashred as Sales Director in June 2017. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the industry and over 20 years in sales. Tony has the responsibility for all sales functions within Datashred and is passionate about providing great service to all our customers.

In his spare time Tony likes cooking, and walking his dogs in the Gloucestershire countryside with his wife.
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Barry Saitch Finance Director Barry Saitch Finance Director Barry is Datashred’s Finance Director, and an ACCA-qualified accountant with over 17 years’ experience working for various business types and turnovers, across a number of sectors, including FMCG, hospitality, food wholesale trading and shipping.

In his spare time, Barry plays football and golf and indulges his interests in cycling and photography – when he can find time around his young family.
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John Pye – Head of Sales John Pye Head of Sales John is Head of Sales for New Business, with over nine years experience in the Document Destruction industry he’s passionate about growing the business and providing excellent on-going customer service.

John enjoys outdoor activity and spends a lot of his spare time in the Lake District with his family.
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John Harris – Operations Director John Harris Operations Director As Datashred’s Operations Director, John has overall responsibility for the service performance of the business. He has managed operations in this sector for 20 years and is committed to delivering an outstanding level of service to our customers.

In his free time, he is big rugby league fan and a season ticket holder for Leeds Rhinos. He enjoys travelling and watching most sports.
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Will Awdas – Head of Internal Sales Will Awdas Head of Internal Sales Will is the Head of Internal Sales at Datashred. Originally from Sheffield, he studied Politics at university in Manchester and has lived in the city for the past 12 years. He’s been with the company for almost seven years, initially starting as a tele-appointer before working his way up to being Head of Internal Sales.

This year is a big one for Will as he’s just bought his first house and is getting married!
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Debbie Pugh – Commercial Director Debbie Pugh Commercial Director Debbie is Commercial Director with responsibility for customer service, marketing, HR and quality. Debbie has 17 years of experience with Datashred and is passionate about delivering a great service to our customers. She is proud to have led the team through two consecutive successful Servicemark accreditations from the ICS.

In her spare time Debbie enjoys running, great food and spending time with her husband and children. She is a serial home improver and is currently studying interior design.
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Kristian Carter – Head of Corporate Accounts Kristian Carter Head of Corporate Accounts Kristian leads a team of Corporate Account Managers who are responsible for managing the business’ third party relationships.

In his free time, Kristian enjoys health and fitness, following Norwich City and is a keen photographer.
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Daniel Waterman – Head of Account Management Daniel Waterman Head of Account Management Daniel Waterman is Head of Account Management, having worked in data destruction for over 17 years, and is keen that he and his team work to high standards to offer personal customer relationships.

Daniel is a big football fan, with a season ticket following his local team, Charlton Athletic, and a regular visitor to Wembley to watch England play.
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Ian Walsh – Head of Fleet Ian Walsh Head of Fleet Ian is our Head of Fleet at Datashred, with overall responsibility for everything vehicle related. He is passionate about maintaining a safe, compliant and efficient fleet.

In his spare time, Ian plays guitar (he has many) and double bass. He is also into hot rods and classic cars and loves spending family time with his wife, daughters and granddaughter.
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Ben Entwistle – Regional Operations Manager (North) Ben Entwistle Regional Operations Manager (North) Ben has worked in the recycling and service industry for over 15 years, enjoying the commercial side of the business, networking and seeking out innovation.

He’s an avid Blackburn Rovers fan, through thick and thin, but enjoys watching pretty much any sport. He also enjoys reading business books, eating out, sampling food from around the world, and spending time with his fiancée, daughter and 2 dogs.
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Denyse Thompson – HR Business Partner Denyse Thompson Head of Human Resources Denyse brings over 20 years of operational and HR management knowledge and expertise from a range of private, public and charity sector organisations. She is passionate about partnering with the business in providing sound HR solutions, continuous improvement and exceptional customer service.

Away from work, Denyse is busy with family, sport and socialising, involving three children, five pugs and a netball team!
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