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Meet The Team

Our team has a wealth of experience within the different services we offer. With a combined 70 years experience we can offer a multitude of services for your every need. Our engineers and technicians are always happy to give advice and recommendations on the best possible appliances and equipment whilst maintaining a high standard of quality.

Our engineers are all fully qualified and conform to the latest safety standards and practices. The team is detailed below. When they call in to your house, business or property you will be able to place the friendly face!

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The Team

  • David Barnes
    Managing Director

    David started the business in its first guise in 1985, and still enjoys playing a very active role, his responsibilities include carrying out quotations, and post installation quality control visits.

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    Lawrence Barnes

    Introduced to the industry by his father many years ago, Lawrence could solder a copper fitting before he could ride a bike! After a successful career as a service and breakdown engineer, Lawrence is now a director of the company and deals with managing all aspects, as well as sneaking out of the office occasionally to help a customer in need.

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    Richard Waite
    Eng Tech
    Works Manager

    Richard has worked at DB Heating Ltd since the very beginning, a highly experienced engineer when he first joined, he now runs the installation scheduling side of the business. Richard has an admirable wealth of experience within the domestic and commercial sectors and has a profound ability to find solutions for even the most complex problem. Richards achievements extend as far as achieving membership of the UK Engineering council, aided by the chartered institute of plumbing and heating engineers. An incredible accolade and one we are very proud of.

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    Liz Tugwell
    Office Manager

    Another member of the team since the very beginning, Liz is an expert in dealing with absolutely anything. A real credit to the company, Liz efficiently deals with logistics, organisation, wages, insurances, and vehicle management (amongst a plethora of other tasks).

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    Marion Northcott
    Accounts Manager

    Marion may have the back office at the DB Heating Ltd HQ, but she certainly has one of the most important roles! Marion is a whizz with accountancy and ensures that our invoices are sent out promptly and with all the detail a customer could wish for. After recently moving from a part time position, to now being full time, we are glad to have her.

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    Tilly Taylor
    Admin & Accounts Assistant

    Tilly is the most recent addition to the company and is already proving to be a valuable member of the front office team. Always keen to help, she helps to ensure our customers get the assistance they need. Tilly is an experienced Receptionist having worked in the UK and abroad when she spent 3 years travelling Australia and New Zealand. She also has experience spanning over 13 years in the property industry.

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    Neil Fleet
    Senior Service & Breakdown Engineer

    Neil Fleet has been with us for a couple of years, and it's hard to imagine how we coped without him! Neil has covered so many specialities within his career that we couldn't possibly list them all here, but we can tell you that we have yet to find a system he can't fix! Neil is passionate about developing his experiences, and despite being one of the most qualified engineers we have come across, he has recently undertaken further training to become a fully qualified electrician.

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    Neil Robins
    Senior Service & Breakdown Engineer

    Neil Robins is as passionate about customer care, as he is towards Plymouth Argyle! Not only a keen supporter of the local football side, but also a highly experienced professional when at work, able to cope easily under the highest pressure. Neil has been installing and servicing a variety of domestic and light commercial appliances for many years, and has a real penchant for noticing the smaller details. Since joining DB Heating Ltd, Neil has flourished into a senior engineer position, and continues to develop his knowledge even further.

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    Colin Philp
    Bathroom & Kitchen Installer

    Colin is our in house bathroom and kitchen expert, with many year's experience in carpentry, tiling and bespoke building solutions. Colin revels in the challenge of making a masterpiece from whatever job he is given.

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    Billy Rawlinson
    Plumbing & Heating Engineer

    As a product of our apprentice training programme, Billy has passed all his exams and recently qualified in both plumbing and gas. Billy has gained a wealth of knowledge working with all of the other installers over the last 4 years.

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    William Muncey
    Plumbing & Heating Engineer

    William is an enthusiastic and intelligent junior engineer, having successfully completed our 4 year apprenticeship programme. Will has worked across all aspects of the business and already shows fantastic ability to self-manage and conduct thorough works from start to finish. William is looking forward to being able to further his knowledge of fault diagnosis and installation of complex systems. Recently Will has been selected from candidates all over the country, to take part in Worcester Bosch's own advanced further training scheme, available to only the most promising employees from the UK's leading Worcester Bosch Accredited companies.

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    Tom Sterry
    Plumbing & Heating Engineer

    When Tom joined our team, he brought with him a huge wealth of experience, gained from over 30 years in the trade. He has an eye for details and a very patient nature, brilliant for not only installing high quality systems, but also nurturing the youthful enthusiasm of our apprentices.

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    Brendan Jones-Sly
    Plumbing & Heating Engineer

    Brendan has 12 years experience in the industry and having run his own business with a loyal customer base, we feel very lucky to have him come on board with his wide range of expertise. From repairing a boiler to fitting a kitchen, his attention to detail is always evident. Brendan also enjoys playing and watching football and is another member of the team who is an avid supporter of Plymouth Argyle.

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    Alistair Milne
    Service & Breakdown Engineer

    Having fixed boilers from Lands End, to Bristol, Aly has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to diagnosing and fixing boilers. A knowledge only outshone by his cheerful nature. A relatively new, but much respected member of the team.

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    Ryan Harris
    Plumbing & Heating Engineer

    An experienced gas and oil installation engineer, Ryan is a comparably new member of the team. He has a great temperament and his skills are surpassed only by his good nature.

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    Sam Hepper
    Junior Plumber NVQ level 2

    Sam joined our team 2 years ago and we've never looked back since. He is a valuable addition to our installation team and is always a joy to be around. Sam is always paying close attention to what's going on and soaks up information like a sponge!

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    Jack Horton
    Junior Plumber NVQ level 2

    Jack is the youngest member of the team. A bright spark, he is constantly expanding his knowledge, and mastering new skills and puts everything in to his work.