Meet the Team

Who’s who at A.C. Wilgar

Directors

Billy Wilgar A.C. Wilgar founder and CEO Billy Wilgar A.C. Wilgar founder and CEO caricature
Billy Wilgar
Directors
Founder & CEO

Billy started the business in 1985 and still plays a very active role, including conducting surveys and post-installation quality control visits.

Glenn Brewer A.C. Wilgar Operations Director Glenn Brewer A.C. Wilgar Operations Director caricature
Glenn Brewer
Managers
Operations Director

Glenn served his apprenticeship with A.C.Wilgar way back in the last century, then moved on to work with EDF energy and subsequently Southern Gas Networks in a management role. He has now re-joined the fold and is responsible for all field operations, including health & safety and quality control.

Office Staff

Mary-Anne O’Connor A.C. Wilgar finance manager Mary-Anne O’Connor A.C. Wilgar finance manager caricature
Mary-Anne O’Connor
Managers
Finance Manager

Mary-Anne, who recently passed her Open University degree, has been with us for over 5 years managing all things financial. Her job is made easier because our happy customers pay on time.

Lisa Hopper A.C. Wilgar office manager Lisa Hopper A.C. Wilgar office manager caricature
Lisa Hopper
Managers
Office Manager

With over 15 years’ experience within the industry, Lisa ensures everything runs smoothly both in the office and for our engineers. A vital role in the A.C. Wilgar team!

Lee Coker A.C. Wilgar Logistics Manager Lee Coker A.C. Wilgar Logistics Manager caricature
Lee Coker
Managers
Logistics Manager

A relative newcomer to the industry, Lee brings office procedures from his previous banking background, where there was little or no room for mistakes. He instills processes from his previous career in an already well run office.

Alex Sones A.C. Wilgar service executive Alex Sones A.C. Wilgar service executive caricature
Alex Sones
Managers
Service Executive

Alex is in the office to support day to day operations, including the smooth & efficient running of our field engineers’ diaries. It is rumoured he used to be a professional Postman Pat impersonator!

Laura Nelson A.C. Wilgar service administrator Laura Nelson A.C. Wilgar service administrator caricature
Laura Nelson
Administrators
Service Administrator

With several years industry experience, Laura is often the first point of call for customers looking for advice. She keeps the engineers diaries in check and schedules a large portion of their appointments, ensuring they are routed efficiently.

Richard Bracey A.C. Wilgar Service Administrator Richard Bracey A.C. Wilgar Service Administrator caricature
Richard Bracey
Administrators
Service Administrator

Richard joined the business in 2021, coming from an IT sales background. Originally from Birmingham, he has lived in South East London since the 90’s and brings a wealth of experience to the team, in particular with his logistics experience, helping the engineers keep on time whilst running at their optimum.

Sarah Skinner A.C. Wilgar accounts assistant Sarah Skinner A.C. Wilgar accounts assistant caricature
Sarah Skinner
Administrators
Accounts Assistant

Sarah has vast experience in accounts working in the city but now works locally to spend more time with her daughter. She provides critical support to Mary-Anne in aspects such as invoicing and payroll.

Frances Duckering A.C. Wilgar Accounts Assistant Frances Duckering A.C. Wilgar Accounts Assistant caricature
Frances Duckering
Administrators
Accounts Assistant

As an assistant to Mary-Anne in the accounts department, Fran, as she is known, is not one to be messed with, woe betide anyone who hasn’t paid their bill on time.

Field Engineers

Paul Conneely A.C. Wilgar heating supervisor Paul Conneely A.C. Wilgar heating supervisor caricature
Paul Conneely
Managers
Heating Supervisor

Apart from Billy, Paul is the longest standing member of staff now in his 23rd year, known as the Oracle, if he can’t fix it, it can’t be fixed.

Stuart Gleeson A.C. Wilgar plumbing supervisor Stuart Gleeson A.C. Wilgar plumbing supervisor caricature
Stuart Gleeson
Plumbers
Plumbing Supervisor

Stuart is an exceptionally experienced and professional engineer who worked for A.C. Wilgar in the 1990’s before leaving and starting his own company. He has now returned to the business to support our younger generation of plumbers and show them how it’s done!

Gary Wright A.C. Wilgar field supervisor Gary Wright A.C. Wilgar field supervisor caricature
Gary Wright
Managers
Field Supervisor

Gary is a highly respected engineer both within A.C.Wilgar and the wider community. He is a sounding board for the younger engineers and takes charge of our hectic emergency call-out schedule.

Andrew Cox A.C. Wilgar installer Andrew Cox A.C. Wilgar installer caricature
Andrew Cox
Engineers & Installers
Installer Supervisor

Trained here from the age of 16, Andrew spent a couple of years in Canada, where he picked up some handy carpentry skills. He is now our most senior Installer in the field.

John Andrews A.C. Wilgar service and breakdown John Andrews A.C. Wilgar service and breakdown caricature
John Andrews
Servicers & Breakdown
Service & Breakdown

John has vast experience in all aspects of plumbing & heating having tackled both installations and maintenance in his career. His versatility, knowledge & composure are qualities that make him a highly valued member of the team.

Paul Nixon A.C. Wilgar service and breakdown caricature Paul Nixon A.C. Wilgar service and breakdown caricature
Paul Nixon
Servicers & Breakdown
Service & Breakdown

Paul used to manage our local merchant branch of Wolseley where he was responsible for the spares division. Paul has an encyclopaedic knowledge of boiler spares which is invaluable whilst servicing & maintaining boilers.

Jack Fleet A.C. Wilgar service engineer Jack Fleet A.C. Wilgar service engineer caricature
Jack Fleet
Engineers & Installers
Service Engineer

Jack has been servicing our customer’s boilers for over 5 years now and constantly receives customer praise for his polite and friendly demeanour. Always carrying out services with a smile!

George Fuller A.C. Wilgar installer George Fuller A.C. Wilgar installer caricature
George Fuller
Engineers & Installers
Senior Installer

George was shortlisted for apprentice of the year and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Now a fully qualified gas engineer, he is the cheeky chap of the team and a firm favourite with our customers.

Paul Waymark A.C. Wilgar service and breakdown engineer Paul Waymark A.C. Wilgar service and breakdown engineer caricature
Paul Waymark
Servicers & Breakdown
Service & Breakdown

A core senior member of our experienced breakdown team, Paul has a truly vast amount of knowledge. Specialising in many of the older and rarer boilers in our customer homes, he has an especially impressive ability to impersonate the noise of every boiler he visits!

Gary Donnolly A.C. Wilgar Service Engineer Gary Donnolly A.C. Wilgar Service Engineer caricature
Gary Donnolly
Engineers & Installers
Service Engineer

Smiley, a perfect description for Gary. With over 40 years’ experience in servicing and maintaining heating systems, it’s hard to believe he goes about his business each and every day with the same happy smiley attitude he had over 40 years ago, a proper gentleman. 

Jamie Larkin A.C. Wilgar Installer & Breakdown Jamie Larkin A.C. Wilgar Installer & Breakdown caricature
Jamie Larkin
Engineers & Installers
Installer & Breakdown

Jamie is a fantastic all-rounder, whether it’s a boiler installation, a faulty heating system, or a leaking radiator, he has all the skills required to sort your problem out with a happy go luck attitude. A pleasure to work with and to have working in your home.

Rob Clarke A.C. Wilgar Installer & Breakdown Rob Clarke A.C. Wilgar Installer & Breakdown caricature
Rob Clarke
Engineers & Installers
Installer & Breakdown

Rob joined us in 2021 after 20 years with British Gas. An extremely experienced heating breakdown engineer, Rob has fitted in like a glove with his ‘no nonsense’ ‘get on with it’ attitude, which makes him a credit to the company.

Joe Wiggett A.C. Wilgar plumber Joe Wiggett A.C. Wilgar plumber caricature
Joe Wiggett
Plumbers
Plumber

Joe started off as an apprentice and has since evolved into one of our most capable young plumbers. He also knows heating systems and is seen as a “go-to” guy. A real credit to the company.

Chris Smith A.C. Wilgar installer Chris Smith A.C. Wilgar installer caricature
Chris Smith
Engineers & Installers
Installer

Chris has been with us for 3 years now and is an extremely hard worker who always pays attention to detail on his jobs. He works almost as hard on the job as he does in the gym!

Sam Foster A.C. Wilgar installer Sam Foster A.C. Wilgar installer caricature
Sam Foster
Engineers & Installers
Installer

Sam is another of our rising stars. He is an extremely conscientious and thorough young installer who has been with us since he was a first year apprentice, and is now a (very proud) fully-fledged gas installer!

Chris Bealing A.C. Wilgar junior installer Chris Bealing A.C. Wilgar junior installer caricature
Chris Bealing
Engineers & Installers
Junior Installer

Chris is currently working as an understudy and greatly enhancing his skill set. An unassuming and pleasant chap, Chris is already showing huge potential to be a great engineer in the future.

Tom Ruffell A.C. Wilgar plumber Tom Ruffell A.C. Wilgar plumber caricature
Tom Ruffell
Plumbers
Plumber

Tom is working on his plumbing qualifications from college whilst working with us. A fast-learner with a can-do attitude, Tom has always wanted to be a qualified engineer and we hope to help him to realise his goals.

Improvers / Apprentices

Connor Landymore A.C. Wilgar apprentice Connor Landymore A.C. Wilgar apprentice caricature
Connor Landymore
Apprentices
Improver / Apprentice

Connor started his apprenticeship in London before joining A.C. Wilgar to work locally. A very capable young guy, customers love his charisma and sense of humour especially working alongside his mentor, George!

Jake Andrews A.C. Wilgar apprentice Jake Andrews A.C. Wilgar apprentice caricature
Jake Andrews
Apprentices
Improver / Apprentice

Jake is a local lad who recently moved from another firm in order to challenge himself more. He has a real hunger to learn and progress, a quality which will undoubtedly see him flourish under the tutelage of his mentor, Lee.

Connor Andrews A.C. Wilgar Improver / Apprentice Connor Andrews A.C. Wilgar Improver / Apprentice caricature
Connor Andrews
Apprentices
Improver / Apprentice

Connor is working alongside his Dad (John) as a first year apprentice, which as a family business was an opportunity we were delighted to be able to take to see Connor flourish under his tutelage.

Oliver Kenwood A.C. Wilgar Improver / Apprentice Oliver Kenwood A.C. Wilgar Improver / Apprentice caricature
Oliver Kenwood
Apprentices
Improver / Apprentice

Ollie is one of our newest (and biggest) recruits. A pleasant well-mannered young man, whose attitude and keenness to learn is a credit given his young age. You will definitely see Ollie coming, he’s a BIG STRONG lad.

Charlie Wright A.C. Wilgar Improver / Apprentice Charlie Wright A.C. Wilgar Improver / Apprentice caricature
Charlie Wright
Apprentices
Improver / Apprentice

Charlie has already impressed her college lecturer, reaching top of the class in her first years exams!  The daughter of one of our most experienced heating engineers, we can only hope she reaches the heights her dad (Gary) has got to. A lovely young lady with great aspirations.

Drivers & Handymen

Rob Betts A.C. Wilgar driver and handyman Rob Betts A.C. Wilgar driver and handyman caricature
Rob Betts
Drivers & Handymen
Driver & Handyman

Rob has worked in the building & maintenance industry his entire career, with experience in brickwork & making good being paramount to his role in making good on our jobs. He liaises with our Installation team each day to ensure they have everything they need to keep the cogs turning.

Cliff Hodgson A.C. Wilgar driver and handyman Cliff Hodgson A.C. Wilgar driver and handyman caricature
Cliff Hodgson
Drivers & Handymen
Driver & Handyman

Cliff has been with the firm almost 15 years now. He keeps the cogs turning for our installations department, whether delivering parts or carrying our flawless brickwork, do not let his age fool you.

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