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Peter Armstrong
Chairman

A Maths & Science Teacher from Stockton on Tees. Peter left the teaching profession to become an Engineer working within the sprinkler industry for companies such as Atlas, AFA Minerva and How. In 1976, almost by accident, Armstrong Priestley was established, working from just one room in a shop in Yeadon, Leeds growing to what […]

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Anne Marie Cable
Joint Managing Director

There is no doubt that, even with a struggle, Anne Marie Cable could not design a sprinkler installation nor could she service a wet valve and she has no license to ride in a scissor lift. The very mention of hydraulic calculations would send Anne Marie running and yet it is her agility with numbers […]

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Steven Brailey
Joint Managing Director

With his extensive engineering and fabrication knowledge Steve Brailey joined Armstrong Priestley as Fabrication Manager in October 2003. With his background in fire sprinklers Steve has proven to be an asset to the company driving it forward with the development and expansion of the Fabrication workshop. Through his strong motivation and enthusiasm the fabrication element […]

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Terry Bennett
Commercial Director

With 30 years experience in the sprinkler industry Terry joined Armstrong Priestley in 1995 as a Sales Estimator working in what was then a department of two. Terry remained in this role until the retirement of our Sales Director in 2005 when he was appointed as Sales Manager. In 2010 Terry was invited to join […]

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Karen Taylor
Director/General Manager

In September 1992, Armstrong Priestley required a temporary secretary/receptionist for three weeks and an employment agency sent along Mrs Karen Taylor and 23 years later Karen is still with Armstrong Priestley and has the role of Director/General Manager.  Once Karen had been permanently employed by Armstrong Priestley she graduated in to the Service Department where […]

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Barry Ebbs
Director

Having joined Armstrong Priestley on a temporary short-term contract back in 1992 it was obvious to the company that they could not let Barry go and he was offered a full time position as Intermediate Project Engineer responsible for the design of fire sprinkler systems. It was clear that Barry’s vast technical ability and knowledge […]

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