Meet the Team

Duncan Bulmer – Operations Director

Duncan is responsible for the civil and mechanical work WindCare carries out as well as overseeing Health & Safety across the company. Duncan runs a highly successful engineering business on site and allows WindCare to use these facilities which has been instrumental to the success of the company to date. Duncan is a keen shot and outside the shooting season often finds himself on the side of a rugby pitch issuing instructions and encouragement to his twin boys.

Mark Wilson – Technical Director

Mark is responsible for all electrical work WindCare carries out and is also the only director who will climb a wind turbine. Mark has run several successful electrical businesses in the past and is NIC EIC accredited for commercial and industrial systems. Mark is trained on electrical systems up to 11kV and is also ticketed to witness test G59 relays alongside the DNOs. Marks ability to fault find is second to none and is credited with sorting out many a wind turbine over the phone. Mark loves his skiing and during his time off when he isn’t hitting the Alps, he is doing something else very fast, normally involving cars, bikes or jet skis.

Alex Thornton – Commercial Director

Alex runs the commercial side of the business and is responsible for creating and developing relationships with WindCare’s customers as well as pricing work, negotiating contracts and overseeing all major jobs. Alex has a degree in Business Management and has spent the last 10 years working in fast growth companies with 7 years of management experience behind him. Outside work, Alex has a four year old son and a 2 year old daughter meaning he doesn’t have much time for hobbies.

Colin Lockwood – Project Engineer

Colin joined us in 2012 as a graduate with a master’s degree in Environmental Governance from the University of Manchester. Colin works closely with Duncan and is responsible for groundworks project management and delivery as well as organising some aspects of our installations. To say he has come a long way since he started with us is a massive understatement and without Colin the guys on site wouldn’t be able to work. From preparing foundation drawings to organising concrete and cranes, Colin is at the heart of everything we do.

When Colin isn’t pulling monster days in the office he likes to play cricket for his local team and enjoys the odd pint of real ale especially if it comes from Cropton Brewery.

Ricky Lake – Lead O&M Turbine Technician

Ricky has been with us since day dot. He cut his teeth working on Gaia 11kW turbines but since has become an expert on the Endurance E Series turbine. Away from work, Ricky is into his off-road mountain biking, regularly heading up to Dalby Forest with friends or 1 or more of this 3 boys.

Beth Eddon – Financial Controller

Beth is responsible for raising invoices for the services we provide to our customers as well as paying our supply chain. We take great pride in paying all of our suppliers on time and recognise that they are key to our success. We try to build long-term relationships with our whole supply chain and in turn they pull out all the stops when we call on them. Beth is a huge asset to our team and is doing all this whilst studying for her AAT qualification and a Level 3 NVQ in Business Management.

Beth is a keen horse rider and has been riding since she was 3. She regularly takes part in hunting and show jumping events across Ryedale on her horse Apple.

Colin Green – Electrical Engineer

Colin is our NIC EIC Principle Duty-Holder and is responsible for delivery of all LV/HV electrical work the company carries out. This includes designing electrical systems to dovetail between the DNO scope of works and the wind turbine manufacturer’s requirements before overseeing the works to completion on site. Colin is into his motor sports and enjoys watching his son race go-karts / quad bikes. Rumour has it he once featured on a C4 reality TV show but we can’t find the evidence.

Lewis Papa – Service and Maintenance Manager

Lewis is our Service and Manager who came from us having spent 7 years as an Army commando. Lewis is responsible for ensuring all the turbines we look after be spinning, organises our work schedules and runs our turbine technicians. On his time off Lewis plays rugby for Pocklington 2nds as well as spending time with his wife Claire and two young children.

Jo Barker – Office Manager

Jo is in charge of running our office and makes sure we can function efficiently as a business. She has worked for big companies and brings with her lots of experience and good ideas! Jo has 2 grandchildren she spends lots of time with and also loves her wet felting – which, if you are interested, is the oldest form of fabric.

Alex ThorntonMeet the Team