My Wrekin
Meet the team

Our management team

Simon Turner

Commercial Director

Simon Turner

Simon runs the day-to-day operations at Wrekin – the logistics, warehousing, sales, purchasing and all commercial aspects of the business.

He originally had no plans to join the business his dad, Stan Turner, had started more than 30 years ago but took a summer job there after finishing university – and the rest is history.

He’s been involved in every aspect since, from offloading containers to developing new products. He’s particularly proud when a member of the team reports back that a solution the firm has designed for a client has had great results.

He also admits to keeping an eye out for Wrekin products on roads and sites around the country, even if he does get some strange looks!

A passionate sports fan – particularly of his beloved Nottingham Forest – he enjoys spending time with his daughters, playing golf and experimenting in the kitchen.

Technical Director

Simon Gibson

Simon joined Wrekin in 2015 with a decade’s worth of experience in research, innovative design, product development and pioneering new methods of working.

Now, he manages Wrekin’s international technical team, which is committed to delivering new product developments and constant refinements to the business’ portfolio, and oversees production at our Lichfield site.

As chair of the Road Surface Treatments Association’s Ironworks Committee, Simon is also responsible for standards advocacy and product compliance.

His proudest moment is supporting the team to recreate and widen Wrekin’s Highway range of manhole and gully tops, which can now be spotted installed on roads across the country – working to keep the UK safe.

When he’s not at work, you can find him spending time with his family on a boat – either racing on lakes or exploring around the coast.

Simon Gibson
Alex Gardiner

Director of Marketing and Digital Development

Alex Gardiner

Alex joined Wrekin in 2020 with nearly 20 years' experience in marketing, from creating marketing materials, to building websites, running campaigns, exhibitions and more.

Looking after both the marketing department and digital development of the business. Alex ensures that the Wrekin's customers understand the benefits Wrekin bring to the market and that dealing with Wrekin is an easy and responsive experience.

Outside of work Alex enjoys spending time with his young family. And as a passionate music lover, Alex spends his free time discovering and playing music.