Meet The Team
Direct line: 07974 169320
Dave started the company as David Blakey Services Ltd in 1999, and since joining forces with Steve Byrne and Kevin Sheppard has continued to take the business forward at unprecedented levels. Dave heads up the Contracts Department and along with Richie, their experience has led to bigger and bigger projects being managed by DBS and the opportunity to offer our clients a 7 year warranty on Mitsubishi Electric installations when accompanied by an ongoing maintenance schedule.
With my partners we have built a business which has grown into one of the finest specialist air conditioning, heating and refrigeration companies in the South East.
We have employed the finest engineers and administration support and I am very proud of the growth and the customer relationships we have formed over the past years.
Our intention is to be recognised as the very best air conditioning and heating installation, service and maintenance company.
Group Managing Director
Direct line: 07572 455418
Steve has over 30 years of Technical and managerial experience and as MD heads up the day to day operations of the DBS Group of companies. Steve is an avid traveller who has recently taken up gliding. He is always looking for new ways to improve and grow the business!
What a great move buying into DBS all those years ago with Kevin Sheppard and David Blakey in 2011.
Since then, we have grown the business significantly and added top notch administration staff and engineers. We have a great team and we all have the drive and ambition to make DBS a superb company to be proud of.
We currently have 5 companies within the DBS group; Airflow Design Services Ltd, DBS Contracts Ltd, DBS Services Ltd , DBS Electrical Ltd and DBS Controls Ltd. All divisions of the group are experiencing substantial growth thanks to exceptional service levels which we ensure always exceed our customer’s expectations.
We would like to believe we are now one of the top HVAC Mechanical and Electrical contractors in the South East.
6 years on 2017 and the Group has grown and is now approaching a £15 million pound target thanks to the hard work, dedication and Loyalty of our staff and customers.
Direct line: 07572 455419
Kevin’s social calendar requires 8 days a week! Kevin’s key interest is his horses where he regularly competes at International Equestrian events across the UK. Other sporting interests include squash, triathlon and circuit training. Kevin ensures he remains hydrated with regular visits to The Cricketers!
I am a passionate and enthusiastic Director that aims to inspire the people I work with to achieve their full potential. I offer ‘best advice’ & ensure value for money to our clients, as well as consistently introducing innovations and forward thinking ideas.
I create opportunities and always deliver over and above what is expected. I am ambitious and driven but always act with integrity.
DBS is a fast paced company that keeps me on my toes. It’s forever changing and developing – I love what I do and have fun doing it!
Direct line: 01923 246381
Shaun joined DBS Service this year 2017, he is a avid Chelsea supporter and a qualified Air conditioning Engineer, we are sure Shaun will compliment DBS Service department with his Technical knowledge .
Direct line: 01923246381
Kevin, joined DBS last year ,he is Watford FC fan and enjoys cricket at St. Albans ccc on the weekends. He has fast become a great asset to the service department.
Direct line: 07971 109890
John is an excellent all round cricketer with a wicked sense of humour. His favourite music is thrash metal and is attending Bloodstock this year.
John has built up years of experience in service and is the IT Brains of the company.
Louise Rusher & Charlotte Price
Service Desk Team
Direct line: 01923 246381
Louise is the ‘unofficial’ boss in the service office. Louise is a Watford FC fanatic and season ticket holder, and prides herself on the away grounds visited in the UK. Her other big love in life are her 3 West Highland Terriers.
Louise has worked for DBS for 3 years and ensures all aspects of the Service Department run smoothly including invoicing, scheduling and database management.
Charlotte is the newest addition to the Service Department and has already made her mark.
Charlotte’s excellent customer service and management of our client database makes her a welcome addition to the team.
Senior Sales Manager
Direct line: 07710703196
Simon is a huge Chelsea fan and has been his entire life and sport in general. He loves travelling to new countries and works for his holidays. He very much enjoys socialising, cooking, red wine and loves very hot curries and spicy food washed down with the odd lager. Simon is also a keen photographer.
“I have been in Sales all my working life and really enjoy developing strong working partnerships with new and existing clients.”
Direct line: 07931 136455
Richie has a vast music collection and plans his tea breaks around Radio 2′s Popmaster at 10.30am where he generally score very highly. Richie is also a big West Ham fan.
Richie is a multi-skilled HVAC & refrigeration technician who has now moved into Contract & Project management after 23 years “on the tools”.
I always look to constantly update my core skills and actively seek continuation learning to benefit myself and my fellow operatives from senior management to engineers. Keeping up to date with current standards and legalities only adds value to my core skills and overall efficiency.
I see challenges where others see problems, and have the ability to deal with clients, staff and contractors in an understanding and honest way that reflects my passion for getting it right first time.
As someone who meets personnel from all levels and backgrounds, I am able to communicate clearly with diplomacy and tact. My approach is one of someone who is proactive, understanding and responsive. I am disciplined individual who is loyal to DBS, it’s staff and clients alike.
I am also a member of the Institute of Refrigeration.
Andy Shankland – Senior Contracts Manager
Senior Contracts Manager
Andy’s experience as a Senior Heating, Chiller & Air Conditioning engineer combined with his leadership skills have made him an invaluable member of the Team, Andy has recently been promoted to Senior Contracts Manager and 2IC to David for our Contracts Department.
Tel: 07572 441941
Direct line: 07539 379157
Paul is an Arsenal fan and advocate and supporter of developing youth football. Paul currently manages his son’s football team in his spare time.
Paul runs DBS’s sister ventilation company based in the same Watford office.
We have set up Airflow Design Services to offer the very best in ventilation design, manufacture and installation. With over 25 years of in house experience we can provide the solution to any air movement requirement from the very basic extract system to a fully automated climate control system for any industry.
With our sister companies DBS Ltd and DBS Electrical, we can offer you a one stop shop for all your building service requirements without the additional costs of external company mark-ups.
We have vast experience in all aspects of the industry from major supermarkets to independent shops, large restaurant chains to local takeaways, hotels to houses, factories to offices, schools, hospitals, laboratories and clean rooms, swimming pools and leisure centres.
Direct line: 07984 388333
Jamie is a keen footballer and golfer with a passion for music. At weekends Jamie can be found renovating his property.
Jamie has been recruited by Paul to assist in managing the substantial growth of Airflow Design Services Ltd. Jamie can run a ventilation project from start to finish, managing the initial drawing, design, cost management, estimating and project management of ventilation installations.
Direct line: 07810 631194
Graham has recently joined forces with DBS Ltd to create DBS Electrical Ltd, meaning we can now offer full electrical services alongside our HVAC maintenance and installation services.
Direct line: 07973 309732
Rob has recently joined forces with DBS Ltd to create DBS Electrical Ltd, meaning we can now offer full electrical services alongside our HVAC maintenance and installation services.
Direct line: 01923 246381
Amanda has been with David Blakey since 2007 and is responsible for financial controls within the DBS Group .Amanda has been with DBS throughout the many years of growth, her honesty and bubbly personality have been a positive influence on all levels of staff