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Derek PortsmouthDerek Portsmouth, Sales Leader - UK & Ireland, Sweden. Iceland, Slovenia

Phone: +44 (0) 7974 244267

Derek Joined Honeywell in 2008 as National Business Manager for Gent by Honeywell and took over his present role as Notifier sales leader in 2009. Derek has previously held a number of senior positions within the Fire and Security Industry and believes that a brand has to offer added value to its customers through the products and services that it provides. Derek now works with a team of very dedicated business managers who between them have a wealth of experience to share and support customers.

Mick BullMick Bull, Business Manager - South East

Phone: +44 (0) 7881 502953

Mick has been in the Fire industry 14 years and has worked for top brand manufactures. After 6 years with Morley-IAS Mick moved to another leading manufacurer for 3 years to expand his knowledge on indicating equipment. Mick also spent a year selling Radio Systems into the market place giving him further knowledge in Fire Systems and the wireless side of the industry before moving back to Honeywell with Notifier.

Mick brings with him a wide knowledge of product and a strong belief in helping the customer find the right equipment solution for the right application.

Mike HobbsMike Hobbs, Business Manager - South West, South Wales and Jersey

Phone:+44 (0) 7973 902208

Mike lives in the Bath area and is married and has two daughters. He has worked within the fire industry for the past 10 years and has gained experience in the industry while working for such organizations as ADT, Chubb and Eaton (Cooper Lighting & Safety).

Mary FreerMary Freer, Business Manager - Midlands & Ireland

Phone: +44 (0)7855131329

Mary worked in call / contact centres for most of her career up until joining Honeywell in 2010 as Customer Services Manager.

Mary now manages the midlands and Ireland regions bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from the manufacturing, supply chain and logistics industries which she leverages to bring real value to our customers.

Mary has a passion for ensuring we deliver the highest quality to our customers in everything we do - constantly striving for continuous improvement in all aspects of her role.

Tom LeightleyTom Leightley, Business Manager - North East, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Iceland 

Phone: +44 (0)7778 155401

Having worked in the fire industry for 20 years, Tom has covered most aspects from engineering through to management. He has spent ten years in sales and design of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems and over 4 years as a Regional Sales Manager for Morley-IAS before moving to Notifier. Tom's strengths are being aware of customer needs and always being ready to go the extra mile to deliver a professional service. Having spent so much time within the industry he is often called upon to advise and assist in project designs and offers impartial interpretations of current legislation and standards. Tom's goal is to keep driving Notifier forward to be the "Number One" choice for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems drawing on the commercial strengths of Honeywell. 


Hugh McQuaidHugh McQuaid, Business Manager - North West and Yorkshire

Phone: +44 (0) 7866 530689

With over 30 years experience within the fire industry in sales and service, Hugh has a broad range of knowledge enabling him to have a clear understanding of how best to serve the needs of Notifier ESDs.

He is personally committed to providing an efficient and prompt service to customers in order to make Notifier first choice in the industry.

Donald McFarlane, Commercial Director & Site Leader UK&I

Phone: +44 (0) 7831 179312

Donald has been in the fire industry for over 35 years & spent the last 20 within the Honeywell business. Donald started his career as an Electrician and was also awarded 'Apprentice of the Year'. He later joined Honeywell as an Area Sales Manager specifically for Scotland and later managed the Gent sales team. He took over his present role of UK Commercial Director at the start of 2018 and has a wealth of knowledge both, in the fire industry and within Honeywell.

Technical Support - UK & Ireland

Phone: +44 (0) 203 4091779 - option 3 

There is a technical website available for ESDs which contains a forum for most commonly asked questions as well as software downloads and other helpful information.  To access this please visit and register for a login.