The Safeguard Team

Steve Ingham
Managing Director

During his tenure as managing director Steve has overseen the development of the company’s internal capabilities and expertise. In addition to steering the business to continuous growth year on year Steve has also forged numerous strategic partnerships and alliances with a number of leading companies and organisations throughout the UK. Steve has worked his way up the ranks of the engineering industry; his passion starting with a job as a service engineer. Determination and development saw him take on a managerial position which led him to establish Safeguard Refrigeration Services Ltd in 1985. In addition to his directive position, being true to his roots as an engineer, Steve can’t help but get his hands dirty and drives the training of new engineers. He’s committed to the Oldham Council ‘Get Oldham Working’ campaign and is working with local business leaders to ensure that the town’s brightest and best talent lives and works in Oldham.

Janet Grimshaw
Finance Manager

Janet Grimshaw has worked within the Safeguard Group for over 5 years and provides support to the MD in decision-making and leadership. She oversees personnel and HR, including all Service Engineers and Sales Teams and is responsible for the effective management of internal controls and operations,  effectiveness of all processing,  payroll and accounting systems.  Responsible for leading the development and review of annual financial plans, budgets and targets within the company and providing timely and relevant performance reports to the Managing Director. Janet works closely with the senior management team to deliver direction on budgets, supplies and purchasing. Janet also advises on the development and implementation of strategic financial planning for the organisation.

Ben Ingham
OOBA 2014 Community Engagement Award Winner and finalist in both Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Supporting Young People categories.
Young Enterprise Advisor of the Year 2014 Manchester NW Area

Ben Ingham has responsibility for Safeguard’s Sales and Community programmes and is lead on innovative new projects looking at how our space is used to maximise its potential within new business. He’s brought Dyson the world leader in technology and innovation design to Oldham with the first ever commercial showroom in the north of the UK and also SMEGUK.
His new and exciting approach to working with communities has lead to building and installation contracts with sports clubs, schools and colleges. Ben has created the very successful Cook Eat Talk product and Safeguard Fusion Training Ltd that are working with people to adopt healthier lifestyles and choose catering and hospitality as a career. He’s developed an exclusive Level 1 Award. He’s an Ambassador for Oldham Business Leaders Group. He’s a mentor for Young Enterprise and a Leader on the Climate Reality Project. He tours high schools and youth projects in Oldham and Rochdale talking to disaffected and under achieving young people.

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Pam Clarke
Office Administrator

Works as part of the office team handling service calls, arranging engineer visits and assisting with customer enquiries. She’s the main point of contact for Manchester University Cafes and Halls of Residence. She also takes care of quotations, ordering parts and preparing sales invoices. Pam works with the Finance Director on the maintenance of Sage accounts and payroll, including reconciliations, entry and processing of purchase invoices, supplier account queries and payments. She also monitors debtors and overdue accounts.

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