Senior Management Team
Paul co-founded E-zec in 1998 with a vision to operate a quality, patient focussed ambulance service for both NHS Trusts and private sector customers. Starting on the road as ambulance personnel undertaking hundreds of patient transfers, Paul recognised the need within the industry and started reinvesting all of the profit made back into the business. This allowed it to grow and flourish, taking on additional road staff and management teams along the way. Paul now holds the managing directors position and he’s vision to operate a quality service is still visible and embedded across all of E-zec’s operations.
Colin joined E-zec in 2013 having spent a majority of his career in various HR related roles, including a director’s role in one of Europe’s largest haulier companies. He also sat on the CBI panel which led on changes in TUPE regulations in 2006. Colin’s extensive knowledge and experience is now embedded throughout the business, with his expertise driving through positive changes in HR practice as the company evolves.
UK Operations Manager
Debbie transferred from an NHS non emergency patient transport service in 2006 where she carried out patient transfers, including high dependency. Her role within E-zec was to undertake high dependency patients to and from hospitals. Debbie’s passion for patient care and operational skills were immediately recognised and in 2007 was promoted to supervisor, then to contract manager. Debbie’s responsibilities were to operate a fully compliant (time critical) High dependency service for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, now UHNM. Debbie’s role within E-zec has since moved on and is now UK operations manager linking the board directors and service location managers together.
Andrew joined the company in 2003 after quickly working his way up through the ranks of one of the UK’s leading funeral providers implementing a robust IT infrastructure. He’s first role within E-zec was to drive through and update E-zec’s IT operating systems and financials. After recognising his skill set, Andrew moved onto a commercial role to drive the business forward completing many tender solutions for NHS commissioning bodies. Since taking up the role E-zec has been successful in securing 14 NEPTS contracts, all operating to a safe and satisfactory standard and within KPI.
Tina joined E-zec in 2016 after having worked in various national and international HR roles, gaining experience and knowledge in HR areas like Case Management, Performance & Talent Management, HR Controlling & Systems, Compensation & Benefits, Change Management, Recruitment and TUPE. In her role she provides strategic support and advisory at senior and middle management team level in all key areas of HR to ensure that HR policies and procedures meet the business requirements and are consistent with best practices.
Tutor & Clinical Governance
Gary’s experience stems from many years in the Patient Transport Sector, having started his career in 1976 with Mersey Regional Ambulance Service NHS Trust as an ambulance care assistant. Since then Gary has had many roles including; clinical governance manager and training officer for statutory NHS and Private NEPTS operators. Since starting his career Gary progressed into training road teams in basic First Aid to front line Paramedic duties. Gary holds many accreditations; including IHCD clinical and driving, City & Guilds and risk management. Gary’s role within the business is to ensure we are operating to a safe and satisfactory level, undertaking the clinical and Health & Safety lead for all NEPT services within E-zec.
Wayne has a vast amount of experience and knowledge in the Non Emergency Patient Transfer Services field, having previously owned and operated Patient First from 1990 – 2012. With a vision to grow his business further, Wayne allowed a corporate company to take over the business and undertook a senior position within the service until October 2015. Over the years Wayne has been very close to E-zec and has often commented on how well the service operates. On leaving his previous employment Wayne was offered a job and immediately accepted the offer, supporting all NEPT services.
Victoria joined E-Zec in August 2017, having gained a wide variety of experience in sectors as diverse as tech, wild foods and hair salons. She is AAT and ACCA qualified, having started as a purchase ledger clerk 30 years ago. She provides strategic and management information to the board, and is responsible for all statutory reporting, budgeting and financial compliance, as well as day to day management of the finance function.
Derek co-founded the business with Paul, bringing with him a vast amount of knowledge and experience from the NHS, having worked his way up from a ‘front line’ Technician, to a Senior Officer within Surrey (NHS) Ambulance Service. Derek remains a shareholder within E-zec and is still a director, attending board and shareholder meetings, but is no longer active in the day to day running of the business.