Clifford McSpadden

Core Competency: Clifford

Business Leadership and Development 

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Clifford McSpadden is a high performance and inspiring business leader, with a successful track record in transforming business performance through individuals, large multinational teams and leading edge business practice.

Clifford's experience spans twenty-five years in the highly competitive and dynamic aerospace industry, working for three of the world's leading companies in a range of senior executive positions.

Clifford is the co-founder and director of GWA Supplies Ltd., engaging with others to enhance performance through embracing the company’s mission statement Delivering more than just parts.

 
 

Kevin Donovan

Core Competency: Kevin

Customer & Supplier Development, Product Sourcing 

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Kevin has worked in the engineering distribution business for more than 40 years with a successful career in sourcing and supplying component parts for many industries, but in the last decade has been concentrating solely on the wind industry.

His contacts are based globally and, due to his vast network of business associates, he prides himself on being able to source parts that are not readily available or easy to find.

Kevin is the co-founder and director of GWA Supplies Limited; prior to this he was a company director in the distribution industry for 24 years. 

His ambition has always been to create a global company specialising in the supply of services and spare parts to the wind industry.

Together with his wife Sigrid he has created and developed the hugely successful Quo Vadis Conference® which has been held consecutively for the past 10 years.

 

Clive Newell

Core Competency: Clive

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 

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Clive Newell has in-depth expertise in a range of engineering fields, having twenty five years of manufacturing engineering experience in the aerospace industry as well as five years of running his own composites engineering business.

Clive has worked as an Industrial Advisor, responsible for a programme of identifying 'Best Practice' within UK Manufacturing and sharing this amongst blue chip manufacturing companies across the UK.

Clive is the Programme Director for GWA Supplies Ltd.

 
 

Sigrid Donovan

Core Competency: Sigrid

Marketing, IT, Health & Safety 

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Sigrid has been involved in Marketing for 25 years and in that time has worked for a number of global companies holding managerial positions, e. g. she was Marketing Manager EMEA for Dodge/Reliance based in Greenville, SC working from their European headquarters in Elztal, Germany. In her academic career she attended Translator School in Wuerzburg and is fluent in German, English and French. 

During the last 10 years she has worked solely in the wind industry and during that time has made many contacts. She was determined to give something back to the industry that she enjoys working in so much and from this was born Quo Vadis Conference®, one of the world's leading wind energy conferences which is exclusive for wind farm owners and operators.

Sigrid is the Marketing Director for GWA Supplies Ltd.

 

Scott McSpadden

Core Competency: Scott

Material Logistics and Client Management 

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Scott offers a range of knowledge and experience in the marine and fishery environments. He has experience in both onshore and offshore environmental impact assessments acquired onboard research vessels within aquaculture facilities and in world renowned marine research laboratories.

Scott brings valuable skills to the company through his work on multiple global supply chains, part sourcing projects and in depth data analysis and interpretation.

Scott qualified as a transport manager holding a CPC license as well as completing a recognised business management development course. These provide Scott with a solid grounding in managing people and projects.

Scott is Material Logistics and Client Manager for GWA Supplies.

 

 
 

Danielle McSpadden

Core Competency: Danielle

Biological Sciences / Ecological Management and Conversation Biology 

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Danielle specialises in habitat and species conservation, with a strong knowledge of ecology and the environment developed through her Bachelor's Degree and Master of Science qualifications from Queen's University Belfast, in which she achieved a First Class and Distinction respectively. Danielle has worked for numerous environmental consultancy organisations giving her extensive awareness and experince in environmental impact assessments, implementation of mitigation measures and wildlife surveying.

Her skills make her a valuable asset to the team and enable her to produce company business plans, funding applications, and client proposals. She has gained an advanced level certification in the use of FileMaker Pro, a key tool in database development.

Danielle is Knowledge System Developer for GWA Supplies Ltd.

 

Denise Temple

Core Competency: Denise

Financial Consultant 

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Denise offers a wealth of experience in setting up accounting systems and managing the financial aspects of business in both the legal and automotive industry.

Denise has ten years’ experience as a Financial consultant, providing bookkeeping and financial management services to a range of businesses. She was also the Finance and Managing Director of an automotive and general engineering business in South Africa.

Denise is the Finance Manager for GWA Supplies Ltd.

 

 
 

Joanne McSpadden

Core Competency: Joanne

Administration and Travel 

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As well as looking after all travel arrangements, Joanne ensures that the daily operations within the company, run smoothly and efficiently.

Joanne graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a Bachelor of English and Library studies. Her skills as a librarian ensure precise documenting, proof-reading, editing and cataloguing.

Joanne is the Office Administrator for GWA Supplies Ltd.