Our Team


Managing Director

Robert Willmington-Badcock

As Managing Director (CEO), Robert is responsible for the operation of all aspects of the business and is working to ensure Mantracourt continues to develop upon the success of the last 45 years, while maintaining its core values. His background is in the construction industry, principally in tunnelling and civil engineering with other areas of experience including automation, process control, chemical dosing, communications and water treatment.

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Engineering Manager

Brett James

With over 40 years engineering experience at Mantracourt, Brett is our Senior Engineer managing a team of skilled and talented staff. Brett oversees all technical aspects of the business, from new product development to specialist custom projects.


Product Design Manager

Matt Nicholas

Matt has extensive experience in developing PC software and embedded code for our instrumentation and is our Senior Software Engineer. Together with the engineering team, Matt brings innovative solutions to our product range.


Production Manager

Alistair Candler

Alistair oversees all aspects of our in-house manufacturing facility, making sure your orders are built to specification and are dispatched on schedule. Alistair ensures the smooth purchasing and sourcing of reliable, quality materials from our trusted suppliers. 


Finance Manager

Louise Hurst

Louise is responsible for the company’s financial accounting and reporting. She has extensive experience in Manufacturing Accounting and Product Costing within the chemical industry.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and swimming at her local beaches.


Office Manager & Administrator

Kimberly Pitts

Kimberly manages customers' orders from receipt to dispatch from our manufacturing facilities. With a strong background in customer service, Kimberly is on hand to assist with any sales related queries. An avid football and rugby fan, Kimberly is well versed to running the bars at the Exeter Chiefs for rugby home games and is always planning the details of her next holiday to an exotic destination.

Q&A's with Kimberly

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Senior Sales Executive

Steve Hosgood

With a strong background in specialised engineering sales and qualifications in Mechanical Engineering Steve is on hand for all aspects of sales and support. He started his career working hands-on for a semiconductor manufacturer, supervising the production of a specialist product line. He moved into technical sales & procurement within the marine/yachting industry where he worked for 10 years before joining the Mantracourt team. Steve is an avid Exeter Chiefs rugby supporter and can be seen perfecting his Olympic lifting at his local gym!

Q&A's with Steve

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Senior Technical Sales Executive

Rebecca Bentley

Rebecca joined Mantracourt in 2013 and has worked within our Sales Team ever since. Bringing a wealth of experience about our products, Rebecca is on hand to assist with just about any question you have about our product line. With a strong background in sales and customer service, Rebecca previously worked at aerospace and automotive OEM’s. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, amateur photography and experimental cooking on the BBQ.

Q&A's with Rebecca

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Broadweigh Product Specialist

Elliot Van Laere

Elliot joined Mantracourt in 2019 and specialises within the Broadweigh sector of the business, which focusses on load monitoring for live events.  Elliot has over 15 years of entertainment experience, including a degree in Live Sound. Coupled with a decade of mechanical and sound engineering, Elliot is a perfect liaison for Broadweigh.  Working and performing at iconic events and festivals, he has hands-on experience of large scale set ups, giving him invaluable insight into the industry. When he's not in the office or working at festivals, he can be found on the golf course!


­Sales Administrator 

Holly Tyrrell

Holly assists in all aspects of administrative and support tasks and is dedicated to providing the best customer journey. In her spare time, Holly enjoys video gaming, movies and visiting our local Southwest beaches. 


Application Engineer

Tom Lilly

Tom joined Mantracourt in 2014 and works within our Sales Team to provide technical advice, support and solutions to complex applications enquiries. Tom has worked extensively in the entertainment technology sector since leaving school and finished his Open University engineering degree in 2016 whilst working at Mantracourt.

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Software Engineer

Michal Piekut

Mike has over 20 years of experience in developing PC software and an extensive background in PCB manufacturing and electronics.

In his spare time Mike's passions are Amateur Radio (also known as ham radio), the history of the II World War, and he also enjoys travelling.

Q&A's with Michal


Firmware Engineer

James Slader

James has a Communication Engineering background with over 20 years of Engineering experience. Specialising in low level and embedded software, James looks after the firmware for a range of Mantracourt products.

In his spare time James can often be found Kayaking on local waters, and spending family weekends away in his caravan.

Q&A's with James


Electronics Engineer

Marek Gmitro

Marek joins Mantracourt as Electronics Engineer, supporting new product design from prototyping to production handover.  Following his father's footsteps in electronics, Marek has had a big passion for everything electrical from a very young age.

In his spare time he enjoys composing music, working on electronics projects, going outdoors and finding new hobbies, which is just about anything new that could be interesting and exciting to do.


Production Team Leader

Tracey Richards

Tracey is responsible for Mantracourt's standard manufactured products and co-ordinates a skilled team to ensure quality and repeatability.


Assistant Production Team Leader

Ingham Purdy

Ingham assists the production team leader in ensuring quality and repeatability of all Mantracourt standard products. In his spare time Ingham enjoys performing and listening to folk music and entering quizzes.


Production Engineer

Alex Mauruschat

Alex comes from a motorsport engineering background. He is responsible for maintaining our production equipment and assisting the production and development teams where possible. He is also responsible for all Mantracourt and BroadWeigh returns that are sent back for repair. 

Outside of work he has a passion for motorsport and is a part time race mechanic. He also enjoys metal work fabrication and is a keen photographer.

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Marketing Executive

Emma Mullan

Emma brings a wealth of experience within the media industry, having previously worked for advertising agencies. Emma manages our day to day marketing communications and social media. Outside of work Emma enjoys good food and the great outdoors.

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Assistant Accountant

Hannah Ridgewell

Hannah has recently completed her AAT qualification and is responsible for all aspects of general accounting including payments to suppliers. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, gardening and family walks around Devon and Cornwall countryside and coast.

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