Kevin Walker

Kevin joined John F Hunt Power in 2014 at Birtley, as Regional Sales Manager, rising to Depot Manager later that year. He is now Regional Sales Director, responsible for the portfolio of existing key accounts and overseeing the sales team in the North East of England, whilst setting up a new sales division in Scotland.

His previous positions have included Area Sales Manager for Sibcas Ltd in 2006, operating throughout Yorkshire and the North East. He was responsible for a portfolio of clients generating approximately £1,200,000 of turnover per annum from the hire and sale of portable accommodation and associated ancillary items.

In 2005 he was the Area Sales Manager for Ashtead Plant Hire Co Ltd responsible for the hire of construction and industrial equipment throughout Wearside. Prior to this, he was a Sales Executive for Hewden Instant Access Ltd and Jennings Ford Ltd in 1997 selling new and used vehicles.

Kevin began his working life as a site labourer before his promotion to an HGV Driver/Operative for City of Sunderland Council in 1984.

David Hunt

David joined John F Hunt Power as Sales Director, having spent 30 years working within the finance industry in the City of London.

He brought with him a wealth of experience in developing business relationships with strategic customers and took control of the development of new projects. His responsibilities ranged from progressing existing businesses to initiating and evolving new opportunities.

With this invaluable knowledge, gained within multinational finance houses both in the UK and across Europe, David greatly benefitted the growth of John F Hunt Power since joining and is now Managing Director.

Kevin Davies

Kevin began his working career in 1973 as a diesel apprentice engineer. After qualifying in 1979, he changed employer and went to work for a large specialist hire company working on mechanical and electrical equipment. Within four months he was promoted to Field Service Engineer and within a further six months, was promoted to Depot Foreman, becoming the youngest foreman within the company.

Kevin joined John F Hunt Power in 2005 and over the years has occupied several positions within the company beginning with Technical Sales Manager, where he maintained existing business and secured new business.

Promotion to Depot Manager saw him responsible for the day to day running of the business which included achieving financial targets and controlling the sales and services departments, reporting to directors on a monthly basis. As Operations Director of John F Hunt Power, he oversaw the operation, sales and service departments, ensuring controlled management procedures were undertaken in all the depots throughout the country.

Kevin is now Managing Director of John F Hunt Power.

Rocky Sivell

Rocky became the Regional Operations Director for John F Hunt Power in 2019 and oversees the London and Bristol depots.

Having joined the company in 2011, Rocky worked for 3 years on the hire desk, progressing to Depot Manager where over 5 years he helped grow the London operation to the progressive business that is it today, gaining his CPC Transport Managers licence within that period.

Due to his involvement through all levels of the company, he has an excellent understanding of the Power Industry, which he brings to his new role as Regional Operations Director, to help continue to grow the business throughout the UK.

Rocky began his career in plant hire in 2006 through to 2009 when he moved to the generator industry, working within the Finning Group at Energyst CAT Rental, until the London branch was closed and he moved to John F Hunt Power.

Stuart Davies

Stuart Davies is the Regional Operations Director for John F Hunt Power overseeing all operations at Halesowen in the West Midlands, Birtley in the North East and Livingston in Scotland.

Stuart began his career at John F Hunt Power in June 2006, becoming the Hire Controller based at the newly opened Midlands depot. Over the following 7 years he took on more responsibility, assisting in the continued growth of the company and setting up the Newcastle depot, setting up processes and procedures which were rolled out across the rest of the depots.

In September 2013 Stuart was appointed as the Depot Manager, coinciding with Power’s move to the larger Halesowen site. In May 2016 he also became the Transport Manager for Halesowen and Newcastle following the successful completion of the Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage. Stuart also holds the Operating Licence for the Scotland depot.

Over the last 13 years he has worked closely with all the depots, managing their extensive portfolio of event customers, helping to build excellent working relationships, resulting in John F Hunt Power becoming one of the top providers of generators in the UK.

Prior to his career at John F Hunt, Stuart worked in secure records management, which involved liaising with blue chip companies, including major banks, insurance companies and local NHS in order to retrieve documentation or data back-ups which were stored securely offsite.

Richard Denbury

Richard has been a Director for John F Hunt Power since he joined in 2005. He is responsible for the day to day running of the business, purchase and disposal of the generator fleet and vehicles and managing the sales team, and looking after an impressive customer base, some of whom have been with him for more than 20 years.

He began as an apprentice electrician, but quickly moved on to the plant hire industry, working in large hire companies, setting up new generator divisions and turning one Scottish based company into a nationally recognised business.

Richard looks after the day to day running of the company, helping staff with any issues that may arise. He is involved with sourcing equipment for the depots and making sure they get the right technical information to supply the correct equipment to the customer. He oversees the larger events and liaises between the customers and depots with regards to orders and availability of equipment, he looks after the largest accounts together with the purchasing and disposal of the hire fleet, whilst keeping an eye on the fuel and transport prices.

Alison Sherring

Alison joined John F Hunt in 2001, originally in the role of New Business Development and Marketing Manager, before focusing purely on marketing and design.

The John F Hunt Group has expanded from 4 companies when she joined, to 15 currently, with marketing, photography and graphic design having changed immeasurably during that period . Alison manages the marketing for the whole Group, both digital and paper and was promoted to Group Marketing Director in 2017.

The creation of a new company called TechVertu, for which she is the Marketing Director, has been the latest project, providing a central in-house hub to manage the Group’s day to day IT and Marketing requirements. As a company in its own right, it also provides a comprehensive web design, maintenance, hosting, branding and IT service, to companies outside the John F Hunt Group.

Since 2013 Alison has run a yearly Charity Clay Shooting Day for the Birdshot Uveitis Society, to raise funds for research into what is a rare and potentially blinding eye disease, for which there is currently no cure. The day at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School hosts more than 100 guns and raises on average £55k per year.

Alison has also worked on various interior design projects, the latest of which has been a 4 bedroom luxury villa within the Four Seasons resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Working closely with the engineering department, this project was both structural and design driven and will be marketed for high class rental through the creation of a new website.

From the late 1980’s to the late 1990’s she managed ‘International Supersports Cup’ with her partner, which soon grew into a successful Historic CanAm Motor Sport Series, racing all over the world and in later years becoming the support race for Formula One. Alison coordinated all the teams, organised travel, vehicle carnets, race entries, circuit programmes, hosted prize givings and glamorous parties. She was the link between race control, the pits, paddock and 65 drivers, their teams, sponsors and families. She managed the design, manufacture and distribution of ISC’s bespoke race clothing, including logo creation and all their marketing material. Manic, but fun days!

Prior to the crazy world of Motor Racing, Alison travelled abroad for 6 years during the 1980’s, doing a variety of work from yacht delivery in Greece, a knife throwing act in Spain, fruit picking in Israel and managing a night club in Gibraltar.

Over the years she has managed the marketing for a successful tennis academy, a tile import business, a ground anchoring company and created programmes for theatre productions in Brighton. A wide and varied marketing and design career!

John Fenner MBA DMS CQP FCQI FIIRSM Grad IOSH

John has extensive knowledge and experience in both the Public and Private Sector, including; the US Government, Local Government, Finance, Manufacturing, Demolition, Construction and Project Management.

He has successfully implemented ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 in all four John F Hunt Hire Services Companies located at nine separate locations around the UK. He achieved BS OHSAS 18001 for John F Hunt Demolition in June 2013, as well as ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 for John F Hunt Remediation in January 2017. John also manages Demolition’s existing ISO 9001 and 14001 Management Systems as well as the Groups other Certifications, Awards and Memberships.

John oversees our Asbestos Survey and Consultancy Division’s UKAS Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17020 and 17025) Inspection and Test and Integrated Management System (ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001).

As a Qualified Integrated Management System and Lead Auditor in both Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management systems he is capable of conducting first, second and third party audits. He has also developed, implemented and managed Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems.

In the American Embassy, London, John successfully developed and implemented management systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001, this Embassy being the first in the World to achieve this accolade.

As a result, John received the highest award bestowed upon a non US citizen in the State Department, the ‘Superior Honour Award’ for ‘Exceptional Service’ to the Government of the United States of America. This award was the catalyst for John being awarded the Fellowship of the Chartered Quality Institute, Chartered Quality Practitioner.

John has also become a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Ian Saville FCCA

Ian joined John F Hunt in October 2016 as Group Finance Director and is responsible for all aspects of finance strategy within the group.

He brings over 30 years’ experience within the service sector including 14 years within the construction industry with C A Blackwell Group.  He qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2001 and also has many years’ experience in Human Resources and IT.

John Hall

John formed John F Hunt Contracting Ltd in 1982 initially specialising in Industrial and Chemical Plant Dismantling. The business, later renamed John F Hunt Demolition Ltd, became the parent of the Group. Today, known as John F Hunt Ltd, it is recognised as being one of the leading demolition companies in the UK.

John made a name for himself in the deconstruction of Large Panel Tower Blocks and was asked to Co-Author the first NFDC Guidance Notes on the Demolition of Tower Blocks over 10 Storeys. He went on to be instrumental in promoting High Reach mechanical demolition and the use of Hydraulic Attachments within the Industry.

The John F Hunt Group now consists of a number of specialist companies and employs well over 450 staff throughout its 10 depots and offices. Apart from Demolition, activities include Land Remediation, Plant & Tool Hire, Power Generation, Asbestos Removal, House Building, Lifting Gear Testing, Stonemasonry and a Health and Safety Consultancy with three UKAS accredited laboratories.

Supported by a team of experienced directors, John is responsible for the day-to-day management of John F Hunt Ltd and has ultimate responsibility for all Group Health and Safety matters, Director recruitment, formulation of company policies, ISO compliance, marketing & branding, customer relationships, consultancy work, company vision, direction and expansion.

John drove the acquisition of a major shareholding in Birkin Cleaning Services a leading Industrial Cleaning business.

The Group has achieved ISO 9001 “Quality Management Systems”, ISO 14001 “Environmental Management Systems” and ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management accreditation.

  • 35 years industry knowledge and experience including the use of explosives.
  • Consultancy advice to OEM’s in the design and manufacture of Demolition dedicated excavators and Hydraulic Attachments.
  • Tower Block Deconstruction.
  • Demolition Expert witness.
  • High Level Staff recruitment.
  • Group cross company liaison and integration.