History and Team

In the late 1980’s MHP was one of the first companies to recognize the need for specialist expertise in long-standing problem areas of bulk handling, particularly screening, lining and spillage control.  Phasing out involvement in the supply of conveyor belt and vulcanizing allowed the focus of our activity to be concentrated solely on these more technically demanding areas.

We have developed a specialized team, who’s roles are optimized for client service in our chosen areas, supported by one of the most highly developed, bespoke IT systems in the industry.


Simon Drohan – Managing Director

Simon Drohan, our new Managing Director has worked in the bulk handling industry for over 25 years, and brings experience in the minerals processing, aggregates, waste & recycling, power generation and general bulk handling sectors. He has a vast experience in business development and management.






Paul Twigg – Operations Director

Our Operations Director, Paul Twigg has been with MHP since shortly after its inception in 1991 and has controlled the production facility for several years before taking on his broader role to fully utilize his wide experience.






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Stephen Lee – Commercial Director

Our Commercial Director, Stephen Lee brings to the company 15 years of experience in the Quarrying, Power, Recycling, and Steel Industries as a conveyor maintenance engineer and Sales Manager with many years of hands on experience with wear linings, Scrapers and Rubber/Ceramic products.





Baz Mills - Sales Engineer

Baz Mills – Sales Engineer

Baz Mills is our Sales Engineer for South Midlands area and began his involvement with the quarrying in the early 1980’s. A graduate of minerals engineering, Baz brings his own particular style and broad experience of materials handling to the support of his clients.






Mandy Portman – Sales Administrator

Many clients will already have had contact with our Inside Sales Administrator, Mandy Portman, who also is responsible for managing the IT system for order processing. Mandy has many years experience in the industry and brings her own friendly personality to bear in client relations.







Silviu Popescu – Marketing

Our new Marketing Admin, Silviu Popescu has experience in Marketing and Graphic Design and brings new skills to the company, in managing and promoting MHP’s image and brand on all social media networks.






Brian Mackenzie

Brian Mackenzie – Technical Consultant

Our Technical ConsultantBrian Mackenzie is past president of the Materials Handling Engineers Association, the UK’s leading professional body for bulk handling. With 40 years active involvement in the industry he brings a wealth of experience to bear on MHP projects.






Our works and production team is headed by Senior Technicians, who are responsible, not only for production in-house, but the satisfactory execution of installation and service contracts on site. All our staff are multi skilled and fully trained and certificated in all three areas of our business along with a range of health and safety requirements.