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We design and manufacture bespoke batteries and chargers for many different sectors where functionality, reliability and quality are paramount.  Our customers are predominantly military, both UK and across the globe, but we also supply batteries and chargers to other areas including the medical profession and the petrochemical industry.

The majority of our battery products contain high energy density lithium-ion technology, but we employ the most suitable electrochemistry for each requirement. Our research and development department constantly tests new and emerging cell chemistries and technologies.

With over 35 years of experience, our expertise continues to take product performance to new limits, producing lighter, more energetic and powerful batteries with faster, more flexible charging solutions.

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Meet the team

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Brian Soden


Brian has over 50 years’ experience working in specialist battery technology and in electronic systems engineering and hardware design. Having previously worked as a Divisional Director for a major international battery manufacturing company, Brian set up Lincad in 1986, with the aim of delivering better products and services to the UK MOD. Brian developed the business as Managing Director for 30 years, before taking on the role of Chairman in 2016.

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Janet Rowe

Joint Managing Director

Janet has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and a Diploma in Direct Marketing. With previous experience as an Account Manager for a marketing agency and as a Project Manager for an investment management company, she has been working at Lincad since 2006. Janet became Joint Managing Director alongside Peter Slade in 2016. Alongside her business development activities, Janet takes responsibility for the HR and PR functions.

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Peter Slade

Joint Managing Director

Peter has a BA (Hons) in Chemistry, a PGCE in Science and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures. With previous experience working in national education policy as a Programme Adviser, Peter took a career change and started working at Lincad in 2013. He became Joint Managing Director alongside Janet in 2016. Peter takes responsibility for sales and business development opportunities.

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Peter Copplestone

Operations Director

Peter has worked at Lincad for over 25 years, having previously worked as an Engineer and then General Manager at a computer repair company. With a City and Guilds in Electronics Engineering and Communication Studies, Peter has a wealth of experience in Lincad’s products and services, and customer and supplier relationship management. He became Operations Director in 2016.

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Sarah Saywood

Finance Director

Sarah joined Lincad in 1990 and became Finance Director in 1995, responsible for all aspects of finance and working alongside Brian and the Joint Managing Directors in recent years. Sarah originally trained in accountancy at Marconi, completing with a company that is now part of IBM.

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Phil Hall

Senior Engineer

Phil has a joint BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering with Physics, and over 35 years’ experience in electronic systems development, working in research, and developing traffic control systems, as well as systems for various military, marine and aeronautical projects. Phil has been working at Lincad since 2013 and has expertise in all aspects of electronic systems engineering and hardware design, and engineering project management.

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Mike Hendey

Senior Systems Engineer

Mike has an HND in Electronic Engineering and has been with Lincad for almost 20 years. Prior to working at Lincad, Mike worked in the design and repair of industrial process control instrumentation. Mike has particular expertise in battery mechanical layout design, and customer and supplier relationship management.

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Andy Sievewright

Production Manager

Andy has worked at Lincad since 2005, having previously worked in sales for the recruitment and banking sectors. Andy oversees day-to-day operations on the shop floor and has particular expertise in customer support and training. He has travelled internationally for Lincad on numerous occasions to provide support and training in the field.

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Gavin Durham

Research Manager

Gavin has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry and was Lincad’s Quality Manager for over 20 years. As Research Manager, he now focuses on the testing of new and existing cell technologies. Gavin has more than 40 years’ experience in the battery industry, having previously worked in a quality assurance role for a major international battery manufacturing company. Gavin is also a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.

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Kerry Cook

Purchasing Manager

Kerry has been with Lincad since leaving school and now has over 25 years’ experience with the company. As Purchasing Manager, she is responsible for all buying and stock control. Kerry has an encyclopedic knowledge of Lincad part numbers and continues to develop her expertise through taking various professional development courses.

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Stephen Jenkins

Quality Manager

Stephen started at Lincad in 2019 and is Lincad’s Quality Manager. He holds an IOSH managing safely qualification and has undertaken various NQA ISO9001:2015 training courses as well as first aid and high level rescue. Stephen’s experience prior to working at Lincad includes 10 years in quality assurance and health and safety roles.

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USA / Canada partner - Eltron

Eltron Technologies has been operating since 1984 and supports several international clients in the US and Canadian defence and industrial markets.

Eltron will work to secure new North American customers for Lincad’s latest range of batteries and chargers suitable for a range of military and other applications that require military grade performance.

Design and manufacturing

We are proud of our British manufacturing heritage with all our products being designed and made in our factory in Surrey.

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