25 Years of Denca Controls

25 years of Denca

How time flies, 25 years ago Alan Brennan and John Talbot made the bold decision to go into business and create Denca Controls. With their respective engineering backgrounds in Electrical Controls and Instrumentation, they decided they could offer the automation industry a new, fresh and flexible approach.

With their drive and ambition, Denca has become a professional, thriving and sustainable company. As a result, Denca now employ circa 100 staff. This growth has driven numerous changes over the years. Recently, the most significant being the stepping back of the owners, Alan and John, to allow the next group of ambitious leaders to take us forward.

We have announced that Simon Illidge will be taking up the position of Managing Director. Simon will be supported by Garath Coulter in a continuation of his role as Operations Director. Working closely with the senior team of Steve Walsh, Vinny Daly and Richard Lee, we believe we have the building blocks in place to take the company forward.

The management team has introduced many improved working methods and processes. The importance of these changes will be seen as we continue to grow. Furthermore, the professionalism and consistency that these processes provide will be the key to us achieving our goals. 

The new management team at Denca’s Widnes HQ

Meet the team

Simon Illidge, Managing Director
Garath Coulter, Operations Director
Vinny Daly, Operations Manager (Business Development)
Richard Lee, Operations Manager (Engineering)
Steve Walsh, Operations Manager (Technical)


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