Meet the Topwood Team

The Top Team…flexibility is key and as a result teamwork and multitasking are vital for success.

Whilst we have the secure facilities, IT and the controls to ensure the safe handling of our customer’s information we know that it is our team that are actually the face of our business. Having professional, knowledgeable and motivated staff is critical to our reputation and growth. The training and fair rewarding of our staff is the key to our success.

  • ISO 27001 & ISO 9001
  • Large Secure Business Storage Facility
  • Local and Nationwide Coverage
  • Professional B2B Service
    Fleet of Shredding Vehicles
  • Regular Services
  • Suppliers archiving & shredding supplies
  • Environment friendly business
    GPS tracked vehicles for extra security
  • Security vetted staff to BS7858 (including DBS checks)

Tom Gilruth
Managing Director

Tom is responsible for the service delivery to existing customers and for developing new business. As a keen sportsman Tom believes in success through the continuous improvement formula. He encourages his team to improve every aspect of their performance, however small, every day for overall competitive advantage.

Dave Burns

Every business needs a Dave…he joined Topwood in 2010 and does everything. He drives, run the shredders and can man the office. At the weekends is on the Motocross circuits of north Shropshire.

James Baker

James has joined the team as a Driver and will be collecting shredding from customers for our off-site shredding service and bringing it back to Topwood on Wrexham Industrial Estate. James previously worked at Kellogg’s in Manchester.

Kelvin Jones

Kelvin admits to many years’ experience! He is a true ambassador for the Company and much of the good feedback from customers is down to his personal service. He is a lifelong supporter of Wrexham football club…!

Mark Parry

Mark has been in the confidential waste industry for years. His care and commitment to customer service has been rewarded with a new shred truck added to the fleet in July 2017. Mark is a coach at Malpas Football Club at the weekends.

Pete Woollam

Pete Woollam

Pete is well known around Malpas. He joined the Topwood team in Aug-17 having previously worked for Barlows Fire & Security as well as a local transport and storage firm. He is proud to be driving one of the best mobile shred trucks available and enjoys showing customers it’s efficiency!

Phil Henney

Phil has previously driven for a number of businesses based on Wrexham Industrial Estate. Phil is an SIA approved security guard so he had all the credentials to drive and operate a high security shred truck due Oct-18.

Kane Tuft

Kane has been working in the confidential shredding industry for a number of years. Kane will be providing on-site shredding services across the North West, West Midlands and North Wales, helping Topwood shred, bale and recycle 68 tonnes of paper a week.

Megan Rudge
Sales and Digital Marketing

With a degree in Business Mangement Meg is well placed to help find the five tonnes of paper a day needed to keep the new shred truck busy! When not working Meg (and Charlie her horse) compete in British Eventing.

Will Donaldson
Account Manager

Will has joined the team as an Account Manager for the document scanning side of the business. Will is the first point of contact for our scanning customers and ensures a smooth service is provided from start to finish. In his spare time Will supports Manchester United FC.

Tim Wood

Tim has joined the team as a driver and will be servicing our on-site shredding customers across the North West, North Wales and West Midlands. Tim previously worked on Wrexham Industrial Estate at a large pharmaceutical company. In his spare time Tim is a keen Liverpool FC supporter.

Nathan McLaughlin

Nathan McLaughlin

Nathan is responsible for picking up shredding from our customers across the North West and bringing it back to Topwood for secure off-site shredding. The demanding physical work at Topwood has allowed him to give up his gym membership!

Chris Whelan
Accounts & HR

Chris is responsible for keeping a control on the finances. Her experience at GB Group means she has a keen eye for streamlining administration and taking out costs where possible.

Bob Carter
IT and Systems

As a founder of the GB Group Bob is the expert who keeps Topwood’s IT and software fully compliant with information security require ISO27001. When not working Bob loves cricket.

Shirley Carter
Systems Administrator

Shirley manages all the systems and databases. The task includes ensuring the document management and scanning software are fully integrated with other functions. Shirley is a keen gardener and keeps Topwood looking great.