Meet The Team

Putting IT right

James Meek
Managing Director

After working for over twelve years as an IT reseller and realising that not all transactions were fair to every party involved, James decided to create a business that would be mutually beneficial, as well as ethical and honest.

From 2013, James devoted a substantial amount of time to building Gridserve from the ground up. Working from a shed in his garden at home and thriving from recommendation alone, Gridserve blossomed into a trusted and transparent business and after spending three years working from home, James established the headquarters in the centre of Calne, where we are currently based.

James’ selfless nature means transparency and sincerity are at the heart of everything he does. This has allowed him to develop many long-term connections with schools and trusts which has allowed Gridserve to flourish.

In James’ spare time, you will most likely find him in his workshop restoring a motorbike or playing with Lego with his two young sons.

Permjeet Singh
Chief Operating Officer

Perm has over fifteen years experience in the IT industry including four years in leadership positions. Perm is responsible for all day-to-day customer management alongside working on the long and short term Gridserve goals.

Having Joined the business in 2015, Perm is the youngest member of the exec team. He works across the business, being involved in sales through to project delivery giving him a well balanced understanding of the company, customers and its partners. Focused on customer experience and delivering value from IT has led Perm to develop many stakeholder relationships.

Perm continues to be involved in the strategic development of Gridserve, while ensuring the business remains focused on the delivering IT for the customer.

Perm has a young family which keeps him busy outside of work and when ever he gets the chance, being a Foodie he can be found in the kitchen cooking and trying new recipes.. a self-certified Chef!

Paul Claydon
Chief Technical Officer

Paul, a keen Technologist, joined Gridserve with over 20 years experience of varying management roles in the world of technology, both in Education and business. Sitting closely with the support techs and the sales and management side of the business, Paul is tasked with ensuring the business remains focused on delivering IT Service the 'right' way whilst steering clients to best fit/value solutions.

Having Joined the business in 2018, Paul is the most hungry member (nobody knows how old he is). He works across the business, being involved in BAU customer support, sales through to project implementation and is focused on keeping our customers tech happy and current.

Paul has a young family and a black and white cat. He may be seen around arriving with his trusty stead between his legs and a dark visor!

Mark Anderson
Senior Onsite Technician
Emily Sheppard
Office Admin & Social Media

Emily is the newest and youngest member of our team, at only nineteen years old.

Emily joined us in late February 2019 and wasted no time making herself comfortable in the office. She works closely with Managing Director, James Meek, where her love of organisation is put to the test. After studying Psychology, Sociology and English Language at A-level, Emily spent some time at Bournemouth University studying Law, where her interests quickly shifted to IT and Technology in education.

Emily is particularly interested in how fast technology has developed to cater to our needs, and how it’s going to be moulded by the future.

Outside of work Emily is rarely seen without her phone and a glass of Prosecco in hand and spends most of her time binge watching shows on Netflix or indulging in a new book.

Emily Sheppard@_emilysheppard