Meet The Team

Putting IT right


James Meek
Managing Director

After working for over twelve years as an IT reseller, from 2013, James devoted a substantial amount of time to building Gridserve from the ground up. Working from a shed in his garden for the first three years and thriving from recommendation alone, Gridserve blossomed into a trusted and transparent business establishing the headquarters in the centre of Calne, where we are currently based.

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.

James Meek@jamesmmeek
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!

Perm Singh@Perm_Singh
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
John Slater
Senior Service Desk Analyst

Joining the Gridserve team in July 2019, John brings with him over 25 years of experience in IT across both support and project activities.

John leads our Service Desk and is keen to ensure that the high levels of service and friendly customer relationships that Gridserve is known for are continued and built upon.

When not in the office John enjoys weekends away with his wife, playing golf (poorly) with his friends and the company of a good book.

John Slater
Jack Conover
Network Engineer

During a Computer Games Design course in college late 2012, Jack discovered his passion for computer hardware & learning about how the hardware works and interacts with the world around us.

Since then, it has pushed him to build his own computer and further modify it. Creating issues and fixing it all over again, which makes IT Support feel almost like a natural role for him to fall into.

Outside of work it’s rare to find Jack not staring into the abyss of a screen, deeply indulged in a video game, as a self proclaimed pro.

"If I’m not gaming, I’m either; sleeping, in the pub or at the cinema, letting my hair down more so than it already is!"

Amit Thakkar
Network Engineer

Amit joins us with a wealth of Network Engineering experience. 

In his spare time, (which, by his own admission, he rarely gets) he is always busy looking after his two young sons. Like many of us, just being with family is important to Amit amd makes him feel happy and energised.

In the nicer weather Amit is a keen cricketer and plays whenever he gets the chance.

Andrew Moule
Network Engineer