Dave Steel

If you attend one of our passive fire stopping course, it'll be Dave that guides you through your practical installation to ensure that you are competent and confident on site. Dave's driving purpose is seeing people go away from our training courses with a new skill that will help develop their career opportunities, open new revenue opportunities for their employer, and keep people in buildings safe. Not only does Dave offer training at the PAL Centre of Excellence, but he is also available for site visits and to support you with technical and product advice over the phone. Away from work, Dave is a proud family man who is kept very busy chasing around after his two daughters and grandson. He's also a Wolves FC fan and loves Formula 1.

Jonathan Whitehead

Jon is our crucial cog behind the scenes, making sure we deliver on our customer promises for next (and sometimes same) day delivery to site. Jon's mantra, like everyone at PAL, is "customer first". As an experienced Director of Operations, he keeps the rest of the team organised and on top of their game to allow them to provide an unmatched level of service to our customers. Away from work, Jon is a proud dad of a beautiful and boisterous young Staffordshire Bull Terrier and enjoys married life. He is a huge rugby fan and supports the running of Tring rugby club.


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Richard Saunders

Richard has over 30 years' experience across the board in Fenestration, from the installation of both Composite and uPVC replacement windows, through to troubleshooting for some of Europe's major manufacturers. His extensive experience enables him to add real value to PAL's customer base. He can join you on-site to look at specific issues, talk through specifications on the phone or you can join him on the various Toolbox Talks or Training Modules we run. The important thing is that if you have an issue, need guidance or just need a quote, he's here to take you through it step by step. Indeed, if you want to visit the PAL Centre of Excellence, he's more than happy to demonstrate a physical installation of any window type. Away from his love of Windows and Glue, he's a proud Watford FC Anorak, lover of all things cricket and devoted husband to his long-suffering wife and father to two remarkable offspring who thrive on his Dad Jokes.

Sam Shearman

Sam is our resident flooring expert, offering Tremco product expertise for both domestic and commercial projects. Sam is extensively trained in a wide variety of flooring applications, backgrounds, problems, and system solutions.

SIMON MAX SHEARMAN - Managing Director

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  • Director

Simon Shearman

Simon is our devoted and passionate leader. With over 20 years experience in an incredibly diverse range of adhesive applications, he knows the market inside out and thrives on finding innovative solutions for PAL customers. In the NEW era of PAL and its exciting alliance with CPG UK, he will be your Principal Point of Contact regarding all the training we offer at The PAL Centre of Excellence. In addition to that, please feel free to contact him for information about any of our products and services. For fun, Simon is a passionate angler, agricultural golfer, opera-goer, rugby & cricket lover. He's also constantly entertained by his four adult children and has recently adopted a blind Beagle, all of whom never fail to make him smile.


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Tom Newton

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  • Member of the PAL
Tom has been a member of the PAL team for over 12 years (he had hair when he started) and has gained a wealth of experience in both Technical Sales and Account Management. Over that period, the accounts he has managed have required many varied products, ranging from specifying technical Vapour Control Systems for Composite Window and Rain Screen Cladding profiles, through to advising on the right silicone when sealing a glass unit for housing a Boa Constrictor at an Exotic pet store! As our supply portfolio increases, Tom never fails to amaze us at the vast amount of technical information he manages to retain. He gets a real buzz from being able to identify and supply exactly what our customers need. Away from work, he's a keen Sportsman, playing/coaching rugby for Tring 1st XV and enjoying a good hack around the Golf course. However, most of all he enjoys spending time with his young family.