Ben Powell - CTO

Job Titles:
  • Technical Director
Ben is Mr Tech. With over 16 years in the IT industry, Ben has gained a plethora of skills ranging from software development, database design and management, to cloud services and infrastructure. Ben has a never-ending knowledge of all things technical & he is responsible for managing our corporate systems, databases, and company infrastructure on a day-to-day basis. He also helps with driving the business forward, with new technologies to keep us ahead of the game. Ben is all about creating efficiencies & streamlining processes. He is a fantastic mentor to our more junior level staff & has been a key part of the business since its acquisition in 2017. Myers Briggs Personality Type: Executive "Excellent administrators unsurpassed at managing things or people" - read more...

Dan Wombwell

Job Titles:
  • Senior Repair Manager
Daniel joined Xcess in the summer of 2018 having been a team leader for a large insurance repair company. He has over 7 years' experience in the IT & smartphone industry and has developed an extensive knowledge of inspecting, testing & repairing insurance claims for Laptops, PCs, Tablets and Smartphones. During his time at Xcess, Dan has set himself out to be an incredible senior repair manager, whether it's training up junior level staff or finding the most difficult BER item to repair. He is excellent at delivering what is needed.

DEBRA BARR - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • Managing Director
Debra founded Xcess Trading in August 2011 after being part of the start-up team to launch Stockshifters.com in the UK. She saw a gap in the market for a trusted stock disposal partner for UK retailers, distributors and brands who wanted to get a good recovery rate against their assets, whilst also looking at new and non-conflicting channels to redistribute overstock into. Over a decade later she has become a go-to person for vendors wanting a robust & dependable disposition partner. She has overseen the business for the past 10 years in organic growth to become one of the top asset recovery specialists in the UK. In 2017 Xcess acquired a refurbishment business enabling them to handle the end-to-end returns management for key UK retailers in the consumer electronics space in-house, allowing the control of quality & processes within data erasure, testing & repair. Read more about Debra...

Jack Smith

Job Titles:
  • Technical Team Lead
Jack originally started as part of our 1st Apprenticeship scheme back in 2018 and quickly stood out as someone special. He is a consistent over achiever who excels within every area of the business, which has lead to his promotion as our Technical Team Leader. Jack is the mentor to our current technical apprentices and is an example of how hard work leads to career progression. Since 2020 Jack sits within the Repair Team whilst still being a top performer in production.

Liz Vines

Job Titles:
  • Finance & Sales Support Manager
Liz joined Xcess with over 20 years' experience in a fast paced consumer environment within the design & construction industry. She has an exceptional level of attention to detail & planning which has been well utilised in our team as the bridge between Sales and Finance. Liz is based in our Surrey offices & overseas all financial, logistics & sales support functions within the business. It's rare to meet someone with such a Can Do attitude who wants to help & support the whole business.

Myers Briggs

Job Titles:
  • Staff Member