Our Team


Craig Southern, Director

Craig is approaching 40 Years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, with over half of this spent at the helm of Hi5 Electronics.

In his spare time, Craig is a keen hunter and enjoys fishing and spending time with his dogs outside.


Stephanie Coward, Finance & Operations Manager

“I joined Hi5 Electronics back in 2015, as the Accounts Manager. I am always happy to learn and challenge myself and I was recently promoted to Finance and Operations Manager. During my time at Hi5, I have also gained experience and knowledge in how to operate the machinery in Drilling and Assembly”

Steph is the Principal Cornet and Treasurer at Middleton Brass Band. She also trains in the art of Tang Soo Do and has just recently achieved the rank of 1st Dan, Black/Midnight Blue Belt.


Deborah Bartley, Quality Manager

Deborah joined the team at Hi5 Electronics in 2001 and her meticulous nature suits the Quality Manager role which she has held since 2007.

At weekends, Deborah can be found all over the country attending dog shows or at home trying out new cake recipes.


Tim Bartley, Engineering & Technical Sales Manager

Originally from the Black Country in the Midlands, Tim has worked in the PCB industry for over 35 years.

In his spare time, he can be found showing dogs or umpiring cricket matches and he has recently retired from refereeing football after 30 years.


Darren Tait, Production Manager

Darren has worked with Hi5 for over 30 years and was recently promoted to Production Manager. He has the skills and experience to make sure all PCBs run through the manufacturing process smoothly.

Outside of work, Darren is into his fitness and also enjoys science fiction.


Mark Needham, Assembly Operations Supervisor

“I have over 20 years of electronics and manufacturing experience and I am pleased to be back in the industry after an 18-month hiatus. There are exciting opportunities ahead of us at Hi5 Electronics and I look forward to ensuring that we meet the highest industry standards, quality and safety throughout production. I am a busy family man with 2 demanding children and I enjoy playing rock music rhythm guitar in my ageing covers band when I get time”


Nicky Winckler, Sales Manager

Nicky Winckler is our new Sales Manager, in Nicky’s words “I’m so pleased to be joining the team here at Hi5 Electronics Ltd. This is a pivotal time for us, as collectively we have such an abundance of knowledge and experience in PCB Design, Fabrication and Population and I’m very proud that my own 35 plus years of knowledge and experience in the PCB industry will now be added to that.”