Contender UK
Contender UK
Unit 12b The IO Centre
Stephenson Road
Segensworth South
Fareham
Hampshire
PO15 5RU
United Kingdom
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Mehler
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WeatherMAX
Luffshuttle
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Velcro
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Ultramar
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The Contender UK Crew

Alastair Shires

Alastair has over 30 years experience with Contender Sailcloth and has worked within all aspects of the business. Having spent time in both the Australian and New Zealand markets and through maintaining a close relationship with the rest of the Contender group, Alastair has a broad technical and practical base.  A keen and active sailor, Alastair has raced offshore in The Fastnet and Sydney Hobart, within one design classes such as Dragon’s and RS800’s and numerous regattas including The Commodores' Cup.  Heading up Contender UK, Alastair concentrates on technical sales, development and customer support.

Tim Pearse

Tim has a wealth of experience in the trade and retail arena, having helped establish leading brands such as Rooster, Zhik and Adidas Sailing within the European market.  He is a life long dinghy sailor, currently concentrating on the Laser class.  As general manager here at Contender UK, Tim focuses on technical support, marketing and purchases.

Mike Palfreman

Mike has worked within both the trade and retail sectors for leading marine brands such as Sunsail, Rooster and Rigit.  A lifelong sailor, Mike is regularly seen campaigning at the top of the Musto Skiff fleet.  His experience and knowledge provide a sound base for his role of sales, customer service and goods inwards.

Damion Green

Damion heads up our C360˚ cutting service team.  With over 15 years dedicated to providing the very best in automated cutting services, Damion is highly experienced at using our Contender C360˚ laser and blade technology and is responsible for handling our cutting and design requirements from start to finish.

Francis Savege

A former customer, Francis has previously worked extensively for the Ministry of Defence and has brought with him to Contender UK considerable experience in logistics and customer care.  Francis has an excellent understanding of the practical needs of our customers and works as part of our C360˚ cutting service team.

Rachael Pollard

Rachael has been with Contender for over 5 years and oversees the financial side of the company.  Rachael and Sue work hard together to ensure everyone is paid on time, including us!



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