Our Team

Andy Darby, UK Sales Manager

A member of Dustcheck’s external sales team, Andy has spent all of his working life in the dust control industry and with over 26 years’ experience providing industrial ventilation and filtration solutions, is well equipped to support customers with their environmental needs. From initial identification of issues through to provision of an efficient, working solution he will be there to offer guidance from start to finish.

An avid boxing and rugby fan, Andy is now also exploring his musical side by playing electric guitar (or attempting to).

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Mal Sharpley, Northern Area Sales Manager

Mal has spent all his working life in bulk storage and materials handling; with 39 years of experience in all aspects ranging from systems design to components.

A keen sportsman, he now relies on a leisurely stroll around a golf course or coaching his son at football to keep fit. Mal also enjoys sampling real ales in his free time – though this can be in demand as he and his wife are often driving their three young children around to various activities!

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John Osman, South East Area Technical Sales

John has over 18 years of experience working for some of the UK’s leading materials handling companies. He started his career in the industry as a project engineer later moving into sales. He has been successful in providing effective materials handling solutions to some of the most prestigious companies in the food, beverage and chemical industries.

When he is not working he enjoys walks around central London and the surrounding countryside with his wife and daughter, spending time with friends, and occasionally can be seen cycling in the Hertfordshire countryside.

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William Orr, Technical Sales, Scotland

William is an experience mechanical engineer having worked the majority of his career in Marine Engine Propulsion, Generators and Turbines. He lived and worked in South Africa for 25 Years and was a Regional Manager with Cummins Diesel.

William returned to Scotland in 2005, where he picked up some experience with one of Dustcheck’s major competitors.  He lives with his wife in Glasgow and is local to the Dustcheck Scottish office. When he’s not out on the road he has a passion for golf and would like to get to single figures but that’s a work in progress!

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Chris Taylor, Production Manager

Chris started his working life in his home town of Oldham, working as a sheet metal apprentice within a company manufacturing powder coating spray booths and duct systems. He moved into the catering sector manufacturing stainless steel fabrication where he spent 16 years working his way up to management level. Now living in leafy Cheshire Chris has been with Dustcheck for four years where he started as Works Foreman.

Chris is a family man with three children – youngest being five and eldest 17. A season ticket holder at Manchester City and a fan for over 20 years, he can remember his first game standing in the Kippax at the old Maine Road Stadium. He is a keen golfer who is elated if he manages a PAR!


David Henderson, Project Manager (Scotland Office)

David has been in the dust and fume extraction business since 1989 and had 16 years service as Project Manager for Dust Control Solutions before Dustcheck acquired them in 2018.

David lives just 15 minutes from Dustcheck’s Scotland office in Hillington, Glasgow where he is based.

When he’s not babysitting his two grandsons he’s keen golfer playing of a handicap of 4.


Louise Richardson, Dustcheck Marketing Manager

Louise has worked in marketing roles both client side and agency side for over 18 years and has worked with many industries including engineering, manufacturing, education and retail.

Louise has been with Dustcheck for over three years and is now part of the Group Marketing Team servicing the Dustcheck brand as well as getting involved in other Absolent Group company projects. She also sits on the Solids Handling and Processing Industry Association (SHAPA) Marketing Committee where she collaborates with other member companies on initiatives such as training, promotion, PR and Social Media.

Louise balances her career with being mum to her two children aged five and ten and enjoys spending time with her family – including her two dogs and seven guinea pigs!

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