Specialists in Bespoke Magnets
Dedicated Account Managers

Management Team


Ian Asquith


With a career in the magnet industry spanning 30 years, Ian’s experience is vast. Ian started his career as an engineering apprentice in a magnet manufacturing plant before becoming a qualified engineer who built a track record littered with creative and technical solutions, applying magnets into thousands of specialist applications. Ian spent many years visiting companies worldwide to assess, design and to arrange the manufacture of bespoke cutting-edge magnetic equipment which would be manufactured exactly to meet the customers’ needs. Ian has designed magnetic equipment for steel works, canning plants, robot welding cells, food production plants and car production plants to name a few. Through Ian’s leadership and his dedicated, passionate team this expertise is passed on to every customer.

“Magnetics is a fascinating subject and magnets have a unique ability to simplify things. Outstanding benefits can be realised by using the power of magnets. Finding good information regarding magnets is so difficult, there is so much deep and complicated theory, which often hides the practical and useful solution. At Magnet Expert, we like to explain things in practical, easy to understand and more importantly, an ‘easy to apply’ way to get the job done as elegantly and as cost effectively as possible.”


Matthew Ellis

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Matthew leads the management team and is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the business and its continued growth. Previously fulfilling the role of Sales Director, Matthew’s legacy is an old fashioned approach to the customer experience, with the core goal to always exceed customer expectations. It is because of Matthew and his team that Magnet Expert Ltd is widely regarded as the market leader in the industry. Matthew has been instrumental in building our impeccable reputation.  As Managing Director, Matthew continues to build lasting relationships with some of the UK and Europe's largest companies in the manufacturing, sub-sea and retail sectors.

“The most important aspect of my role is to provide our team with knowledge and skills to be able to provide an outstanding service for our customers. We have a simple ‘can-do’ philosophy and if we can do something to make our customers’ experience more rewarding, by giving that little extra time and attention, then we will. Personally, I believe in providing customers with a traditional customer service, where going that extra mile is considered the standard – a belief shared by all members of our team.”

Lindsey Melady

Finance Director

Lindsey is responsible for the company accounts, credit control and ensuring the company complies with all financial regulations. Lindsey is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and an integral part of the senior management team with her knowledge and background being invaluable in driving the business forward.

“For any business to thrive, it needs to have a good working relationship with debtors, creditors and financial authorities. In my role, I hope to use my background and experience of accounting to help the business continue to flourish.”

David Gault

Sales Director

David has been instrumental in growing Magnet Expert’s customer base by developing new sales channels, growing the product range and nurturing long-lasting relationships with many key customers. The rest of the technical sales team benefit from David’s hands-on sales experience and sound technical knowledge. No application is out of reach and his can-do attitude is reflected in how the sales team tackle every challenge.


Stuart Mather

Operations Director

Stuart is responsible for purchasing, stock management and logistics. Stuart has a keen analytical mind and he is responsible for always making sure the company’s stocks exceed ‘customer demand’. It is because of Stuart and the operations team that the company is confident of fulfilling all customer orders, even when faced with the tightest of deadlines, never leaving a customer disappointed. Stuart also manages our Quality Assurance department to make sure that all our magnets meet our stringent requirements.

Stuart says “My role is to make sure that promises we make to our customers are delivered. We invest a lot of time in product development and quality assurance testing to always offer the best products to our customers. It excites me to see a customer’s order from beginning to end and ensure than there are no problems along the way.”