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Justin Vicarage

Justin joined Jaga in 1999 initially working in the warehouse then moving into the office as a technical estimator in October 2000.

He lives handily close to the office in Ledbury and is a lover of chillies, classic rock and general silliness. He is proud to support Tottenham Hotspur and regards himself as an optimist generally.

Andy Williams

An engineer by profession, Andy is one of Jaga’s resident technical gurus. He is well respected for his knowledge and experience working with schools to improve Indoor Air Quality. He also works with company sales specialists to make sure that our heating, ventilation and climate control systems actually perform on site as, or even better than, specified.
Andy loves the fact that just about every project that he has been involved with since joining  Jaga in 2007 is different. He has delivered some of Jaga’s largest projects with multi-disciplinary teams solving a variety of HVAC challenges. Among the recent projects that are closest to his heart are The Derby Council House, the Network Rail HQ in Milton Keynes and the award-winning 7 More London office building.

Nora Conlon

In charge of operations at Jaga’s Ledbury headquarters, Nora ensures that the organisation is always running smoothly and efficiently, and that the right products are delivered to the right customers at the right time.  Nora also manages our quality assurance programmes as well as supervising, hiring, and training other employees.

With an eye for detail and an unmatched mastery of multi-tasking, nothing phases Nora – not even phased deliveries!

Claire Owen

Our Managing Director is certainly no stranger to Jaga or its advocacy of energy efficiency, carbon reduction and green building techniques– Claire was previously Jaga’s Financial Controller for 12 years, where she was responsible for developing Jaga’s financial strategy, managing HR and Marketing as well as being a key member of the management team. As Managing Director, Claire uses her depth of knowledge of the business to ensure the Jaga team continue to provide customers with fully tailored solutions using its industry leading heating, ventilating and cooling products .In her spare time, Claire enjoys long walks along the Welsh border, and is currently nurturing a diverse wild flower meadow from pastureland near her home for visitors to enjoy.

Jan Kriekels

Jan is Jaga’s CEO and son of one of the company’s founders.

Jan is an uncompromising advocate of energy efficiency and green building techniques and has participated in the United Nation Climate Change Conferences held in Copenhagen in 2009 and Paris in 2015.

Under Jan’s leadership, Jaga has won many international design and export awards, employing 600 people, and operating in over 35 countries around the world.

A visionary and non-conventional entrepreneur, Jan has five values which are central to his business vision for Jaga and its products. These are to Respect Nature, Awake the Artist, Dream a Future, Create Emotion and Build Bridges.

Jan is also the author of the acclaimed business book “Innovate or Die”, and in his native Belgium he features regularly in the media including on TV programmes such as “Topstarter”.

Phil Mangnall

As a natural-born and experienced leader, Phil returned to Jaga in January 2015 to head up the sales team. He believes to be an excellent National Sales Manager you must be a great collaborator and listener, qualities he very much brings to the team.  In his role, he ensures that he and the rest of the Jaga sales team provide extensive guidance and support on every project, assisting in any way possible throughout the process.

While in his own time you will often find him listening to a number of his favourite Elvis songs, walking their dog George or kicking back with the family and some excellent food (home-cooked by himself) accompanied by a large glass of red wine.



Sally Lloyd

As Jaga’s Marketing Manager, Sally is responsible for keeping a firm grip on the myriad of marketing and outward communications spanning digital, content creation, PR, and lead generation. Ever since she burst on the scene at Jaga in 2015, she has displayed an extraordinarily hands-on, proactive approach in everything she does.

In order to keep those creative juices flowing, Sally likes to let loose and breathe in some fresh air on regular runs across the Herefordshire countryside. Sally has also personally demonstrated a thirst for sustainability and a desire to save energy by installing Jaga’s radiators in her own home!

Martin Townsend

Martin Townsend has a diverse professional background covering all aspects of the built environment, from advising UK Ministers when he was an Advisor in Government, to his time as a Regulator in the Environment Agency, and working on construction sites as a Civil Engineer. He joined BRE as Director of BREEAM in 2008 to drive BREEAM forward not just in the UK market, but also internationally. He works closely with the construction industry bringing sustainability issues alive for companies' right across Social, Economic and Environmental agenda.

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