Our Team

Our dedicated team of 21 currently consists of the following 11 office staff, as well as our warehouse manager, three stores-men, a warehouse assistant, five assemblers, and one support staff. Our team is constantly growing as our business evolves and we’re always on the lookout for new talent to join our small, multi-skilled, and close knit platoon. Every member of our team is important, but as a customer you’re most likely to speak to the following people.


John Teasdale
Managing Director

John has worked for the company since 1988 and became Managing Director when his father Brian S Teasdale retired in 2002. John oversaw a major rebrand of the company and has been the cornerstone of our strong and sustained growth, enabling BST to move to our modern premises in 2009 and continuing the expansion of the business and our range of high-quality detectable products.

Fun fact: Having worked for the company for three decades, John still does not know the location of the company kettle.


Carol Thomas
Head of Systems & Operations

Extension 0237 | carol@bst-detectable.com

Carol works closely with the MD to determine the strategic direction of the company. She is responsible for recruitment, health and safety, systems and procedures, ensuring quality of service and continuous improvement.

Fun fact: Carol once accidentally trapped her thumb in the boot of her car (which locks automatically) leaving her stranded in the car park.


Kylie Teasdale
Finance Manager

Extension 0241 | kylie@bst-detectable.com

Kylie monitors the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and many other transactions. She is responsible for the financial health of a company.

Fun fact: Kylie once had to leave work early to carry out mouth to mouth resuscitation on her fish.


Annicka Webb
Marketing Manager

Extension 0224 | annicka@bst-detectable.com

Annicka is our in house graphic design, printing and marketing expert. Annicka manages our ecommerce website, email marketing, social media pages, magazine advertising, brochure and exhibition designs. She is also involved in bespoke projects for customers such as our Detectapen® printing service, bespoke tag, tape and sticker printing, as well as vacuum depanner belting for bakery clients.

Fun fact: Annicka has an unfounded and irrational hatred of justified text and things that aren't symmetrical.


Katie Fedun
Business Development Manager

Extension 0243 | katie@bst-detectable.com

Katie implements sales strategies and oversees the sales department. She is available to contact for general discussions, marketing materials, and any guidance you may require.

Fun fact: Katie’s hard work is 100% fuelled by the consumption of chocolate, for best results it must be a Wispa.


Oliver Breedon
Business Development Executive

Extension 0228 | ollie@bst-detectable.com

Ollie is one of our Business Development Executives. He is our distributor contact and is responsible for growing and maintaining our worldwide distribution network which includes forming long lasting business relationships by providing excellent customer service. He provides a professional and knowledgeable service offering information and advice. Our Sales team constantly aim to ‘go the extra mile’ to exceed the customer’s expectations and make BST the company they turn to for all their Detectable Product needs.

Fun fact: Ollie is very tenacious, even in leisure. He has had the same rugby injury, not once not twice but three times already and he hasn’t given in yet!.


Jenny Wilson
Business Development Executive

Extension 0220 | jenny@bst-detectable.com

Jenny joined BST in 2019 with a strong background in the Food Industry and Sales environment. She provides a professional, knowledgeable and friendly service to our UK Customers along with no obligation site visits to present and demonstrate our product range. Our Sales team constantly aim to ‘go the extra mile’ to exceed the customer’s expectations and make BST the company they turn to for all their Detectable Product needs.

Fun fact: Jenny will always do anything for anyone…except when she’s on a sun lounger, she isn’t going anywhere then!


Ginette Hatton
Procurement Officer

Extension 0231 | ginette@bst-detectable.com

Ginette began working at BST in 2018, originally as part of the systems team. Since then, she has developed into the role of Procurement Officer. Ginette’s responsibilities include producing and maintaining pricelists, handling purchasing, dealing with product issues, and running monthly product reports.

Fun fact: Ginette’s dream is to swim with dolphins, she even has one tattooed on her arm!


Michelle Johnson
Sales & Purchasing Administrator

Extension 0221 | michelle@bst-detectable.com

Michelle is one of our longest serving members of staff and enjoys great working relationships with many of our top clients. Michelle is responsible for purchasing stock of parts and materials as well as processing sales orders from our global client base. Michelle’s vast experience helps ensure that orders progress smoothly and customers are always kept up to date. Michelle and Leigh work closely with our couriers to arrange overseas exports and communicate updates to our clients.

Fun fact: You know when Michelle has arrived at BST as you can always hear her infectious laugh from the car park!

Leigh 2020

Leigh Fletcher
Product Development Co-ordinator

Extension 0222 | leigh@bst-detectable.com

Leigh originally worked in our DetectaPen® assembly team before progressing to sales administration. As well as supporting some of our largest international clients she is now part of the product and development team and is involved with developing and co-ordinating bespoke solutions for our clients to solve specific on-site problems. Leigh is also involved in the research, testing and development of new products and provides a professional and friendly service for all product related enquiries.

Fun fact: Leigh once drove into our compound gates and blamed a parked car for the incident.


Becky Thomas

Extension 0225 | becky@bst-detectable.com

Rebecca joined the marketing department in 2020 after previously providing cover in the accounts department. Rebecca writes and uploads social media and editorial texts as well as handling certain bespoke jobs such as Depanner Belts, Printed Pens, and Printed Loop Tags.

Fun fact: Rebecca is so focused, she won’t let anything distrac --- oh look! Puppies!

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BST have 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of metal detectable and x-ray visible plastic components. Examples of bespoke projects include rubber seals, gaskets and extrusions, as well as pre-loaded vacuum bread depanner belts featuring metal detectable suction cups and retaining clips.

With a wide selection of food grade detectable raw materials to choose from, a solution to your problem is never far away.

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BST Detectable Products reduce the risk of foreign body contamination in hygiene critical environments, such as food and drink, pharmaceutical or cosmetic manufacturing plants.

Preventing foreign body contamination is at the frontline of food safety and detectable products manufactured by BST not only help toward this goal but also comply with international regulations and complement a company's HACCP systems.

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