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Employee Spotlight – Mike Parker

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There are lots of people who make up ADC, from our directors, to our fabricators, engineers and office staff, we’ll be introducing you to all of our team over the coming months.

Up first, we shine the spotlight on our Chairman Mike Parker!


Mike Parker – BA (Hons)

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Joined ADC/JPF in:

December 1996

What are your main responsibilities at ADC/JPF?

Although I am pretty much retired now (down to one day a week) I have full responsibility for the overall welfare of the company. I achieve this by essentially making the board of Directors fully accountable for their roles in the company by asking them to report to me once a month.

What is your favourite thing about working at ADC/JPF?

Our employees and the continuous positive atmosphere we try to create.

What is your least favourite thing about working at ADC/JPF?

Dismissing or making someone redundant: It is just an awful thing to have to do, especially when you have come to know and like that person. I hate it!

What are your favourite aspects of your job? 

Helping individuals to blossom and achieve their potential.  I see so many success stories when I look at our role of employees. It is so satisfying seeing so many in highly respected important roles.

If you could switch jobs with someone at ADC/JPF for the day, what would you like to do and why?

The Sales Support and Marketing Manager. I love speaking to people about how good we are.

Favourite/ Poignant ADC/JPF memories?

Winning the court battle against McLeans / Losing Nick Judge.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Policeman.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?

Fully retired but probably still annoying people when I come in for a nose…

What is your biggest accomplishment to date? 

It’s always going to be the company. I honestly believe this is the best it has ever been. We really do have a fantastic and fully engaged team.

On Saturdays you can find me:

On the golf course, afloat or with the family and Grandchildren.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Whisky Mac

What are you REALLY good at?

Embellishing the truth..(you have to be in order to be a top salesman)

What are you REALLY bad at?

Keeping secrets.

Describe yourself in 3 words… 

Loyal, passionate and kind!

Tell us something people would be surprised to know about you:

I eat about 3 0r 4 bars of chocolate every night after my tea.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

The power to instantly eliminate any human being that wants to do harm to another human being.

Who should complete this next?

Tom Taft (Our Door Team Leader in the factory)

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    SGD Access (Annabelle Williamson)
  • “Edge Hill University have been using ADC for the installation, servicing and reactive repairs of our automatic doors for a number of years. The work they have carried out is neat, tidy and has been delivered to a high standard. Site Engineers are always well presented, polite and communicate in a professional manner, Customer Service Excellence is a core requirement for Edge Hill University. I would not hesitate to recommend (working with) The Automatic Door Company. Technical enquiries are always responded to in a prompt manner, with Administrative Staff willing to help in any way they can.”

    Edge Hill University (Mark Burton, Facilities Manager)
  • “On a busy university campus its vital that the infra-structure runs smoothly. ADC have maintained and repaired the doors here for many years, giving us a very dependable service at a competitive price, and moreover total piece of mind.”

    Edge Hill University (Colin Francis, Maintenance Supervisor)
  • “ADC have serviced our automatic doors for a number of years now and we would highly recommend their service. They are quick to respond to enquiries and maintain a professional demeanour when on site. Their skilled engineers are friendly and always willing to go out of their way to help with any issues or queries we may have. We are very happy with the service ADC provide and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”

    Guardian Print Centre (Rob Court, Facilities Manager)
  • “The ADC Service engineers are highly reliable and hardworking. They are thoughtful of our needs and always willing to go the extra mile to help us, offering information and advice as well as quality service. We have worked with ADC for the past 9 years and we would use ADC for future works as we are pleased with everything they have delivered so far.”

    Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Glyn Greenwood, Assistant Building Management Officer)

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