Hot Tub parts sold to trade professionals

Meet the Team

Darren started the company in 2007 and since then has built a successful business with a growing staff base and extensive product range.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite hobbies are the gym, playing poker and watching football.”

What do you love about your job?
“I really enjoy working with multi-national companies and watching our customer base grow.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I was a national karate champion twice at the age of 13 and 14 and I can fold my left ear over and make it pop out again.”
Darren Waters
Managing Director
Alex joined in November 2016 as our Finance Manager she works within the public and private sectors where she is responsible for providing financial advice and many other roles.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite hobbies are running, and tasting wine!”

What do you love about your job?
“I love my job because of the people I work with!”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I fearlessly jumped out of a plane in 2005 but I am now very scared of heights, so I won’t be doing it again in a hurry.”
Alex Newman
Finance Manager
Julie joined us in August 2013 she provides Admin Support to the company and now also manages our custom cover orders.

What is your favourite hobby?
“I have two hobbies that I love and it is hard to choose between the two. I attend a local dance school and take part in their annual dance show, take exams and dance just for fun. Types of dance I do are disco, street and tap. I also go to Body combat which I love to exercise and keep a good level of fitness.”

What do you love about your job?
“I love working at Vortex as we have a good team of friendly people who all work together to keep the company running smoothly and make it enjoyable to come to work. Every day is different and I enjoy interacting with customers.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I used to be a backing singer for an Elvis impersonator.”
Julie Baldock
HR & Accounts Administrator
Armando joined our team in July 2015 to replace Benoit's role. Armando speaks fluent Spanish, French and English and is a great asset to our foreign sales.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite hobby is skiing, I am very passionate about it and I love it!”

What do you love about your job?
“I know it probably sounds weird, but I love coming to work – I find it a challenge to improve sales day-by-day and feel very happy when customers leave satisfied.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I have a big phobia of sharks, I cannot even close my eyes in a swimming pool for fear of them!”
Armando Jordan
General Manager & International Sales
Andy has been with us since September 2016 he provides a point of contact with our customers, answers queries and provides technical advice.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite hobby is general fitness; cycling, training in the gym, running. Even more than that, as you can probably tell, I love having my photo taken.”

What do you love about your job?
“I really enjoy dealing with my customers, with my background being on the road as a sales engineer I get what they’re up against. Also, that I am constantly learning, I’d get bored to death if it was simple!”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“My biggest passion is actually Lindy Hop (partnered swing) dancing, for 5 years or so I’ve been travelling to different countries and events to do as much of it as possible.”
Andy Connelly
UK Technical Sales
Alice joined us in July 2016 as a Sales Administrator she provides important administrative task such as processing orders and a point of contact with our customers.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My hobbies include travelling, singing and taking naps!”

What do you love about your job?
“I have the chance to develop my role into something much bigger than when I started, becoming a very varied role – it’s also close to McDonald’s!”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“My fun fact, as everyone here knows, is that I can make a mean Mojito and can make lots of cocktails.”
Alice Frampton
Sales & Warranty Administrator
Justin joined us in August 2017 as a Junior Buyer he is responsible for managing physical and digital purchasing records.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite hobby is playing poker”

What do you love about your job?
“I get to form relationships with people all over the world.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

“I am the National LPPL Poker Champion 2017and the father to two beautiful girls!”
Justin Hazeldene
Junior Buyer
Alex started in March 2013 to oversee presence and management of our website. He also provides photography, IT and marketing support for the business.

What is your favourite hobby?
“I have several hobbies, but skydiving will come first every time! From the people you meet to the feeling you get on the plane when you’re climbing for the first jump of the day – there’s nothing quite like it.”

What do you love about your job?
“It’s hard for me to pick a specific thing I love about my job; every aspect is fun for me. The regular doughnuts probably tip it for me though.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I love to drive and travel, I have so far had road trips to; Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France and Iceland.”
Alex Wass
Website & IT Manager
John started in March 2015 to be able to manage and update our website.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My hobby is being an armchair fan of Reading FC.”

What do you love about your job?
“Encouraging Armando to eat one more doughnut than the previous day.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I am currently learning basic Italian”
John Fuller
Website Developer
Kayleigh joined in February 2017, she helps to maintain and update the website.

What is your favourite hobby?
“One of my hobbies is drawing and painting. Ever since I was a little girl I have has a passion for creating art.”

What do you love about your job?
“I really love the variety in my job, and of cause the lovely group of people that I work with.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“My interesting fact is that even though I’m small I have very big dreams.”
Kayleigh Redler
Website Design Apprentice
Jon joined us in February 2017, he is responsible for all of our marketing and social media.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite hobbies are, learning new skills, I recently learnt how to develop a small game. I also really enjoy eating, trying out as much new food as I can.”

What do you love about your job?
“I love my job because I constantly learn something new, it’s very creative and demanding.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I have no limit to how much “sweet” food I can eat, I will never be able to eat too much.”
Jon Hopkins
Digital Marketing Apprentice
Tony has been here since August 2011 he started in out UK part sales and technical support but has now moved on to become the UK Warehouse Manager. His knowledge is a real asset to our business.

What is your favourite hobby?
“I like to go sea fishing whenever possible, I also like to mix hard house music on Vinyl Decks and spend time with my family.”

What do you love about your job?
“For me, the best thing about my job would be having a talented team to work with although there have been some rough rides in all you couldn’t ask for a better place to work.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“My interesting fact is as a man it’s well known that we can’t multitask but that’s where I break the mould I can mess up 6 different things at once.”
Tony Waters
Warehouse Manager (UK)
Adi joined us in April 2017 as a Warehouse Operative due to increased orders. He's now trained to undertake a wider range of tasks within his role

What is your favourite hobby?
“I have two favourite hobbies, they are mixing music and drawing artwork, I’ve even drawn some of my own tattoos.”

What do you love about your job?

“I love my job because I get a feeling of accomplishment and working in a busy yet friendly environment and I don’t feel like just a number.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I am talented with arts & crafts!”
Adi Waters
Warehouse Operative (UK)
Matt started in April 2017 as a Warehouse Operative he deals with the products that come through our warehouse and packs orders ready to be delivered.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite hobby is carp fishing, I have been doing this for the last 17 years, and even achieved a lake record of 26 ½ lbs!”

What do you love about your job?
“I feel like I am part of a successful team here for Vortex Distribution, which makes working here a joy.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I can touch my elbow with my tongue.”
Matt Powell
Warehouse Operative (UK)
David is responsible for all the logistics in France.

What is your favourite hobby?
“My favourite pastime is football, I'm coach and member of the steering committee of my club.”

What do you love about your job?
“In my work I like the contact with the customers, being able to help them to choose what they need, developing the French society is an excellent challenge.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“I am a lonely, direct, motivated and determined person.”
David Marescaux
Warehouse Manager (France)
Adrien is a Warehouse Operative in France, he helps with all orders that come through the French warehouse.

What is your favourite hobby?
“I have played Handball since I was 4 and a half and I love cooking.”
What do you love about your job?
“The diversity of the tasks I have to do and the satisfaction of our customers all around Europe.”

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
“When I was on holidays in Tunisia, I broke my elbow on the first day, so I couldn't really enjoy my time there. On the same holidays, my twin brother forgot our camera in the bus going to the airport, so we couldn't take any pictures as well.”
Adrien Damiens
Warehouse Operative (France)