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The Team

Mick Castleton - Managing Director

SFLteam Mick

Mick has been part of many ventures and owned several companies within the engineering industry. He first worked for the Blockfoil group in 1986, when he was commissioned to rebuild 2 converted Heidelberg SBD's letterpress printing machines converting them for hot foiling. After this he started Profoil Systems in 1987 and was made Technical Director of the Blockfoil group in 1990. In 1998 Mick designed the first version of MicroPOISE and In 2005 he became Technical Director of SFL. In his current role Mick is responsible for concept design and development of hot foil stamping equipment, specialist die production and security solutions. In his spare time he is a keen squash player and also enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, motorcycling, skiing and all outdoor activities.

Mark Filby - Operations Manager

SFLteam Mark

Mark joined the Blockfoil Group in 1985, embarking on a range of roles within the group. He briefly joined a Management Consultancy practice for 3 years where he helped SME’s with QA and technical standards compliance. Since 1999 Mark has developed supplier, technical partner and reseller relationships, he leads SFL’s manufacturing as well as quality and health and safety administration. Mark also represents the security print manufacturing sector at Project Genesius, a partnership with London’s Metropolitan Police to combat document and ID fraud. In this spare time Mark is a family man and enjoys hiking, motorcycling and cycling.

Donna Hawes - Finance Controller

SFLteam Donna

Donna trained as a Secretary after leaving school, she moved into accounts before another opportunity arose. Donna became a Mortgage Adviser for an independent financial advisory company. She began training to become a Financial Adviser but decided that financial services were not for her, and is now on her way to becoming a fully qualified Accountant. Donna joined the Blockfoil group in 2009, she now works alongside the Financial Director controlling the complete accounts function of the group, including payroll and HR. In her spare time she is fanatical about photography, she enjoys photographing wildlife, especially birds. She also enjoys birdwatching, Moto GP and long walks.


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