Meet The Team
Chief Executive Simon Bellamy has over 30 years’ experience in Children’s Car Safety. Simon sees ICSC as a ‘centre of excellence’ in the field of child safety. He believes it is an area of safety so important, that those that sell seats should be licensed to do so. To be at the forefront in this area requires constant research, a strong relationship with the manufacturers and a sharp focus on our staff training. Simon was born in Northamptonshire, but now lives in Belfast with his wife Geri.
ICSC Manager Linda, was present for the ‘birth’ of the original ICSC Milton Keynes, so long ago she asks not to be reminded of the date! Suffice to say, she has a mass of experience and plenty of horror stories to tell. Having undertaken training with all the major manufacturers and witnessed the developments in the performance of child car seats, she finds it hard, looking back, to believe how children were transported in the past. Outside of work Linda says she likes to ‘read and work in the garden’… but we know differently.
Louise started at ICSC MK in 2006 as a Saturday girl. Having not been dissuaded by what she had seen, she now works full time as a Senior Technical Advisor. Louise also has two dogs, Oscar (a naughty Jack Russell) and Indi (the better behaved gun dog).
John joined ICSC MK in the 80's. He is the stock controller, managing both good in and goods out. His main objective is in ensuring that the customers get what they want, when they want. He’s a big guy, so puts a lot effort in the avoidance of fitting seats in customer cars, for fear of getting stuck! In his free time he supports Arsenal (no comment) and enjoys fishing.
Team Leader of ICSC Rayleigh, Cathy has worked in the field of child safety for over 30 years. She was delighted to join ICSC after long admiring their commitment to child safety. Cathy has always believed that child car seats should be sold by specialists and not within the nursery or toy sector. Cathy has 4 grown up children and grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys reading and walking with her two rescue dogs, Misha, the Springer cross, and Milo, the chocolate Labrador.
Dawn joined early in 2013 a little while after the birth of her second child. She has had many dealings with parents and children in previous employment. Dawn is now a Senior Technical Advisor in ICSC MK, a job which is well suited to her. Dawn also has another daughter and a dog, Daisy.
Ash joined ICSC MK in 2006 after the birth of her first son. She first discovered ICSC after hearing a talk at her ante natal class. Having undertaken the necessary training, like all members of staff, she is now a Senior Technical Advisor. With the arrival of two other children in 2011 and 2014, Ash certainly has her hands full at home.
Stuart, joined the company in 2012 as a trainee in ICSC Milton Keynes, now working in ICSC Belfast. He is involved in the distribution of seats and the organisation of hip Spica seat loan scheme. He is an avid Manchester united supporter, but otherwise enjoys good health! He also enjoys rowing and keeping fit. He also got married in July 16 and has recently moved into a new home with his new wife.
Rebecca joined ICSC Rayleigh in 2015 after visiting us a customer for her daughter Arabella. She is very passionate about extended rearward facing and actually applied for the job on the day she purchased Arabella's new seat! Rebecca enjoys running and eating cake which creates a healthy balance in her life.
Nicola joined in January 2016 as a part time sales assistant in our Milton Keynes branch. She was attracted to ICSC after hearing about us whilst in previous employment. Nicola is very passionate about car seat safety, hence the reason she applied for this job! Nicola lives in Northampton with her wife, three children, one cat and three rabbits. In her spare time she enjoys walking, camping, swimming and spending quality time with the children.
Sarah joined ICSC Milton Keynes in July 2016 after the birth of her first son, Elliot. She originally came in for an appointment but liked what we did so much she applied for the job we had open at the time! She is very passionate about car seats and in her spare time Sarah cares for her son and her pet ferrets.
Abbey joined ICSC in June 2016. After leaving her call centre job she wasn't sure what to do next so she joined us part-time while trying to figure out her next career move. She soon realised she enjoys car seat safety and learning all about the technical side of car seats. Now she's with us full time! In her spare time she likes spending time with her family and friends, shopping and trying new baking recipes.
Emma joined ICSC MK in January 2017. She was interested to learn about car seat safety and wanted to help parents make the important decision on which seat to purchase. In her spare time Emma like to go on walks with her son and enjoy the outdoors.
Jan joined ICSC MK in November 2016 after attending an appointment with her daughter Clare to purchase a seat for her granddaughter Phoebe. She was so impressed with the service they received she decided to apply for the position to join the dedicated team. In her spare time Jan enjoys travelling, crafts of all kinds and spending time with her husband and family.
Sharon joined the ICSC Rayleigh team back in December 2016. Her interest in car seat safety started over 20 years ago when she had her first child and had a gut feeling that the retail shop had not fitted her infant carrier properly, this was when she first met Cathy. Her hobbies, if she has time, is anything crafty, from making cards to personalised items. As well as having a husband, three children and a granddaughter she also has a small 'zoo' at home, 3 dogs, 5 cats, 2 budgies, 1 cockatiel and some fish.
Nichola joined the ICSC team at Rayleigh in July 2016 after coming in to purchase extended rear facing seat for her twins. Nichola is enjoying her role helping customers make the right/safest choice of car seat for them and is passionate about the rear facing message.
Caitlin joined ICSC in July 2017 after previously working in the nursery industry and wanting to gain more knowledge about car seats. She is very passionate about car seat safety and always wanting to learn more. In her spare time Caitlin enjoys traveling and reading.
Mandy joined ICSC in May 2017 and has many years’ experience in the baby industry. Due to her depth of knowledge, she is now our Head Of Retail UK and Ireland Manager. She is a very family orientated person who likes to spend time outside of working hours with her nearest and dearest. In her spare time she likes to keep fit and active, and enjoys a weekend of spa breaks now and again.
Gayner joined ICSC Essex in February 2017. She has always been interested in child safety in cars, particularly ERF. She has known of the ICSC for years and was overjoyed when an opportunity came up to join the team. In her spare time Gayner enjoys swimming, socialising and listening to music. She has a busy fun filled family life.
Lauren joined ICSC in August 2016. She became passionate about child safety, particularly ERF. Her son was, in fact, forward facing but soon went back rearward facing after she joined the ICSC Essex team. Lauren lives with her partner, son and a cat called Molly. She enjoys socialising with friends, shopping and the odd glass of wine.