meet the team

Stephen Gapik
Managing Director

Experience: 20 Years Energy Efficiency, Microgeneration, Energy Efficiency Obligations and Communal Heating expertise at British Gas and Soltherm.

Brings to the team: Passion for Etics systems and Energy Efficiency

Responsible for: Ensuring the systems we sell are the safest, the most technologically advanced in the UK, whilst being affordable and fit for life and living

Personal bio:

• All things Leeds United

• Keen cook, experimenting new ideas

• Driving

Justyna Szymanska
Operations Director

Job Title: Operations Director

Experience: 5 years of experience in EWI sector and over 4 years of experience in HRM and payroll.

Brings to the team: A first-class honours degree in HRM and a passion for organisation and a drive for smooth operational logistics.

Responsible for: Strategic and operational aspects of production, planning, pricing, warehousing, despatch, cost, budget, and supply chain management.

Personal bio:

• Sparky the dog

• Walking

• Night’s out

Mark Gibbs
UK Technical Director

Experience: Worked within the EWI industry for nearly14 years as a Technical Manager or Director.

Brings to the team: Being Mechanical Engineering and an enthusiasm for everything technical, data is key.

Responsible for: The UK Technical department

• Design

• Specification

• Technical Literature

• Technical Strategy

• Certification

• Trade Association Representation (INCA)

Personal bio:

• Supports Everton

• Likes the gym and running

• Loves EWI

Ruth Hale
Local Authority & Housing Association Channel Director

Experience: 18 years’ experience in British Gas working in both the engineering and energy efficiency sector. The last 8 years working on a range of retrofit and regeneration projects in England & Wales. Planning and managing multiple and complex projects, including effective stakeholder management at all levels and creative problem solving in regulated environments.

Working in the noted environments gives me deep insight and experience into Government obligations such as Eco, safety funds etc.

Brings to the team: Look to provide highly specified systems that withstand the elements, provide healthier homes that offer comfort and affordable to live in.

Qualified Energy Assessor and obtained Health & SafetyCITB Site Management Safety Training (SMSTS)

Responsible for: Sales and project delivery.

Personal bio:

• Enjoys motor racing

• Keen rower

• Horse rider

Aaron Carlisle
Business Support Director

Experience: 12 Years experiences with British Gas, in a variety of operational, commercial and strategy roles across the energy and energy efficiency sectors. Joined Soltherm/Surefire Management Services in December 2020 to support growth ambitions over the next 5 years

Brings to the team: Wide knowledge of the commercial drivers of the energy and energy efficiency market in the UK. Working for Soltherm & SMS gives me the opportunity to work with highly talented people, who have a passion for delivering quality energy efficiency projects with innovative products and methods.

Responsible for: Ensuring we have the right structures and governance in place to support our growth ambitions over the next 5 years

Personal bio:

• Karate

• Data

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Soltherm offer training programs for EWI installers, allowing them to familiarise themselves with the Soltherm systems and products.

CPD Seminars

Soltherm offer topical and relevant CPD’s, online or in person, so specifiers can boost their professional development whilst working their required hours.

U-Value Calculations

Soltherm offer a free of charge U-Value calculation service. This service ensures the correct insulation thicknesses are utilised in line with Building Regulations.

Condensation Analysis

Soltherm offer a free of charge interstitial condensation analysis service. This service ensures the correct insulation thicknesses are utilised in line with Building Regulations and the risk of interstitial condensation is eliminated.

On Site Support

Our onsite Technical Managers offer an unparalleled service to our registered contractors. They are there to provide both off site and on site training, provide concise site reporting and ensure specifications are adhered to.

Project Specifications

Soltherm operate an industry leading NBS specification service, ensuring we completely understand your needs and use our expertise to guarantee the correct specification for your project.

Project Specific Detailing

No two projects are the same. Soltherm understand the importance of providing a project specific detailing service. Soltherm will attend the site and provide your project with a specific pack of details, always adhering to best practice, providing the project with pleasing aesthetics and longevity.

Computer Generated Images

Soltherm have an in-house team of experts who are able to produce computer generated images to give you an idea of how your finished property will look.

Wind Load Calculations

Soltherm’s qualified engineers can conduct wind load calculations in a very quick time frame. Keep your projects on time and your specifications accurate.


Soltherm’s in-house funding experts are able to provide a quick, simple and robust OJEU compliant route to market, which offers great value by charging one of the lowest framework fees currently on the market.

what we do

Our services

At Soltherm, we produce the highest quality EWI system in the world. Our mission is to supply these innovative building materials and solutions to the British market. Soltherm believes in innovation and education; in order to achieve our mission, we offer the following range of services.