Brian Sneddon, Operations Director retires after 21 years at Elite

Brian Sneddon, Operations Director retires after 21 years at Elite


Last week saw us honour a very important man and colleague as he reached a golden milestone beginning what we are sure will be a long and very happy retirement!

As Elite fast approaches its’ own 30th anniversary year, we all said an emotional and heartfelt farewell to our much-loved Operations Director Brian Sneddon. Brian has been with us for 21 of those 30 years and during his time at Elite, as Account Manager, Sales Operations Manager, General Manager and latterly Operations Director, he has made a huge contribution to our team in so many ways.

We all wish both Brian and, his very understanding wife Margaret, an amazing, long and very healthy retirement.


Festive Season Wishes from Elite Controls

Festive Season Wishes from Elite Controls

Wishing you all the compliments of the season from the Elite Control Systems team.


Please note our opening hours over the festive period.

  • The Pre-Engineering/Sales office will be closed from the 25 December to the 4 January 2022.
  • Our engineering department will be closed from the 18 December to the 4 January,
  • Support – Customers with a support contract will be able to access our dedicated team 24/7.  If you experience any issues on site or require remote support, please contact the dedicated support line number as normal and one of the team will assist.


For any customers who do not have a contract in place but have concerns over the holiday period then please contact us as soon as possible to discuss options and where we may be able to assist and provide cover including the setup of dedicated remote access support.


EWON Industrial Remote Access Giveaway!

EWON Industrial Remote Access Giveaway!

Is COVID affecting your downtime or cause other inconvenience?

Has your incident response worsened as result of the pandemic?

Elite Control Systems have put together a FREE Industrial Remote Access offering (Typically worth £1,500) in a prize draw giveaway; to the person(s) that can give us the top 3 benefits of using this technology within their organization, click the link below to enter.

Each winner will receive an Ewon and enclosure as seen in the photo. Installation will have to be completed by an Elite qualified engineer who’s time shall be billed at the cost to the winner (Approx. £500). Additionally, a SIM card with a data plan is required; also supplied by Elite.

Ewon assists our clients to remotely monitor their assets and machines whilst allowing our Engineers to carry out essential work or emergency support when required.
Recently, one of our clients experienced issue with a fault at their plant in Europe Mainland and our Engineers remotely logged into their PLC (with their permission),to help diagnose the issue to get their plant back up and running!
Elite have a produced a bespoke enclosure for the Ewon, allowing clients to manually switch off the device without having to open the enclosure to prevent any unwanted access, while their plant is live or the machine is running.
Ewon has military grade encryption and have the largest footprint in the world with 1000’s of Ewon’s installed across Europe and the Globe.

Each winner will receive an Ewon pre-assembled in the enclosure as you see in the picture. The FREE prize draw giveaway starts today and the winners will be announced at the start of 2022.

(n.b. Best reply also wins Bernard the dog.)

#prizedraw #giveaway #industrial #remote #access #engineering #engineeredsolutions #PLC #SCADA #ICS #PCS #manufacturing #IT

Coco joins Team Elite!

Coco joins Team Elite!

Following the successful induction of Oscar Robertson we are also delighted to announce Coco Butler has started at Elite. Though she is still to complete her probationary period, all the signs are that we will be able to formalise her appointment soon. She has already shown a strong aptitude and interest for all things health, safety and, fun. Speaking of her arrival, Elite’s Brian Sneddon said that she apperared to be showing great promise and is proving to be very popular appointment with the whole team…. big welcomes to both Coco and Oscar from all of us at Elite House!

#dog #dogs #team #teamwork #pets


Introducing our latest Elite Team Member!

Introducing our latest Elite Team Member!

Following a highly successful probation period, Oscar Robertson has now joined the Elite Engineering Team. This was him earlier this week being inducted into the the fundamentals of engineering and inspecting some our in-house test environments. Speaking of his arrival, Elite’s Bill Grant commended his introduction and confirmed that office snack budgets have been adjusted accordingly. He further added that like Oscar, he was very much looking forward to seeing him get the opportunity to get out on some important field work soon!
#team #opportunity #pets #pet #dogs #engineering
Lewis Bark (BEng, MSc) – Elite Controls – Systems Engineer

Lewis Bark (BEng, MSc) – Elite Controls – Systems Engineer

We are delighted to announce that Lewis Bark has joined The Elite Engineering team as our newest Control Systems Engineer.

Lewis adds to Elite’s growing capabilities bringing additional skills and experience in automation, control systems design & implementation. He also brings many highly relevant skills and experience to our Food and Beverage expertise holding an MSc in brewing and distilling that includes recipe design, production and manufacturing, packaging, business, and chemistry.

Speaking of Lewis’s appointment, Juan Carlos di Bella, Elite’s Engineering Manager said:

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Lewis to the team. His past experience in many of our core industries means that he will not only be a great asset to our team, but without any doubt he will also add a great deal of value to the services and support that we offer our customers”

A very warm welcome to Lewis from all the Elite team and the very best of luck in your new role!

#engineering #recruitment #team #experience #business #hiring