“We pride ourselves not only on our knowledge and expertise, but on our service. It’s what sets us apart”.

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Steve Wilcockson

Managing Director

Having been employed within the leisure industry for almost 30 years, Steve founded SSL in 2004. A highly respected figure in the industry, Steve has an expansive knowledge of synthetic sports facility design and construction. Under Steve’s guidance, the company has gone from strength to strength and has been a specialist consultant employed as part of the AGP Framework agreement, responsible for the design and delivery of hundreds of Football Foundation funded projects. As an industry expert, Steve has been engaged to provide seminar presentations regarding the development of synthetic turf sports facilities and is regularly in contact with the major sports governing bodies.

Outside Work…… As a former member of the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, Steve has represented the UK Armed Forces in the Diving Championships in Berlin.

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Wesley Bugg

Design Consultant

Wesley’s main activities for SSL include:

  • CAD Design
  • Consultancy
  • Design Specification
  • Planning and Statutory Approvals
  • Engagement of Approved Suppliers
  • Site Inspection and Surveys
  • FA / RFU Framework Contracts
  • Analysis of Data
Key responsibilities include:
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Control of Sub Contractors / Sub Consultants (Approved Suppliers)
  • Health and Safety compliance

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John Bennett

Design Consultant

Involved in over 3000 sports facility projects during 17 successful years in the industry, John has worked alongside major sporting bodies including the US Olympic Committee, FA, RFU, Sport England, England Hockey, Scottish Hockey & Hockey Wales. John’s work has focussed on the design, development and construction of synthetic turf pitches (both in the UK and internationally), athletics tracks, multi-use games areas (MUGA’s) and innovative rooftop pitches. Prior to joining SSL, John gained over a decade of experience in project design, cost control and contract management for a major UK pitch contractor and has also been engaged as a facility design advisor to a major UK sports governing body. 

Outside Work…… John has completed the Great North Run on 10 separate occasions, the London Marathon and a 40 mile event in Cumbria, raising thousands of pounds for various charities in the process.

Find out more via John’s LinkedIn profile

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Nick McLaren

Design Consultant

Nick’s main activities for SSL include:

  • CAD Design
  • Site Inspection and Surveys
  • Construction Quality Control
  • Planning and Statutory Approvals
  • Engagement of Approved Suppliers
  • FA / RFU Framework Contracts
Key responsibilities include:
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Control of Sub Contractors / Sub Consultants (Approved Suppliers)
  • Health and Safety compliance