Meet the team

Simon Sheppard

Managing Director

As a family business, I started working at Royale when I was 17 as an apprentice, I stayed at Royale for 10 years but then left with my brother to start our own business, primarily concentrating on air conditioning. We ran a successful air conditioning business for many years carrying out a wide variety of projects from small domestic to large industrial, during this time we accumulated a good customer base through workmanship and recommendation. In 2014 we were then approached to return to Royale, this was when both companies merged and Royale become a family business once again. Both myself and my brother now run the business whilst my father heads towards retirement with his feet up in Madeira.

In my spare time I enjoy renovating and tuning cars, also travelling the UK with friends racing around the best UK circuits such as Brands Hatch and Silverstone.

James Sheppard

Technical Director

I joined the family business when I was 17 and worked for a number of years as an engineer before leaving to start an Air conditioning service and installation company with my brother. After building a successful business we had the opportunity of returning to Royale and merged both companies.

After 20yrs on the road as an engineer I now work in the office running the business with my brother.

Outside of work I enjoy football, boxing, music and travelling.

Gary Millard

Commercial Director

I started off at Royale as an Engineer Apprentice where I worked my way to Service Supervisor. In 2011, I left Royale to set up my own company and work for myself where I was able to gain invaluable business knowledge and contacts. During this time I was approached by Celtherm to become Project Manager, giving me an opportunity to learn a new aspect of the industry and gain a wealth of experience in designing and delivering cold room projects. I came back to Royale in 2017 where i'm now Commercial Director bringing in service contracts and project work - delivering some amazing installations!

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, keeping fit, playing and watching football, boxing and meeting up with my mates.

Steven Crocker

Service Director

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Angella Kalikwani

Accounts Assistant

I have been working at Royale since 2015. Royale gave me the opportunity of working in the Accounts department just after I had completed my AAT Level 3, without any experience.  With all the support and training acquired whilst working at Royale they have helped me grow in my career. I love my job and look forward to further progress. 

In my free time I enjoy being around people, laughing, cooking and partying. 


Hannah Minhinnett

Liam Madden

Contracts Manager

I joined Royale in 2016 from a background in training new staff at ING Direct UK and working as a Housing Officer at West Berkshire Council. It was a fresh challenge in a sector that was all new to me and every day is different as a Contracts Manager for Royale!

In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling and generally trying to keep the body ticking! I also keep myself occupied with football, NFL and Rugby - Pretty hard to keep track at times! 

Sarah Millard

Business Development Manager

Sean Egan

Service Manager