Our Directors

Kevin Penman

Kevin Penman, Managing Director of VS Group Holdings, with a decade of experience in the fast-paced technology sector, was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at this years’ The Talk of Manchester Business Awards.

Keen to continue the legacy of his late mother, who spent her life working and supporting young people with difficulties, and touched by the work of a number of charities through his own personal life, Kevin had a desire to support the organisations whose work he had witnessed first-hand. This was his inspiration for building a business that was positioned to assist voluntary and charitable bodies to gain access to leading-edge technology while balancing crucial fund-raising and support work, helping them meet with their individual objectives.

Today, VS Group works with more than 300 organisations, primarily in the charitable and voluntary sector, with a team of ten operating from the Manchester base and serving locations across the UK.

Jason Savion

With almost two decades spent in the B2B technology and telecoms market, and has worked across a range of progressive industries, Jason has a strong track record of taking leading edge tech products to the business community.

With a strong focus on client relations, he works closely with VS Group customers to help understand their individual challenges and help create solutions that are tailored towards their individual needs.

With expertise in helping charitable and Legal organisations, He is adept in working with VS Group’s customers, helping them to benefit from new technologies while refocusing their cash-flow towards their bottom line and the services they deliver.

He is a proud father of one and spends much of his time with his Fiance and beautiful baby boy in Lancashire.

Our Management Team

Alex Challoner
Billing & Provosioning Manager

Alex assists with VS Group’s Customer Service operations.  She has worked in the Customer Service industry since the age of 16, for some of the UK’s best known companies.

She is happily married and is the proud mother of her young daughter, Eleanor.  In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and cycling.

Diane Harvey
Finance Manager

Diane is our new Finance Manager here at the VS Group. With over 10 years’ of Finance experience under her buckle, Diane is a great asset to the business and is looking forward to getting stuck in.

In Diane’s spare time, she spends time with her family, enjoys socialising with her friends and fine dining.

Jim Yelland
Head of Engineering

Platinum accredited Jim has more than 39 years’ experience in the fast moving telecoms and technology sector, working with the leading hardware vendors and expert in more than 20 different type of telephone systems.

From installing a telephone system at Royal household Clarence House, through to a complex hotel system on the Penguin-inhabited island of Tresco in the Scilly Isles, passable via Chinook Helicopter and golf buggy, his experience is expansive.

Chantelle Lord
Customer Service

Chantelle is an integral member of our customer service team. With over 4 years’ experience in administration and customer service, Chantelle handles all of our customer service enquiries whilst also making key recommendations to save charities money.

In her spare time, Chantelle likes to spend time socialising with friends, eating out and visiting the gym.