About Us

About Us

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Alford Technologies is an award-winning UK based company that specialises in developing highly innovative explosive tools to support Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Breaching/Explosive Method of Entry (EMoE) and Explosive Engineering communities. 

Used by militaries, police, law enforcement and commercial companies from across the globe, Alford’s products have been engineered for precision and accuracy, offering the best performance in comparison tests. Our products are predominantly user-filled, and can be filled and deployed very quickly. 

Founded in 1985 by Dr. Sidney Alford, a pioneer in explosive charge technology who invented the world’s first liquid-lined explosive disruptor, the company has built a formidable reputation as one of the world’s leading innovators of explosive tools. 

Delivering omni-directional, linear, and point-focal disruptive effects, all explosive tools from Alford Technologies are suitable for the majority of explosive cutting tasks.

Unsurprisingly as a market leader within the areas of EOD, IEDD and CMD, Alford has twice been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise & Innovation (2004 and 2009).

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Dr. Sidney Alford, PhD, Mcs, FIExpE

Dr. Sidney Alford, MSc, FIExpE

Founder /Chairman

Dr. Alford is an inventor, explosives engineer and a doctor of chemistry.  Dr. Alford founded Alford Technologies in 1985.  Alford is considered the pioneer in water projecting disruptors driven by high explosive.  Alford’s explosive charges are some of the most highly regarded in the industry.

Roland Alford, BEng. Hons., MIExpE

Roland Alford, CEng, BEng (Hons.), FIMechE, MIExpE

Managing Director

Roland is the second generation Alford in the company. Trained in mechanical engineering, he brought both his engineering skills and business acumen to the company when he joined it full time in 2002. In addition to running most aspects of the company, he is responsible for design, development and manufacturing and sales of Alford products.

Jeremy (Jez) Earnshaw

Jeremy (Jez) Earnshaw

Chief Operations Officer

Jez served with the British Military for over 22 years both in the UK and Overseas before leaving the service in 2015.  During his time in the Army Jez became a specialist in Counter Terrorism and Bomb Disposal, latterly working with the UK Government delivering specialist capability in support of the Home Office CONTEST Strategy.  Prior to that Jez worked with the Foreign office delivering both training and advice in South Asia as well as being responsible for providing the Bomb Disposal network that supported the London 2012 Olympics.
Jez worked as a consultant for Alford Technologies on a number of projects, including the Didcot Power Station demolition, before joining the company full time in May 2018.

Andy Carss

Andy Carss

Technical Project Manager

Retired from the Royal Navy after 36 years as a Warrant Officer 1 Clearance Diver in 2017. Roles included DE&S, Navy Command HQ, Defence Diving School, Diving Inspectorate, DEODS and operational units within FDS.  Possessing extensive knowledge in military diving, underwater demolitions and EOD (CMD & IEDD) Andy provides technical project management for equipment development, trials, training and documentation on our land based and underwater systems.

Matthew Eades MIExpE

Matthew Eades MIExpE

Technical Services Manager

Having served globally with the UK Armed Forces and Royal Engineers for more than 25 years, Matt retired as a Warrant Officer Senior Military Instructor working in areas including Demolitions, Breaching, EOD and Search. Amongst his many roles, he provides technical support for projects including equipment development and documentation, primarily on land-based system. Implementation of technical services including demonstrations, training and working closely with our customers, agents and international organisations across the world.

Clive Gale MIExpE

Clive Gale MIExpE

Technical Services Manager

Retired from the Royal Navy as a Warrant Officer Clearance Diver in 2007 with over 30 years naval diving, underwater demolitions and EOD experience. Clive provides technical support for equipment developement, training and documentation on our land based and underwater systems.

Isabella Meaden

Isabella Meaden

Business Development and Marketing Manager

Isabella has been with the company since 2009. In her capacity supporting the Sales & Marketing for Alford Technologies, Isabella has been supporting our Distributor Network in the promotion of Alford equipment to their customers and in procurement support. Isabella also runs the marketing for the company.

Responsible Business

We are committed to progressing to a recognised leadership position in business conduct by continuing to embed policies and processes across the group, and integrate them into day-to-day business practice.

Maintaining high standards of business conduct is essential to enhance our overall business performance, build trust, and maintain and improve our reputation with stakeholders.

We believe visible leadership is essential to embed a culture of Total Performance and responsible business conduct among employees at all levels and wherever they work in the world.

The Group’s Code of Conduct sets out the principles and standards we require all our employees to adopt. Used in conjunction with our Responsible Trading Principles, it supports our business activities.