Innovative solutions. Exceptional standards.
Typhoon House is a trusted and reliable partner to the Island’s most outstanding businesses. For nearly 30 years, we have been providers of managed print, scan and copier solutions, the latest audio visual technology, and responsive expert servicing.
From home office use to multinational corporates, MFDs to AV and video conferencing, we’re here to keep your company at the forefront of technology.
Meet The Team
Let’s introduce you to our people.
Geoff McCann Managing Director
Our glorious master and commander, Geoff founded Typhoon House in the early 1990s. His unique vision and leadership style has made Typhoon House the tour de force that it is. Born in Lambeth, London and spending his formative years in Singapore, he arrived in the Isle of Man via the Fleet Air Arm, Laker Airways, Hong Kong and various other countries. Engineering has always been his passion, and he spent many years keeping huge fleets of aeroplanes flying as Head of Quality Assurance for Cathay Pacific. This incredible background made establishing Typhoon House as the Island’s leading printer and audio-visual specialists an unexpected but logical choice! Geoff has the good fortune to be married to Debs. When he isn’t working, he can be found riding his Triumph Rocket 3 or taking amazing professional photos, which can often be found in the TT programme and many other photographic publications.
Debs Gwinnell Sales & Marketing Director
Sales & Marketing Director
From Disney to the Jim Henson Company, Debs has enjoyed many whirlwind adventures in a glittering career spanning over three decades. When she joined Typhoon House some 20 years ago, we like to think she brought a little stardust with her. With a keen focus on problem-solving and taking away pain points, Debs is responsible for everything related to sales and marketing, account management, and ensuring the happiness of clients and colleagues. Away from the hurricane, Debs lives with her husband, Geoff, Typhoon House’s glorious leader. Together they have three sons and three wonderful grandchildren. A true animal lover, she yearns for another Old English Sheepdog and, naturally, a pet otter. Her passion for the silver screen endures in the short films she produces and directs — some of which have made it onto the international film circuit.
Tim Shaw Service Manager
With over 35 years of experience in the office/business equipment field, Tim has gained a vast and varied wealth of industry and product knowledge. Starting straight from school on a four-year government apprenticeship scheme, he worked primarily on typewriters before moving on to photocopiers, printers, and fax machines.
At Typhoon House, he oversees the day-to-day running of the Service Team, whilst lending his expertise to all sides of the business as well as ensuring the delivery of all services provided are of the highest standards. Tim lives in Port Erin with his wonderful wife, Georgina. Together they have two sons, Matty and Ryan. You might recognise the latter as our hard-grafting Warehouse Supervisor. When he's not working, Tim enjoys motorsports, football – he’s is a life-long Man United fan, pen making, wood turning, and a unique form of therapy — keeping his family's cars nice and clean.
Steven Corfield Field Service Engineer
Field Service Engineer
A confessed big fan of shiny things, Steven couldn’t be more at home as our fixer-in-chief. Daily duties include everything from work flow assessing and building to programming, installing, remote diagnostics and maintaining various types of printers, copiers, scanners, document and print solutions, and even audio-visual solutions. It’s a complex job, but with over a quarter of a century of experience in the industry and with a grounded education in engineering, he’s got the chops. In his personal life, Steven is a curious sort who can usually be found supporting local traditions and festivals, such as Oie Voaldyn and Oie Houney, in various guises. He loves writing, storytelling, and swordplay, to wit runs a fledgling school of European martial arts called “The Manx Academy of Defensive Arts (MADA).
Ryan Shaw Warehouse Supervisor
Ryan joined Typhoon House in 2016, initially as our delivery driver and has since taken on full responsibility of the day-to-day running of our bustling warehouse and has turned it into a smooth and efficient operation, as well as managing stock levels and setting up machines for sale. He has also taken on the responsibility for purchasing all consumables, hardware and spare parts ensuring best pricing for our clients is achieved at all times. Outside of work Ryan enjoys keeping fit, films, TV, video games, spending too much money on Lego and is a lifelong Man United supporter.
Milen Stankov Field Service Engineer
Field Service Engineer
Our charming man Milen is responsible for installing, maintaining, and servicing printers, scanners, MFDs, and audio-visual equipment. He studied Physics and Maths at Sofia University in Bulgaria and has more than seven years of experience in the field. His all-round excellence in his role has been rightly recognised with an award from Konica Minolta Business Solutions UK. Outside of Typhoon House, he enjoys spending time with his inspirational family: his wife Tsonka, daughter Nia, and son Orlin. They also have a ginger cat named Oggy and a few fish to keep an eye on things. Milen has a deep passion for portraiture, social, and documentary photography. His keen artistic vision has led him to complete two projects on the Isle of Man, including an exhibition at the Manx Museum.
Alison Reeves Accounts Administrator
Meet Alison, the numbers wizard at Typhoon House. With over 15 years of experience in crunching numbers, she’s the go-to for keeping everything in check, from accounts to wages. When Alison isn't tackling spreadsheets, she's enjoying Island living with the love of her life, Paul. Between the two of them, they've got five kids and a whopping 17 grandkids to keep them on their toes. An avid adventurer, she also loves to satisfy her wanderlust by jetting off to exciting new destinations. But don't be fooled; it’s not all playtime for Alison — she's also a puzzle master, taking on crosswords, jigsaws and “whodunnit” TV shows like nobody's business! Just don't try to make her eat broad beans. That's one thing she's not so fond of.
Dannii Matthews Business Support
Whether taking and logging service calls, procuring new equipment, handling general admin tasks or being the perfect point of contact for clients, Dannii’s supreme experience in service, sales, and IT means she’s got it all covered, as the ultimate business support pro. But that's not all. Our Manx-born and bred wonder has also achieved some impressively high-octane personal accomplishments. A keen and lauded local rally navigator, she's a 5-time Manx Junior Co-Driver Champion, 2-time Manx Ladies Champion, and the 2018 Manx Co-Driver Champion. Now that’s an impressive trophy cabinet! Away from the rally stages, she loves spending time with her fur babies, Luna and Skye, and even more expensive animals (like horses).
Kras Shotinski Deliveries & Warehouse Assistant
Deliveries & Warehouse Assistant
Always ready to greet you with a warm smile, Kras is dedicated to providing our trademark excellent customer service when delivering to businesses all over the Isle of Man. Thanks to his experience in food and hospitality, he’s absolutely driven by his love of meeting and greeting customers. So even if you’re super excited about getting your new tech or supplies, you’ll be even more thrilled about catching up with Kras! To keep him busy outside of work, he is enormously passionate about martial arts, aiming to one day achieve a black belt in kickboxing. For more relaxing pursuits, he enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures, reading, and nature walks with his girlfriend.
Chris Mann Sales Support
Boasting more than 15 years in customer service and sales, Chris is our exalted expert in building and maintaining strong client relationships. He handles all customer enquiries and order processing, working closely with Debs and the rest of the team to ensure that each customer has a glowing experience. Outside the hustle and bustle of Typhoon House HQ, Chris likes to hit the gym or engage in a friendly game of darts. He's also a big football fan. But watch out — as a hardcore Man United fan, he's not too fond of Liverpool or Man City! Born and raised in the Isle of Man, there’s also nothing more he enjoys than spending quality time with his partner and two young children, as well as socialising with friends.
We often work with other suppliers and manufacturers depending on our clients unqiue requirements. Please get in touch to discuss your bespoke needs.
Careers at Typhoon House
Although we may not currently have a role that suits you and your skill set, we’re always excited to hear from fresh and seasoned talent. If you feel you have what it takes, then email us at email@example.com.