Meet the Team

Here at Hillview Windows, we believe it is important for you to know a bit about us, so you can feel completely comfortable and at ease when you’re choosing your windows, doors and conservatories.

So here’s a little bio on our office staff. They are a really friendly bunch, we promise, so give them a call today and they can help with any queries or questions you may have.

Ben Canning – Company Director

Newbury born and bred, Ben set up Hillview Windows in 2008 and is proud of the company’s reputation for quality products and fantastic customer service.

He has worked in the industry – usually alongside John – for more than 25 years and there isn’t a thing he doesn’t know about it.

Ben has spent time working across all aspects of the sector - selling, measuring and installing – and is highly qualified and experienced.

He is proud that our company is able to sponsor Burghclere Youth Football Team, as he believes it is important to support and nurture children’s love of sport and encourage them to stay active.

If he isn’t working, you will find Ben on the golf course.

Vanessa Canning – Company Director  and Office Manager

Vanessa grew up in Germany, but moved to England in 2004.  (Ben may have played a role in that decision) and has supported Ben from day one in the business.

The couple have two children and now they are at school, Vanessa spends more time in the office.

With a background in finance and data management working for some large national companies, Vanessa makes sure the office runs smoothly.

She is incredibly organised, but ensures everyone around her is always very relaxed.

Outside of work she spends her time ferrying her two daughters between various sports clubs and socialising with friends.

She loves chocolate and Office dog, Willow, is never far from her side.

John Brewer – Sales Manager

This is John. He knows more about windows and doors than you can imagine.

With nearly three decades in the industry, John learnt his trade on the tools, working as an installer, window and conservatory surveyor and installations manager.

He is highly qualified, with an in-depth understanding of building regulations and fenestration requirements, ensuring he can offer you the best advice for your particular requirements, however complicated the job may seem.

As well as being the most knowledgeable sales manager you will ever meet, he also has a great rapport with all of our customers and staff.

He loves cycling, watching rugby and spending time with his family – although not necessarily in that order.

He used to coach at Aldermaston Colts Rugby Club and watch Thatcham RFC and London Irish in action. Now he is more content with a Rio’s burger and a dog walk in the countryside.

Tara Anderson – Office Administrator

Tara hails from Lincolnshire but has made her home in West Berkshire and has been working with Hillview Windows as our office administrator for since 2019.

She is incredibly organised, having been an office manager for a number of other companies over the years, and keeps the fitters in check.

She loves baking and makes the best cups of coffee known to man – essential skills to get on in any business, we’re sure you’ll agree.

The self-confessed ‘neat freak’ has a six-year-old son, who keeps her on her toes, and is getting married in 2021 maybe.

Tara always has a smile on her face and says she loves the family-feel in our office.

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