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Long Rake Spar employs over sixty members of staff across its various sites. Click on the various tabs below to see just some of the faces you're most likely to come across day-to-day while dealing with our company.

Curtis

SightGRIP Sales Manager

Curtis joined the team at Long Rake Spar in April 2008, his main responsibilities include overseeing all SightGRIP related sales and handling individual customer requirements. Curtis deals with specialist pricing enquiries and due to his extensive dried product knowledge also advises customers on all aspects of the Grantex range. He works closely with our Operations and Purchasing teams to ensure all customers' needs are fulfilled.

Annabel

Decorative Sales Manager

Since Annabel joined Long Rake Spar in 2010, her role has developed considerably. Annabel is an integral part of the sales team and manages the efficient processing of decorative orders and tenders whilst co-ordinating logistical demands and generating production plans.

Alice

Grantex Sales Manager

Alice has been with the company since 2012, she now manages our Grantex dried aggregates department. Her main roles include coordinating orders, specialist pricing enquiries and helping to ensure the smooth operation of all dried aggregate sales.

Cara

Decorative Sales Coordinator

Info coming soon...

Joe

Grantex Sales Coordinator

Joe has always dreamed of selling gravel. From a young age he'd pick up stones wherever he went, eager to find out their properties, examining them in first his hands and then his mouth. This continued until one day, aged 6, Joe swallowed a stray piece of basalt and had to be rushed to the hospital. Three days later, he woke with no sense of taste. Because of this, Joe isn't allowed in the yard, but the smell of the stones still draws him into work every day.

Richard Maughan

Sales Director

Richard joined the team as Sales Manager in 2005, bringing a wealth of 20 years?experience in the decorative aggregate and industrial market sectors. His extensive technical knowledge has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining key accounts within a wide spectrum of industries whilst ensuring the continued long term growth of the company.

UK Sales Area: North East and Scotland

Dan Travis

Special Products Manager

Dan joined the team at Long Rake Spar back in April 2007 where he's progressed in various roles involving purchasing and internal/external sales. His current role as Special Products Manager not only makes use of his extensive wealth of both product and customer knowledge but will ensure he'll continue to excel in this field.

UK Sales Area: North West

Tim Cleverley

Area Sales Manager

Tim has been with Long Rake Spar since 2006, having previously worked for two national aggregate companies for a period of sixteen years. As a Sales Manager, Tim is responsible for a number of key accounts in the South West region and represents Long Rake Spar at regional events, bringing the latest understanding of products and industry standards to his clients.

UK Sales Area: Midlands, South West & Wales

Chris Bourne

Area Sales Manager

Chris joined Long Rake Spar at the beginning of 2013 having worked in various commercial roles for national aggregate companies since 1999. Chris is responsible for our National Buying Groups and also covers the London and South East regions. Living in the South East, Chris also looks after our export sales to France, Belgium & Holland.

UK Sales Area: South East

John Hurdley

Buying Manager

John has worked for Long Rake Spar for ten years. He has extensive experience in the Aggregates business both with Multi-Nationals and successful independants, and has enjoyed a long and happy association with the business for the best part of 25 years.

Carl

Buyer

Carl has been with Long Rake Spar since March 2009. His roles have progressed through production to office based roles as technical analyst and weighbridge co-ordinator. He is now the key buyer for the company and is responsible for the procurement of raw materials and co-ordinating haulage requirements.

Sarah Hill

Marketing Director

Since joining the company in 1996, Sarah has acquired strong product and industry knowledge enabling her to promote the company, and its many products to their maximum potential. Our high standard of product literature, packaging and point of sale is testament to Sarah's ability to run a structured and contemporary marketing department.

Laura

Marketing Coordinator

Laura joined the company in 2014 to undertake a sales role for an affiliate company of Long Rake Spar. She has now progressed into a more creative role within the Marketing Department and works alongside Sarah, assisting her with the promotion of the company.

Millie

Marketing Manager

Millie joined the company in 2014 after finishing university. She is responsible for the company's strategic and tactical marketing; creating, implementing and analysing campaigns to help Long Rake Spar achieve its aims and support its customers. She is currently studying with the CIM for a Diploma in Professional Marketing and specialising in Digital Strategy.

Keith Newsome

Company Secretary

After training with Price Waterhouse in the 1970's, Keith had a number of senior roles including Group Chief Accountant with Hepworth Building Products and Finance Director of Armitage Brothers PLC. He joined Long Rake Spar back in 2002 and says "The culture at Long Rake is to have fun and do our very best for customers. A happy culture has played a big part in the development of the business".

Claire

Sales Accounts Manager

Claire joined the Long Rake Spar Sales Team in March 2005 as Sales Assistant and managed all apsects of both Decorative and Grantex Sales. Since the company's expansion she has digressed and has maintained her customer relations in the credit control department, resolving any problems and ensuring payment of outstanding invoices both for Long Rake Spar and Meadow View Stone.

Hannah

Senior Accounts Assistant

Hannah has been with Long Rake Spar since December 2011. Her key duties include maintaining the financial transactions on the Sales Ledger, whilst also handling some HR duties. She uses her experience in the workplace to support her learning towards the AAT Qualification, currently studying towards Level 3.

Kenny Dean

Group Operations Manager

Kenny joined Long Rake Spar from one of the major aggregate companies as Group Operations Manager in late 2013. He has gained over 30 years?experience in processing and manufacturing applications ranging from food to aggregates. Kenny is responsible for all operational activities within the group both in the UK and overseas.

Richard Salt

Works Manager

Richard's responsibilities at Long Rake include the overseeing of the works, ensuring efficient and safe operations; monitoring the accurate despatch of customer requirements. He is also in charge of maintaining and adjusting raw material stock levels to co-ordinate with schedules production programmes whilst retaining a position of high flexibility.

Anthony

Weighbridge Operator / Samples Technician

Anthony has progressed from production to an office based role where he now analyses the technical specifications of products, whilst co-ordinating the weighbridge, transport activities and sample requests.

Martin

Yard Foreman

Martin has been with Long Rake Spar since the year 2000 and, due to his extensive experience in product dispatch, now oversees the continued smooth operation of our bagging plants - a crucial part of the business. Martin also helps to maintain stock levels for our dried aggregates, checks outgoing orders and coordinates incoming deliveries.

Trevor Broadhurst

Managing Director

Having acquired the company in 1985 Trevor's strategic vision and enthusiasm is testament to the companies continued success and growth. His industry experience spans back many years to when he was extracting calcite from his own quarries. With strong values, particularly in supplying excellent levels of customer service, this benchmark is manifested down through the business through a friendly and valued team of staff.

Keith Newsome

Company Secretary

After training with Price Waterhouse in the 1970's, Keith had a number of senior roles including Group Chief Accountant with Hepworth Building Products and Finance Director of Armitage Brothers PLC. He joined Long Rake Spar back in 2002 and says "The culture at Long Rake is to have fun and do our very best for customers. A happy culture has played a big part in the development of the business".

Richard Maughan

Sales Director

Richard joined the team as Sales Manager in 2005, bringing a wealth of 20 years?experience in the decorative aggregate and industrial market sectors. His extensive technical knowledge has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining key accounts within a wide spectrum of industries whilst ensuring the continued long term growth of the company.

Kenny Dean

Group Operations Manager

Kenny joined Long Rake Spar from one of the major aggregate companies as Group Operations Manager in late 2013. He has gained over 30 years?experience in processing and manufacturing applications ranging from food to aggregates. Kenny is responsible for all operational activities within the group both in the UK and overseas.

Sarah Hill

Marketing Director

Since joining the company in 1996, Sarah has acquired strong product and industry knowledge enabling her to promote the company, and its many products to their maximum potential. Our high standard of product literature, packaging and point of sale is testament to Sarah's ability to run a structured and contemporary marketing department.

John Hurdley

Buying Manager

John has worked for Long Rake Spar for ten years. He has extensive experience in the Aggregates business both with Multi-Nationals and successful independants, and has enjoyed a long and happy association with the business for the best part of 25 years.

Dan Travis

Special Products Manager

Dan joined the team at Long Rake Spar back in April 2007 where he's progressed in various roles involving purchasing and internal/external sales. His current role as Special Products Manager not only makes use of his extensive wealth of both product and customer knowledge but will ensure he'll continue to excel in this field.

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