Dan Travis appointed as MD for Grantex and Industrial Minerals

Long Rake Spar is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Travis as Managing Director for Grantex and Industrial Minerals. Dan first joined Long Rake Spar in 2007, with his recent appointment testament to the hard work and dedication he has put in over the preceding years. Dan will bring strong leadership and a wealth of experience to his new role, driving these key business areas forward.

Owner and Managing Director of Long Rake Spar, Trevor Broadhurst said ‘This is an important new appointment for us, and we welcome the return of Dan back to the business. The dried aggregates sector has changed much in the last ten years and competition in this area is ever increasing. We are fortunate to have someone as experienced as Dan to take this position and feel that with him at the helm of the Grantex and Industrial Minerals division, we are well equipped to make the most of future opportunities.’

Long Rake Spar’s Head Office is based in Youlgrave, Derbyshire with a further four dockside sites and four processing facilities at various locations around the UK, which produce in the region of 750kt of finished product per annum. Long Rake Spar is committed to becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2030, which includes reducing emissions and investing in verified carbon reduction projects. Established in 1867 Long Rake has a long history in the business of aggregates. The specialised dried aggregate brand ‘Grantex’ was formed in 1997 as the original dried aggregate supplier in the marketplace.

Dan joins the Grantex business alongside Steven Singh to form a formidable team, offering a wealth of industry expertise, business connections and systems advice to its growing customer base. Dan said of his new appointment ‘I’m hugely excited to join Long Rake Spar as the MD of Grantex and Industrial Minerals. Long Rake Spar is a forward-thinking company where advancements in innovation and technology within the business are a continuous process. It is this commitment to improvement that makes this such an exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started and contribute towards the future expansion of the business.’

Dan Travis MD Grantex