Meet the Grantex Team

Dan Travis

Managing Director

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Dan joined Long Rake Spar in April 2007 after previously working in a Sales role. Over the preceding years Dan worked hard to climb the career ladder within Long Rake Spar, becoming a Director before he pursued new avenues in 2020. Dan recently rejoined the company in 2023 as Managing Director for Grantex and Industrial Minerals, bringing with him a wealth of experience.

Dan is father to two beautiful daughters and his favourite hobbies are running and golf.

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Wendy Pearson

Wendy Pearson

Internal Sales Manager

Wendy joined Long Rake Spar in January 2019. Prior to joining she worked part time as a Team Leader for Waitrose (John Lewis Partnership) while her son was young. Her main career has been in finance, where she worked as an Independent Financial Adviser and a Bank Manager.

Her hobbies are playing Hockey for Buxton Ladies 2nd Team and Dog walking. Wendy loves going on holidays abroad, recently enjoying the Dominican Republic and Turkey with her family.

Sammy Bright

Sammy Bright


Sammy has worked at Long Rake since March 2017. In her role prior to joining Long Rake Spar Sammy was an Assistant Manager at Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

Sammy's favourite hobby is walking. She also enjoys watching documentaries and listening to podcasts about true crime.

Kelise Harding



Kelise joined Long Rake Spar in May 2024. Prior to working for Long Rake, Kelise worked for another company in the aggregates business, so has extensive knowledge about the business and our customers needs. Kelise has worked in sales since she left college.

In her free time Kelise likes to go out for food and drinks with her partner and friends – especially in the sunshine! If and when she can, Kelise and her partner like to have weekends away around the UK.

Emma Sheldon

Emma Sheldon

SALES Coordinator

Emma joined Long Rake Spar in 2019. She has worked in customer facing jobs since she left school at 16.

Emma has a 10 month old daughter and an 18 month old cocker spaniel to keep her busy when she’s not at work

Jess Mallinson

Jessica Mallinson


Jessica joined us in January 2022 and has hit the ground running, helping our customers schedule their deliveries and answering any queries. Previous to working for Long Rake, Jess was a care assistant in a residential home and also worked at the Old Original Pudding Shop in Bakewell as a waitress.

When she is not at work, Jess spends time with her 5-year-old son who keeps her very busy! She also loves a good Netflix series.

Dawn Currington



Dawn joined Long Rake Spar in February 2024. Dawn has over 25 years of hospitality and sales experience including over a decade in the aviation industry as cabin crew. After hanging up her wings she then became a wedding events manager for many years, then more recently an assistant manager in a busy coffer house.

Out of work Dawn loves "family time", holidays, dog walking, and helping on the farm with sheep, cows and three pigmy goats. Music is her downtime though, all genres! Fun fact about Dawn is that she is learning to play the piano and she is also a biker chick!

Tammy Tidmarsh

Tammy Tidmarsh


Brand Manager

Tammy has worked in Marketing for over 20 years, joining Long Rake Spar in 2019. She previously worked for companies such as O2, Diageo, Nintendo and Porsche in field marketing roles. Tammy is responsible for brand planning and development, as well as coordinating marketing activity within Natural Selection and Grantex Surfacing. Tammy is a qualified Chartered Marketer with a Diploma in Professional Marketing.

Tammy has four children to keep her busy when not at work. She enjoys horse riding and walking and keeps a horse, four dogs, two cats and a flock of chickens.