Shane McCormick

Shane McCormick

National Sales Manager

07395 798523

Prior to becoming our newly appointed National Sales Manager at Long Rake Spar, Shane has worked in the landscape industry for over 20 years. His wealth of experience and expertise led Shane to holding senior roles at Marshalls, Namgrass and Talasey and recently being awarded a spot on the Top 100 influencers in the supply field. We are pleased to have him on board to share his knowledge with the team.

In his personal life, Shane has recently become a grandparent and is preparing for his daughter’s wedding in the summer of 2024.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending weekends away in his campervan, football and his two Cockapoo’s, Buddy and Beau.

Area covered - National.

Mike MacRae

Mike MacRae

Area Sales Manager

07395 798523

Mike has worked at Long Rake Spar since February 2020. Previously Mike had been involved with construction material sales for over 32 years. Companies he worked for included Hanson, Marshalls and Formpave, after having started his career with Harcros Timber & Building Supplies back in the late 80’s.

Mike's favourite hobby is walking his dog, a six year old German Shepherd called Koda. An interesting fun fact about Mike is that he coached Youth Football for 16 years, with the highlight being winning the U19 Scottish Cup.

Area covered - Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England.

Cate Kennewell

Area Sales Manager

07720 087737

Cate joined Long Rake Spar in November 2019. Her previous role before she joined Long Rake was as a Sales Manager with a brick manufacturer.

Cate's favourite hobby is listening to live music and interior design. An interesting fun fact about Cate is that she auditioned to go to Drama School in London.

Area covered - East Midlands / Northern England.

Rachel Aiers

Area Sales Manager

07921 099669

Rachel has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She originally worked for a Brick factory, progressing to be an Account Manager selling into House Builders and Architects. For over 15 years Rachel has been dealing directly with builders merchants, which she really loves and feels very proud to have been part of the industry for the majority of her career.

In her spare time Rachel enjoys walking her 3 dogs and she's passionate about cleaning! Some may say OCD!! At Christmas Rachel volunteers at her local homeless shelter.

Area covered - South West.

Glynn Jefferies

Area Sales Manager

07738 635672

Glynn joined Long Rake Spar in January 2024. He has been working in the Landscaping industry since 2015, previously working for Marshall’s and London Stone, where he dealt with both Builders Merchants and Landscapers.

When he gets time Glynn likes to play golf and football, or listen to music and chill. Interesting fact - Glynn swam county level when he was a teenager.

Area covered - South East.

Dan McMahon

Dan McMahon

Area Sales Manager

07842 448181

Dan has been working with Builders Merchants for the last ten years before joining Long Rake Spar in March 2024. He thoroughly enjoys interacting with independent merchants as he feels they really are the backbone of the industry.

Dan is a huge fan of all sports, but particularly loves football and if his kids allow him to, he watches as much football as possible!

Area covered - Midlands & Wales.

Wendy Pearson

Wendy Pearson

Internal Sales Manager

Wendy joined Longrake 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

Senior Sales Coordinator

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

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

Buddy to Mike MacRae, Covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and North England.

Jess Mallinson

Jessica Mallinson

Sales Coordinator

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.

Buddy to Glynn Jefferies, Covering South East England.

Dawn Currington

Dawn Currington

Sales Coordinator

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 coffee 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!

Buddy to Cate Kennewell, Covering East Midlands and North England.

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.

Buddy to Rachel Aiers & Dan McMahon, Covering Wales and South West England.

Tammy Tidmarsh

Tammy Tidmarsh

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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 keeps a horse, four dogs- one of which she is training in competitive obedience, two cats and a flock of chickens.