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.
Group Purchasing Manager
Annabel joined Long Rake Spar in 2010. Her role has developed considerably – from starting as an office junior to heading up the internal decorative sales team for 7 years, to now managing UK procurement. Her role involves overseeing all aspects of the supply chain, starting from our supplier’s sources; to the stock received in, to delivery of the goods to the end user. To further enhance her knowledge and support her in her role, Annabel is about to embark on Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply diploma.
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.
Decorative Sales Coordinator
Wendy joined the company in January 2019 and works within the decorative sales team. Her main responsibilities include booking haulage for our southern depot in Rye, coordinating deliveries and processing orders.
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.
National Sales Manager
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.
Area Sales Manager
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 and Northern England.
Area Sales Manager
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.
Area Sales Manager
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
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.
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.
Millie joined Long Rake Spar in February 2021. Millie started working at 15 in bars / pubs up until joining Long Rake.
Millie loves going on holiday abroad (somewhere hot). An interesting fun fact about Millie is that she has been dancing since the age of 3 years old!
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.
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.
Tammy Tidmarsh DipM ACIM CMktr
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, three dogs, three cats and a flock of chickens.