Annya has now been with Glencrest for 6 months and is becoming a Jack of all trades learning every aspect of the business. She is very smart with several University Degrees under her belt she also has a lovely personality so Annya will go far in our Company.
Cory will be taking over from June Adkins who has decided to retire after only 34 years with the Company. Cory has a wealth of experience in administration and will be handling the finances of the Company reporting directly to the Managing Director. Cory will also be chasing overdue accounts and looking after our customer Insurance cover. She will also oversee the office daily routine ensuring everything runs smoothly.
‘Debbie looks after customer’s orders putting them onto our bespoke system and ensuring they get despatched on time. Debbie books in deliveries and handles general enquiries. Debbie says she loves working at Glencrest Seatex as the is never a dull minute.’
Gedas is from Lithuania, and is a very hard working and smart young man. He has been with the company for over 6 years and looks after our parasol and parasol base stock. Given we sell over 100,000 parasols and bases every year he is a busy man. If you order Parasols Gedas will have been involved. Gedas also helps with cushion production.
Gwyn has been represented Glencrest in the South East of England and South London for over 10 years. What Gwyn doesn’t about Garden Furniture isn’t worth knowing. He will spend a long time helping you to merchandise both Cushions and Parasols, he also helps when containers of Katie Blake arrive.
Jack is our Chairman and Managing Director. Jack started the business back in 1981 from his back bedroom in Shoeburyness Essex. He remembers not having enough money for the petrol to visit a customer in Birmingham and decided to drive all the way there and all the way back at 50 mph. You will not believe how little fuel you use if you do that it saved a fortune. A fortune at that time was a fiver. Now the company employs 30 people and many more in the Far East where Jack seems to spend most of his days. Jack should be retired now but he still enjoys his work and he has excellent staff around him and the Company is going from strength to strength
Jim has been representing Glencrest and Katie Blake for a number of years now and is very well known in Scotland. Jim is a good agent who understands the business and looks after his customers like they were family. A great Character Jim is fun to be with and we are proud to have Jim on board.
We are very sad to announce that after 32 years’ service June will be retiring. Cory Stallard who has been with us for 4 months now will be taking over from June with immediate effect. June is moving to Spain with her husband Alan in a lovely place near Almeria with its own swimming pool, bbq and Lounge area so she can sit in the sun and go all shrivelled in her old age. June has spent every day thinking about Glencrest for over 30 years, of course we all wish her the very best in her well deserved retirement.
Glencrest Seatex and Katie Blake are extremely pleased that Lisa Wharton has joined us as our representative for the North East. Lisa is very well known and is delighted to be offering our products to her customers. Working from her home in Newcastle Upon Tyne she will be operating from the Northumberland down to Lincolnshire and across to the county borders of Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Mark represents Katie Blake and Glencrest Seatex in East Anglia, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London. Mark has been with Glencrest for 2 years now and has developed with his customers who are keen to offer our products.
Natasha is a very important member of our staff looking after Stock, Purchase Orders and Customer orders. Natasha always has a lovely smile and enjoys her job, she is now in control of our stock and ordering process with our suppliers. Natasha also has an assistant in Laura who is being trained to work alongside Natasha.
Neil is looking after the Northern part of the South West together with his two Ladies. Neil has a wealth of experience in the area and most Garden Centres will know Neil. We at Glencrest are very pleased that Neil decided to join us and we confident he will do well.
Neil looks after our UK Production of cushions and parasols. We still make 90% of our cushions in the UK so we can control the quality better. Cushions and Parasols is still a major part of our business and Neil has more than 15 people to manage at Wickford. Neil has been with the company over 20 years.
Ray has been with the company for over 15 years. Ray is our main driver and covers the country. Last year we purchased a larger Mercedes Curtain Side truck as our deliveries were just too big for our previous Lorries, which we still have. There is not much Ray doesn’t know about our products so he is full of information when he deliverers to our customers. Getting up most mornings with the larks Ray often sets of at 3.00am ensuring he is at his first drop for 08.30.
Steve joined Glencrest Seatex from Tom Chambers where he was their Business Develop Manager. Steve has a wealth of experience in the Garden Market and is looking forward to his new position as National Sales Manager. Steve has a background in the Garden Business from 1997 where he was General Manager with Spread Garden Supplies developing his management skills so today he is at the top of his trade and a well-known and well liked character.
Steven is our Sales Director and is responsible for increasing the companies’ sales. Steven has many years’ experience in Garden Furniture and the garden market in general. He enjoys selling Katie Blake because he says every customer is happy with the product and it outsells most others. Steven is expanding the sales force and will be taking on another full time professional in the very near future to keep up with the sales growth of Katie Blake.
Sue Holden is our Sales representative for the South West including Cornwall and Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset. Sue has two young Ladies visiting many customers who know them well. We are very pleased Sue has joined forces with Glencrest and we are looking forward to an amazing season in 2017.