Since becoming the Midlands representative for Katie Blake and Glencrest Seatex Anthony has developed business in his area by an amazing level he is a long way ahead of his associates. An extremely professional business man we are pleased to have Anthony as part of our team
Cory looks after our administration, including the accounts and credit control. She has lots of experience and does an excellent job dealing with customers and difficult staff on the odd day. She’s very bright and enjoys a challenge and that’s good because every day there’ something new. Great to work alongside Cory enjoys her job.
‘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.’
We are very pleased to announce that Edd Willoughby has joined us covering the South West. Edd is well known on the area and he tells us his customers like him, what do you think? He has been in business as a professional Sales Agent for 15 years and is proud to offer Glencrest and Katie Blake Furniture along with his other products. Married and living in Exeter he is slap bang in the centre of the area we have designated.
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.
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.
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 18 years. Ray is our main driver and covers the country in our new fleet of 18 ton trucks, he says they are so comfortable, he has trouble keeping awake. Ray knows almost everything about our products and often advises warehouse staff about handling and how to display them. Earlier this year Ray had a Heart Attack in the warehouse. He frightened us all and was taken to Hospital by Helicopter to be honest he was not breathing when he left here and we thought the worst. Ray was off for 6 months but is now fully recovered and has been passed fit to drive HGV’s, well done Ray you are amazing.
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 Cribbs works in our busy office supporting all stations. Sue is a Girl Friday and can take over any task. Her hobby is Marathon running and has achieved a great deal of success raising thousands for charity. Sue has a wealth of experience and is an important member in our team.
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.