Martyn R Wells - Managing Director

Martyn established the company in 1990 after spending his previous career path gaining a wealth of experience within construction and distribution.

He is married with two grown-up daughters, was born and lives in Bolton. Wide ranging interests and hobbies include membership of the local health club, supporting Bolton Wanderers, motorsport, golf, swimming, travel and property renovation.

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Ian Shard BA Hons, B Arch Hons, RIBA - Commercial Director

After graduating from Liverpool University's School of Architecture, Ian worked for architectural practices around the Warrington area, until joining Ibstock Building Products in 1992.

Following a brief spell with James & Taylor, Ian joined Lancashire Brick & Tile in 1998 and now holds the position of Commercial Director. His role within the office includes facilitating our range of Terracotta Rainscreen Cladding Systems, together with heading up our Technical and CAD Department.

Ian is married with two grown up children and his spare time revolves around his family, foreign travel and his passion for Widnes Vikings Rugby League Team.

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Maxine Dewhurst BSc Hons Open, Cert Acct, Cert Mgmt - Administration Director

From her previous role as Admin Manager for a distribution company, Maxine joined us in 2000 to take over the day-to-day running of the office and sales administration for Lancashire Brick & Tile, and now holds the position of Administration Director.

With her logical outlook and good technical knowledge, she deals with the more complex orders, using her sizeable knowledge of various computer programs to manage the largest task. She has recently completed a degree course in Business, Accounts and Law with the Open University.

Maxine's spare time is now mostly dedicated to her young son, but she also enjoys cycling with her husband and socialising with family and friends.

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Simon D Jones - Consultant

Simon has over 25 years experience in the industry, previously working for Proctor & Lavender and Tarmac Westbrick, and for the last 22 years has acted as a freelance consultant within the framework of LBT Brick & Facades.

He prides himself on an inexhaustible knowledge of facing bricks and a passion for new and innovative materials.

He can always be found rummaging through the nearest record store or sharpening his poker skills.

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Steven Leggott - Sales & Development Manager

With 30 years of experience within the industry, Steve began his career at Ravenhead Brick Company, moving onto Hanson Building Products and then James & Taylor before joining Lancashire Brick & Tile in the year 2000.

Over the years he has worked within the North West area, specialising in facing bricks, rainscreen systems and all types of granite and marble products.

Steven is married with two grown-up sons and his spare time is mainly involved in football as a qualified referee, officiating in both local and professional leagues.

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Paul Sutton - Facade Consultant

Paul moved to Lancashire Brick & Tile in 2006, having gathered over 15 years industry experience working throughout the North West for three of the largest brick manufacturers, Marshalls Clay Products, Baggeridge Brick and Hanson Building Products. In April 2015, Paul became an independent consultant, and continues to work with LBT Brick & Facades.

His focus is working closely with architects and designers, dealing with major projects involving products from both the UK and Europe.

Paul is married with two young daughters, during his spare time supports his beloved Manchester City FC and when duty calls, home renovations. Being a family man, he enjoys spending time with his wife and girls as well as socialising with friends and family.

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Barry Woods - Sales Consultant

Barry joined Lancashire Brick & Tile in 2008 after 24 years with the NBS Group as a Sales Director based in the Bolton office. He now works as an independent consultant for LBT Brick & Facades.

He has developed a good cross section of clients which includes architects, builders, contractors, developers, housing associations and local authorities.

Barry has a grown-up daughter and son, and lives in Worsley with his wife Ruth. At the weekends he will be either watching Manchester City FC or on the golf course at Nefyn.

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Natasha Wakefield BA Hons Retail Management - Sales Administrator

Tasha joined Lancashire Brick & Tile in 2017 having previously worked in sales administration and retail.

Her role includes dealing professionally and graciously with visitors and calls whilst also processing orders and quotations and making sure weekly deliveries run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Tasha is also our qualified First-Aider.

Outside of work Tasha spends most of her time with her young daughter and socialising with friends and family.



Kay Gaitskell - Accounts

Kay joined the company in 1997 to manage the accounts department.

She is responsible for the running of the sales and purchase ledgers, credit control, month end reports, reconciliations and all aspects of the companies banking.

Away from the office, Kay is a keen walker and enjoys experimenting with her culinary skills to entertain family and friends.

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