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The Team

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Customer Services Team
Isla Townsend, Customer Services Team Manager
Isla Townsend
Customer Services Team Manager
I joined Benders after a recommendation from a family member who already worked here. When not spending time with my twin girls I get pleasure from doing my job to a high standard ensuring all customers are kept up to date. I'm also a huge fan of rugby union.
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Emma Griffith, Sales Support (Artwork)
Emma Griffith
Sales Support (Artwork)
I'm known as the 'Custom Print Queen' at Benders. It's my specialty. After two years working at Benders I left to have my daughter, only to return in 2014- I simply can't stay away! When at home I love jumping in muddy puddles and watching Disney films with my little girl.
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Angel Lenton-Jones, Customer Services Executive
Angel Lenton-Jones
Customer Services Executive
I joined Bendersí Sales department in February 2016 and really enjoy building a rapport with the customers I work with by understanding their business, and helping them expand with new ideas. Outside of the office I love riding and looking after my horse Baz and particularly enjoy spending time going on a hack through the countryside.
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Field Sales & Marketing
Chris Rowles, Sales Executive
Chris Rowles
Sales Executive
I'm a very sociable person and helping to build our Telesales customers is a great way to use this. When I'm not on the end of the phone I'll probably be playing footie, i'm a fanatic, but it's starting to become more of a spectator sport due to my age.
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Ian Keefe, Sales Manager - Vending
Ian Keefe
Sales Manager - Vending
I am about to complete 7 years at Benders, and have seen the company grow and build to the organisation it is today. A Great team, with a fantastic range of products to offer. Away from the business I am a keen cyclist, help in training dogs for the disabled.
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Daniel Sharp, Sales Manager - Brands/Coffee To Go
Daniel Sharp
Sales Manager - Brands/Coffee To Go
I joined Benders in 2005 and I now look after the major brands that the business works with. I work to exceed customer expectations by providing a high level of service and in-use production solutions. Away from the business I enjoy cooking for family and friends and honing my skiing skills.
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Jonathan Smith, Sales Manager - Wholesale
Jonathan Smith
Sales Manager - Wholesale
I have worked in sales for over 30 years. It is my passion, I always look to build broad relationships, and think creatively. I have a tendency to never switch off - I could work 24/7. When I'm at home I enjoy gardening, cycling and tending to my aquarium.
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Adrian Pratt, Marketing Manager
Adrian Pratt
Marketing Manager
The Foodservice channel has been a passion for nearly all of my career, and now part of a dynamic team developing customer solutions to build the use of our paper hot cup ranges. When not working I'm following cricket and rugby or walking my pair of springer spaniels.
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Operational Team
Julie Dunlop, HR Manager
Julie Dunlop
HR Manager
After leaving my Irish hometown, I came to university in Wales. I arrived at Benders after working across a range of industry sectors before finding 'home' in manufacturing. I love yoga and have a knack for bringing people out of themselves- key for maximising any situation.
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Alan Burrows, Purchasing Manager
Alan Burrows
Purchasing Manager
I grew up in North Wales and joined Benders in the 90's. Having spent most of my career in Purchasing working for a number of FMCG companies, I have developed a feel for establishing long-term reciprocal relationships. When at home I enjoy time with my family, hiking and karate.
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Allan Paterson, Technical & Development Manager
Allan Paterson
Technical & Development Manager
I believe a phrase most applicable to Benders is "never a dull moment". The phrase has remained true for 18 years and continues to do so. Having assisted in the installation of our latest two cup machines my focus for the remainder of 2016 is ongoing quality improvement projects.
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Howard Bradshaw, IT Manager
Howard Bradshaw
IT Manager
I have worked for Benders for almost 20 years. IT plays a key role in moving the business forwards allowing us to service our customers effectively. Away from the office I enjoy nothing more than entertaining my family and friends by throwing a good dinner party.
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Management Team
Andy Cunliffe, Managing Director
Andy Cunliffe
Managing Director
As Managing Director my aim is to build a business that provides security and development for staff while giving our customers the best products, the best service and the best quality. When not at Benders I'm outside enjoying the elements - especially windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Mike Gardner, Sales & Marketing Director
Mike Gardner
Sales & Marketing Director
I joined Benders in 2013 to play a part in the growth of dynamic, forward thinking business. Previous sales roles have included vending and packaging where I spent several years selling plastic cups before "seeing the light" of paper. At home in Hampshire I am a football Referee.
Graham Matthias, Supply Chain Director
Graham Matthias
Supply Chain Director
I joined Benders in 2014 in a factory management role, later assuming greater responsibility for all aspects of the supply chain, before becoming Supply Chain Director in 2016. This role presents many challenges and opportunities to keep Benders at the forefront of the market. Away from work, I enjoy reading, quizzes and travel. Iím also a long standing Wrexham FC fan, which definitely has its ups and downs!
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