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Meet the team

Our market-leading products, efficiency and outstanding customer service is all down to a fantastic team. Meet the people behind Whitesales.

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Our Team

Paul White
Senior Director

One of Whitesales' founding partners, Senior Director Paul has been one of our longest-serving members since his father established the company in 1989. From the offset, he has been responsible for Whitesales' product development, building us up from a small-scale operation selling just roof edge trim to positioning us as a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of rooflights, roofing products, services and solutions. Paul loves anything aircraft-related, particularly Concorde.

Paul White
Ben White
Senior Director

Along with his brother Paul, Ben was one of Whitesales' founding partners and originally served as Operations Manager. His constant focus on improving efficiencies – from the strategic locations of our depots in England and Scotland to our outstanding aftersales support – means our valued customers consistently experience reliable, quick, 360-degree service.

Ben White
Shane White
CEO
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Shane, who recently rejoined Whitesales as CEO, leads with a clear and ambitious vision. Drawing on previous experience as Director and General Manager of a global company in the tyre industry, he inspires with his fresh approach and future eye for opportunities for the company as a whole - and its staff. Shane works closely with his Executive team and the Board of Directors to constantly check progress against strategic plans, and tirelessly maps the way ahead for Whitesales. He loves chatting to all of our staff and really enjoys Marmite on toast.

Shane White
Will Goodenough
Daylight Solutions Director
07848 453201

A passionate advocate of natural light and its many benefits, Will is best-placed to head up our Daylight Solutions division. With a wealth of experience in the roofing industry, he’s one of our longest-serving and most dedicated team members, also leading the Marketing department and External Sales team, and ensuring our valued Platinum customers are well looked after. Based in Norwich, Will spends a lot of time travelling the country for meetings with clients or can be found at our main office in Cranleigh.

Will Goodenough
Jon Fleet
Smoke Control & Access Systems Director
07788 309792

With occupant safety always at the forefront of his mind, Jon is passionate about providing the best smoke and ventilation access solutions for buildings in all sectors. His skill for designing and innovating on the run means he tirelessly devises new solutions to customer problems – he loves nothing more than a challenge. Jon has been with the Whitesales team since 1994 and is another one of our most long-standing and loyal team players.

Jon Fleet
Richard White
Consultancy & Servicing Solutions Director
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Rick heads up our Consultancy and Servicing division, which looks after design, surveys, testing, commissions and call outs. His previous experience across various divisions within the company – from managing our Polycarbonate Rooflights Sales team to Estimating, Surveying and Key Account Management – allows him an unrivalled understanding of our clients' needs, which he draws upon to consistently deliver insightful, reliable and expert solutions within a bespoke service.

Richard White
Chester White
Corporate Services Director
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With a passion for numbers, Chester heads up the Corporate Services division, the area which supports our Finance team, HR, Marketing and Technical. His favourite quote? "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Chester White
Steve Knight
Technical Manager
01483 542150

As Head of Innovation, Steve can usually be found in his Research and Development area – designing, creating, tweaking and testing his latest idea to devise ever-more innovative, cost-efficient customer solutions. He has been with Whitesales for 10 years, with previous experience at an engineering and industrial automation company giving him valuable knowledge of the design and development of machinery and electrical equipment.

Steve Knight
Giles Hill
Operations Director
07584 231567

The effectiveness of our Operations department is thanks to Giles, who oversees the daily running of the workshop, warehouse, delivery drivers and vehicles. Extremely organised and efficient, and supported by an excellent team, he runs a tight ship at the warehouse, and believes team work is key to any successful operation: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

Giles Hill
Kelvin Glass
Account Manager - Scotland & Ireland
07384 211650

Kelvin takes care of our valued customers across Scotland and Ireland, and can be found anywhere from John O'Groats to County Cork, meeting clients to discuss their needs, carrying out field visits and site surveys, and providing technical assistance. He has a background in roofing, but is a folk dancer at heart, and has been known to enjoy the odd Guinness.

Kelvin Glass
Russell Fletcher
Account Manager - North
07824 590212

Our northern England representative – known to friends as Rusty – covers an area stretching from the Scottish borders down to Chester. He is an enthusiastic team member who always goes the extra mile for clients and colleagues alike, and enjoys the customer-facing aspect of his role.

Russell Fletcher
Tony Chattell
Account Manager - Midlands
07584 140336

Dedicated Midlands representative Tony is based in Northampton, and looks after an area from North Wales stretching over to East Anglia. He carries out site surveys, pre-start and progress meetings and technical assistance, and is always travelling around meeting clients to discuss and solve their roofing needs.

Tony Chattell
Josh White
Account Manager - London & South East
07584 140337

Customers in London and the surrounding areas are looked after by Josh, who has been with Whitesales since 2010 and has experience across many of our departments. When he’s not working hard to help our customers, he's never to be found far from a McDonalds!

Josh White
Barry Coates
Account Manager - South West
07824 089480

South West account manager Barry is popular among our customers in the region, being always ready to solve their problems and devise new ways to make their jobs easier. He provides fantastic service and is always open to suggestions, and in between meetings, site visits and providing technical assistance, he loves a Cornish pasty and cream tea.

Barry Coates

Business Development

Our Business Development team is headed up by Will Goodenough. He is supported by Ian Smales who looks after Specification and CPDs and Glenn Knight who is in charge of projects, while Keisha Elkins coordinates our CPD bookings. All four are passionate and enthusiastic about the solutions they provide in bespoke glazing which create healthy environments and occupant wellbeing.

Account Management

This five-strong team is based in different locations across the UK, and looks after our valued, loyal customers. Carrying out site visits and pre-start meetings, giving technical advice and product solutions, they bring a wealth of knowledge of roofing products and scenarios to improve environments in every sector. See our Team Map page for the areas covered by each of our Account Managers; Kelvin Glass, Russell Fletcher, Tony Chattell, Josh White and Barry Coates.

Customer Excellence

This team is always on hand to help and answer any questions – Joanne Hill answers all our calls, Piers White, Jen Pope and Jessica Blake look after all our merchants and non-project orders and Guy Tennent provides after-sale support and advice. Need a quick solution or answer to a question? Get in contact on 01483 271371 or email sales@whitesales.co.uk.

Internal Sales

Matthew Hill and Emma Olby, with support from Keisha Elkins, look after projects and quotations. They work closely with our estimating team to provide solutions and advice on all our Daylighting, Smoke Control, Access Solutions and Consultancy & Servicing offerings.

Estimating

Kevin Wheeler and Karlos James look after the technical drawings and plans, ensuring we interpret our clients' needs correctly. They are supported by site surveyor Geoff Melton-Scott, who measures up rooflights in need of replacement and carries out condition reports.

Corporate Services

This department is the backbone of the company, providing the support services. Steve Knight and Lee Crawford in Technical, Karl Grandfield, Ross Allan and their team of fitters in Contracts, Gary Boyman in Purchasing, Ken Chambers and Stuart Alford in IT and Quality Control, Sarah Buckland, Isabel Scott and Mandy Lovell in Finance and Hilary Bance in HR.

Workshop

Quality and specialist manufacturing and assembling of domes, smoke vents, access hatches, glass units and all other modular and bespoke products, this team consists of Greg Reece, smoke vent assembler Etienne Kok, Dave Sikora, Mikey Gardner, and welder Conroy James.

Warehouse

Lee Hudson, Rafal Reinfuss, Mateusz Baran, Rob Sobczyk, Mateusz Solak, Kamil Solak, and drivers Billy English and Gary Tofts. This is the team that ensures your products arrive where and when you want them - at your site, your yard, or a customer’s home. These guys make next-day delivery possible, and keep the warehouse and products immaculate. They exemplify excellent teamwork and efficiency, and are a core part of the Whitesales team.