Our Team

Our customer services team are experts in their field due to our continued training and development programmes. At Plater Group you will always deal with real people who care and want to build win-win relationships. We are all very proud of what we have achieved and the business we work in, which is why our team are passionate about removing our customers' headaches by utilising our technical capability and know-how. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bruce Hendon

Bruce is the founder and Managing Director of the Plater Group. He is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the chemical industry. Over the last ten years Bruce has steered Plater through a period of unprecedented growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions, resulting in more than 10% average year-on-year growth in turnover and an increase from 15 employees on one site in 2008 to more than 60 staff across three UK sites in 2018. In addition to striving for commercial and professional excellence Bruce is an avid cyclist, enjoys sailing, skiing and is always on the lookout for the next adrenaline-fuelled pursuit.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Leanne Barton

Leanne is the Sales Manager of Plater Chemicals. She joined Plater Chemicals in 2011 after graduating with a B.A. Hons degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Leanne’s career has progressed from Office Manager, to Commercial Manager and currently​ leads a sales team. As Sales Manager she is passionate about business development, problem solving, and developing the company CRM system. Leanne is kept very busy devoting her spare time to spending time with family.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Tracey Redding

Tracey is the Customer Services Manager for Plater Chemicals and is based in the Alrewas office. She started as an administrator over 15 years ago and moved into sales before being promoted to her current position. She really enjoys her time at work and the team spirit created by her work colleagues.Tracey enjoys spending time with her family and friends. When she’s not enjoying the company of her 3 grandchildren, who keep her very busy, she loves gardening, cooking and walking her dog, Maisie, a cockerpoo.

Tel: +44(0)1283 751046 (direct line)

Mina Thompson

Mina is the Purchasing Manager for Plater Group and based in Alrewas. She has a wealth of knowledge surrounding all aspects of the business having worked for the group for 14 years and is our go to person if we have any questions about the chemical industry. Away from work, Mina enjoys relaxing with her family and is also kept busy tending to her horses from early morning and after work, enabling her to compete at weekends.

Tel: +44(0)1283 751047 (direct line)

Rose Davis

Rose is Customer Service Manager at Plater Chemicals, Glossop and has worked at Plater Group since 2014. She has held various managerial positions in the education and retail sectors. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a huge Leicester City fan and enjoys following their success in the Premier league.

Tel: +44(0)1457 779104

Michelle Douglass

Michelle is Customer Service Manager at Plater Chemicals, Glossop and has worked at Plater since 2015. Her background has been mainly in sales and customer service in the finance sector. In her free time, Michelle likes to travel in her campervan abroad and in the UK. Other hobbies include gym classes and swimming.

Tel: +44(0)1457 779104

Jana Davies

Jana joined Plater Group in 2016 and has quickly progressed to Customer Services Manager. Prior to this she was living in Düsseldorf, Germany and working in the education sector for an English private school in Duisburg. She speaks three languages, Czech, English and German, which proved a real asset when representing Plater Bio at GreenTech in Amsterdam this year. Jana enjoys cycling, skiing and is a regular at spinning and body pump classes, basically anything to do with fitness!

Tel: +44(0)1283 751045 (direct line)

Nadine Maughan

Nadine joined Plater Group in May and brings with her a wealth of experience in business and sales. She has worked in sales for over 20 years, previously as Business Manager for Philips and Business Development Consultant for CACI. She is excited about the prospects and diversity of her role at Plater and enthusiastic about applying her skills to provide positive customer support. Away from work Nadine enjoys spending quality time with family and anything connected to the great outdoors.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Sally Moran

Sally joined Plater in 2016 and focuses on financial analysis, strategic planning and project management. Previously, she worked for Citigroup and Crédit Suisse Investment Banking in New York and London as a Vice President, specialising in advising US and European financial institutions on mergers & acquisitions and capital issuance. More recently, she has designed assessment data and progress tracking systems for primary and preparatory schools. She is a co-opted governor at the local high school.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Karen Potter

Karen joined Plater 12 months ago as Group Marketing Manager and brings with her a wealth of commercial and sales and marketing experience. She has an impressive track-record of marketing planning, and brand management and has driven the elevation of Plater Group by organising key exhibition presence and increased group visibility via heightened PR activity. Karen likes to stay fit by running and regular circuit training and enjoys walking and travel.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Richard Sykes

Richard is the Commercial Director of Plater Production, Glossop. He has worked with Plater since 2007. Previously, Richard was Commercial Director of Brotherton Chemicals, Wakefield. Overall, Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry and specialises in developing new products and processes for the Group’s customers.

Tel: +44 (0)1457 860006

Richard Hart

Richard is the Production Director of Plater Production, Glossop. He has worked with Plater since 2014 where he leads all the production activities at the Glossop site. Previously, he has worked in the chemical and food industries. Outside of work, he is an accomplished musical conductor and clarinettist who enjoys mountain biking and owns a nano-brewery making craft beers and real ales.

Tel: +44 (0)1457 860006

Emma Barber

Emma is the Production Services Manager at Plater Production based in Glossop. She has worked with the Plater Group since 2009. She has held various finance and production positions within the local heavy manufacturing industry. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her friends and family.

Tel: +44 (0)1457 860006

Russell Sharp

Russell is the Technical Director of Plater Bio. He is experienced in both the academic world of plant science and the agrochemical industry. Focusing on the fertilizer and bio-stimulants sector, Russell works with key partners to deliver novel biological solutions in agriculture and horticulture. He specialises in plant biochemistry and physiology, crop nutrition, fertilizer formulation and biostimulant mode of action.

Tel: +44 (0)7815 940093

Mike West

Mike is the Business Manager of Daltrade Chemicals in Goole, East Yorkshire, with over 30 years’ experience in chemical handling and distribution. Outside of work his hobbies and interests include all sports, especially cricket and golf.

Tel: +44 (0)1430 430041

Rachel Parsons

Rachel is the Customer Services Manager for Plater High Purity. Having studied A-Level Business Studies at college and with an accounts and administration background she started work at Plater Group in 2012. Utilising the experience she has gained since managing Plater High Purity, she also assists with the organisation of Plater Bio. Rachel likes to stay active by walking her golden retriever, Bailey, as well as participating in gym sessions several times each week.

Tel: +44(0)1283 751044 (direct line)