Our Team

Below is some of our customer-facing team that you might speak with on the phone or exchange emails with. At Plater Group you will always deal with real people who care and want to build win-win relationships. We 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 Managing Director and founder of the Plater Group. He has over 35 years of experience in the chemical industry. He is an entrepreneur having acquired Plater Chemicals in 1997. The Plater Group now employs 50 people with gross sales of over £8m. When he’s not working hard at meeting the needs of his customers he enjoys sailing, cycling, skiing and pursuing other sources of adrenaline.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Leanne Barton

Leanne is the Commercial Manager of Plater Chemicals and also the Office Manager, based in Alrewas. She started working for Plater Chemicals in 2011 after graduating with a B.A. Hons degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and has a keen interest in business development. In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with family, cooking & travelling.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Tracey Redding

Tracey is the manager for Internal Sales at Plater Chemicals based in Alrewas. She has worked with Plater since 2003. Tracey enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family & friends and also walking her dog.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Mina Thompson

Mina is the Purchasing & Quality Control for the Plater Group. She is based in Alrewas and has worked with the company since 2004. In her spare time, Mina enjoys spending time with her family and competing on her horses.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600

Rose Davis

Rose works in Internal Sales at Plater Chemicals, Glossop and has worked at Plater 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)845 557 1060

Michelle Clarke

Michelle works in Internal Sales at Plater Chemicals, Glossop and has worked at Plater since 2014. 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)845 557 1060

Richard Sykes

Richard is the Commercial Director of Lancashire Chemicals, 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 Lancashire Chemicals, 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 Manager at Lancashire Chemicals 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 is also the fastest cyclist in the Plater Group by some way.

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 Commercial Manager for High Purity Chemicals and is based in Alrewas. She has worked with Plater since 2012. Rachel enjoys shopping, socialising, reading, travelling and is a member of several gym classes.

Tel: +44(0)1283 792600