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Rackhams are a National company who offer a dedicated, consistent quality service built profoundly on family values.

The Directors

Roger Varley – Technical & Production Director (28 years' service)

Paul Moore – Chairman & Managing Director (23 years' service)

(L_R - Roger Varley, Paul Moore)

The Moore's & Crossingham's

The company has been owned by Paul Moore ACMA, CGMA, (Chairman & Managing Director) since 1991 when he acquired the company from the Rackham family. His Son, Stephen Moore FMAAT (Financial Accountant and IT Manager) joining him in 1997, His Daughter - Donna Crossingham ACMA, CGMA, FMAAT (Management Accountant & Personnel Manager) joined in 1999 and Paul's Son in Law Peter Crossingham Dip NEBOSH, Grad IOSH & MSc (Health, Safety & Environmental Manager) joining Rackhams in 2013 all hold key roles within the company.

(L_R - Paul Moore, Steve Moore, Donna Crossingham, Peter Crossingham)

The Varley's

Roger Varley the Company's Technical & Production Director has been at Rackhams since 1986 (28 years ago) when he joined as a fresh faced Design Estimator and has risen through the Company to become one of the companies only two board members since the retirement of the Sales Director, David Andrews in April 2014 after 25 years' service. Roger, the longest serving member of Rackhams typifies the Rackham family approach to its workforce that once people join they have a tendency to stay.

Roger's Son, Sam Varley joined Rackhams in 2012 and is one of two Trainee Design Estimators in our busy Estimating Department. Sam has just completed year 2 of BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction & the Environment.

(L_R - Sam Varley, Roger Varley)

The Roe's

Chris Roe (Technical & Estimating Manager) has been at Rackhams since 1997, he was joined by his eldest Son Ben Roe (Trainee Accountant) in July 2013, who works in our Accounts Department and has just completed stage 2 of the AAT Accountancy qualification, Chris' youngest Son, Tom who joined as a Trainee Design Estimator in September 2013 who has just finished his first year of his Building Construction Diploma.

(L_R - Tom Roe, Chris Roe, Ben Roe)

Even though not all the team are related the company has family ideals which ensures a well-trained, happy and helpful team which is shown in the time served by the majority of the team.

Accounts & Personnel Department

Consists of Stephen (17 years' service), Donna (15 years' service) and Ben (1 years' service)

(L_R - Ben Roe, Steve Moore, Donna Crossingham)

Estimating Department

Chris Roe (17 years') Technical & Estimating Manager , Elaine Gomersall (19 years' service) Senior Estimator, David Hoyle (15 years' service), Darren Cheesbrough (15 years' service), Ian Bycroft BA (12 years' service), Philip Bland (11 years' service), Mark Bramma BA (Hons), (7 years' service), Sam Varley (2 years' service) and Tom Roe (1 years' service).

(L_R - Tom Roe, Mark Bramma, Chris Roe, David Hoyle, Phil Bland, Darren Cheesbrough, Ian Bycroft, Elaine Gomersall, Sam Varley)

Sales Department

Naveed Cheema - Sales Manager (19 years' service), Louise Oakland (15 years' service, and Sisters Stacey Hill (15 years' service) & Sophie Hill (7 years' service).

(L_R - Sophie Hill, Naveed Cheema, Louise Oakland, Stacey Hill)

Planning & Delivery Department

Alan Furlong - Planning & Logistics Manager & Grantham Factory Planner (16 years' service), Claire Phillips - Featherstone Factory Planner (11 years' service) and Sarah Beaumont - Cinderford Factory Planner (2 years' service).


Michelle Townsley – Our newest team member at Head Office has joined our Admin Department

Builders Merchants Sales & Email Administrator - Julie Whitfield (15 years' service)

Directors Secretary and Poly Sales Administrator - Karen Waterhouse (24 years' service)

Hygiene Management - Val (4 years' service)

(L_R - Julie Whitfield, Val Donohoe, (front) Linda Gothard (retired), Karen Waterhouse)

Cinderford Factory

Cinderford Production Team (191 years' combined service).

Wayne Askew - Factory Manager (1 years’ service) took over from his Step Father, Dennis Crowther, who at 81 years old and 25 years’ service decided it was time to make way for a younger man. Dennis is still employed by the company on a part time basis as a consultant at the factory.

Wayne’s Sister Sarah, replaced her Mother Sheila (Dennis’ Wife) as Office Administrator at Cinderford after Sheila retired at the age of 67 in January 2014 after 24 years’ service with Rackhams.

(L_R - Dennis Crowther, Sarah Dobson, Wayne Askew)

Featherstone Factory

Ian Williams (19 years’ service) – Factory Manager & The Featherstone Production Team

Grantham Factory

David Franks (22 years’ service) – Factory Manager & The Grantham Production Team

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01924 455 876

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