Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Adam Lumb

Project Management

Adam scurries around the office muttering about how busy he is. show more...

Given that he looks after Project Management activities, process quotes and helps out in the online sales, he may have a point.

Likes: Drinking G&T, eating Vanessa's biscuits, housework

Dislikes: When Vanessa runs out of biscuits, Johnny's threats and untidy desks

Dreams of: Adam doesn't dream – too busy y'see...

Adrian Hughes

Operations Director

Fear not! 12 years veteran of the business Adrian is on hand to ensure that when it all goes wrong he is right there in the middle of it. show more...

No, wait ...

Likes: Cars, Family & Football

Dislikes: Cabbage, Cauliflower & Mincemeat

If he wasn't in work, Adrian would be fettling an old Land Rover. Bless.

Alan Wilson

Ramblegard Sales Manager

With over 13 years of customer-facing experience, Alan is a lover of sales and a passionate believer in delivering great products and service. show more...

Alan is always happy to be out in front of new and existing clients and driving positive change.

Likes: My dear wife & son, fast car’s & F1

Dislikes: All things Lemon - Yuck!

Dreams of: Competing in motorsports.

Braden Glass

Warehouse Operative

Picking customer orders, packing the delivery vans and replenishing stock is how Braden spends his days. show more...

Braden fills his spare time with Kebabs, swimming and driving entirely within the national speed limits(officer).

Wait - he gets spare time? I want to renegotiate my contract...

Callum Wanstall

Ramblegard Product Specialist

Fuelled by coffee, Callum runs training sessions as wells as installing and repairing Ramblegard products on a daily basis. show more...

The best thing about this job is the team.

Dislikes: Heights and slow middle and outside lane drivers that don't move over

Dreams of: Becoming a rally driver.

Curtis Clelland

Warehouse Operative

Curtis works in our Warehouse alongside Braden, they are very alike but constantly complain about how annoying the other one is, pot kettle boys… show more...

Likes: Nothing more than going to his local for a few pints and chilling out

Dislikes: Early Mornings

Dreams of: Owning a pickup so that he can go for a rally round the dirt tracks.

David Mulligan

Purchasing Manager

Running reports, managing our stock levels and sourcing new products, David is a busy man. show more...

He’s also the only one that is prepared to tidy the samples room and deal with all Heather’s demands around the time the catalogue is being updated (dear love him …we wouldn’t wish those things on anyone).

A proper gym buff, David loves a walk around the block at lunchtime with fellow athlete, Tom. If you can’t find him at his desk, he’s probably in the kitchen. Protein this and protein that …let’s just say there’s always a funky smell in the kitchen when he’s done microwaving his chicken and broccoli morning snack.

Eamon Carless

R&D Manufacturing

Eamon, our Ramblegard genius, manages the Ramblegard order production and kit building. show more...

He is currently working on preparing and installing the latest and greatest Bond system.

Likes: Iced coffee and old Volkswagens

Dislikes: Warm stuffy offices and being rushed

Dreams of: Building his own house.

Edward Lumb

Head of Ramblegard

It's sometimes hard to know what Ed does day to day, however, if you have dealings involving our revolutionary Ramblegard products then you will inadvertently experience the work of Edward. show more...

Likes: Snappy eyewear, long hours, and home DIY

Dislikes: Writing personal profiles

Dreams of: Being Superman.

Gerard Bailey

Sales Executive

Until Gerard gets the call to manage Man United, he is a happy chappy winning new business in the West of Ireland for S&E. show more...

Dressed to impress at all times, this family man is always on fleek (…quite an achievement with 5 kids we think). Gerard especially loves the part of his job where he gets to fix dishwasher and laundry pumps (…sure it keeps him occupied). His go-to karaoke song is ‘The Gambler’ by Kenny Rodgers and if he had to eat one meal for the rest of his life it would have to be bacon & cabbage.

Hannah Taylor

Customer Care

The sweetest member of our team has got to be Mrs Taylor. Although, she obviously doesn’t think we’re sweet enough from the amount of sugary confections she plies us with …definitely a feeder …never ever leave us Hannah! show more...

Work-mum to Holly (and Customer Care Team Leader), Hannah is always in high spirits (and no not the alcoholic kind …the joyful sort!). When she’s not coming to the rescue of our customers or trying her best to control her wanderlust tendencies, she’s DIYing and competing in archery …her talents never fail to amaze us.

Likes: Order & Organisation, candles, deep cleaning, dry weekends by the coast and having a tan

Dislikes: Bad manners, lack of sleep, feeling scared and tomatoes.

Heather Edgar

Marketing Manager

As our resident ‘Just for Fun’ team-games guru, meetings are never dull when Heather’s around. show more...

It’s Heather’s job to make things look pretty and resource the Sales Team, and when she’s not at her computer on InDesign, she’s in yet another meeting. PowerPoint queen, birthday cake-maker and self-confessed perfectionist. She takes no nonsense and when that eyebrow goes up, we all know Heather means business!

The banter, a bit of healthy competition and any excuse for a dinner party

Dislikes: "
Snowflakes", rodents, and early mornings (but the good coffee helps!)

Holly Patton

Customer Care

Banter central right here. Sarcastic and seriously funny (I mean she has no idea just how funny she is). show more...

Holly helps us all to get through the day with her quick wit, and she always has a sympathetic ear for those of us struggling to keep awake.

‘Slowly, slowly catchy monkey’ is Holly’s winning catchphrase and she’s particularly good at reining Lloyd in when he gets too big for his boots! Forever leaving her glasses at home (yes, both pairs!), lover of cheese (and can present a cheese board that’s to die for), is a somewhat picky-eater but has an enormous heart of gold.

Like: Cutie-pie babies and McDonald’s cheeseburgers (with no gunk! ...this is important)

Dislikes: People making rude noises (yes lads – you know who you are!)

Jay Porter

Sales Executive

Jay travels the length and breadth of this beautiful island clocking up to 300 miles a day. He is a firm favourite with those he badgers for coffee and biscuits. show more...

Likes: Food(!), travelling and Sport

Dislikes: Marmite, Man Utd and filling in Personal Profiles

Dreams of: Being on the beach with a clear blue sky surrounded by meat-laden BBQs.

Joe McKnight

Engineering & Maintenance

Can he fix it? Yes, he can! Joe can get the job done!... But not before a protein-enriched breakfast! show more...

Ready to face the day, he gets in his van and travels the breadth of country fixing stuff. At the end of a long day, Joe likes nothing better than to hit the gym. We’ve no idea where he gets the energy from, but the gym certainly seems to be working for him.

Johnny Woods

Warehouse Manager

Our jiving Johnny from Armagh takes charge of all goods-in and -out of the Warehouse. When he’s not doing this, he’s doing his best to keep the warehouse boys from getting up to too much mischief! show more...

A man of few words, Johnny likes to get things done with as little drama as possible. In fact, there are only two times in the year when Johnny’s popularity wanes, and that’s when it’s all hands on deck for stock-take day and Johnny likes to get everyone into work extra early (like before the sun comes up! …the poor night owls are traumatised).

Kevin Glass

Business Development Director

Kevin started with us 9 years ago! He doesn't look old enough, does he? He works tirelessly to give the impression that he works tirelessly yet amazingly delivers deals and diligence for his customers regularly. show more...

Likes: Good customer references, Breaking targets and gaining new customers

Dislikes: An untidy office

Dreams of: Happy staff, happy customers, happy Tim.

Lloyd Palmer

Customer Care

Lloyd no longer drinks tea at work - maximising efficiencies and all that, tea takes too long to make. Now the day starts with a cup of strong black coffee (strength – 4 beans, nothing less is acceptable). show more...

He is now part of the Customer Care team and is responsible for 2 sales reps, 3 service technicians and, well, do you think he has time for much else?

Being part of a fully functioning successful team, lazy weekends, drinking many variations of Bourbon whiskey

When things occasionally don't go to plan, rain, salad

Dreams of:
Keeping the fitness levels up (sitting at a desk all day is bad for this) and owning a Caribbean island.

Michael Merritt

Engineering & Maintenance

Electric music-loving Michael is our most recent technician to join the team at Caretrade, already he is a dab hand at identifying and fixing issues for our customers. show more...

As well as being a committed charity fund-raiser, Michael also finds time to bowl for Ireland. He's young enough to keep up with everyone on the team and old enough to complain about "youngsters"

Molly Speers

Nurse Advisor

Molly is our incontinence nurse (after all, why stop for toilet breaks when we can wear diapers instead?!). show more...

Our very own Miss Chatterbox, Molly longs for a wet weekend when extra-curricular activities are abandoned and she can put her feet up in front of the fire with a glass (really a bottle) of prosecco and dream of the day her son becomes a professional golfer so she can retire early and cruise around the world in style.

Likes: Strictly Come Dancing and chocolate

Dislikes: Juggling all her children’s social and sporting activities.

Nicola Martin

Market Research

Ever animated, Nicola’s facial expressions tell all (maybe something to work on Nic). show more...

Phone to her ear, Nicola likes to squeeze a little work-out into her day …sure why sit when you can pace up and down the showroom …says it helps her concentrate (we all know it’s because she thinks we smell upstairs in the office).

No bluffing, you can’t pull the wool over Nicola’s eyes either …this redhead can spot a wolf in sheep’s clothing from a mile off …but we love her for it and it’s why she’s utterly brilliant at her job.

Likes: Good food, chubby babies, shopping for home furnishings, rugby and Grey Goose vodka

Dislikes: Ambiguity, indecisiveness and people of average intelligence.

Nigel McMullan

Ramblegard Manufacturing

Nigel is our Ramblegard ninja. He spends his days assembling Ramblegard products from the man cave that is the workshop, surrounded by wires and other odds and sods (including Eamon …he likes to hide in there too!) show more...

Powered by coffee (although a mocha would be preferable), Nigel works diligently to get every order out the door. 'Stay calm and carry on' is his mantra.

Likes: BBQ noodles, steak pie, weekends and travelling

Dislikes: Cold icy mornings, rain, and an untidy workbench or floor

Dreams of: Owning a high-performance sports car.

Simon Cannon

Sales Executive

Dedicates himself to looking after our clients in the South and prides himself on customer service, looking after their every need and keeping them happy! show more...

The Outdoors. Sun, Sea, Sand and Swimming

Dislikes: Constant low scoring in our regular Just For Fun quizzes, not really!

Dreams of: Of retiring to the sun and playing lots more Golf!

Terri Walker

Credit Controller

Terri is super-organised and suffers no fools (beware, this feisty credit controller [or the girl in accounts as she’s affectionately known by the Agri team] doesn’t come with a remote) but, she’ll be the first to greet you with a great big smile. show more...

Poor Terri struggles with the early mornings but with a cup of tea in hand and a hot water bottle to keep her warm she’s ready to face the day.

A minimalist at heart, Terri’s desk is always immaculate (puts the rest of us to shame) and so are her nails …shabby nails are a no-no …and if she hasn’t got new nail art to show us every fortnight something is definitely wrong.

Likes: WKD daiquiris, her dog Sophie, and being toasty warm. Also thinks you can’t beat a big bag of salted popcorn (yummy) or garlic stuffed olives to nibble on (wait ...does Tim know this?!).

Dislikes: Spiders, slow drivers and her fiancé’s drooling dog!! Also doesn’t like when Lloyd speaks the pink horn!

Tim Hughes

Managing Director

Based in Antrim and having been with the company since he founded it over 30 years ago, Tim craves for as little hassle as possible with everyone else doing the work. show more...

He is most happy surrounded by happy customers, really really good coffee and weekends.

He works hard to ensure no-one forgets to put the coffee in the cupboard and that any staff who have garlic at lunchtime are made to sit in the warehouse.

Tom Aughey

Accounts Office Manager

Tom is our in-house Acrobat – he mainly juggles his day and balances the books. show more...

Tom enjoys regular exercise at his local leisure centre and is a founder member of his local Men’s Shed in Crumlin Co. Antrim.

Members of a men’s shed are known as ‘Shedders’.

For anyone who doesn't know ...a Men’s Shed is any community-based, non-commercial organisation which is open to all men where the primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where the men are able to gather and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other men and where the primary objective is to advance the health and well- being of the participating men.

Likes: Fine food and a good red wine, in that order

Dislikes: Diets, empty red wine bottles, being awake

Dreams of: A long, happy healthy retirement pottering about with his shedders, although he'll have to wait a few years!!

Vanessa Myers

Ramblegard Sales Support

Vanessa puts up with Ed Lumb on a daily basis. She also finds solutions to perfectly meet the challenges set by our Ramblegard clients, be they large or small. show more...

Likes: plying Adam with biscuits, talking about going to the gym and Scooby-Doo

Dislikes: Shopping for biscuits, actually going to the gym and Scrappy-Doo

Dreams of: Early Retirement (seriously?) in an Italian villa la vita e bella.