Our Leadership Team

Meet the team leading the way

Working together

As a family business, we understand the importance of good working relationships, and how basic family principals can help drive performance. Our leadership team understand this too, working together to solve problems, generate solutions and invest in our people so that ultimately, we can build on the relationships that we have with our loyal customers.
Management Team
Henry Jones
Joint Managing Director
Henry Jones

Henry is the Joint Managing Director at Jonesco, alongside his brother Andrew, and has worked here for over 34 years.

Henry heads up the group, which includes Jonesco France and having 15 direct reports certainly keeps him on his toes. Many of his previous operational responsibilities have now been delegated to his son Ben, albeit begrudgingly, as he likes to keep close to the action.

In his spare time, Henry enjoys clocking up the miles on gruelling bike rides around the Lancashire coast and countryside. He also has a passion for sailing, especially around the Greek islands.

Andrew Jones
Joint Managing Director
Andrew Jones

Andrew is currently the joint managing director at Jonesco. He has been at Jonesco for over 38 years and a director for 30 years.

He has overseen the company’s long and successful product development programme. Into 2022, Andrew will move into semi-retirement but will remain a board member.

Andrew enjoys travelling, sailing, cycling, skiing and nature related activities together with his wife, Jane.

Ben Jones
General Manager
Ben Jones

Ben is our General Manager and has been within the family business for over 10 years. His role is responsible for improving operational efficiencies and also the development of new technologies and processes.

Ben has his hands full running around after his two young children, the next generation of the Jonesco family. When he has time, he loves to travel with Rome his favourite destination to visit.

Andy Thornton
Engineering Manager
Andy Thornton

Andy has worked with Jonesco for over 20 years, serving as our Engineering Manager. He loves his job and considers himself lucky to be able to work alongside our amazing team of highly skilled engineers.

With no two days being the same, his role can encompass anything from repairing a broken office chair to installing new plant machinery and infrastructure.

When Andy is away from work, he enjoys cooking- he particularly enjoys making dishes which require a lot of preparation.

David Froggatt
Manufacturing Manager
David Froggatt

David is our Site Manufacturing Manager here at Jonesco. He joined us over 2 years ago, having previously managed various plants within the food and drink industry.

There’s loads of reasons why he loves working at Jonesco, with one of the key reasons being the strong family values which allow him a high degree of autonomy. Dave also regularly finds himself on the shop floor supporting and coaching new ways of working amongst his team.

In his spare time, David volunteers as Chair & Treasurer of a junior football club which he personally founded in 2005… little did he know he would have over 200 children playing football aged 6-17 across 3 venues!

Gareth Bromley
R&D Manager
Gareth Bromley

Gareth is our R&D manager and started the company over a decade ago. Gareth has 20+ years of design experience and is still as passionate about design as he was when he stepped through Jonesco’s door as a junior designer many years ago.

Gareth has a fantastic design team that works alongside him consisting of designers, researchers, and engineers.

When Gareth isn’t designing, he’s planning his next adventures which normally involve mountain biking, climbing mountains and generally anything to do with the great outdoors. Luckily for Gareth his wife and two young children are also partial to adventuring too!

Gareth Jones
Head of Sales
Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones (of no relation to the Jones family!) joined the Jonesco team in 2002 and has been climbing the ranks ever since.

He loves his job as Head of Sales with oversight of sales activity in a whopping 60 countries. One of the things he enjoys most is the people with whom he says he is privileged to work alongside and with such a diverse and varied team – no two days are the same!

Like a true salesperson, Gareth loves talking (and can make conversation in French, German, Spanish and Italian) and travelling, with Italy being his favourite destination.

Lynn Bamber
Marketing Manager
Lynn Bamber

Lynn is our Marketing Manager in charge with putting Jonesco on the map. Having worked in a number of B2B environment she is enjoying putting her expertise and love of marketing into practice at Jonesco.

Her focus is on building recognition of the Jonesco brand and numerous product ranges whilst supporting our customers all over the world with print and digital materials. To keep up to date with the latest activity of her amazing team, check out the social media channels.

Having three young boys to look after, she is a regular on numerous football side-lines every weekend (and most weekday evenings!) come rain or shine.

Lorraine Gore
Customer Services Manager
Lorraine Gore

Many of our customers will have had the pleasure of speaking to Lorraine, our lovely Customer Services Manager.

Lorraine is part of the furniture at Jonesco having been here for nearly 18 years and she counts looking after her customers as her second favourite part of her role – the first being working with her dedicated customer services team of course!

Lorraine is a keen hiker in her spare time, putting most of us to shame with her 9 mile 'gentle' walks on a Sunday afternoon with her puppy Dilys.

Rob Mayor
QHSE Manager
Rob Mayor

Rob Mayor is our QHSE Manager, since joining us in 2012 he’s been responsible for investigating quality issues, examining how we can lessen our impact on the environment and anything and everything to do with health and safety.

In his spare time Rob is a bit of a gamer and when the weather permits he loves to take to the road on his motorbike. Much like his father, Rob’s young son is a keen recycler so together they’re always doing their bit to stop stuff going to landfill, I suppose you could call it passing down the tricks of the trade.

Teresa Bates
HR Manager
Teresa Bates

Teresa joined Jonesco in 2014 to set up the HR department. She brought with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, attained through over 30 years in HR with various global companies.

Teresa has introduced numerous employee benefits and organisational changes including recently achieving the ‘Investors in people’ standard. She says that her team are the backbone of the department’s achievements.

Teresa enjoys the autonomy her role brings, which enables positive change. She is so proud to work for Jonesco she recommended it to her son who also joined as a sales manager. Teresa loves cooking, cycling and spending time with her family.

Marie-Claire Stanhope
IT Manager
Marie-Claire Stanhope

Marie-Claire has been managing our IT systems and infrastructure since 2015.
She is a fluent French speaker and loves that she gets to use that when supporting our team in Seclin (France) as well as our UK team.

Finding solutions when people identify barriers, turning data into useable information, and keeping our systems secure and up-to-date mean she says there’s never a dull day in IT!

Marie-Claire also enjoys the family aspect of Jonesco, and the trust that is placed in each business unit to do their best for ‘the family’.

Christophe Ghestem
Sales Manager France
Christophe Ghestem

Christophe joined Jonesco France in 2002 as Sales Manager North and since 2014 he has been the Sales Manager and Head of the Seclin branch.

He enjoys the diversity of tasks that come with his job. Maintaining team cohesion and ensuring commercial development are points that are close to his heart.

Christophe enjoys hiking and discovering new landscapes. He is also involved in accompanying his two sons in their sporting activities. Not forgetting the enjoyment of sharing moments with family and friends.

Jean-Pierre Demeester
Office Manager France
Jean-Pierre Demeester

Jean-Pierre joined Jonesco France in January 2008. He is the operational manager of the Seclin branch.

What he likes about Jonesco is that he can manage several teams and follow the development of different projects. The use of the English language and his international missions motivate him on a daily basis.

In his spare time, Jean-Pierre enjoys cycling and hiking. He is also a great film buff!

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