Meet the Team
Ray set up Rayflex in 1975 after spotting a niche in the Rubber market. As a husband and wife team, operating out of a small rented premises he’s grown the Company into a large 20,000 square manufacturing operation in Warrington.
He expanded and diversified the initial Rubber Sheet range into supplying industrial rubber solutions, hoses and gaskets to manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical and food companies, adding in what is now the largest PVC Strip Curtain range in Europe in 1990. Since then the Company has gone from strength to strength and albeit Ray is now partially retired he remains the Managing Director of the Company offering strategic and financial, advice and support to the current Director.
Sue set the Company up with Ray in 1975 and provided all secretarial, administrative, office and financial duties required for setting up and running a small business. As the business grew these roles were handed over to the growing business team and Sue successfully managed the team for over 30 years. Now retired Sue maintains an active interest as Company Secretary.
As an active and successful fund raiser for Barnado’s, Rayflex remain directly linked to her chosen charity. Barnado’s is Rayflex’s chosen charity and if you would like more information on how to help please do not hesitate to contact Sue or see the website here
Phillipa joined the family business in 2007. Studying Business Science at Cardiff University she celebrated finishing her studies by travelling solo around the world for 10 months before finally deciding it would be wise (and financially necessary!) to deploy her degree and skills and get a job. She moved swiftly from Financial Management to Project Management and is proud to have deployed various multi million pounds projects within London over an 8 year period.
She joined the Company as Director and has successfully grown the Company year on year. She has a quick wit, an impressive bag of tricks, and endless patience (so she says). She stays calm and composed, even when the pressure is on or a deadline is looming (well almost always). In short, she’s the person we count on to prevent—or solve—nearly any problem.
Warehouse and Project Manager
Paul lies at the heart of Rayflex and has been with the Company for over 15 years, he knows exactly who we are and what we do, he runs the warehouse and manages product development. His experience in the industry is unrivalled and he has spent all of his working life in the Rubber game! Working as a production manager in Rubber Manufacturing he progressed rapidly onto technical product recommendation and sales. There is little he doesn’t know about Rubber and PVC!
In his spare time you will find Paul pottering in his garden, watching motorsports (don’t get him started on the grand prix!) or working with and supporting an impressive list of charities. Paul and his family are extensive campaigners for Meningitis Trust, Kabuki Research and the Committee of Cotebrook. For Kabuki research alone Paul and his wife have raised over £130,000 for research into the pediatric congenital disorders.
Mary joined Rayflex in 2010 with 30 years prior experience working in various government departments, including: employment; education; communication directorate; benefit fraud; HR; payroll. Her varied and extensive experience ensured she fitted in immediately with the requirements of running the full office. Mary is extremely organised (although you wouldn’t know it from looking at the mountains on work on her desk) has a keen eye for detail and a good memory to boot.
A cheeky smile and a way of making sure everything is under control she is not one to take herself too seriously and you can always count on Mary to lighten the mood. On the weekend you’ll find her either at the top of a very high hill with her husband and Poppy the dog, on a girly day out shopping and socialising with a large glass of white wine in her hand, or swimming and relaxing at the gym.
Account Manager and Team Leader
Jenny joined Rayflex in 2013 after spending the previous 15 years in the Engineering trade working for a large national Mechanical and Electrical Company, followed by a good stint in the Building trade acting as lead estimator on key projects. She joined Rayflex with little experience of Industrial PVC and Rubber but had the ability to quickly develop and within 2 years has become Account Manager and Team Leader.
Jenny is the person we all rely on and the team leader you want around when the pressure is on. A manager who works best under the gun, she strives to ensure that the estimating team have extensive product knowledge, excellent customer service abilities and can quickly ensure we have a solution to your requirement. She enjoys escaping on a Friday night to have a much deserved rest and to spend time with her family and friends. If she’s not at work you’re likely to find her tucked up with a book or watching a movie with a snake or lizard on her lap!