Stephen Collins - Operations Manager

Stephen Collins joined Ayton Products as a Chemist in 1988 after previously working as a technician in the higher education, gas and nuclear power industries.

Stephen was promoted to Technical and Production Manager in 2006 and Operations Manager in 2008 on assuming additional responsibility for logistics and distribution.

A first class honours graduate in Physical Sciences of the Open University, Stephen has also been awarded an MSc in Colloid Chemistry by the University of East Anglia and has conducted postgraduate research at the same institution into the synthesis and characterisation of cationic surfactants used in bituminous highways construction.

A Chartered Chemist – Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Physicist and Member of the Institute of Physics - Stephen sits on a number of technical committees within the highways construction industry, including BBA HiTAC (Highways Industries Technical Advisory Committee), Energy Institute ST-E (Bitumen Committee) and the Technical Committee of the Road Emulsion Association Limited and BSI B510/2, BS10/19 and CEN TC336 WG2.

T: 01953 609846
M: 07787 527703
E: scollins@ayton.co.uk


Jon Hood – Sales Manager

Jon joined the business in 1989 and has extensive manufacturing, roofing and construction industry experience.

His responsibilities include: business development and management of the bitumen and SSP sales and procurement office; day to day transport liaison; and the SSP, bitumen and roofing products sales and administration teams. Jon also has operational and commercial responsibility for the Ayton Products Trade Centres.

He is focussed on key account management, and with his team strives to offer friendly, efficient and approachable customer service.  Jon is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

T: 01953 609847
M: 07766 028235
E: jhood@ayton.co.uk


Robert Nelson – Production and Logistics Manager

Robert joined Ayton Products as a Development Technician in 2003 after previously working as an Analytical Chemist and Research Scientist in the food industry.

Robert is a Bachelor of Science and has wide ranging experience in Quality Assurance and Process Investigation and Development.

Promoted to Product Manager in 2006 and Production and Logistics Manager in 2012, his role includes all of the manufacturing and quality assurance processes associated with the production of bitumen emulsions and bituminous products, as well as distribution and SHE compliance. Robert is the Company's Transport Manager.

T: 01953 609840
M: 07778 176684
E: rnelson@ayton.co.uk


Daniel Farrington - External Sales Representative

Daniel joined the Bitumen Products' Sales Office team in 2001 as a Sales Administrator and quickly gained an all round in depth knowledge of the products and their applications.

Promoted to Internal Sales Representative in 2009 and then External Sales Representitive in 2016, Daniel is responsible for dealing with customers at all levels, and provides on-site product and technical sales support. Daniel is an active member of the Ayton Products Employee Forum.

T: 01953 609861
M: 07725 765114
E: dfarrington@ayton.co.uk


Sue Harvey - Internal Sales Representative

Sue has worked for the company for more than 30 years and her vast experience in the industry is well recognised.

She is responsible for the running of the administrative function of the busy Sales Office, dealing with all customer enquiries, invoicing and after sales service and for the procurement of the raw materials required for product manufacture, and for factored goods for re-sale.

T: 01953 609858
E: sharvey@ayton.co.uk


Wayne Buckoke - Sales Administrator

Wayne joined the company in 2016 having previously worked at Head office from 2009.

He is responsible for the sales and administration of the companies' range of products.

T: 01953 609897
E: wbuckoke@ayton.co.uk


Ian Smith – Trade Centre Supervisor

Ian joined the company in 1978 and is one of its longest serving employees.

Over the years he has held a number of different roles in the main manufacturing factory, and is now the supervisor responsible for the Wymondham Trade Centre. Ian has a vast knowledge of roofing and highway maintenance products and provides advice and support to a network of customers and clients.

T: 01953 609871
E: ismith@ayton.co.uk


Philip Marshall – Trade Centre Supervisor

Philip joined the company in 2013 and is the supervisor responsible for the Cambridge Trade Centre.

He has a wide ranging knowledge of roofing and highway products and offers help and advice to roofing and highway maintenance customers and clients.

T: 01223 426218
E: pmarshall@ayton.co.uk