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Martin Eldred

Managing Director

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As Managing Director I have been working for the company for 40 years. Originally working on the wholesale market stands in London then moving to Yorkshire after graduating from Newcastle University. My philosophy in life is you work hard as well as play hard.

Each year I like a challenge in the diary to focus on. This has meant competing in triathlons, iron mans, tough mudders as well as walking (the national three peak challenge as well as the London moon walk). Recently I have revisited my childhood passion of painting with my inspiration coming from David Hockney, Yorkshire landscape painter. This has resulted in me covering every wall whether that is at work or home #spudrunner.

My favourite musician is Billy Joel due to the fact he captured my generation and he was full of energy and passion. My favourite film would have to be butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Ian Slorach

Sales and marketing Manager

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I have been working for Eldred Group for 10 years as their Sales and Marketing manager. Prior to working for Eldred Group I worked for Excel (which is now known as D.H.L) as their Operations Manager.

My hobbies/interests are walking around the Yorkshire region, spending as much quality time with my family. I have a great passion for cars and music.

Its difficult to choose one movie, so it would have to be the Bond Franchise because I am a smooth criminal. My favourite singer is Lee Marvin because like him I cant sing, from the film “Paint Your Wagon”.

Kay Whitfield

Accounts & Human Resource Manager

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I began working for Eldred Group in 2000, my roles are Accounts/Human Resource Manager and the Personal Assistant to the Director. This entails me overlooking all accounts procedures in the department, ensuring all accounts at Eldred Group are kept updated and period ends perfectly balanced, all invoices both sales and purchase are processed in the correct manner. I process all employees wages and ensure that all our bank accounts are kept in credit, making transfers whenever necessary. When vacancies arise I put in place measures to obtain appropriate people for the relevant job.

In previous employment I worked at a construction company for 10 years, in which I did a similar role, I attended networking events and organised functions to promote the company. Previous to this I worked for a group of garages in Doncaster and Sheffield (one with an Avis Rent a car traveling to each garage organising the staff, shifts and processing wages.

One of my great passion is singing, so I belong to a choir. I love exercise and am a member of a gym where I attend classes for yoga, pilates and Tai Chi. I am a member of the Women’s League of Health and Beauty. My favourite hobby would have to be spending time with my three grandchildren.

My favourite film would be between Pretty Women and One Fine Day. My Favourtie Singer is  Adele because of her pure talent.

Tom Eldred

Operations manager, Kirk Sandall

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I have been working for Eldred Group for five years. I joined straight after I finished my Business Management degree at University. I am the Operations Managers at the Kirk Sandall site, I am also involved with many different tasks around the three sites.

I have many hobbies/interests centred around fitness and sport. I have been playing cricket for about 15 years and played in various teams including representing my county. I have taken up golf in the summer of 2016 and got my handicap down to 18. I am looking to bring that down to single figures by the end of 2017.

My favourite film is Shawshank Redemption and my favourite singer is Calvin Harris.

Steve Hannan

Operations manager, Hexthorpe Trading Park

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I have worked for the Eldred Group most of my working life in my present role as Site Manager at Hexthorpe Trading Park since April 2003 and before that another ten years as Warehouse Foreman for the case tractor contract we had down at Kirk Sandall. In between that I was Warehouse Manager from TNT for one year and Warehouse Operations Manager for Hays Logistics B&Q for three years.

My hobbies/interests are walking my dog Tess, family time with my wife and two children, shooting both clay and rough and I do a little watercolour painting when time allows, mostly on holidays.

My favourite film if I had to pick one would have to be The Quite Man. This is an old John Wayne classic, it reminds me of my parents.

My favourite singer would be Ed Sheeran, I went to see him in 2015 at Croke Park Dublin and he had 70,000 people on their feet. We are both red heads!

Brian Callery

Potato Storage Manager

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For the past 31 years I have been working for Eldred Group as our Potato Storage Manager. Its hard to think of a time when I was not working for Eldred Group but previous to that I worked as a contractor in nuclear power stations.

When I am not at Eldred Group I have a huge passion for motor racing and participated in races. When Im not racing I have a strong passion for photography. I am also a big Doncaster Rovers fan.

My favourite films would have to be the Fast and Furious franchise due to my passion for motor racing. My favourite singer is Phil Collins.


Potato Manager

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I have been working for Eldred Group for 26 years. I am the Farm Manager, which means I am controlling 600 acres of potatoes. I have a wealth of experience in managing farms, from 1800 acres in Northumberland to 1000 acres in Mattersey, South Yorkshire.

I have many hobbies/interests ie shooting and snorkelling, however, my greatest passion would be traveling. I travel around the country to find nice places to eat. As well as touring round Europe to destinations like Croatia and Portugal with my motor home.

My favourite film is The Great Escape. My favourite singer is Rod Stewart because I like his style of singing and his  clothing.