Sarah-Jane Whitmore

Group Sales Director

Sarah-Jane has worked in the commercial vehicle industry since 2001. Involved in the commercial contract and service sector, for tail lifts, shutter doors and other ancillary equipment. Starting as an Account Manager she has previously held the positions of Commercial Director and Managing Director.  Joining JR Industries in 2019, she is responsible for both the office and field sales for the JR Industries Group. Sarah-Jane has extensive operational experience, leading to a strong record of providing excellent customer service.




Richard Gill
Fleet Sales

Richard has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 30 years and has built a reputation as an active member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers. Having completed an apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Technology while working for UK Ford dealer Godfrey Davis, he went on to work for Renault and Mercedes, before joining JR Industries in 1990. 

Richard’s considerable experience in selling, management and team building has equipped him with a unique and valuable skill set.




Simon Ayling
Area Sales Manager North East

A skilled engineer, Simon has held various positions from miller turner, inspection, product design through to technical sales. He joined JR Industries in 2002, bringing with him qualifications in both sales and design. His broad experience and industry knowledge are a significant asset to the team.
07764 906049



Mark Saunders
Area Sales Manager Midlands & North West

A specialist when it comes to bodybuilding, Mark joined JR Industries in 2000, bringing with him a record of impressive achievements. 

Following the completion of a 4-year apprenticeship with Hawley Mills, he became Works Foreman for the company aged just 25. Later, he moved to CV Bodybuilders in West Bromwich where he served as a skilled bodybuilder. 

These positions have given Mark unique expertise which sets him apart in his role as Area Sales Manager for the Midlands Area.
07968 002878



Liane Townsend
Office Sales Manager

Liane joined JR Industries in 1987. Initially employed as a sales coordinator, Liane has developed unrivalled product knowledge and customer skills during her career with the company. As a result, Liane has been promoted a number of times and is now the Sales Office Manager.

Liane has also undertaken several formal qualifications while working for JR Industries, including an Advanced Award from The Institute of Leadership & Management (2003), ILM Diploma in Management (2004) and MA in Professional Development (2008).



Sandra Finch
Sales Co-Ordinator

Sandra joined the JR Industries team in 2001. She began in the Export department as she speaks several languages, then moved to the UK Sales department in 2010. 

Her considerable experience and knowledge of our systems and products are invaluable. She helps train the newer members of the Sales team and offers an efficient service to our customers.



Carolyn Tranter
Sales Co-Ordinator

Carolyn is a member of the internal sales team, having joined JR Industries in May 2014. She previously held various administrative and customer service roles.



Andrew Wright
Sales Co-Ordinator

Andrew joined JR Industries in September 2010. Andrew is a skilled graduate who has previous experience in customer sales.



Nick Bush
Export Sales Co-Ordinator

Nick joined JR Industries in 2002 and progressed to Section Supervisor in our Production Department. 

He transferred to Sales at the beginning of 2011. His expertise in technical matters means he can provide quick and effective assistance to our export customers.