Who We Are

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Formed in 2004, Stone Connection has quickly grown to become one of the UK’s largest and most respected companies operating within the stone industry. We specialise purely in the design, supply, fabrication and installation of natural stones such as granite, marble and quartz for a variety of applications around your home.

We have built upon our reputation for providing an extremely high quality product combined with a professional service whether operating as a supply only or a template and installation service to the most discerning clients. This is endorsed by the Silestone manufacture Cosentino, with the accolade of being one of their largest Gold Fabricators in the North of England.

We offer a comprehensive range of bespoke granite, quartz and marble surfaces for your kitchen and bathroom, including natural stone flooring. We also supply stone for commercial surfaces such as bar tops, restaurant tables, food servery counters, and reception desks.

Recently, we have invested in a state of the art modern factory in excess of 12,000sqft which houses some of the latest in CNC machine technology enabling us to manufacture the most complex of work to an extremely high degree of accuracy.

Added to this, we employ a highly skilled workforce consisting of CAD technicians, templaters, sawyers, CNC operators, stonemasons and installers all of whom are dedicated to achieving complete customer satisfaction. In order to maintain our high levels of quality, all our staff receive regular in house training with apprentices attending the highly regarded stonemasonry course at York College. We believe that continuous self-improvement is the key to a smooth running, successful business.

Meet The Team

Clive Ingledew

Managing Director

Clive Ingledew

Managing Director

cliveingledew@stoneconnection.co.uk

Since commencing his career within the stone industry during the mid-80's managing some of the UK's largest stone projects in the North of England and following completion of a Building (Production Management) Honours Degree Clive soon identified an opportunity within the marketplace to create a new business specialising in the production and installation of all types of natural stone for the construction and domestic market. In 2004 Stone Connection (UK) Ltd was born and has now grown to become one of the leading specialists and highly respected companies within the industry. When you first meet Clive you will discover his passion for natural stone and the importance that he places on complete customer satisfaction. With over 30 years' experience within the Stone Industry Clive is able to draw on his wealth of knowledge to deal with the most challenging of projects.
Clive says that 'attention to detail, quality of service and value for money are the fundamental elements to meeting client satisfaction and are the vital ingredients to achieving long term repeat business'.

Married with two children, Clive is a keen golfer and supporter of Liverpool FC and during the winter months can occasionally be found on the ski slopes of Europe

Amanda Ingledew

Finance Director

Amanda Ingledew

Finance Director

amandaingledew@stoneconnection.co.uk

Amanda has worked at Stone Connection since the company was formed in 2004. Initially as Accounts Manager becoming Financial Director in 2012. Amanda oversees all company financial and administration matters. Prior to working at Stone Connection Amanda worked in Admin Management and IT training. She has a keen interest in interior design and designed and project managed the refurbishment of our new premises at Wheldrake.

Garry Robinson

Contract Director

Garry Robinson

Contract Director

garryrobinson@stoneconnection.co.uk

Garry joined Stone Connection in the role of Contracts Manager in 2007 having previously worked in the natural stone industry for 10 years. Garry was promoted to Projects Director in February 2015 an continually works hard at delivering the quality of service expected from our clients. He has many sporting interested mainly football, rugby, cricket and golf. Garry is a keen supporter of Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos

Jill Bowers

Accounts Manager

Jill Bowers

Accounts Manager

jillbowers@stoneconnection.co.uk

Jill has been with Stone Connection since 2008. Following roles within Sales and Senior Administration, both in the Public and Private Sectors, Jill was initially employed to provide Administration Support. Building up a wealth of knowledge and sound understanding of the business, she was rewarded in 2011 with a promotion to Administration Manager, running the office and Fitting Teams. Having taken time out to have a baby in 2013, Jill returned to Stone Connection in 2014 as the Accounts Manager.  She now works alongside the Financial Director dealing with the day to day running of the Accounts Departments.

Dominic Vass

Sales Manager & Marketing Manager

Dominic Vass

Sales Manager & Marketing Manager

domvass@stoneconnection.co.uk

Dominic joined Stone Connection in 2015, previously coming from the retail DIY sector as a store manager for 3 years. Dominic has worked his way up through retail with over 10 years' experience. Within Sales manager job role Dominic's primary tasks are to work very closely with our account holders, which include regular visits, distribution of showroom display samples, and knowledge updates of current and new products, and overseeing all sales in relation to Worksurfaces. Dom is a keen carp fisherman and in his spare time has caught carp to excess of over 50lbs!

Julia Davis

Administration Manager

Julia Davis

Administration Manager

juliadavis@stoneconnection.co.uk

Julia joined Stone Connection in December 2015, CIPD qualified she has worked in training, human resources and external relations within the public sector. Her initial role was varied covering all aspects of administration, product knowledge and sales. In April 2016 she was promoted to Administration Manager where she oversees a team of administrators and fitters handling Stone Connection's day to day Business. As the Great Grand-daughter of James 'Jimmy' Richardson, England and Sunderland footballer Julia can claim that in her only cameo appearance in a Ladies Charity football match she scored the winning goal! Julia has since hung up her boots and enjoys playing Tennis and Squash.

Andy Fielden

Installation Manager

Andy Fielden

Installation Manager

Andy is our lead template and installation manager who has been with us since the business first formed in 2004. His experience in site surveying and installations is invaluable and he ensures every job is completed to our own and our customer's high standards.

Andy White

Production Manager

Andy White

Production Manager

andywhite@stoneconnection.co.uk

Initially starting with Stone Connection in 2011 Andy has been in the trade since he left school and studied NVQ level 2 and 3 Stonemasonry. Starting out as a shop floor stone mason his attention to detail and precision is key to the high level quality workmanship that we offer to our clients. He has since been promoted to Production Manager and runs the entire workshop.

Carolyn Vass

Construction Contract Administrator

Carolyn Vass

Construction Contract Administrator

carolynvass@stoneconnection.co.uk

Carolyn has worked for Stone Connection since November 2015 in a new role of Construction Contracts Co-Ordinator. She joined the company with a wealth of experience in customer care and administration from her work in both financial services and a multinational technology and consulting corporation. Carolyn works alongside the Managing Director and Construction Director coordinating the tenders and contracts, training matrixes, health and safety and material procurement. Whilst not at work Carolyn is kept on her toes with a busy family life with 6 boys

Dave Baker

Commercial Estimator

Dave Baker

Commercial Estimator

davebaker@stoneconnection.co.uk

Trained in as an Architectural Technician and CNC programmer, Dave is a valued member of the team, who has been with Stone Connection since 2006. Recently he has moved into the new role of Construction Technician assisting the directors with large commercial projects.

James Shearing

CNC Operator

James Shearing

CNC Operator

Starting in 2010 James was already a qualified stonemason at NVQ level 2 and 3, and started out on the shop floor, he has since moved up to CNC operator and works alongside the Production Manager to ensure the workshop is running smoothly

Dawn Exton

Administration Supervisor

Dawn Exton

Administration Supervisor

dawn@stoneconnection.co.uk

Dawn previously worked in accounts for a large company and is NEBOSH qualified, joined Stone Connection in 2014 as our Administration Supervisor and works in the logistics and stock control department. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and is a keen darts player.

Deacon Brace

Administration Assistant

Deacon Brace

Administration Assistant

Deaconbrace@stoneconnection.co.uk

Deacon joined Stone Connection in December 2015, he has worked in customer service, and business administration within the financial sector.
He is the youngest member of the team and his role covers all aspects of administration and dealing with customers.

Roni Lockwood

Sales Assistant

Roni Lockwood

Sales Assistant

ronilockwood@stoneconnection.co.uk

Roni joined our team in 2016 having enjoyed a 22 year career in the public sector, she has joined Stone Connection to support the Sales and Administration Team. In her spare time she enjoys reading 'Murder Mystery' books but her passion is researching her family tree, to date she has traced her family back to the 1700's and has discovered a few surprises along the way!

Debbie Martyn

Adminstration / Sales Assistant

Debbie Martyn

Adminstration / Sales Assistant

Having worked in the Bathroom Industry for 32 years Debbie is looking forward to a new challenge in her new role at Stone Connection in the Admin department.

In her spare time she frequently attends the Gym where she enjoys Body Pump, Combat and Swimming.

Debbie also enjoy lots of "Retail Therapy" and spending time with her family.

Testimonial

Would just like to thank you for all your help and a job well done, my wife and I are very pleased with the worktops and a professional job from the workmen involved. We will definitely recommend your company in the future. 

Mr and Mrs Reeson

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Can I just say your guys did an absolutely brilliant job today and were a pleasure to have at my house today. They cleaned up too which was lovely and much appreciated.

I just wanted to say thank you to them and you for a great customer experience and also good granite cutting job.

Thank you.

I look forward to doing business with you again in the future. I will be recommending you to my neighbours and friends.

Mrs Armitstead

Testimonial

Working in a customer service company I am fully aware that expectations of customers are high and rightly so and if their high expectations are not met then they are quick to let their feelings known. However, even when service exceeds their expectations they very rarely make contact in appreciation of a job well done.

I would just like to thank you and your team for the support given over the last few months and the excellent service provided by Stone Connection.

The fitters were extremely professional and a credit to your company and I would appreciate it if you could pass on our thanks to all concerned and wish you all the very best for the future.

Paul and Jill

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I have nothing but praise for Stone Connection – good value for money and excellent service, they were extremely attentive to my needs at all times from the office staff to the guys who came out to measure up and install the worktop.  I am more than happy to recommend them to anyone.

Mr Moore

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A massive thank you for the marvellous granite and great fitting service, the finished worktop looks fantastic in place.

Mr and Mrs Kay

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Uplifted my kitchen, great choice friendly reliable staff throughout and fantastic end product! Will certainly be using you again.

Mr Walton

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A beautiful piece of stone and a great result. All Interaction at all stages have been second to none.

Mr Lambeth