Meet the team


Nick Oates – Director

Graduated in engineering and with a background from high volume manufacturing to venture capital and corporate finance, Nick joined Normanton as an investor in 1996 when he facilitated the acquisition of AB Bonding Company Ltd. Shortly after he joined the team full time and has never escaped since, generally involving himself in most things. Though being a bit of a grumpy old man – probably is not the Company’s best salesman. Outside Normanton he suffers from Peter Pan syndrome, still attempting to play rugby and squash and on sunny days riding cautiously about on his big old motorbike.

David Smith – Director

Started his working life at Normanton and has since seen and (claims to have) done most things from the shop floor and on through sales to become instrumental in taking the Company into private ownership in 1991. Being more affable in nature he focuses on looking after our key customers and of course occasionally trying to find new ones. After (so many!) years at Normanton he is widely known and experienced particularly in the commercial vehicle market, still the mainstay of the business. Away from Normanton, Dave tells a good tale of fishing, cars and caravans and is adamant he will one day step in an aeroplane.


John – Sales & Marketing Manager
Trudi – Internal Sales (Commercial Vehicle)
Hayley – Internal Sales (Commercial Vehicle)


Becky – Finance Manager

Angelika – Accounts Assistant


Paul W – Operations Manager
Paul S – Purchasing Controller

Telephone: 01759 322160
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