Meet the Team


Stephen Clarke – Chairman

Born 1951 in Manchester, England, Stephen has been Managing Director of Hurst Green Plastics since it’s inception in 1979. Married with 4 daughters, his  interests include tennis, squash and 10k runs.

Martine Dunand-Clarke – HR Director

Martine has been involved with Hurst Green Plastics for 30 years. During that time she has had many roles  and presently is involved in the promotion and marketing side of the business. Co-director and married to Stephen, Martine enjoys various sports such as squash, running, swimming and also gardening in the summer-time. She also likes to travel.

Helen Clarke – Credit Control 

Helen co-founded the company more than 30 years ago. Her current position is the credit controller of the company. Her interests include reading, studying and travel.

Julie Monaco – Accounts Director

Julie has been with the Company several years and is responsible for overseeing the Marketing & Sales function of the Company as well as the day to day operations of the business. Working closely with Customers, Suppliers and Accounts. She enjoys music, Formula 1, playing squash and running and also enjoys travelling. Connect on LinkedIn

Tommy Sharples – Managing Director

Tommy joined Hurst Green  Plastics after gaining a 2.1 degree from Durham University. Tommy works closely with customers and covers many other aspects including installation, after care, marketing and sales. Tommy enjoys playing and watching  football, film and travelling. Connect on LinkedIn

Louise CrossOffice Manager

Louise joined the company after gaining a 2.1 degree in Linguistics at York St John University. She is very much involved in a variety of different areas including working alongside customers, suppliers and assisting in accounts. Her interests include baking, reading, shopping and ice hockey. Connect on LinkedIn

Kerri Riding – Customer Service

Kerri works part time covering a range of jobs in the office. She works with suppliers to provide excellent customer service. Her interests include playing the drums and watching live music. Connect on LinkedIn

John Whipp – Product Design Engineer

John has over 40 years  experience in tool making design and has worked with Hurst Green Plastics to  develop a range of products from our catering range to the TwinBin systems. John now works for HGP as head of design and engineering.

John Dickinson – Warehouse & Logistics Manager

With over thirty years  experience in warehousing, distribution, transport and logistics, John manages all our exports and deliveries to all over the world.

Andrew Bateson – Fabrication Manager

Andrew has over 20 years of  experience in plastics and fabrication. Always looking to build a close  relationship with customers, solve their problems and fulfil their needs. With a wealth of experience in many different industries, it’s important to match the application with the material using suitable  construction techniques. Family is a major part of  Andrew’s life as is watching football. He has an active involvement in motor sport and is a school governor.