Lignacite Team

Our business has always been a family affair. From an opportunity spotted in the 1940s to a 21st century organisation working on iconic builds, mixed use developments and modern homes, the founding de Lotbiniere family have remained a constant.

Now in their fourth generation, we are currently led by Chairman, Giles de Lotbiniere. He is supported by Tessa de Lotbiniere and sons Tom and Johnny, as well as experienced and knowledgeable management, sales and marketing teams.

Sarah Drummond

Purchase Ledger Administrator

Portrait of Giles De Lotbiniere

Mr Giles
de Lotbiniere

Chairman (2014 – Present)

Paul Brown

Head of Haulage

Lewis Watson

Transport Coordinator

A line of transport drivers standing in front of their lorrys.

Lignacite Drivers

Group photo of Lignacite Office Management and Admin Team.

Office Management & Admin Team

From left to right: Beth Edwards (Office Manager), Sandra Ward (Receptionist), Tessa de Lotbiniere (Office Administrator)

Portrait of Giles de Lothiniere.

Giles de Lotbiniere

Chairman (2007 - Present)

Portrait of Mark Pearson.

Mark Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

Portrait of Mark Haywood.

Mark Haywood

Head of Finance

Jan Byrd


Karen Duke


Portrait of Nick Franks.

Nick Franks

Chief Operating Officer

Portrait of Paul Brown.

Paul Brown

Head of Transport

Portrait of Beth Edwards.

Beth Edwards

Company Secretary

Brandon Team

Jacqui Webber


Sales Administrator, Brandon

Tonia Sheldrick


Sales Administrator, Brandon

Ed Coley


Production Coordinator, Brandon

Rick Rodgers


Chief Engineer, Brandon

Nazeing Team

Portrait of Jay Balasingam.

Jay Balasingam


Production Manager, Nazeing

Chairmen Through The Years

Portrait of Sir Edmond de Lotbiniere.

Sir Edmond
de Lotbiniere

Chairman (1947 – 1994)

Mr Toby
de Lotbiniere

Chairman (1994 – 1998)

Portrait of Mr Michael de Lotbiniere.

Mr Michael
de Lotbiniere

Chairman (1998 – 2007)

Portrait of Nick de Lotbiniere.

Mr Nick
de Lotbiniere

Chairman (2007 – 2014)

Portrait of Giles De Lotbiniere

Mr Giles
de Lotbiniere

Chairman (2014 – Present)

Family Foundations

The stable leadership and family values of the de Lotbinieres have created a close-knit and supportive workplace for the last 75 years, a legacy they aim to continue for many more generations to come.


I think people like working for a family-run business; they stay with us longer because there is a local feel to the company. Not only that, but they value our friendliness and the fact that we’re involved in the day-to-day running of the business.

Giles de Lotbiniere, Chairman
Giles de Lothiniere and pet dog standing in Lignacite yard.

We pride ourselves on


Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. From locally sourced wood shavings to a high degree of recycled material, we are fully committed to improving our environmental performance.


We work based on clear communication, transparency, partnership and trust. Living by these rules day to day makes us who we are.


A consistent approach to both product and service ensures that our customers can rely on us to deliver high quality time and time again.


We understand that every customer has individual needs. By embracing change in the products and services we offer, we continue to be flexible and agile in our delivery.

Core Values & Principles

Much has changed over the years, but our core values and principles stand firm.

Committed to producing the best in class concrete blocks and associated products.

Committed to continually improving our environmental performance through investment in R&D.

Committed to providing a unique and personalised customer service.

Committed to embracing a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for its staff, owners and stakeholders.

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