Meet the Lestercast Team

At the core of Lestercast’s success is its dedicated and experienced team. Our staff are highly proactive in developing professional working and business relationships and love what they do. Highly motivated, but with a sense of humour, our Lestercast team are committed to providing customers with the best possible service in a friendly environment.

Do please enjoy our individual caricatures as much as we enjoy sharing them.

Please contact us directly should you have any questions about this page or in general about Lestercast.

Our Caricatures were drawn individually by George Williams – Spot on George.

Senior Management

General Manager, Colin Caineview profile

General Manager, Colin Caine

Colin Caine

Oversees all aspects of the business to ensure it runs smoothly.

Supporter of Manchester City Football Club and occasionally tries to hit a golf ball straight! Colin’s catchphrase – “Bring it on!”

Managing Director, Chris Battyview profile

Managing Director, Chris Batty

Chris Batty

Focussed on making Lestercast the best privately owned investment casting facility in the UK.

Main hobby is rebuilding and racing vintage cars in specialised sports car events. Keen on DIY, gardening, tennis and water skiing!

Business Development Executive, Martyn Whelptonview profile

Business Development Executive, Martyn Whelpton

Martyn Whelpton


Whilst continuing to support the rest of the team on both Technical and Operational aspects of the business, my semi-retirement role as Business Development Executive will allow me to focus on the wider corporate aspects of the business, to include implementing strategies to minimise operating costs and increase profits, develop and improve operational processes and help grow the business for its future success.


A bit of a petrol head! – I enjoy watching anything on two or four wheels that is fast and loud (especially a V8 engine – none of this electric vehicle rubbish!). Hobbies include DIY, Field Target Shooting, Golf and I enjoy watching most sports as well as being an armchair supporter of Chesterfield FC – well someone has to!

Technical and Sales Director, Malcolm Healeyview profile

Technical and Sales Director, Malcolm Healey

Malcolm Healey

Loves watching and playing sport, reading, eating and drinking (the red stuff). Also likes a bit of fun, banter and a wind-up! Malc’s catchphrase – “We’re so proud!”


Business Development (European Sales), Martin Thomasview profile

Business Development (European Sales), Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas

European sales and business development.

Committed Christian. Bruce Springsteen fanatic. Squash, racquetball and tennis player extraordinaire!

Liz Rennolds, Marketing Coordinatorview profile

Liz Rennolds, Marketing Coordinator

Liz Rennolds

Covering all aspects of marketing at Lestercast.

Enjoys days out with the kids, walking the dog, watching Formula One and the rugby.


Sales Engineer, Richard Smithview profile

Sales Engineer, Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Responsible for enquiries and quotations as part of the sales team, in addition to handling of occasional coding and creative projects.

Enthusiast of cars, whiskey, travel and cats. Can’t resist a bargain and knows absolutely nothing about football.

Sales Engineer, Gareth Robertsview profile

Sales Engineer, Gareth Roberts

Gareth Roberts

Prepares quotations and provides support to customers.

Keen supporter of Hednesford Town FC, so apparently, he knows nothing about football!

Sales Manager, Marc Healeyview profile

Sales Manager, Marc Healey

Marc Healey

Responsible for new business sales, enquiries and quotations in addition to providing technical support where required.

A great enthusiast and participant of many sports. Resident office practical joker.

Business Development (UK), Mike Jonesview profile

Business Development (UK), Mike Jones

Mike Jones

UK Sales and business development.

Lover of golf and Rugby Union and the socialising it demands!


Production Manager, Craig Townsendview profile

Production Manager, Craig Townsend

Craig Townsend

Plan and control the entire manufacturing process ensuring that orders are on schedule.

A family supporting, production planning, food and drink indulging, Aston Villa supporter and all round sports enthusiast!


Russell Gray, Technical Managerview profile

Russell Gray, Technical Manager

Russell Gray


One of the few people that will admit to being from Lincoln. Ex-petrolhead who enjoys driving fast cars slowly due to the need to transport x2 children.

Enjoys the thought of exercise whilst feasting on a good curry.

Dennis Hewitt, Methods Engineerview profile

Dennis Hewitt, Methods Engineer

Dennis Hewitt

Develops methods of casting and tracking of new jobs through the processes.

A huge petrolhead and enjoys bringing the average age of the office down!


Quality Manager, Aaron Smethurstview profile

Quality Manager, Aaron Smethurst

Aaron Smethurst

Maintains and updates the company’s Quality Management System to the relevant standards, continuous quality improvement, customer concerns and inspection.


Residential practical joker and big football fan.


Cheryl Ross, HR/HS Administratorview profile

Cheryl Ross, HR/HS Administrator

Cheryl Ross

Responsible for people (HR) and Health & Safety, helping to ensure the company complies with its statutory obligations and provide a safe and healthy working environment for everyone.

Time outside of work is enjoyed with friends and family, any excuse for a get together for a fun time to enjoy eating (anything not too spicy or cooked by me!), partaking in a little cocktail or two and love a binge watch of a good drama.



Accounts Administrator, Erikka Clarkeview profile

Accounts Administrator, Erikka Clarke

Erikka Clarke

Responsible for the Sales Ledger & Credit Control within Lestercast.

Time spent outside of work mainly consists of keeping 2 very young humans fed, watered and entertained. In her very rare spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, exercising, reading and she is a TV & Movie binge watcher.

Accounts Administrator, Heather Kempview profile

Accounts Administrator, Heather Kemp

Heather Kemp

Responsible for the company’s Purchase Ledger.

A dancing diamond, enjoying everything to do with music and The Arts.

Finance Manager, Dawn Battyview profile

Finance Manager, Dawn Batty

Dawn Batty

Manages the accounts function within Lestercast.

Vintage car trialling (navigator and bouncer), playing tennis and dog walking.

Finance Manager, Julie Boschview profile

Finance Manager, Julie Bosch

Julie Bosch

Responsibilities to organise and oversee all work within the accounts department.

Spending time with family & friends including irresistibly contagious laughter and good humour. Loves trying new things, walking in the countryside, cooking new recipes & spending time making my garden a beautiful place to relax.