As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on having a friendly, close-knit team. We work closely as a unit, aiming to provide each and every customer with a seamless journey from their first visit to our showroom to their finished product. Read on to find out more about our amazing team.
After taking a voluntary redundancy from HP (not the sauce), Dani started ADL Granite & Marble with her partner Anthony Lawrence back in 2015. With Dani’s extensive knowledge of business and accounting and Anthony’s practical experience with granite, marble and quartz, they worked together to ensure that the business ran smoothly from day one. Being a mum and running a business is never easy, but Dani manages it well. With her staff behind her, she manages all the ADL accounts, but still finds time to have fun with her daughter Evie.
Anthony worked for another company as a stonemason before ADL was born. With over 15 years’ experience of new and old manufacturing techniques, Anthony is the core of our team. For the first two years, Anthony worked alone to template, manufacture and install all our products. Nowadays, he keeps the whole team in check, ensuring they have the best equipment and training to deliver a five-star finish every time. Anthony’s main role is visiting each customer at home to complete a full template of their kitchen or bathroom.
Daughter of Dani and Anthony, Evie has grown up around the business while Mum and Dad worked hard to get ADL to where it is today. From a young age, Evie has followed in her parents’ footsteps, keeping the team in check and casually reminding them, “One day, I will be your boss!”
Having worked as a swimming coach for thirteen years, Phil decided he needed a change of pace and, being a long-time friend of Dani and Anthony, he fitted right in at ADL. Phil now ensures the showroom is always up to date with the latest quartz and granite and offers professional advice to our customers from start to finish.
Lee was the first employee taken on by Dani and Anthony to help them grow ADL. Anthony worked closely with Lee for another company in the past, and already knew he had vast knowledge and extensive skills. Lead sawman at ADL, Lee oversees which customer order is cut and operates the bridge saw to cut the stone slabs down to size, ready for the rest of the manufacturing team to shape up and polish. Being a big football fan, he is always cheering loudly and making others laugh. It’s never a dull day with Lee around.
Damian used to work with stone back home in Poland. He has shared images with us of how they used to operate, how they used large cranes to hoist large granite boulders onto machines that would slice the granite into the slabs you would see in a showroom. Damian has over 16 years’ experience in this industry and has been a valuable asset to ADL with his skills, talent and knowledge. Damian is passionate about trance music and is working towards becoming a famous DJ. One of his tracks was recently released by the third largest trance label in the world!
Amadeusz is also from Poland and is great friends with Damian, Anthony and Lee. Amadeusz has learned everything he knows about stone from ADL. As an avid gamer, he loves rising to a new challenge, and has adapted quickly to become a talented stonemason. He has been with ADL for four years now and is sharing his skills and knowledge with new members of the team to bring them up to his standards.
Believe it or not, this is Jamie’s second job! Before Jamie joined ADL, he was a manager at KFC. During the last 18 months of his time at KFC, Jamie wasn’t enjoying his job, but he continued to show up on time and do everything that was expected of him. Jamie and Anthony have been close friends for some time, regularly playing poker together, and Anthony recognised Jamie’s dedication and commitment and found a place for him at ADL. Since joining the company over a year ago, he has made great strides and learned a lot about working with stone. A very sociable person and great to talk to, you’ll never be without a conversation with this young man.
Our newest member of the team, Scott joined ADL a couple of months ago after seven long years working at Aldi. In this short period of time in a brand new industry, Scott has shown a natural aptitude for the work we do. He masters each new piece of training we give him, retaining everything and delivering a consistent standard of work. We can already see that Scott is going to be a very talented and valuable member of the team.
A long-time friend of Anthony’s with extensive knowledge of natural stones as well as experience in the tile industry, Adam joined ADL in November 2021. Since joining the team, Adam has dabbled in every aspect of the business, from helping with fitting, manufacturing and customer service to now taking care of IT support and online marketing. Adam has also helped ADL expand its services to supply tiles and is now sharing his knowledge with other members of the team to improve the overall service we offer to our customers.
To find out more about our range of products and services, contact our team today.