Rainbow bids farewell to Richard Longmate

Long-serving Sales Agent takes well-earned retirement after nearly 40 years with the plush company

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 03.01.2020 | Business

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After nearly 40 years as a dedicated Sales Agent, the Rainbow Designs team are wishing Richard Longmate a fond farewell.

Richard joined the company on 1 July 1980 and spent the past four decades supporting independent retailers in the East Anglia area. 

Starting under the leadership of former Rainbow Designs owner Mike Mutters, Richard is the longest serving member of the Rainbow team and has been part of the business ever since.

Praised as a strong and reliable member of the sales team – with a passion for cricket and red wine –Anthony Temple, Managing Director of Rainbow Designs, says he’ll be greatly missed.

“Richard has been an integral part of building our independent business over the last four decades and we are extremely grateful for the time and dedication he has given Rainbow over the last 40 years,” Anthony says. 

“We all wish Richard the very best for the future and will no doubt be catching up with him again very soon.”

Richard adds: “I have greatly enjoyed my association with Rainbow over so many years and wish them all the very best for the future. I look forward to seeing my wonderful customers in 2020 with great new products from all my other agencies.”

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