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Job Opportunity

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:34:36 Europe/London


Trainee General Manager


You and your role


You will be joining an ambitious company with big plans for growth. Our mission is to “Build a better world”,

 

To accelerate our growth, we want to recruit a new Management Trainee to join our team.

 

You will receive a wide array of training in all aspects of successful business management leading to a recognised management qualification. We will train you in a gambit of sales, purchasing, finance, logistics, administration and production safety duties, so that you can take on responsibility and ownership of key functions within the team. As your competence increases, so will your responsibilities.

 

You are must be self-motivated and adaptive, with an enthusiastic nature. You will be able to demonstrate the use of initiative, self-reliance, effective teamwork and a desire to keep learning. We will see your good track record of employment, or full-time education, but most importantly we will see your potential as a valuable member of our team. You are likely to already have a degree, or equivalent qualification and good grades. Familiarity and competence in IT skills is a must, as is being able to take constructive feedback and learn from coaching and experience.

 

You will continue your business education in the work environment with a wide range of valued customers, so appropriate and effective communication skills are a must to have. We will help you develop these further. Your work-based learning will be supplemented by external training and qualifications, and you will be mentored and coached by experienced management professionals.

 

We want to identify in you a grit and determination to succeed. You will need to use your judgement every day to make the right decisions; and it will be a steep learning curve but we will support you as you grow.

 

Although it may be possible to offer flexible working conditions, it is expected that the successful candidate will work out of our quarry offices, to allow appropriate mentorship and training to take place close to the management team.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

• To generally assist in coordinating and implementing the business’s strategic objectives.

• To learn and develop with the role, to earn promotion to a key position within the management structure of The Company.

• To train in the wide variety of business administrative tasks.

• Maintain sales records, supervise and control dispatch records, send customer invoices and produce finance reports

• Work closely with the office team and liaise with all internal teams and contractors

• Maintain risk assessments and health and safety records

• Review processes and procedures

• Develop and implement sales and marketing strategies alongside the wider team

• Communicate effectively and offer excellent customer service for enquiries, sales and visitors to site

• Help implement and improve existing systems to support purchasing and stock control

 

The Company


Lantoom is a technology and marketing company that specialises in natural stone products.

 

Based near Liskeard, Cornwall - for over sixty years, we have produced and marketed quality natural stone products. In recent years, the company has evolved to provide its clients with a range of products and developed a global supply chain. Our customers range from online retail customers to national contractors.

 

We are lucky to have a supportive work environment, brilliant clients, a talented team and a thriving business. We try to understand our customers’ needs, inspire them with what we can offer, and prove we are worth trusting with their business. You will help make that happen in our next stage of growth.

 

Salary and Benefits


• Competitive trainee salary in the range of £20,000-£25,000, with increments for training achievement

• Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme with 5% employer contribution rate

• 28 days annual paid holiday

 

How to Apply


Please submit a covering letter and your Curriculum Vitae, which demonstrates the qualities and qualifications we have described for this role.

 

If shortlisted, we will assess your telephone communication skills.

 

Candidates passing those two stages will be asked to attend an interview.

 

Your letter of application, including an up-to-date CV, should be addressed to: William Hugh, Lantoom Ltd, Lantoom Quarry, Dobwalls, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 4LR, or alternatively via e-mail to whugh@lantoom.co.uk.

 

If you have any questions, we will be glad to answer them.

 

The closing date for this opportunity is 23rd May 2021.

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5 ways to save money on your landscaping project

Friday, 26 March 2021 13:49:33 Europe/London

1) Do it yourself

Labour can be expensive. However sometimes it is worth asking yourself – am I capable of doing a good job of this by myself? We live in a world where there are thousands of Youtube videos on how to do pretty much anything and everything. We also have a selection of guides on our website to aid you in various landscaping scenarios. So perhaps before hiring someone, check out a few videos or guides, you may be surprised just how simple the task might be.

DIY
 

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2) Lend a helping hand

Maybe you have decided that perhaps doing the whole project yourself is a little above your capabilities or you do not have the time or confidence to commit to the undertaking. Though you may not be able to do the whole job yourself, sometimes you may be able to help the labourer. For some jobs having an extra pair of hands to mix cement or push the wheel barrow can save hours on the job and therefore save you some money.

3) Carefully choose the materials to fit with your budget

With paving projects for instance, there are many choices of materials, some more costly then others. So it is important to take your time when choosing materials, you will have to weigh up the style you are after with your budget. Feel free to give us a shout on 01579 308234 our friendly staff can talk you through some of the paving options.

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4) Careful planning.

Careful planning can save you money in the long run. Not only will having a good plan help the labourer more accurately estimate how long it will take him or her and avoid any nasty surprises it can also prevent mistakes. Even drawing up contingency plans can be useful in case of the unexpected.

5) Pick your labourer wisely

When on a tight budget it can be tempting to go with the cheapest quote with no questions asked. But do your research carefully, just like any other profession there are the “cowboys” and though they may be cheap, incorrectly executing a landscaping task- like paving laying for instance; can be a costly task to set right.

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The Spring countdown

Friday, 22 January 2021 14:21:36 Europe/London

Winter dreaming

As you stoke the fire and stick the kettle on in preparation to snuggle down into sofa oblivion, you may glance out of the frosty window at your garden. As you wait for the kettle to boil you find yourself day dreaming of the garden projects you have in mind for 2021.

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Planning

It may be just a passing thought at the moment, besides spring seems so far away, right? Well yes, its true spring is a good 2 months off, however it certainly doesn't hurt to be prepared, especially when you consider other people may be thinking the exact same thing as you.

Here to help

From patios to garden walling we can help, get in front of the spring rush and give our knowledgeable staff a call, let us help you turn your 2021 garden dream into a reality.

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Covid-19 Update 5th January 2021

Tuesday, 5 January 2021 10:18:43 Europe/London

 

Issued at 11:00am 05 January 2021

 

Last night the UK Government’s Guidance that prohibits going outside the home except in prescribed circumstances has come into affect. Travel to and from work remains permitted, where work cannot be done from home.

 

Guidance has also been issued which requires certain workplaces to close. Construction sites and quarries are not required to close. Consequently Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions: 

 

1) Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are requested to:

a) Confirm that you are healthy, do not have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms

b) Confirm that you have not recently travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who has COVID 19 symptoms

c) Consider whether the visit is essential. Can you order by telephone or email or use our website?

d) Contact us by telephone before your visit. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so. If a visit is essential we will make an appointment for you

e) Customers must abide by social distancing guidelines

f) Obey instructions given to you at Lantoom on arrival

 

Customers who just turn up without a prior appointment will be turned away. This enables us to control the visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and prevent delays


2) Our telephones, emails and website customer support is fully operational

3) We are able to arrange deliveries

4) Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.

5) We remain well stocked with all categories of materials

8) To minimise the infection risk we are not accepting cash payments until further notice.

9) All collections and deliveries will be subject to our infection control procedures.

 

Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.

 

You may contact us through the following methods:

Email: sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website: www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone: 01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business. Please do not panic. Please minimise infection risk. The response to COVID-19 is likely to be long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk.

Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

The ecological benefits of building drystone walls.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:58:20 Europe/London

Beneficial

There are many reasons why someone might consider building a drystone wall, these include: setting a boundary around a field, incasing a flower bed or tiering a garden. But one benefit that we often overlook is the ecological impact of building one.

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Plant Life

There are many plants which love nothing more then to live out of the gaps of soil between a drystone wall, such as: lavender, primrose, snapdragon and much more, plants with small roots, like the ones listed, are perfect for drystone wall constructions, not only will they have an excellent environment to grow, but they will also add colour to your drystone wall construction and of course combined, these plants help to purify our air.

Insect Life

Once your wall is built it will not take long for the cast of A Bug’s Life to move in. Ants, woodlice, millipedes, spiders and caterpillars will all find there place in your wall. In the end, every foot of your wall will contain at least one species of insect these bugs have various roles including feeding larger critters.

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Larger critters

Unfortunately for the bugs, they will attract birds, frogs and lizards which not only use the drystone wall as shelter but also use it as a restocking buffet and help to control the numbers of insects. Even larger animals can benefit from the wall including large mammals which may use the wall as shade or shelter from winds or rain. All in all when you decide to build a drystone wall, you are not just benefiting your garden you are creating a mini eco system.

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Covid-19 Update 5th November 2020

Thursday, 5 November 2020 09:47:53 Europe/London

 

Issued at 10.00am 05 November 2020

 

Starting from midnight last night the UK Government’s Guidance that prohibits going outside the home except in prescribed circumstances has come into affect. Travel to and from work remains permitted, where work cannot be done from home.

 

Guidance has also been issued which requires certain workplaces to close. Construction sites and quarries are not required to close. Consequently Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions: 

 

1) Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are requested to:

a) Confirm that you are healthy, do not have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms

b) Confirm that you have not recently travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who has COVID 19 symptoms

c) Consider whether the visit is essential. Can you order by telephone or email or use our website?

d) Contact us by telephone before your visit. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so. If a visit is essential we will make an appointment for you

e) Customers must abide by social distancing guidelines

f) Obey instructions given to you at Lantoom on arrival

 

Customers who just turn up without a prior appointment will be turned away. This enables us to control the visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and prevent delays


2) Our telephones, emails and website customer support is fully operational

3) We are able to arrange deliveries

4) Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.

5) We remain well stocked with all categories of materials

8) To minimise the infection risk we are not accepting cash payments until further notice.

9) All collections and deliveries will be subject to our infection control procedures.

 

Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.

 

You may contact us through the following methods:

Email: sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website: www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone: 01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business. Please do not panic. Please minimise infection risk. The response to COVID-19 is likely to be long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk.

Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

Covid-19 Update 4th June 2020

Thursday, 4 June 2020 12:25:48 Europe/London

 

Issued at 12:00 4th June 2020

 

Lantoom has remained open for business throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. However the risk remains high. Currently 1 in 40 people in the general population tests positive for the virus and to minimise the risk to our staff and others we continue to limit visits to the quarry to those which are essential

 

Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions:

1. Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are requested to:
 
(a) Confirm that your are healthy, do not have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms.
(b) Confirm that you have not recently travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms
(c) Consider whether the visit is essential.  Can you order by telephone or email or use our website ?
(d) Contact us by email or telephone before your visit. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so.
If a visit is essentail we will make an appointment for you.
 
Customers who just turn up without making a prior appointment will be turned away.  This enables us to control the visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and prevent delays.
 
(c) If your visit is unavoidable, obey our Infection Prevention and Control instructions on arrival.
 
2. Our staff in vulnerable groups remain shielded and working at home.  We are also minimising the risk to other staff by their working at home, where possible.  Consequently we have fewer office staff than normal working at the quarry.
3. Our telephone, e-mail, and website customer support is fully operational.
4. If at all possible, please telephone or contact us by email or through our website to minimise infection risk.
5. We are able to arrange deliveries.
6. Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.
7. We remain well stocked with all categories of materials.
8.  To minimise infection risk we are not accepting cash payments until further notice
 

 Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.

 
You may contact us through the following methods:

Email:  sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website:  www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone:  01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business.  Please minimise infection risk.  The response to COVID-19 is long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk. 

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Issued at 15:00 27 March 2020

 

Lantoom remains open for business but subject to specified conditions and at a reduced staffing level. Most of our staff are now either working from home or have been sent home on short term paid leave.

 

The UK Government issued Guidance that prohibits going outside the home except in prescribed circumstances. Travel to and from work remains permitted, where work cannot be done from home. Guidance has also been issued which requires certain workplaces to close. Construction sites and quarries are not required to close.

 

Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions:

 

1. We have adapted our working procedures to manage the risk of COVID-19 infection at Lantoom.
2. Quarries are multi hazard environments and we are well prepared for managing health and safety risks.
3. Staff in vulnerable groups have been isolated at home.
4. Where possible other staff are working from home.
5. Most of our production staff have been sent home on leave. Those that remain are not permitted contact with visitors.
6. Our telephone, e-mail, and website customer support remain fully operational.
7. If at all possible, please telephone or contact us by email or through our website to minimise infection risk.
8. Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are asked to:
(a) Consider whether the visit is essential.
(b) Contact us by email or telephone prior to visiting. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so.
(c) If a visit is unavoidable, obey our Infection Prevention and Control instructions on arrival.
12. We are able to arrange deliveries.
13. Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.
14. We remain well stocked with all categories of materials.
15. Prices are being affected by the drop in the value of Sterling and we are having to implement price increases to reflect our higher costs.

 

Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.
 
You may contact us through the following methods:

Email:  sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website:  www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone:  01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business.  Please do not panic.  Please minimise infection risk.  The response to COVID-19 is likely to be long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk. 

Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

 

Issued at 14:00 24 March 2020

 

Last night the UK Government issued Guidance that prohibits going outside the home except in prescribed circumstances. Travel to and from work remains permitted, where work cannot be done from home.


Guidance has also been issued which requires certain workplaces to close. Construction sites and quarries are not required to close. Consequently Lantoom remains open for business subject to certain conditions.
 
1. We have adapted our working procedures to manage the risk of COVID-19 infection at Lantoom.
2. Quarries are multi hazard environments and we are well prepared for managing health and safety risks.
3. Staff in vulnerable groups have been isolated at home.
4. Where possible other staff are working from home.
5. Our production staff are not permitted contact with visitors.
6. Our telephone, e-mail, and website customer support remain fully operational.
7. If at all possible, please telephone or contact us by email or through our website to minimise infection risk.
8. Customers wishing to visit our office or collect materials are asked to:
9. (a) Consider whether the visit is essential.
10. (b) Contact us by email or telephone prior to visiting. If we can help you without the need to visit, we will do so.
11. (c) If a visit is unavoidable, obey our Infection Prevention and Control instructions on arrival.
12. We are able to arrange deliveries.
13. Delivery drivers must not get out of their vehicles on arrival at the quarry and telephone our office for instructions from their cab.
14. We remain well stocked with all categories of materials.
15. Prices are being affected by the drop in the value of Sterling and we are having to implement price increases to reflect our higher costs.
16. Lantoom will continue to operate within Government Guidance and review operations according to the situation.
 
You may contact us through the following methods:

Email:  sales@lantoom.co.uk

Website:  www.lantoom.co.uk

Telephone:  01579 308234

 

Thank you for your business.  Please do not panic.  Please minimise infection risk.  The response to COVID-19 is likely to be long term and we appreciate your help in adapting to the disease risk. 

0 Comments | Posted in Blog By Adam Ashman

The world's biggest drystone walling project

Friday, 21 February 2020 10:59:22 Europe/London

The idea

Since 2014 Mark Ellis, a drystone waller, has been creating what will be the largest dry stone wall construction in the world; a dry stone maze in Dalby Forest, Scarborough. Once complete the project will consist of over 4000 tonnes of walling stone.

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A nice touch

What’s more, members of the public have been welcomed in to leave there mark on the record breaking maze. A workshop has been running allowing members of the public to carve something in stone, this can be anything from a birth date, a wedding anniversary to a stone in memory of someone special. These stones will be incorporated into the final project.

Get involved

The project is still far from completion, meaning we might have to wait about 3-5 years before we are able to see the impressive project completed. It is sure to look A-maze-ing! For more information or if you are interested in carving your own stone Click here.

Awning
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