Four decades later Richard Longmate bids farewell to Rainbow Designs

Rainbow Designs is bidding a fond farewell to its longest serving team member, Richard Longmate, who has announced his departure, after nearly four decades with the company.

Longmate joined Rainbow Designs on July 1 1980 and has spent nearly 40 years supporting independent retailers in the East Anglia area. Starting under the leadership of the firm’s former owner, Mike Mutters, he has been part of the fabric of the business.

Described as a dedicated sales agent, Longmate has always been a strong and reliable member of the sales team, and his passion for Rainbow, cricket and red wine, will be greatly missed.

Anthony Temple, managing director of Rainbow Designs, said: “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. We all wish Richard the very best for the future and will no doubt be catching up with him again very soon.”

Longmate added: “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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