Rainbow bids farewell to Richard Longmate after nearly 40 years

Published on: 3rd January 2020

Richard joined Rainbow Designs on 1st July 1980 and has spent the last four decades supporting independent retailers in the East Anglia area.

After nearly 40 years as a dedicated sales agent at Rainbow Designs, the company is now saying a fond farewell to Richard Longmate, the longest serving member of the team.

Having joined the company in 1980 under the leadership of former Rainbow Designs owner Mike Mutters, Richard has been an integral part of the business’ success story and witnessed the addition of many iconic new brands and collections on the way.

Richard 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; 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”.

Richard added: “I have greatly enjoyed my association with Rainbow over so many years and wish it 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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