Meet the Team

Meet the NE Plastics team!

NE Plastics is supported by an experienced team of individuals with a passion for plastics.

NE Plastics is a company full of experienced staff, who have a plethora of industry knowledge hidden up their sleeves. The team is your personal guide to flat sheet plastic and fabrication. Each member of the team brings something new to the table with their own unique personal experiences and personalities.

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Team Members

Nick Warne, Managing Director

Nick WarneNick started NE Plastics back in 1992, a month after Black Wednesday and during the Queen’s “Annus Horribillis”. As it transpired, it was the very end of a long and painful recession but a great time to start a business.

When Nick isn’t actively involved in buying and selling Plastic, he loves a good pint of bitter, a hot curry and you might even find him in the gym if it’s getting near a ski holiday. He reckons that each visit costs him about £100 which gives you an idea how often he goes!!

Liz Warne, Finance Director

Liz WarneLiz started her career in sales and moved on to set up her own IT training business. Nick soon realised that Liz would be a great asset to the company and persuaded her to take on the role of Finance Director having completed her CIMA training.

She has since spent many years helping our customers with their plastic requirements. Hobbies include, tennis, walking and socialising. Liz is the only person to have organised tennis holidays in Spain with no tennis!

Grant Curties, Operations Manager

New Grant (web size)Grant has been with NE Plastics since 2001 working in a variety of operational roles. As Operations Manager he has the responsibility for the day to day tasks and challenges of running the warehouse, fabrication department and distribution. Grant has a passion for motor sports having started his career as a mechanic.

When not spending his free time with his 3 children, which isn’t very often, he enjoys the peace and quiet of the river bank with a spot of carp fishing. Interestingly he played Ice Hockey at an international level but due to age and parental responsibilities retired in 2011.

Toni Cobbett, General Manager

Toni CobbettToni Cobbett joined the NE team in January 2016 and brings a wealth of experience gained through a career spent primarily within the plastic distribution industry. During her many years managing one of the biggest plastic distribution centres in the UK, Toni has worked with the whole range of businesses from single traders, to some of the largest manufacturers in the country. Rapid expansion can result in the personal touch being lost and Toni is now pleased to represent NE Plastics, who she knows pride themselves on their continued commitment to providing a bespoke service, where the focus is on the customer.  Looking forward to new challenges Toni relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.