Meet the Team

Peter Bourne
CEO

As the 2nd generation in the business and having driven the group forward for the last 30+ years CEO Peter enjoys a little more time on the farm and checking the quality of sand at the local golf courses. Always available for chats; well, between the hours 2 and 3 anyway. A real wealth of knowledge in the group!

Alex O'Gorman
Operations and Sales Director

Receiving an MSc in Sustainable Waste Management and gaining experience within the recycling and haulage sector, Alex joined John Bourne to head its development, growth and diversification. When not reviewing spreadsheets he can be found eating a full packet of Haribo sweets and re-living his youth thinking he is cool tinkering with his air-cooled Campervan..

Phil Burdett
Transport Manager

Having been with the business for 15 years and progressing through the business to Transport Manager, receiving his International CPC qualification, he loves nothing more than reading Commercial Motor. A close second is his daughter followed by the dog. He is also the chief quality manager for the biscuit department of the company.

Liz Kimber
Transport Supervisor

Moving from Essex Liz has slotted into the business from day 1. She is our FORS Gold practitioner for the group and is a stickler for the detail. When not covering up for Phil she is found enjoying time with her dog, and when the seasons allow loves live music and the odd tipple.

Jeff King
Finance Director

Having been with the business for 25 years, nobody understands the business better! Our finance guru is the the person in our business most likely to know what is going on, and least likely to be able to do anything about it. When not slaving over the abacus he can found in relaxing with family and maybe even enjoying a little fishing.

Cathy Hedges
Accounts and payroll

Proudly serving the business for 25 plus years, Cathy has been involved in the group's development over this period. Wearing more hats than most and spinning plates at the same time, Cathy is the linchpin of the business. The go to for all, normally at the wrong time! Can be found talking to the animals at lunchtime.

Ann Harris
Accounts

The quiet one of the team, Ann has recently joined the dark side from her previous role in the group, Ann is the newest member of the team, bringing a wealth of knowledge that won’t be used! Ensuring that all accounting issues are dealt with promptly treating customers as carefully as her dog Jessy (who is much more keen on the limelight than her mummy).

Katrina Waters
Business Development

The most recent member of the team, Katrina's previous experience of sales and management has stood her well. Known as “no non-sense”, Katrina ensures all our internal systems are efficient as possible and enjoys developing new relationships. Prefers to take her exercise daily but you can tell when she hasn’t been. Loves to eat out in high end establishments (as she describes them).

Joe Farley
Workshop Manager

As a trained Volvo technician, Joe has brought a wealth of experience to the workshop. Managing the heartbeat of the business, he ensures that his tools as the cleanest part of the workshop, but as a trained first aider he is more than capable of dealing with his numerous admin based papercuts. Outside of the workshop Joe plays in several bands and is counting down the days to be signed to a top record label…

Professional Development

We are committed to the continued professional development of all our staff and we offer a programme of specialist training in each of our divisions. We are similarly committed to the issue of health and safety through a programme of competency-based training and membership of sector-specific and professional safety bodies.