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our team

Lanka Kade wouldn't be where it is today without the help of the handsome bunch below. Next time you pick up the phone or visit us at a show you'll be able to put a name to the face. Let's not forget this wouldn't all be possible without our producers so check out their pages too!

Diane - director

An experienced teacher and play worker, Diane lived in Sri Lanka for 5 years working with VSO, Save the Children, and Red Cross. She is the backbone of Lanka Kade, the planner, foundation builder and facilitator. Her life experiences provide the main strength of belief, passion and determination behind the ethos of Lanka Kade.

Upul - director

Upul, a native Sri Lankan IS Lanka Kade. He is the driving force, the networker, fiercely passionate about his country, the people and the company. His natural charisma and energetic manner is a great motivator. He's in constant contact with our producers and colleagues on all matters Sri Lankan and a whizz with exchange rates.

Anne - designer

Anne was Lanka Kade's first employee back in 1997, her versatility, dedication and loyalty have helped the business grow year on year. Anne is our full time, in house designer responsible for the creation of the entire Lanka Kade product range. Her artistic skills are the envy of many.

Steve - stock control and IT

Steve joined in 2010 as our warehouse operative but his secret passion for excel spreadsheets soon revealed hidden IT skills. Steve's frustrating attention to detail always seems to pay dividends. A great team player and all-rounder, he will have a go at most things that do not involve heights, despite towering over the rest of the team.

Jason - accounts and export

Jason joined us in 2011 almost fresh from university. His degree in business and our alternative approach have at times been at odds, but he has risen to the challenge and is proving hugely valuable and productive. Jason is successfully carving his own niche within the company and oversees the opening of all new accounts and responsible for all major accounts and export.

Sharron - customer service

Sharron joined us in 2012 and is our friendly voice at the end of the phone. With years of customer service experience under her belt, Sharron is keen to receive your feedback and goes the extra mile to address your concerns. Eager to learn new skills, Sharron has been busy preparing our recent newsletter campaign.

Paula - warehouse

Paula joined us in 2014 temporarily and we just couldn't let her go! She is responsible for ensuring all orders are efficiently packed and despatched to our customers with Ricky. An experienced, reliable member of the team - she likes a proper cup of tea as strong as she is! 

Millie - marketing

Millie joined us in 2015 and is social media savvy! She manages our facebook, twitter, instagram and pinterest accounts aswell as writing editorial and designing adverts. She loves merchandising and has over ten years of fair trade retail experience. Her recent visit to Sri Lanka was "life changing". Always ready to take your call and eager to help! 

Ricky - warehouse

Ricky joined us in 2016 and has blown away the cob webs in our warehouse! He is responsible for ensuring all orders are efficiently packed and despatched along with Paula. He can also be found setting up our stands at trade shows. Extremely musical, you can hear Ricky singing away the day at Lanka Kade HQ.

Our Van

Having had many temps in before, Upul (bravely) took it upon himself to make this fella permanent. Having come onboard in 2012, you'll see him at all of our trade shows, on the road making special deliveries or posing outside our Leicestershire HQ.

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