at Monument Quarry
The Bath Stone Firms, was set up on 1st Dec 1992 and is jointly owned & run by father and son team, Richard & Zak England. Based in Somerton, Somerset, England it is an evergrowing family business which is known globally for its quality stone.
Richard England's first foray into the stone industry was in the early 1960's working in demolition and stone reclamation. This led to the founding of 'Richard England UK' which in turn became 'Ham And Doulting Stone Co.' in the early-90's. Their first big job was being involved in the construction of the Quedam Centre, Yeovil, Somerset in the 1980's.
Zak joined his Father in the business 20 years ago and together they have grown The Bath Stone Firms into the company it is today. With his background in mechanical engineering, primarily learned on the tools, Zak is very much “hands on” and can usually be found at the controls of the myriad quarrying plant, behind the wheel of the lorry collecting block or installing new machinery in the factory. Never frightened to get his hands dirty, and with a strong work ethic, as Managing Director Zak leads from the front and is always on the lookout for new opportunities to grow and improve the company.
Richard began his career in the early 60’s starting out with his father who was in the building industry. He has met some amazing people on his ‘stone’ journey and visited many places. His love affair with stone still continues to this day and he is often found at Ham Hill with his son Zak, down the mine at Corsham or in the office telling stories of years gone by.
Bob started out in the building trade and from there moved on to be a local quarry manager and mine manager. In 2009 he settled at Ham & Doulting to run the busy stone yard in Charlton Adam. With many years of varied experience, Bob is a key member of our team.
With well over 30 years’ experience, Chris has worked in all aspects of the stone industry. Although well versed in the restoration and conservation of historic buildings, Chris has been involved in numerous modern stone constructions, both domestic and commercial. Primarily concerned with the commercial and technical side of the Company, Chris gets involved with all projects from the outset providing advice on costing, detailing and the installation of the stone elements.
Ann is responsible for the smooth running of the administration and finance within the company. Please contact Ann for any accounting queries and she will be happy to help.
Mel works closely with the office team to provide a high standard of customer service. She is very much involved in the ordering process, scheduling of jobs and making sure they run to time.
Shane, Pete, Andy, Dean, Paul, PJ and Richard complete the team at our Tout yard in Charlton Adam. They are all experienced sawyers and operate their own machines on site.
With over 15 years of mining experience including over 10 years as a mines rescue team member, Alex is responsible for all the health and safety, mining operations and production at our sites in Corsham. He also deals directly with customers with regards to the sales of our Bath Stone Block.
Seb has over 17 years mining experience and also has many years as a mines rescue team member. Seb is responsible for all electrical installations and maintenance as well as being an important member of the production team.
Howard & Roland complete the team at the Mine in Corsham. They are our Fantini and machine operators.
Stuart, Ben and Mark are our experienced team of masons on site at Tout Quarry.
Laszlo is our Stone Splitter at Tout Quarry.