Meet The Team

Jason Barrett

Jason is the Manager of Natural Cut Stone Ltd, a company he founded in 2009 to build on his expert skills as a stonemason honed from nearly over two decades working in all aspects of the stone industry. He started in 2001, in a labouring role in the Derbyshire Peak District, gaining hands on experience in every detailed aspect of stonemasonry manufacturing. It was during this time that he developed his skills across every phase of the process, from the first steps of selecting the best quality stone to work with, to collaborating with customers to create designs to suit their needs, undertaking all aspects of preparation from templating through to polishing, and installing the final products to the highest standard. It was this in-depth knowledge and passion for his field that led him to set up Natural Cut Stone Ltd in Nottingham in 2009, a company that has become known for its exceptional product quality and production efficiency. Today the company has gone from strength to strength, with commercial and domestic business continually growing over the last 8 years and attracting continued repeat business alongside a growing client base of new customers. At the heart of this is the team Jason leads, all dedicated and skilled professionals who are as committed as he is to building the reputation of the business, the products produced and the service it provides. Jason continues to combine his leadership of the company with an active hands-on role, always ready with his sleeves rolled up to graft alongside team members to get the job done on time, hassle free, and to the highest of standards.

Michael Manogue

Stone Mason and Head of Yard Stonemasonry, Michael joined Natural Cut Stone Ltd in May 2013 where he is head of yard stonemasonry production and responsible for product quality control. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, having started in the stone industry in 1984 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Initially he worked mainly in the quarrying of dimensional stone, later also developing skills in dimensional paving and walling production. His many years of experience in the industry have given him exceptional expertise in knowing how to handle and work the stone and work with the natural beds of the stone. At Natural Cut Stone Ltd he oversees the company’s granite and quartz production, assists in block stone handling and primary saw production, and uses his extensive skill set to ensure the stone production is efficient and precise.

Richard Thompson

Stone Mason and Head of Site Masonry and Conservation Work, Rich joined Natural Cut Stone Ltd in October 2017 bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience. He started work as a trainee stonemason (banker) in 1989, going on to work for one of the largest stone companies in the UK for 27 years, including 13 years as Head Mason. His projects included a number of prestigious buildings in the UK and other parts of the world, among them the Edinburgh Supreme Law Courts, St Pancras International Station, the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York and Scotch College in Melbourne, Australia. More locally he has worked on, among others, Victoria Square in Birmingham, the Victoria Clock Tower in Nottingham, Wootton Hall in Staffordshire, and St. Mark’s Obelisks and the Usher Gallery in Lincoln. A particular highlight has been the additional specialist knowledge picked up from his time working on Phase 4 of the grand master plan for the restoration of Chatsworth House in the Peak District. Rich now draws on this truly unique record of specialist work in his role as head of site masonry and conservation at Natural Cut Stone Ltd to advise clients on how the company can achieve the best results for their projects.

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Emma Barrett

Sales Manager, Emma joined Natural Cut Stone Ltd in January 2017 as our Sales Manager and for many customers her friendly voice at the end of the phone will be your first contact with us! Emma is responsible for making the process of choosing and purchasing our products as easy and pleasurable as possible for new and repeat customers alike. In this role she responds to enquiries herself while also making sure any more specialist questions are directed to the appropriate team member for their expert advice. She has previous experience in precise data recording and administration for clients and also holds a National Diploma in Animal Care from Brackenhurst College and a foundation degree in Animal Science studied at Nottingham Trent University. Like all members of the team here at Natural Cut Stone Ltd., Emma is keen to further develop her skills for the company, and is currently taking an AAT Foundation Diploma in Bookkeeping for Sage, Accounting & Bookkeeping which she plans to add to her list of qualifications during 2018.