Katie Sandeman appointed Director of Lea & Sandeman

by Charles Lea

Following the tragic death of聽Patrick Sandeman, his wife Katie, who has always been an integral part of the Lea & Sandeman, has been appointed a director of the Company.

I am absolutely delighted that Katie has聽accepted to become my co-director. Katie joined Lea & Sandeman聽at the very start.聽In 1988 L&S聽first traded聽from my house at 1聽Henning Street in Battersea, with a self-storage unit聽by Vauxhall Bridge. Katie very quickly became indispensable, keeping聽tight聽control of聽cash-flow, accounts, and us.

Visitors to the company in the early days grew accustomed the Patrick and I saying, with only a very small smile,聽that it was she who ran the company and we merely worked for her.聽Recently聽Katie聽has聽ceded some of her role in chasing late-payers (anyone breathing out with relief here had better watch out for Lindsay Field who has taken this on), but remains closely聽involved in the day to day management of the聽company and accounts.

Together we look forward to taking Lea & Sandeman to new heights.

Charles Lea