Meet The Team
Clint Harber – Managing Director
Clint is co-founder and Managing Director of May Harris. Clint has held a number of roles within the facilities management sector, most notably with Woolwich Property Services PLC, he has also held other senior roles within the industry over the last 20 years garnering a wealth of cleaning knowledge. Clint is married with two teenage daughters, he enjoys going to Twickenham to support the England Rugby team and also enjoys the odd round of golf, albeit to a fairly poor standard!
Jon Carr – Finance Director
Jon is co-founder and is also the Finance Director of May Harris. Jon had previously spent more than 17 years with Balfour Beatty in various senior financial management roles and before this worked within the FM industry in a number of locations notably spending 7 years in Australia as regional Contracts Director. Jon is married with a teenage son at University and a teenage daughter. Jon enjoys travelling to anywhere with a warm climate!!!
Terry Colthorpe – Director of Sales & Business Development
Terry was recruited in 2016 to head up the sales and development team within the company and has over thirty years’ experience in the industry having held roles with Compass Group and many other national contractors. Terry is a keen yachtsmen and family man and resides in East Anglia, keep it quiet but Terry is also a long-suffering Ipswich Town FC supporter!
Lorraine Allchin – Head of Operations
Lorraine has been Head of Operations with May Harris since 2016 and has been in the industry for over 30 years. Lorraine oversees a team of area managers covering all aspects of operations from managing budgets to dealing with HR matters, Lorraine is also a BICS accredited assessor. Lorraine has 3 noisy dogs and a cat, is married with 2 adult children, Lorraine enjoys spending family time, socialising and going on holidays.
Donna Elmore - Head of Sales
Donna joined us at the start of 2020, having worked within the cleaning and washroom services industry for almost 15 years. She has experience both within the sales arena and operations and enjoys working with a consultative approach to finding the right, bespoke solution to each clients requirements, demonstrating a real enthusiasm to provide our clients with exactly the service needed. Donna enjoys family life and travelling to different destinations, preferably with a warm climate and hopes to work her way through lots of new countries over the coming years.
Valerie Bennett – HR Manager
Val has been recruited as HR Manager for May Harris Multi Services bringing with her 20+ years of HR experience across multiple industries. Val is proud of her Cornish roots and West Country twang despite living in Bucks for more than 30 years. Val loves to travel and can regularly be found on a transatlantic flight to visit family in California and Florida. Her other love is live music and during the summer months she can usually be found in a festival field dancing and singing along to 80s music.
Dawn Edser – Operations Manager
Dawn has worked for May Harris since 2014 and has many years experience working within the cleaning industry. Dawn manages the day to day operations of contracts that the company operate. Dawn has 2 adult daughters and 4 grandchildren, with extended family bringing the grandchildren total to 9. Dawn has a partner and step son aged 11 years, they all enjoy spending family time together. Dawn has recently been promoted to Operations Manager supporting our Head of Operations in overseeing all day to day services.
Kevin Cummins – Area Manager
Kevin joined May Harris in 2012 following more than 13 years working for Rentokil Initial Cleaning Services, Kevin initially held the position of quality & training manager, he was promoted two years ago to an area manager. The responsibilities for this position are to manage the cleaning operations and the welfare of 120 staff, also making sure standards and customer satisfaction are being maintained, Kevin is also IOSH accredited. Away from work, Kevin enjoys fishing and socialising.
Diane Lawson-Wells – Area Manager
Diane joined May Harris in October 2017 and had previously has spent the majority of the last 25 years within the cleaning industry. Her role as an Area Manager takes Diane far and wide looking after the day to day management of many interesting contracts and the cleaning staff we employ, Diane and her husband enjoy getting away in their motorhome with their 2 dogs whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ranj Warner – Area Manager
Ranj joined May Harris in the summer of 2019 as an Area Supervisor. She very quickly proved her metal and within six months had been promoted to Area Manager. Ranj has a wealth of industry experience, is very calm under pressure and extremely popular with the staff that she manages and clients alike. She has an active social life and is as busy outside of work as she is at work.
Simon North - Area Manager
I began working with May Harris in September 2023 as the newest member of the Area Management team. I have been in the cleaning industry for more than 17 years working in a variety of different roles, working in the commercial, education and healthcare sectors. I have also studied along the way an acquired an A level in management. I enjoy spending my free time with my two wonderful kids and my partner, we also have a little Jack Russell dog that keeps us busy! I enjoy long walks and going to the gym.
Ademola Adesanya – Area Manager
Ade joined May Harris in May 2022, looking after our London Borough of Waltham Forest account. He has been in the cleaning industry for 20 years working in Retail, Commercial and Education sectors. Studied Business Management at Plymouth University. Married to his beautiful wife with 5 adorable children. Ade enjoys watching movies, listening to music, exercising and spending time with family.
Barbara Dunne – Area Manager
Barbara worked in the cleaning industry for 25 years, starting as an office cleaner and progressing to a supervisor. While she was a supervisor, she was then approached by her then MD to take on an area manager role, from which she never looked back. She is married to Steve and has four grown up children and three adorable grandsons, aged thirteen, three and nineteen months. Barbara loves holidaying abroad, especially the Greek Islands, which her and her husband are slowly working their way around. In her spare time she enjoys dressmaking and knitting and most things crafty. Her most treasured make was her daughter's wedding dress in 2018.
Michelle Gilliam – Area Manager
Michelle has worked for May Harris since July 2022, initially recruited as an Area Supervisor, assisting the team of Area Managers. Michelle was promoted to an Area Manager in November 2022. Michelle has 16 years of experience within the cleaning industry having worked first as a cleaning operative and steadily progressing into her current role where she manages various contracts and many staff. Michelle is the proud mother of 6 children of various ages with extended family inc a stepson and further family, she is also a proud grandmother of 8 with 1 more on the way, and 1 great grandson! Michelle’s focus outside of work are her family and she also enjoys family holidays.
Samuel Acquah - Area Manager
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Debbie Murray – Office Manager
I started working for May Harris on 20th March 2023 following a 30-year career as a PA/administrator within the Education and Pharmaceutical sectors. I have been with my husband Dean for 38 years (married for 29) and think I deserve a medal. We have twin sons, twin daughters, and a younger daughter plus a 10-year-old Border Collie. Life was hectic in the early days due to having 5 children under the age of 3.5 years and have the grey hairs to prove it!! Life in the Murray household is crazy but fun and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As a family we like to support local charities and enjoy socialising/spending time with friends and other family members.
Sue Wilson – Finance & Payroll Manager
Sue joined May Harris in 2011 as our Finance and Payroll Manager having held similar roles within large and small businesses alike. Sue enjoys gardening, fly fishing, playing classical guitar and showing her Clumber Spaniels at Crufts where she has had some success.
Sophie Dean - Bid Writer & Sales Administrator
A proactive and articulate professional with a varied background in production and sales management. Sophie joined the May Harris family in 2022. Sophie is ambitious and a motivated individual, with a high level of attention to detail, complimented by excellent organisational and communication skills. Sophie thrives off meeting new people and exploring numerous countries - After graduating from University, Sophie went backpacking in New Zealand for two years! Any spare time Sophie has, is spent renovating her home, where she lives with her fiancé, Percy the cat and the queen of the house - their cheeky French bulldog, Darcie, Sophie is very friends and family orientated.