James Mossman specialise in sourcing and supplying bricks for any type of building project.

A privately-owned business with a real family atmosphere, and a work ethic based on making it happen, the Mossman approach to making brick work comes from a detailed knowledge of the suitability and availability of bricks at the best possible price. The objective is to support architects, contractors and building developers to deliver projects to their full potential.

When it comes to matching a design specification, sourcing the product and arranging the timely supply, it would be hard to find a more suitable partner. And that, is exactly what our customers say about us.

James Mossman

Managing Director & Owner

James is Managing Director and Owner of the company. He spent his early years in many locations throughout the world when his father was a fighter pilot and air defence specialist. Back in the UK he was educated at Reading School and Reading University before engaging in a career in the petrochemical industry. Prior to setting up James Mossman Limited he was Managing Director of builder’s merchants, J S Millington & Sons.

An energetic sportsman James is a keen skier, swimmer, horse rider and the founder of the renowned NVL cycling club (No Visible Lycra), who complete interesting challenges each year, such as Rome to the top of Mount Etna in Sicily.

James’s favourite brick is one that has been sold and paid for. 

Steve Herbert

Sales Director

Steve is Sales Director, covering all new and existing business. Born in Leicester he lived for a time in Devonshire before settling back in Leicestershire. Prior to joining the company, he was Sales Director for builders’ merchants J S Millington, managing all direct to site business.

When away from work, which he lists as a passion, his other interests are in history, including his own family roots, good holidays, football and the many usual leisure activities at home.

Favourite Brick. The first one made otherwise he wouldn’t have the job he has now. 

Laura Watson

Architectural Sales Manager

Laura is Architectural Sales Manager and supports architects, contractors and developers nationwide, from early stages of specification through to completed projects.

Originally from Berkshire she moved to Leicestershire when she was 16 to start a career as a professional event rider and has since competed at the top level in international 3-star events.

Away from work she continues to compete on the equestrian stage and is a keen cyclist. She is a member of Cingles du Mont Ventoux, an exclusive club, and one of only 100 women in the last 30 years to have cycled all three climbs one day.

Laura’s favourite brick is RT475 Westerby Mixture – the first brick she ever sold.

Andrew Farmer

Sales Executive

Andrew is our Sales Executive and works on specification projects with Architects and direct sales to a number of Midlands based House Building Companies.

Born in Leicester and educated at Rugby School and then in Business Studies, he worked in several management positions in the retail and textile industries, perhaps inspired by his great uncle who in 1919 started the Dorothy Perkins clothing company.

Outside work Andrew is a keen rugby player and sportsman and in 1999 he was part of an expedition to the Arctic Circle (Baffin Island).

His favourite brick is London Weathered Yellow.

Rachel Wilkinson

Sales Office Manager

Rachel joined the company in 2017 as Sales Office Manager and ensures orders are scheduled for delivery to site. She also coordinates the activities of the office team on a day to day basis.

Born in Ibstock, Leicestershire and further educated in Business and Administration, Rachel spent 15 years with the Ibstock Brick company which provided her with considerable industry experience.

When it comes to time away from the office, the countryside is important with dogs and animals featuring alongside a great passion for riding, especially show jumping where she competed for many years.

Rachel’s favourite brick is Oast Russet.

Debbie Brewin

Sales Coordinator

Debbie joined the company on its inception in 2009 and is Sales Coordinator. She was born in Leicester and attended Mundella school in Leicester and Charles Keen College, gaining secretarial qualifications, after which she then spent 26 years with builders’ merchants J S Millington.

When away from work Debbie is a keen football fan, a team called Manchester United! Also likes to walk with her dog Millie Moo and of course looks forward to holidays away.

Her favourite brick is Hampton Rural Blend.

Rachel Barsby

Sales Administrator

Rachel is Sales Administrator and looks after the processing and invoicing of orders. Born and educated in Melton Mowbray she has a National Certificate in equestrian management and experience in retail management.

With two young daughters Rachel has a busy life away from the office but still has time to engage in her passion for animals and the countryside.

Her favourite brick is Ivanhoe Cream.

Donna White

Sales Administrator

Donna is Sales Administrator and works on the scheduling of orders and deliveries. Born and still lives in Measham, Leicestershire she attended Ibsock School and Ashby Grammar.

She worked as Sales Coordinator at Redbank Manufacturing for 20 years and also with Ibstock Brick and Forterra before joining the company in 2018.

With a family of five children, home life is busy, and she enjoys the country walks with her dog and a nice gin and tonic to relax.

Her favourite brick is Hampton Rural Blend.

Rebecca Harding

Admin Assistant

Admin Assistant, Rebecca provides office support on the many projects. Originally from Oxfordshire, continued education in Warwickshire and then moved to Rutland upon completion of her Degree in Equine Therapy.

She has an HGV licence and outside work her main, and time consuming, passion is horses. Which leaves little time for much else! The occasional Yoga class is about it! Chocolate and a good film or book keep her happy when at home.

Her favourite brick is Edenthorpe Blend.

Fran Grant

Admin Assistant

Fran is Admin Assistant and was born in Shropshire before trotting the globe with her family, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Dorset and beyond and now resides in Leicestershire.

Apparently, she is descended from Sir Francis Drake which may explain the travel. Loves the outdoors and equestrian sports.

Her favourite brick is Henham Red Blend.

Kevin McCarthy

Sales Manager

Kevin is Sales Manager covering the north of England. Born in Warrington and he continues to live in the area. His career is deeply routed in the brick and building industry having previously worked with Ibstock, Wienerberger and Countryside.

When not working Kevin is a keen golfer with a very respectable 12 handicap.

His favourite brick is Sevenoaks Multi Stock.

Rachael Hederington

Sales Co-Ordinator / PA to Laura Watson

Rachael is the latest recruit to the James Mossman team as Sales Co-Ordinator with special responsibility to support Laura our Architectural Sales Manager. Although she was born in Croydon it hasn’t held her back and moved to Leicester when she was seven; she is now a fully-fledged Chisit.

After a good education at Bosworth College, Rachael worked with Thales Avionics, Astute Electronics,  Hörmann Garage Doors and then finally with Ibstock, so she is ideally experienced to giving great support for the company’s sales process.

When it’s time to have fun Rachael enjoys  Football and Rugby, loves her very spoilt cat Harri and reading about the adventures of Harry Potter. And she also has a passion for Judo and Kickboxing, so the whole James Mossman team really like her and want to be her friend.