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Who we are

Formed in 2004, Stone Connection has quickly grown to become one of the UK’s largest and most respected companies operating within the stone industry. We specialise purely in the design, supply, fabrication and installation of natural stones such as granite, marble and quartz for a variety of applications around your home.

We have built upon our reputation for providing an extremely high quality product combined with a professional service whether operating as a supply only or a template and installation service to the most discerning clients. This is endorsed by the Silestone manufacture Cosentino, with the accolade of being one of their largest Gold Fabricators in the North of England.

We offer a comprehensive range of bespoke granite, quartz and marble surfaces for your kitchen and bathroom, including natural stone flooring. We also supply stone for commercial surfaces such as bar tops, restaurant tables, food servery counters, and reception desks.

Recently, we have invested in a state of the art modern factory in excess of 12,000sqft which houses some of the latest in CNC machine technology enabling us to manufacture the most complex of work to an extremely high degree of accuracy.

Added to this, we employ a highly skilled workforce consisting of CAD technicians, templaters, sawyers, CNC operators, stonemasons and installers all of whom are dedicated to achieving complete customer satisfaction. In order to maintain our high levels of quality, all our staff receive regular in house training with apprentices attending the highly regarded stonemasonry course at York College. We believe that continuous self-improvement is the key to a smooth running, successful business.

Meet the Team

Clive Ingledew

Managing Director
In 2004 Stone Connection (UK) Ltd was born and has now grown to become one of the leading specialists and highly respected companies within the industry. When you first meet Clive you will discover his passion for natural stone and the importance that he places on complete customer satisfaction. With over 30 years' experience within the Stone Industry Clive is able to draw on his wealth of knowledge to deal with the most challenging of projects.

Clive says that 'attention to detail, quality of service and value for money are the fundamental elements to meeting client satisfaction and are the vital ingredients to achieving long term repeat business'.

Amanda Ingledew

Finance Director
Amanda has worked at Stone Connection since the company was formed in 2004. Initially as Accounts Manager becoming Financial Director in 2012. Amanda oversees all company financial and administration matters. Prior to working at Stone Connection Amanda worked in Admin Management and IT training. She has a keen interest in interior design and designed and project managed the refurbishment of our new premises at Wheldrake.

Andy White

Production Director
Initially starting with Stone Connection in 2011 Andy has been in the trade since he left school and studied NVQ level 2 and 3 Stonemasonry. Starting out as a shop floor stone mason his attention to detail and precision is key to the high level quality workmanship that we offer to our clients. He has since been promoted to Production Director and runs the entire workshop.

Will Ingledew

Commercial Director
Will has worked for Stone Connection since 2018, starting full time after completing his City & Guilds Level 3 in Construction and Built Environment. He was recently made Commercial Director and led the team to a record 2023. Will spends a lot of time with the workshop & fitting teams gaining a wealth of knowledge and learning all aspects of the business. He is a passionate Liverpool FC fan, attending numerous games along with his other hobbies Golf, Skiing & cooking.

Ben Atkinson

Operations Manager
Ben has worked for Stone Connection since 2023 and joined as Operations Manager. Having spent 7 years with one of the largest fabricators in the UK as Purchasing & Process Manager, he brings an extensive knowledge of the industries supply chain and operations. Ben enjoys sport, playing veterans football (GK), cricket, Golf & coaching his son’s football teams.

Kevin Hanson

CAD Draughtsman
Starting with Stone Connection in 2018, Kevin has become a valuable member of the team. He started in the industry straight from school as a Bench Mason working up to Shift Supervisor. After teaching himself AutoCAD he found a love for being a draughtsman creating our technical drawings. He still likes to jump on the truck and unload a waggon every now and again. Kev loves to walk his dogs, fishing and cycling, but hasn’t don’t the latter for some time now!

James Shearing

Assistant Production Manager
Starting in 2010 James was already a qualified stonemason at NVQ level 2 and 3, and started out on the shop floor, he then moved up to CNC operator and now works alongside the Production Manager to ensure the workshop is running smoothly

Mark Waite

Sales Co-ordinator
Mark joined Stone Connection in 2017 having spent 15 years as a Kitchen Designer selling bespoke kitchens throughout the UK. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from within the kitchen industry. He is familiar with our products and the production of Worksurfaces having worked with Stone Connection on many occasions in his role as a designer. We are delighted that Mark was ready for a career change and welcome him on board as our new Sales Co-ordinator.

Jonathan ‘Joff’ Verity

Lead Templater
Jonathan or Joff as he’s more commonly known started at Stone Connection in 2012. He can turn his hand to most things worksurface wise, but he’s mostly out and about templating with some fitting every now and again. He’s a dab hand with cars too being a qualified vehicle technician and MOT inspector. In his spare time Joff likes to go skiing, motor racing, pub sports & DIY.

Jamie Beecroft

Lead Installer
Jamie started working at Stone Connection in 2021as part of the fixing team. Jamie worked his way up to Lead Fitter and is a vital part of the team. With 25 years’ experience in the industry, Jamie has done everything from fabricating to templating. He loves watching sport including his beloved Arsenal FC and long walks in the outdoors.

Mark Carter

Technical Support
Mark started working for Stone Connection in 2021 as Technical Support. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Mark has nearly done it all. Starting as a bench polisher then to sawing, edge polishing, CNC op, Stores, Installations, quoting & material ordering you can see why he fits perfectly into Technical Support. He loves to travel in his spare time.

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