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Meet the Newton team – a company dedicated to developing and improving the products, processes and systems of waterproofing.

Christopher Newton

Christopher Newton

Chairman

My first experience of ‘The Works’ was in 1947 with my father, and I joined the company in a junior capacity in 1963, stoking the large coal-fired boiler! I took sole control of Newtons in 1978, reorganising the company and introducing new products such as the meshed membrane ‘Newlath’, and the UK’s first full tanking system with dimpled membranes.

These changes were very successful and it was with great pleasure that I passed over the running of the company to my son-in-law Warren and my daughter Lucinda. Together with their team of well-qualified and hard-working staff they have continued to build and exceed my early efforts.

Warren Muschialli CSSW

Warren Muschialli CSSW

Managing Director

I’ve worked at Newton since 2002, firstly as a Technical Manager and since 2007 as the Managing Director. We have a wonderful team of committed and talented people who are all passionate about the business.

Our product portfolio has grown significantly in my time and we continue to invest in product development in order to provide our customers with quality products that are backed by the best training and support in the industry. I’m also an Aussie who’s been living in the UK for 17 years with wonderful wife Lucinda, and we have four feisty boys. I love cricket and am the captain of our Sunday village cricket team, and I also enjoy playing guitar and piano.

Lucinda Muschialli

Lucinda Muschialli

Director

I am now a Director at Newton Waterproofing Systems, having been the Marketing Director for 5 years previously and working for Newton many times over the years, as I am Christopher Newton’s daughter. I met Warren when I was in Australia, having first seen him on an episode of Neighbours in 1994! I have many years of experience in marketing and I have recently become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM).

At Newtons, we have a great team, and a fantastic ethos where everyone works so hard, but has great fun at the same time! When I’m not working I love spending time with the family, drinking prosecco with friends and I have recently developed a mid-life crisis obsession with hula hooping!

David Hall

David Hall

Finance Director

I joined the Newton Team in June 2008 as Director of Finance but over the years my role has primarily been that of General Manager. I trained at KPMG in their Financial Services department and was involved in the auditing of large investment banks such as Citi group, Jefferies and HSBC.

That was until a chance encounter with the waterproofing Guru that is Mr Bucknell in a Tenerife airport bar as we waited for our delayed flight! I had not planned to be with the company this long but have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Newton’s and can’t imagine working with a better group of people both internally and the wider Newton family comprised of some excellent NSBC’s.

Outside of work I am an ‘all the gear no idea’ kind of guy, I love trying new sports!

Toby Champion CSSW CSRT

Toby Champion CSSW CSRT

Commercial Director

I have been with Newtons since April 2006 and as Commercial Director my job role is a multifaceted one in that I provide support and input in to the sales, technical, training and marketing teams as well as helping Warren with the day to day commercial aspects of the business.

When I am not at work I am generally busy running my 2 children around to the various activities they are involved in. I have a sporting background which includes athletics, football, cricket and golf. I really enjoy socialising with family and friends and when we are entertaining at home. I enjoy taking my turn in the kitchen to cook some good food and choose a good bottle of wine or two to wash it down with!

Richard Crossley CSSW WDS ACABE

Richard Crossley CSSW WDS ACABE

Technical Director

I am fortunate enough to be part of the Newton team, having joined in January 2014. With 25 years of experience in the design, manufacture and supply industry, I spent the first ten years of my career in Aerospace whilst studying at night school and then took an apprenticeship through various design qualifications to an HND in Manufacture and Mechanical Engineering. I joined the construction industry in 2000 and gained experience within sales teams with various technical/specification management roles.

Over the years I have worked for Ruberoid (now IKO group), Saint Gobain Weber and Cetco. I now enjoy working with the highly professional and expert team of people here at Newtons.

James Hughes

James Hughes

Marketing Director

I was fortunate to join Newton in 2015, and since then my role has been a varied and exciting one, ensuring that Newton expands on it’s presence in the UK market.

I have a BA in English Literature and an MSc in Marketing, as well as a lifelong passion for rugby.

I enjoy spending as much of my spare time as possible with my wife and my young son, and I also love travelling, charity fundraising challenges, running, and walking in the great Kent countryside with my dog.

David Bucknell CSSW

David Bucknell CSSW

Director

I first became involved with structural waterproofing in 1996 as a regional manager for a national company and then as a co-owner of a specialist waterproofing company based in the Southern England. Before joining Newton in 2004, I formed my own business consulting company on failed waterproofing and went on to own a company that specialised in suppling waterproofing products. Since joining the company, I have been on the committee for the re-write of BS8102:2009 and in 2014 I was a member of the NHBC Structural Waterproofing Task Group writing the new NHBC standards for Structural Waterproofing.

Vince Tansey CSSW CTIS CSRT

Vince Tansey CSSW CTIS CSRT

Business Development Manager

I joined Newton in 2019 with over 35 years of experience in the waterproofing industry. Before becoming Business Development Manager here at Newton, I ran my own construction company, specialising in the installation of Newton Waterproofing products and systems.

As such, I have known the guys at Newton for a very long time and I am very pleased to have joined the Newton family and work alongside my son, Stuart Tansey, who is a Senior Technical Manager here. Outside of work, I enjoy watching F1 racing and catching up on the Football.

Stuart Tansey CSSW CSRT WDS ACABE

Stuart Tansey CSSW CSRT WDS ACABE

Senior Technical Manager

Since leaving college, my entire career has been in waterproofing. After working on site as a waterproofing contractor, my experience of specifying and fitting waterproofing products has been invaluable to me and Newton Waterproofing. Having joined in 2006, my role has developed to reflect the rapid growth of the company in both turnover and product range. As the Senior Technical Manager, I am now involved in development and testing, as well as managing the product training we offer at Newtons for new and existing customers.

I am married to a wonderful person and have two young children, as well as an older son from a previous relationship.

Aimee-Jayne Goodes CSSW

Aimee-Jayne Goodes CSSW

Technical Manager

I have worked at Newton Waterproofing Systems since 2011 and have enjoyed the steep learning curve that ground waterproofing presents, one which my degree course prepared me for extremely well. With my Honours Degree in Architecture from Portsmouth University, I am responsible for the drawn technical output from the Technical Team. This involves one-to-one discussion and design with architects and engineers as well as updating our products technical drawings and details.

It is incredibly fulfilling to take a call, receive drawings by email and to fully specify a robust waterproofing design to BS8102:2009, knowing I was instrumental in providing a dry basement for the client. When I am not hard at working creating technical drawings using AutoCAD, I enjoy baking, walking the dog and running for charity.

Clare Russell CSSW

Clare Russell CSSW

Technical Office Manager

I have degrees in Architecture and Building Surveying. My working life started at Shell, predominantly in computer-aided design and progressing to European Supply Agreement Manager. After ten years I moved to join my father in growing his direct electric heating company where I gained many years’ experience in technical sales.

I am delighted to have joined the team at Newton Waterproofing Systems and am very much looking forward to getting up to speed with new products and working with customers to identify waterproofing solutions that best meet their site requirements. In my spare time I enjoy seeing friends, walking the dogs, keeping sheep and singing with my local Choral Society.

Dan Gilmour CSSW

Dan Gilmour CSSW

Technical Manager

When I left school, I started working with a small family run building company as a labourer and learning various trades in the industry, where I soon progressed on to running my own jobs.

After ten years I decided to take some time out and went travelling around the world for nearly two years, meeting some great people and experiencing many different cultures. On my return I met my wonderful wife and we now have two fantastic children.

I also then spent 15 years working for a timber and damp proofing company and gained my CSSW qualification this year. Although I only joined Newton in November 2016 as a Technical Manager, luckily, I’ve known the guys here for many years.

Adam Smith CSSW

Adam Smith CSSW

Technical Advisor

I have worked for Newton Waterproofing Systems since 2007 and over that time my job role has evolved from working in the warehouse to dealing with sales orders, and assisting customers with their waterproofing and damp proofing enquiries.

The company has changed and grown quite dramatically in recent years and it has made working for Newton’s a challenging and rewarding experience.

In my spare time I enjoy collecting American comics and can be seen swinging across the city skyline in spandex, punishing the guilty and protecting the innocent!

Reece Catt CSSW

Reece Catt CSSW

Technical Advisor

I joined the Newton Team in 2015 after having spent 6 years in the construction industry, the majority of which has been in the builder’s merchants’ sector. I am fortunate to be part of the Technical Team here at Newton and the challenges presented to us daily make for an interesting and varied role.

Outside of work you can usually find me near a football match, either watching Crystal Palace FC as I am a lifelong fan or coaching the beautiful game as I currently hold an FA license and coach the Tunbridge Wells Foresters Ladies team, which is sponsored by Newton Waterproofing Systems.

Tom Evemy

Tom Evemy AMICT

Technical Assistant

Before I joined Newton as a Technical Assistant in December 2019, I worked for another waterproofing company for 5 years. During that time, I visited project sites to provide on-site technical advice and quality assurance, which is what I also do for Newton now.

Outside of working hours, I love spending time with my daughter, taking her to the cinema and for days out to National Trust sites. When I’m not visiting Warwick Castle, I enjoy tinkering with my Volkswagen Golf Mk3, which I have modified and added a large turbo.

Jack Newman

Jack Newman

Trainee Technical Advisor

After studying at London Southbank University and graduating with a HNC qualification in Construction, I started at Newtons in 2019 as a Trainee Technical Advisor. Having only just started, I am still learning the ropes here and getting plenty of hands-on experience with Newton’s waterproofing products & systems.

When I’m not at work, I am a keen photographer with a focus on cars. I also enjoy mountain biking and spending time with my family and girlfriend.

Antoinette Duffy

Antoinette Duffy

Office Manager

My Employment at Newton Waterproofing Systems began in October 2012 when the Company had just moved to Tonbridge from London. I had just moved from Ireland to a small village not so far away called Wrotham (pronounced Rootam). I had previously worked for a Global Publishing Company for 12 years and wondered how I would slot in with Newtons and Waterproofing.

From day one, I was made to feel very welcome and it wasn’t long before I was in the swing of it, workwise and social wise with this great company. My day-to-day roles include sales and customer Care. I also assist the Technical Team in booking travel/flights/hotels etc… And I motivate the Newton team with Chocolate Freddos when necessary! Outside of work, I love to travel, dress up, sky dive (just once) and socialise.

Rebecca Woodley

Rebecca Woodley

Customer Sales Advisor

I started working at Newton Waterproofing Systems in October 2012. As Sales Advisor I take calls from customers and process sales orders, I also order the office stationery, organise hospitality for clients, assist in coordinating training and carry out general administration for the office. I am also the CPD (Continuous Professional Development) & Training Co-Ordinator.

Outside of work, I have a keen interest in fitness, and I like to go out for brunch with my friends and spend time with my family and dog, Buddy.

Liam Newton

Liam Newton

Sales/Logistics Advisor

I joined Newton’s in 2012, having previously worked in the warehouse, picking orders and preparing stock. After quickly becoming a valued member of the team, I was fortunate enough to move into the office as Sales Advisor, taking calls and processing orders on Sage.

Outside of Newton’s, I am a keen guitar enthusiast, having recently taken up lessons and enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. Though ‘Newton’ by name, this is actually a lucky coincidence.

Teri Stride

Teri Stride

Commercial Sales Assistant

As the commercial sales assistant, my role mainly consists of assisting Toby, the Commercial Director, and liaising with customers regarding their orders. I joined Newton Waterproofing in 2014 and enjoy working here with the variety my role brings me.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the English countryside exploring with my husband and young son, usually stopping in the pub for a prosecco or two.

Amy Ferguson

Amy Ferguson

Finance and Operations Coordinator

I began working at Newton in January 2019 as the Accounts Assistant and my role involves managing the company’s accounts. I hold a degree in Law from Cambridge University, and I am currently studying Psychology on the Open University. Having previously taken part in Bodybuilding competitions, I enjoy working out and regularly use Newtons on-site gym.

At the weekends, I enjoy eating international cuisine, spending time with friends and family and getting a few good naps in.

Finlay Hollyer

Finlay Hollyer

Apprentice Accounts Assistant

I am here at Newton on a one-year apprenticeship scheme training for my AAT qualification in Accounting. As part of my apprenticeship, I attend West Kent College once a week to study. Once I have completed this scheme, I hope to go on and become a qualified chartered accountant with the ACCA.

Before starting my apprenticeship, I attended Oakwood Park Grammar School and was a part of Paddock Wood Athletics Club. As a big foodie, I love cooking and eating Mediterranean food and I am also fluent in Spanish.

Kayleigh Streatfield

Kayleigh Streatfield

Marketing Designer

Having spent most of my Marketing career within the building and manufacturing industry, including a 6-year position as Creative Manager at FloPlast Ltd, I had the opportunity to join Newton in July 2015. My role involves designing all marketing literature and assisting the Marketing Director, James, with various creative projects in support of the company brand.

Before joining Newton Waterproofing, I took time out to fulfil my ambition to travel around South America for a month, which allowed me to embark on some amazing adventures, from hiking up a volcano in Chile, to herding cattle ‘gaucho’ style on horseback in Uruguay. My spare time is spent in the company of family and friends, keeping fit and snapping away with my trusty camera.

Lucy Playter

Lucy Playter

Digital Marketing Executive

With a degree in Business and Marketing from Bournemouth University, I began my career as a Sales and Marketing intern at Nintendo, before spending two years gaining experience in a small marketing agency in Ashford. I started my role here at Newton Waterproofing in March 2019, which involves monitoring the company’s online presence, including our website content and online directories, working on SEO and managing our Google Ads campaigns.

Outside of work I like to travel and explore as much as possible, preferably in my old Talbot Express campervan! I am happiest when reading a good book or walking the family dog, Trouble.

James Newton

James Newton

Marketing Advisor

I began working for Newtons first in 1990, when it was based in South London, and when both the product range and the size of the team were a fraction of what they are now ! Since 1998 I have lived in the West of Ireland, and pursued the careers of Counselling and Social Care Work (with adults with intellectual disabilities).

I re-joined Newtons on a part time basis in 2014, processing and sending out Leads Logs, and I currently enjoy working as part of the dynamic teams that Newtons now is. One of my current roles is monitoring calls, and I am consistently impressed by the high standard of commitment and professionalism given by the Newtons team. I live in a beautiful place near the sea in South County Galway, with my wonderful wife, and our two teenage daughters. I enjoy playing piano (classical and jazz), sea kayaking, and I am also training for my black belt in Aikido.

Dean Coster

Dean Coster

Warehouse Manager

I have been with Newton Waterproofing Systems since 2011, during which time the warehouse team has doubled due to the fantastic growth in sales and the variety of products offered.

Moving to the new site in Tonbridge gave us the opportunity to set things up as we wanted them and gave us the space to grow.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children and exploring in my self-converted Renault Trafic campervan!

Tom Hogben

Tom Hogben

Warehouse Operative

I joined Newtons in 2012 and I’d say the best thing about working for the company is having happy colleagues! My working day includes picking orders and packing stock.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, getting a new tattoo or watching Ice Hockey.

Stephen Farrant

Stephen Farrant

Warehouse Operative

I joined Newton as a part of the expanding warehouse team in August 2015 and have immediately begun to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that is created by all the friendly people who work here.

My working days will generally involve picking orders, packing stock, and trying to grow a beard that will equal Warehouse Manager Dean’s.

Outside of work, I’m a local guy who enjoys a bit of gaming, the great British outdoors, and course fishing, with my current biggest catch being a 44lb and 7oz monster!

Nathan Conroy

Nathan Conroy

Warehouse Operative

I joined Newton Waterproofing in February 2017 as part of the Warehouse team. I like interacting with our customers when they visit the warehouse and particularly enjoy my involvement in the Membrane Recycling Service. In the warehouse we receive the bags of waste membrane from our NSBCs and then put it through the chipper before it gets sent off to be made into construction products, achieving a closed-loop recycling process.

When I am not at work, I am a keen football fan and can be found watching Chelsea FC whenever there is a game on. I also like Marvel, Harry Potter and video gaming.

Johnathan Jones

Johnathan Jones

Warehouse Operative

I originally started working for Newton when I was 17, until 2 years later when I moved up North and worked for Heineken as an engineer for the machines in the brewery. But I couldn’t stay away from the Newton family and rejoined the company in 2016.

I have my Security Guard badge, so occasionally I will do security work in my spare time. Otherwise, I have a keen interest in motorbikes and own both a Honda 125 and a Triumph Bonneville.

Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Recycling Officer

As Recycling Officer at Newton, I am responsible for compacting cardboard & plastic packaging from the Warehouse so it can be recycled, as well as litter picking the warehouse floor and company grounds. Part of my role is to think outside the box for ways the company can reduce, reuse and recycle our plastic waste, as well as reducing our carbon footprint to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

I am very passionate about looking after the environment and I regularly partake in beach cleans and litter picks. In 2017, I was named Villager of the Year, alongside my parents, for my litter picking and our efforts to keep Detling a clean and tidy place to live. I am also an ambassador for Ecosia, an internet search engine that uses their profits to plant trees.

Jarek Grzywacz

Jarek Grzywacz

Delivery Driver

Before joining Newton Waterproofing in summer 2018, I worked as a forklift driver at a security company in Tonbridge. I enjoy my role in the warehouse, as I am predominantly out delivering products to customers and my days are always varied.

I am a keen support of Juventus FC and enjoy watching MMA Fights. When I am not watching sports, I like to spend time with my children.

Andy 'AJ' Wells

Andy ‘AJ’ Wells

Delivery Driver

I joined Newton in January 2018 as a delivery driver and occasionally I will work in the warehouse picking orders and packing stock. The team here are great and I love working here.

When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time socialising with my friends in the pub and watching Manchester United. I also enjoy a game of golf in the nicer weather.

Austen Lines

Austen Lines

Delivery Driver

Having joined Newton in April 2018, my role is quite varied and involves many tasks around the warehouse, from picking orders to packing stock.

When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my two children and watch football. My son and I both support Manchester United and like to watch a Tonbridge Angels game when we can.

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