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Rainbow bids farewell to Richard Longmate after nearly 40 years

After nearly 40 years as a dedicated Sales Agent at Rainbow Designs, the Home of Classic Characters is now saying a fond farewell to Richard Longmate, the longest serving member of the Rainbow Team.


Richard, joined Rainbow Designs on 1 July 1980 and has spent the last four decades supporting independent retailers in the East Anglia area.  Starting under the leadership of former Rainbow Designs owner Mike Mutters, Richard has been part of the incredible journey of the business and witnessed the addition of many iconic new brands and collections on the way.


Richard, has always been a strong and reliable member of the sales team, and his passion for Rainbow, cricket and red wine, will be greatly missed.


Anthony Temple, Managing Director of Rainbow Designs said: “Richard has been an integral part of building our independent business over the last four decades and we are extremely grateful for the time and dedication he has given Rainbow over the last 40 years. We all wish Richard the very best for the future and will no doubt be catching up with him again very soon”.


Richard Longmate added: “I have greatly enjoyed my association with Rainbow over so many years and wish them all the very best for the future. I look forward to seeing my wonderful customers in 2020 with great new products from all my other agencies”