About Harlequin Manufacturing

Headquartered in Northern Ireland, UK, Harlequin Manufacturing is one of Europe’s leading providers of innovative polyethylene storage tanks and systems.

Starting out as a family-run business, Harlequin has grown on an international scale, and now exports to over 20 countries, reaching as far as Australia and South East Asia.

Harlequin has developed a diverse and innovative product range for its clients in the residential, commercial and agribusiness sectors. With our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, we engineer a wide-range of specialist products, such as sewage treatment plants, rainwater harvesting systems and hot water storage systems. Our products are designed and manufactured to exceed the most technical, environmental and regulatory requirements.

With over 90 employees, exceptional customer service is at the heart of Harlequin’s business; supplying quality products within a trusted and professional service.

Harlequin operates with a number of internationally recognised management system certifications, including; ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001. We are a registered member of OFTEC and British Water.

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Our Executive Team

Laurance Coey
Managing Director

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How long have you worked for Harlequin?
25 years.

Career History:
I trained and worked as an aeronautical engineer prior to joining Harlequin in 1994 initially as the production manager responsible for all things technical, but like most small family businesses, it doesn’t end there, and you get involved in every aspect of the business. I describe myself as an engineer with a strong commercial understanding who enjoys helping people to create new products and ideas that add value to the business.

What drives you in Business?
Helping people to be the best version of themselves.

The big “WHY“:
Hopefully I can help make a positive enhancement on society.

Martin Harbinson
Finance Director

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How long have you worked for Harlequin?
6 years.

Career History:
I hold a BA (Hons) in Banking and Finance from University of Ulster and a MSc in Finance from Queen’s University, Belfast. Qualified as a chartered accountant, I have worked in the banking sector, aerospace manufacturing, automotive industry and building products supply chain prior to joining Harlequin.

What drives you in Business?
Working with a team of people who are passionate about making something meaningful that is going to outlast them. We grow the most when we are being challenged to be our best.

The big “WHY“:
I enjoy analysing complex data in order to draw clear and simple conclusions.

Nicola Coey
Admin Director

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How long have you worked for Harlequin?
28 years

Career History:
Apart from a few years of working in Property Management in London, I have worked for the family business since leaving University. I like to think that I have completed my apprenticeship in all aspects of running a small family business, but find I am still learning continually! I head up our Administration and IT functions, however we are a small management team and are frequently drawn into other business areas too.

What drives you in Business?
Building a business that our customers and staff really feel connected to.

The big “WHY “:
Continuing to grow a sustainable family business.

Paul Kidd
Commercial Director

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How long have you worked for Harlequin?
I have worked now for Harlequin for almost 12 years, in this time it has been my privilege to watch and be part of the evolution of the company from its roots to a cutting-edge innovative company which puts its staff and customers first.

Career History:
I graduated from college with a business degree, I then augmented my learning at night classes with a master’s degree and chartered exams both in marketing. I had only one substantial previous role as a company director for a hazardous waste management firm owned by a major Irish PLC. During this time, I was integral to creating new business opportunities, growing this business and acquiring others.

What drives you in Business?
It’s a cliché to say that if you can retain and grow the best people, who then stay with you in the long term, this is the foundation of business success. Watching both our staff develop and being able to help develop our customers businesses is what drives me when at work.

The big WHY:
Providing a good environment for my wife and four children to realise their full potential.

Scott Lorraine
Product Category Manager - HeatStream, AdBlue & New Products

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How long have you worked for Harlequin?
Nearly 4 years.

Career History:
My career started in the plumbing and heating merchant sector, where I trained as a Heating System Design Engineer, providing heating system designs for our merchant customers. From there I moved to various roles with manufacturers in the plumbing and heating sector in a sales capacity. As my career has developed I have moved from direct sales into more product and business development based roles, working on many diverse products in different sectors. Currently I am a Product Category Manager for Harlequin, focusing on the new products being developed by the business to give us a strong future.

What drives you in Business?
Developing ideas into innovative new products.

The big “WHY“:
To make a difference and improve what was there before.

Jon Jones
Product Category Manager – Fuel Products

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How long have you worked for Harlequin?

4 1/2 years

Career History:

I am a qualified mechanic. I started my apprenticeship with a local bus company and progressed on to a large haulage company to finish my apprenticeship. From there I joined the Royal Navy as a marine engineer. I joined Wolseley in 1999 and worked with them for 15 years, starting off on the trade counter then progressing from branch manager to key accounts manager and then on to network manager, managing 5 branches. During this period, I gained lot of knowledge about the heating & plumbing industry. I started working with Harlequin in April 2014 as Area Sales Manager for Wales & the South West of England gaining experience and knowledge of the oil tank market. I am now Product Category Manager for fuel products.

What drives you in Business?

Working with a wide cross-section of customers from all sectors of the industry. Providing the best service to customers by nurturing relationships that I have developed in my time with Harlequin, gives me immense satisfaction.

The big “WHY“:

Learning more about customer behaviour and ensuring that their opinions are respected.

Duncan Ritchie
Regional Sales Manager (Scotland) – Water & Waste Water

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How long have you worked for Harlequin?

5 years.

Career History:

I started my full-time working life with Ready Mixed Concrete, now Cemex, in 1988 as an Internal Sales Co-Ordinator. While there I also worked in both the operational and technical departments.  I joined Balmoral Tanks, based in Aberdeen, in 1995 where I returned to a sales role.  I progressed to Area Sales Manager in 1999 and looked after Scotland until 2007.  In 2007, I was promoted to Senior Sales Manager looking after a sales team of 12, 6 external staff and 6 internal staff.  When Harlequin purchased the rotational tank manufacturing business from Balmoral in November 2014, I transferred across taking up the role of Product Category Manager. I have almost 25 years’ experience and contacts within the plastic tank markets, predominantly wastewater.

What drives you in Business?

Working with customers who have the same values and visions as Harlequin and being part of a team that wants to drive the business forward.

The big “WHY“:

Using my knowledge and experience within the wastewater market to nurture new product ideas.