Founder and sole owner of UKF Stainless Limited and the UKF Group. Over 30 years’ experience in the stainless steel industry including 6 years in a tube making company. Stainless steel is my passion most especially welded stainless steel tube. My son Chris and daughter Jess now work within the business and it is a huge pleasure to work alongside them and to see them flourish.
Outside of the company I enjoy family life, travelling and gardening also the odd beer with friends and a bit of exercise when I can muster the enthusiasm.
Group Managing Director
My role as Group Managing Director covers all areas within the business, and no 2 days are ever the same. My career began in a tool room, too many years ago to mention, from there I progressed into Quality Management, the role in which I started UKF in during 2001. From there I have progressed to my current role.
Outside of UKF I volunteer as Chairman of a local Swimming Club, where some of the skills learnt in a work environment are transferrable to this role, my satisfaction from this is to see the children grow their confidence and social skills and to develop their swimming abilities.
As the Operations Director my role and responsibilities are to look after all aspects from the operations side of the business along with looking after some key accounts. I have been with the company since 2008 within that period I have worked through the warehouse, goods inward/stock controlling, production scheduling, Site/General Manager. This has enabled me to build many relationships with all members of staff, customers and suppliers.
When not in the office I enjoy boxing at amateur level and currently hold the “Midlands Amateur Middleweight Belt”.
Having joined JPC in 2013, it is my responsibility to ensure that our customer interface is of the highest quality, providing quick, accurate and competitive responses to RFQ’s, conducting feasibility in conjunction with the operational team, and generally ensuring that we exceed our customers’ expectations. Previously, I have been involved at all levels within the global steel industry, and am proud to have held several senior management positions in multi-national steel service centre businesses during the last 20 years. My leisure time has been full and rewarding, with many sporting achievements including county and national level swimming, martial arts at a competitive level as well as basketball and football at club level. In more recent times, I am more than content to just play an occasional game of veterans rugby as well as watching my son play club and county rugby.
I have worked for UKF Stainless for the last ten years.
Previous to that I worked for Coventry Tubes, Matthey and before that I worked for Welded Stainless Steel / Stay Strip.
Over the many years working in the tube trade which included an apprenticeship with Swiss Engineers and enabling me to achieve qualifications in engineering.
During my career I have achieved management level with all the companies I have worked for.
Now working at UKF I use these skills to help move the company forward in the engineering side of the business.
IT & Systems Manager
My roles include desktop support, network management, server maintenance and overseeing all the technical aspects within the company. I joined the company in 2010 as a Sales Administrator, progressing my way through my current role as the IT Manager.
Outside of the office, you’ll find me travelling the world, sleeping or working on the farm (in the warm weather!).
Responsible for the Purchasing of all our stainless steel products that we distribute, the logistics relating to our stock holding division as well a prominent role in the sourcing of many other stainless steel materials for our sister companies The Joint Perforating Company, Ferrari Stainless & Alloys & Stainless Metals & Alloys.
I have been with the company since 2002, which gives me a highly valuable experience within the stainless steel industry and markets. It is my responsibility to ensure stock of the highest quality at the most competitive price is consistently available to service our diverse customer base. It is my aim to provide a world class service in this area to both my external customers and internal colleagues alike.
My hobbies outside of the working environment consist of running, motorcycling, rock & roll, fashion and music.
My role with UKF Stainless Group covers all areas of finance and payroll, it also includes managing the company’s debtors, creditors and monitoring cash flow.
I started to work for the company back in 2000 and have certainly seen a great deal of growth and changes in that time.
In my spare time I enjoy spending my husband’s hard earned money!! … and I love to travel.
As Transport Manager of UKF, my responsibilities are to look after our fleet and drivers, making sure our products arrive promptly and safely.
I have been with UKF since 2008, firstly as a driver, and then acquiring my operator’s licence through the company, so I have a good understanding what is required.
When I’m not in the office, I love to travel, play golf and a keen supporter of Southampton FC.
Group Quality Manager
Having joined the company recently and with some 35+ years of experience served within various automotive quality management environments, my responsibility is to promote, maintain and continually improve upon all aspects of the Quality Management Systems within all divisions of the UKF Stainless Ltd Group.
Outside of work I enjoy travel, DIY and socialising.