Gareth heads up our 48th MKM branch at Newent along with Paul. He has been in this industry for 11 years, gaining huge amounts of knowledge over the years. So far, he enjoys the enthusiastic attitude at MKM and loves the true sense of pride everyone has here. Him and his team have lots of experience in all category areas, so head over to the Newent branch for all your trade or DIY needs.
You may be surprised to know that Gareth’s father is named Elvis. He’s not quite the King, but we hear he is well known in and around Newent – which is expected after being named such as that!
Paul has been in the industry for over 38 years, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our 48th MKM branch. Paul has worked in all areas of the business starting as a timber machinist he went on to become a glass cutter, shop supervisor, kitchen planner, bathroom salesperson, branch manager and area manager.
Paul and Gareth have put together a team of specialists that bring a wealth of knowledge and ability to our MKM Newent branch. They really enjoy interacting with people and are looking forward to welcoming new customers whilst re-establishing relationships with customers they have traded with over many years.
Sales & transport
David has over 23 years of experience in the industry so has picked up huge amounts of knowledge over the years. He enjoys helping customers and offering excellent customer service to every customer that walks through the branch doors.
He likes the team ethic at MKM and enjoys meeting all the helpful and friendly staff at the other branches.
Branch Stock Administrator
Before starting at MKM, Doug has worked in the industry at a few building suppliers and a builders’ merchant. He first started out at a local building suppliers in Swindon and after University, he was head hunted to join a builders’ merchant by a previous manager. So far, he is enjoying the ethos at MKM and says he has received the best sales training he has ever had.
In 2014, Doug cycled from Brussels to Paris for Help for Heroes and raised over £2,500. He even overtook Mark Cavendish’s wife, Peta!
Ian joins our team as a sales executive. He has over 23 years’ experience in the trade having previously working for another builders’ merchant. He has vast amounts of product knowledge and has the desire to share this with customers, by answering any queries you may have, or by offering his advice to you.
Known to his regulars as ‘Wako’, Ian provides an exceptional service and is on hand to help you with your next project.
Kitchen and Bathroom Designer
Jon has lots of kitchen and bathroom design experience, having worked at another builders’ merchants before joining us at MKM. He started in this industry straight from sixth form, as he enjoyed design, and since then has just over 7 years industrial experience designing Kitchens and Bathrooms.
In between working for another builders’ merchant and MKM, Jon moved to Europe for 7 years as a Resort Manager in a few ski resorts. He has also hiked some incredible mountains in Switzerland and has walked across the Aletsch Glacier on top of Jungfraujoch. Now back in the UK, Jon is enjoying working at MKM and likes how welcoming the MKM family have been. He likes getting stuck into a project and seeing it go from start to finish.
Plumbing and Heating Specialist
Craig is our new Plumbing and Heating Specialist. Craig has been in the industry for 17 years and has enjoyed a variety of roles in both domestic and commercial sales. He is a keen football fan, golf enthusiast and proud father of two. So come in to see Craig for all your plumbing and heating needs.