Dave joins MKM Warrington as joint Branch Director with Ian. He brings huge amounts of experience to the team at Warrington, as he has over 30 years in this industry. He started out in the industry whilst still in school; working at the weekend and during holidays, bagging sand in the yard to eventually working his way up through various roles including Sales and Management.
David has built an extensive knowledge of bricks over the years and considers brick matching to be one of his skills, so if your next project involves bricks, he is the man to speak to. He’s also developed a strong understanding of roofing, landscaping and timber products too.
Outside of work, David loves to watch football and still tries to play regularly. He has also travelled the world skiing at some incredible locations, his next stop is Japan!
Ian is joint Branch Director with David at our Warrington branch. He has over 25 years of experience in this industry, having started out at the tender age of 14 doing paper work at a local merchant in Macclesfield and then moving onto bagging sand at a local builders’ merchants in Liverpool.
He worked his way up the ladder to eventually become a Branch Manager. Ian moved onto a national builders’ merchant next, where he was a branch manager for 9 years before joining us at MKM.
Although new to MKM, Ian is enjoying everything about it so far. He likes that the main focus is customers and everyone focuses on providing the very best customer service. This has been evident at every branch he has been to and fits well with his own belief that customer satisfaction comes before sales figures – which is a breath of fresh air for him! He cannot wait to get the branch open so, in his words, they can be the ‘Best Builders Merchant in Warrington’.
Ian is Golf-mad and loves any opportunity to play, watch and talk about it so why not put him to the test and challenge him to a game.
Senior Sales Expert
Phil joins our team as an all-rounder. He has knowledge in almost all our product category areas, having over 20 years of experience in this industry. He started out part-time in another builders’ merchants from school on the weekends and has worked his way up undertaking several roles, which has helped him build up huge amounts of knowledge over several product category areas.
He enjoys the customer focus in this industry, as he is a chatty man, and enjoys building relationships with his customers. Phil is also a charitable man, he once dressed up as Wonder Woman to raise money for a charity (or at least, that’s what he told us was the reason!)
Lee 'Forbesy' Forbes
Lee has been working in the industry for about 15 years now. He started out in a small independent before moving to a larger merchant, he then joined us when our branch opened in 2017.
He loves being part of a team who all know each other well and who all know each other’s abilities.
Lee is a Rugby League Level 2 Coach at the weekend for Newton Storm ARLFC, so his Sundays are taken up running around North West at different clubs.
Andy has joined our MKM Warrington branch and brings with him heaps of experience. He has over 30 years’ experience in this industry after previously working at other merchants and related suppliers. Andy is well known around Warrington, having worked at J & J Fencing for almost 10 years. He also worked for a national builders’ merchant before joining us at MKM.
Outside of MKM, you’ll find Andy helping to restore a classic 1972 Escort MK1 and driving around on his restored 1975 Honda CB750 motorcycle.
Senior Sales Expert
Mike has over 22 years of industry experience having worked for another builders’ merchant for 19 years. Mike first started out in this industry at 16, as an apprentice at a well-known plumbing supplier.
He then moved onto join a national builders merchant at 18 and learned about all the different areas of the building trade. Mike is very happy to be working with such a great team at MKM Warrington.
Mike is our showroom manager at MKM Warrington. Being in a showroom is something he has enjoyed doing all of his working life. He enjoys working closely with customers to help them achieve their dream kitchen or bathroom. Mike has recently started working very closely with suppliers in order to strengthen our showroom product range.
You'll hear everyone in the branch referring to Mike as 'kitchen Mike' as there are two Mike's in our branch. Come and visit Mike if you're looking for a new kitchen or bathroom.
Counter Sales Assistant
Louise has 13 years’ experience in this industry. She started out as an admin and then worked her way up to sales. You will find Louise behind the counter, restocking the shelves or making a brew for the team.
Ryan has many qualifications within the building industry, so he decided to use his knowledge to help tradesmen and customers that come to MKM Warrington. You will find Ryan in the yard so if you need any help, he will do his best to help you.
Jay has been in this industry for just under 20 years now. He worked on building sites for 12 years and decided it was time for something new, so he moved on to work for a builder’s merchant before joining us at MKM.
He likes that the team all work very hard, but have a laugh at the same time. He says this is the best job he’s had by far.
Wayne 'Wazz' Taylor
Wayne is our Yard Foreman at MKM Warrington. He has about 17 years’ experience in this industry as he previously worked for another merchant before joining us at MKM.
Wayne loves motorcycle racing and he also produces his own music.
Austin 'Oz' McGarry
Oz is one of our drivers at MKM Warrington, so you may see him out and about in the local area. He has been driving for merchants for 6 years now and has just over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry.