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Meet the Team
The ever-expanding Barnfather Wire team consists of over 30 individuals all of whom, from machine operatives working on the factory floor to the MD, have in-depth, hands-on wire industry experience. We know our products inside out and, by drawing on our vast knowledge, can advise clients on wire solutions to meet their specific requirements.
Whenever you call the office you will be assured of a relaxed yet professional response and will generally find your enquiry can be handled by whoever picks up the phone, so complete is the team’s knowledge of our products. The people you’re most likely to speak to at Barnfather Wire include:
Richard Barnfather - Managing Director
Having spent 28 years of his career within the steel and wire industry Richard has made it his business to know every aspect of the trade.
A self starter with a ‘hands-on’ approach Richard has worked his way through every machine in the factory in order to fully understand what makes a business successful. His drive, ambition and wealth of knowledge combined with his dedicated, hand-picked team of experienced staff has ensured that the company is well placed to continue to be a successful and reliable supplier to many industries.
Mike Fenney - Director - 07917 710715
Having spent 24 years in the wire industry, during which time he has sold a wide range of products, Mike is currently helping to further develop our sales and build on Barnfather Wire's already renowned reputation for delivering quality products on time. Mike is also helping to introduce a number of new product lines to the Barnfather Wire range – so watch this space! Based in the North West, Mike is well placed to service new and existing clients throughout the UK and Ireland.
Sue Panter - Office Manager
Sue is another original member of the Barnfather team, having amassed 27 years worth of knowledge in the steel and wire trade. Sue’s areas of responsibility range from production and sales to the management of raw material and finished goods stocks, in addition to working closely with Mike on the company’s commercial development.
She ensures that our stocks are continually replenished so that we can provide clients with products in the fastest time possible.
Barbara Fellows & Sheila Crockett - Accounts
Accounts Manager Barbara and Credit Controller Sheila have worked in the wire industry for a combined 46 years and know the products as well as any other member of the team. Their experience means you can be sure that your accounts will be up to date - and that our bills will be paid on time.
Dean Horton - Works Manager
Dean draws on 21 years’ industry knowledge to help enhance our production capabilities and assist in the commercial development of new products as we continue to expand the Barnfather Wire range of products.
Rachel Horton - Quality Manager
Backed by 15 years’ experience in the wire trade, Rachel is responsible for quality control at Barnfather Wire and shares some of the sales/commercial duties that have grown dramatically in the past few years.
Tim Dalley – Sales Representative
Tim joins the company with a background in fabrication which means a new and exciting change of direction. Following a period of product training in the factory he will help to further enhance new and existing sales for the company.
Tel: 0121 526 2880 • Fax: 0121 526 3130 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org