Martine Grieve - Trade Sales Manager
I place all of the orders on to our system and process the invoices. I also assist with credit control.
Office First Aider
I design all the brochures and literature that is sent out to our customers, and I ensure that products are shown clearly and that pictures are easy to understand.
I also ensure we are always reflected well and regularly in the Media , dealing with all Press releases to Editors from Trade Magazines, publications and Newspapers.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding your payments or if you like any account information.
It’s my responsibility to run our purchase ledger system, to ensure we are always responsible and efficient partners to our suppliers.
Of course it’s our aim to pay everyone on time, however we are subject to the same cash flow issues as all other growing and expanding Companies, so whilst my aim is to process all payments quickly and within the allotted credit term, I’ve also governed by our customer payments and our credit control efficiency’s.
All told I will always ensure clear and honest answers are available, on request.
All our suppliers are long standing, our policy on supply is centred around buying locally and supporting British manufactures.
My role for the company is the running of the sales ledger and general accounts duties.
I also run the credit control for the company making sure all accounts are kept up to date. Much of my time is also dealing with Our ordering system.
Agreeing Credit Limits and Processing Credit Applications.
General Accounts Enquiries, Accounts Administration.
My background is Administration and IT, with further experience in hospitality and catering .
It’s my hope to Pursue a career with BCMW and THE BRITISH IRONWORK CENTRE.
Especially with their expansion plans being so ambitious, there are lots of opportunities within the organisation I can pursue
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Grounds Maintenance/Sculpture park development
Stock Inventory Specialist
I am responsible for moving the company into the 21st century with the latest intergrated software system, to ensure our order processing snf warehouse teams are as efficient as possible in processing orders.
My further concern is system efficiencies in moving and storing all our product lines.
I ensure the continued growth of our trade databases, updating them daily to help our company reach new, broader markets. I also work hard to keep our new trade website up to date and accurate with offers and new lines, as well as building strong relationships with our clients and contributing to trade sales.
I work exclusively to ensure each product we produce and sell, is photographed to highlight each detail and give an accurate idea of the beauty of each of our products. This includes understanding how each product should function in order to give a precise reflection of the intended use. As well as this I endeavour to make each photograph understandable for the customer tohelp guarantee a happy sale.
I am also on hand in the office to assist with any other IT queries that may arise.
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I am responsible for the Showroom and outside display area, this is no mean task .
Its 4 acres of outdoor display and a showroom that actually is , without question , the largest display of decorative ironwork in the UK.
My career history surrounds Merchandising and display, creating exciting and visually inspired retail experiences.
However my role here at Black Country metal works is really drawing on all my experience and imagination.
I’m solely accountable for ensuring, every customer feels the WOW factor on arrival and Feeling they’ve witnessed something unique , after leaving.
My ultimate compliment will be , everyone telling friends and family , about our creation and advising them to visit too.
To date we have been working on several public works of ART and we’ve lots of enquiries for bespoke work, all across the UK.
Whilst I’m independent and have my own workshop, I very much like working with BIC on their site , as they do have some very challenging projects.
My strength is Bronze castings , but I also work in Iron and other materials.
Presently I’m working with Clive on several Iron sculptors for the Oswestry urban safari trail.
I will be helping BIC with their further educational courses, in Sculpturing and Casting, we are hoping to settle on part day coarses later on in 2013.
My duties include packing and handling your orders.
Ensuring that I do this in an efficient and timely manner to avoid late deliveries.
I’ve undertaken an extended apprenticeship in Blacksmithing and machine shop work.
My aim is to offer the Workshop here , additional strengths in Lathe work and in general machinist procedures.
I will be assisting in the Blacksmithing courses and lectures days , that we hope to offer later this year.
I have a great interest in all practical aspects of manufacturing. See me in action!
(Neil makes up all the display stands, and house signs - and has a good eye for detail)
Warehouse First Aider
I help to ensure the quality of our website content, making sure our products are entertainingly and thoroughly described.
I continuously work to update products and the website.
Sculptuire Park Design & Maintenance
Keiran Hannaby Burgoyne
Meeter & Greeter
I am involved with all special product ranges that are produced and supplied by Black Country Metal Works for bespoke customers. It is my job to ensure the right product, reaches the right customer and on time.
Essentially, I am responsible for unique products, designed and finished specifically for individual clients.
Whilst I was born in the UK, I’ve lived in France for the last 20 years, when meeting with the British Ironworks my forte was sculpturing from stone , a completely different medium to metal, however I’ve taken to sculpturing in iron and steel , like a duck to water, to date I’ve completed my first commission that now resides in the House of Commons and shared with the reception area at Deffra.
Now I’ve lots of ideas and assignments in hand, from creating a huge Gorilla from used spoons , that will be sited on the banks of the River Thames, its 12ft high and will be in the Guinness book of records once completed.
Following in hot pursuit, is a Bust of an elephant, being destined for an event at Claridges Hotel (London.) for the world charity T.U.S.K , hoping to meet Prince William as he’s the Patron.
Other projects relate to a sculpture of a Modern day serving soldier with a disability, for the military solider Charity, The Pilgrim Trust , all of which are equally testing and interesting to accept.
Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping
My responsibilities are keeping the grounds and sculpture park in beautiful order.
With over 20 acres of manicured lawns and gardens and being Shropshire’s premier sculpture park, the importance of high presentation is of the utmost priority.
Amie Dean - "French Speaking"
My directive is administration and to ensure we deal and process all orders and enquiries accurately.
I’ve additional responsibilities in connection with French customers and accounts, with all communication coming directly to my desk.
My ambition is to learn as much from the company as possible. Being in a very high energy atmosphere is exciting and my time flies.
I’ve responsibilities in office processing, specialising in data base projects. My personal preference is in depth analytics.
I enjoy a mix of customer facing duties as well as more focused detached work.
My responsibilities surround customer service, it is my directive to ensure each customer is satisfied. We base every decision on a long term strategy.
My MD is only focused on longetivity, he always advocates taking the most responsible and ethical roots, having 99% of decisions all with me.
Of course holding and managing such a huge range, there are lots of issues, so the days pass extremely quickly.
Health and safety is my second occupation all matters referring health and safety are directed to me.
Packing Department & Warehouse
Presently, I am the latest member of the team, I am keen to build a career here. I’d love to utilise my qualifications and university degree to involve myself further within this fast moving business.
Watch this space, my career is only just starting.
William Mervyn Jones
I look after all the daily production runs and ensuring quality is maintained.
This normally includes inspection, organising remedial works etc
My expertise is very broad and very able to tackle most projects comfortably.
The entire site is under my sole responsibility, ultimately I ensure the smooth running of it.
This includes maintenance and security.
I have worked for the company for the last 3 years and have previously been a sub-contractor for the last 10 years.
I am responsible for checking the quality of our goods and ensuring they are described correctly and thoroughly on the Website.
I work constantly on website text and end user information.
I have over 40 years experience in Draftsmanship and commercial art.
Unfortunately Phil has sadly passed away, but we feel his work and imput is still very much part of what we do today. We have left this profile active as a mark of respect to him and the time he served with us.
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French & Spanish
- Responsable Export
Bonjour. Je suis responsable export pour la France et l’Espagne. Si vous souhaitez plus d’informations sur notre gamme merci de me contacter au +44 (0) 1691 610952 ou par mail a email@example.com
- Responsable de Exportación
Hola. Soy responsable de exportación a España y Francia. Si necesitan alguna información sobre nuestra gama pueden llamarme al + 44 (0) 1691 610952 o por mail a firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe is responsible for the life like resemblances reflected in most of our work.
We choose Berkeley - HR, because of their location and Grahame having 20 years’ experience, becoming a chartered fellow of the institute
Our interests in running this business are of course to ensure our customers are cared for, that they would always wish to return, and that together we gain a mutual benefit in the long-term.
However, we have little or no interest in following the more corporate route of chasing sales or increasing profitability at any cost.
We always prefer to operate within a more conscious based ethos. This means we effectively make decisions based on the good of all involved, our Customer, our community, our nation and all of the staff working here.
It may sound a little reminiscent of the kibbutz concept , but we know, that by taking a very proactive stance on all the elements in running our business , that we can achieve and enrich many goals simultaneously benefiting so many more than just ourselves.
I am also involved in...
- Being a Governor for Woodside Primary School in Oswestry, on Public Relations.
- Trustee and committee member for the Shropshire horticultural society (Shrewsbury flower show).
- Rortarian for Oswestry borderlands club.
- Committee member for Oswestry Borderland Tourism.
- Personal Charity priorities HOPE HOUSE HOSPICE PILGRIM BANDITS CHARITY.
I have, listed below some impartial words of advice, which I would ask all our customers to consider, when shopping on the Internet.
When shopping on the internet, always check that the company has -
- Landline telephone numbers not mobile numbers!
- Has a VAT registration number
- Offers full address details
- Offers director or staff details
- Offers a trading history
- Most Importantly, offers a Secured payment gateway
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Eric has over fifty years experience in everything to do with metalwork, from sheet metal working, panel beating, turning, spinning & fabrication.
Federation of Small Businesses
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Horticultural Exhibitors Association
They offer help and support to members of staff that would like to obtain NVQ’s, and National qualifications relating to their occupations and roles.
The scheme also aims to improve skills , as well as supporting individuals in their own personal improvements and growth.
Health and Management System
Fire risk Management
Training Needs Analysis
Appointed Competent Advisor
Web Access to Systems