John has worked in the merchant industry for over 30 years covering various sales and management roles. He has joined MKM after previously working at Build Centre and Jewson for 25 years in Darlington and Bishop Auckland. He has an in depth knowledge on timber, joinery, roofing, bricks, drainage and all building products and thinks of himself as an all-rounder! He is looking forward to making the new branch a success with the motivated and energetic team of local specialists chosen. In his spare time John is a keen football fan and supports Middlesbrough. He enjoys walking, playing tennis and keeping fit for everything MKM throws at him!
Terry has over 35 years in the industry and there isn’t a lot he doesn’t know about building and plumbing supplies. After working for Jewson, Wolseley and J.T. Atkinson he has worked on a variety of projects in the local area and has a strong understanding on all building materials from brick and block through to plumbing, heating and drainage. He is looking forward to the friendly team environment that MKM encourages, whilst being a bit of nuisance with the opposition! He enjoys playing golf in his spare time, watching football, mountain biking, gardening and Friday night darts!
Internal Building Salesperson
Kevin is your local building supplies expert, he has done 6 years at Buildbase, 10 years at Build Centre and 15 years at J.T. Atkinson. Kevin has specialist knowledge in roofing and heavy side building materials with all the experience to help on any project. In his spare time he enjoys the horse racing, football and most sports. He is also a bit of a joker and doubled up as Dennis Waterman once.
Key Accounts Manager
Carl joins MKM with a wealth of timber & sheet material knowledge and an in depth knowledge of building materials. He has previously worked at James Burrell for 10 years and Travis Perkins for 7 years before that. He is a Sunderland fan and also makes time to play and watch the sport as much as possible. He is a bit of a joker too and once doubled up as a Peter Kay act.
Plumbing & Heating Specialist
If it is plumbing and heating you are after then Darren is your man, after 20 years at Crosslings Plumbing merchants he knows all there is to know about plumbing & heating. He is qualified in all areas of heating and has worked with and supplied most all of the major brands. He is also a big football fan, enjoys a bet on the horses and likes socialising with friends. He is also a double of Mr Bean!
Graham is our roofing specialist and has a great knowledge of all building and plumbing products so he can advise on just about any project you need advice on. He previously worked for SIG Roofing, Rinus Roofing and Jewson so there is not a lot he doesn’t know about building products! In his spare time he is a football fan, enjoys playing darts and grass track car racing! He has even played darts with Phil the Power Taylor in a celebrity match – obviously he got beaten!!
Julie knows how to keep the team all on the same page and has 30 year’s experience in administration and management with RPMI. Julie is a keen runner in the Darlington Harriers running club and enjoys the 10k distance races the most, she even completed the Great North Run for charity and achieved her personal best.
Andrew is our landscaping specialist and is ready to help with any paving or driveway project you may have on the go. He has 5 year’s experience through Jewson & Build Centre and is also Health and Safety qualified. Andrew enjoys fishing and socialising in his spare time and he was once on the British squad for Junior Judo so watch out!
Russell has plenty of experience from Jewson and the team have started calling him Mr. Fixit as he can solve almost any mechanical problem and knows a thing or two about DIY. He loves mechanics and is currently building his own kit car. He also has rock star connections and served Brian Johnson from ACDC coffee and cakes!
Chris has joined MKM after 12 years at Jewson, he is HIAB trained and reckons he can drive anything! He is a dab hand at DIY and likes to get hands on with jobs at home. He also has royal connections and used to fell beat for pheasants for Prince Charles when he was younger!
Mick has joined the MKM team at Bishop Auckland after being with Buildbase for three years and previously A Thompson for three years. HAIB trained, Mick is great at his job and has been delivering building materials in the area for the past 6 years. In his spare time he enjoys road cycling, swimming and walking, he has also been drinking with Robbie Williams a few times!
Gary joins us from Jewson and has experience in a variety of roles through to branch manager. He is HGV and First Aid trained and enjoys working outside, Gary is also a football coach in his spare time. He is a go karting king and likes spending time with his family most of all.
Lee was keen to join the team at MKM Bishop Auckland as he wanted to work with a likeminded team and for a company that focusses on the employees as individuals. He has previously worked at Jewson and is qualified to drive the forklift and as a machinist he can crosscut, panel saw and band saw. He enjoys motorcycling, road racing and he is a self-confessed speed freak!
Steven is your man for kitchens! He has been at B&Q for 20 years designing kitchens and bathrooms. He has an eye for detail and is an expert when it comes to designing around your lifestyle. He is qualified on CAD and can really bring drawings to life for you. He loves sea creatures and even grows his own coral at home, he also has different coloured eyes!
Hayley brings her 11 years’ experience to the Bishop Auckland team, having previously worked alongside Steven at B&Q. Hayley has an extensive knowledge of kitchens and bathrooms having worked with both retail and trade customers, she prides herself on giving a high level of customer service. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, family and travelling to European cities.