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BERGER TOOLS LTD

Details of our team, and how they can help you achieve your goals!

Meet the Team

Meet the Berger Tools UK based technical sales team and see how they can help solve your engineering problems. Our team have many years of experience within the industry and are ready to use their specialist knowledge to help you, offering technical support in plain English!

Whilst we would usually love to visit to discuss your requirements, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can still help using video calls and would be happy to make an appointment, please contact us to do so. We also welcome calls or emails. Our team will only currently visit when requested / when all other means of communication are exhausted, and will be conducted within government guidelines. Our latest COVID-19 updates may be found here.

Des White

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Senior Sales Manager

Des is part of our friendly sales team, having worked with us since 1988, and is one of your main contacts in sales.

He has vast experience in the industry, offering innovative answers to engineering problems, & working hard to find the best product for you. Des is an avid tennis player, and can be found at our local tennis courts in his spare time.


Tony Bagridge

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Technical Business Development Manager

Based in our offices, you are likely to speak to Tony when you call us. He has many years of technical experience within the toolmaking industry, enabling him to help find the right solutions for your engineering problem.

Tony also regularly visits customers in the South East of England, in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire & Berkshire.


Ian Dredge

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Sales & Quality Controller

Ian has worked with us since 2011 & prior to working for Berger Tools had a strong production & sales background, working in engineering tool production for 30 years. This gives him the experience needed to fully understand your queries. Keenly interested in sport, in particular football & golf, he is one of your main contacts when you phone our sales team!


George Callingham

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Sales & Business Administration

George is your point of contact if you need any assistance using our website and is competent with dealing with sales enquiries. In addition he deals with all aspects of HR.

George joined Berger, after working at BP for 8 years, working his way up to store manager. He is passionate about football and enjoys playing cricket.

 


Hazel Smeeth

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Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator

Hazel helps keep our website up to date, processes our ever increasing web orders and looks after our marketing. 

Hazel started her career as a hospitality manager for the head offices of Debenhams & Shell UK, and has also worked in accounts, travel and administration at the head offices of Shell International. She enjoys swimming, art, crochet and vintage Land Rovers!


Andy Jones

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Business Development Manager

Andy is our newest on the road sales contact.

If you are in Birmingham, Dudley, Hereford, Telford, Worcester, Walsall, Wolverhampton or the surrounding areas and would like to speak to him face to face, he would be happy to arrange to drop in and visit, just email or phone to let him know.


Michael Widger

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Business Development and Standard Machine Elements UK Manager

Mick is your contact if you are in the east of England, he covers areas including Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex, and as far west as Oxfordshire, Leicestershire & Northamptonshire.

You will also see Mick at all the trade exhibitions we visit, demonstrating our latest products and answering your questions.


David Martin

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Technical Area Manager

David is your point of call for the North East region, covering Lincolnshire through to Newcastle.

He has City & Guilds, Crafts certificates in Precision Machining & Toolmaking and has been in the industry for 35 years. His favourite part of the job is finding solutions to complex requirements and building long term relationships with customers.


Gareth Parry

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Area Manager 

Derwen Tooling Ltd

Gareth looks after our customers in Wales and the South West of England, from Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset, through to Cornwall.

If you are in these areas and would like a visit, please drop Gareth an email, or give him a call to arrange a time and date to suit you.


Jane Mason

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Web Sales & Administration

Jane pops into the office once a week, to help with catalogue requests, payments and general administration. She answers our phones, which keeps her busy!

In her spare time she loves walking her two dogs, and socialising. Another baking queen, she makes a truly legendary lemon drizzle!


Monika Pisula

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Accounts Manager

Monika has been with us since 2008 and is a true multi tasker, looking after both purchase and sales ledger accounts. She is ready to help with any accounts queries you may have and is your contact if you need copies of invoices and statements etc. She enjoys cooking, and makes a great cupcake!


Ryan Wheeler

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Purchasing / Expediting and Shipping

Ryan is in charge of purchasing and expediting your orders. To maintain Covid-19 safe distancing he is currently working with Ian in the Warehouse, assisting in the dispatch of orders. His experience since 2017 means he is well versed in our products, and is ideally placed to offer you the best possible option for your needs. 


George Jones

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Warehouse

George has gained a great deal of product and process knowledge since working in our warehouse since October 2018.

As well as helping with marketing and product vidoes, he helps to make sure your orders arrive on time!


Billy Knight

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Warehouse

Billy is the latest recruit to our warehouse and stock management team.

With over 11 years managerial experience in a wide range of B2B and B2C products, including helping companies develop and maintain their e-commerce shopping experience, Billy is our newest assest!


Samantha Goldsmith

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Web Sales & Business Administration

Samantha has been working with the business ad hoc for many years. This year she has started full time and is learning our accounts system and helping  with general administration.


She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, horse riding, playing stoolball and doing anything creative.


Denise Goldsmith

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Managing Director

Denise qualified and gained experience within the Hotel industry before joining the family business in 1987. She is committed to ensuring that we provide quality products with technical expertise offered via our national sales team, offering a level of service that encourages you to return for future business by consistently meeting and satisfying your requirements.


Franz Berger

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Founder

Franz founded the company in 1977 having completed a 4 year Design Draughtsman Apprenticeship with a Machine Tool Company and an executive international sales position with Dayton Progess. He moved from Switzerland to marry his wife and fellow founder, Jo Berger. Semi retired he regularly pops in to aid the training of our newest team members.


Peter Dunkley

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Technical Consultant

Peter has worked for Berger Tools for many years, looking after our customers in the West Midlands area, which is now being handed over to Andy.

He is now using his invaluable engineering skills and knowledge checking and honing new catalogues and literature and providing technical advice. He is still available for a chat and has a wealth of information to share with you!


James Daubney

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Technical Consultant

James has worked for Berger Tools since January 2000, covering North West England & Scotland. He is now offering technical advice as needed.

He is a time served press toolmaker with 22 years’ experience in the automotive component supply chain & white goods industry, working with AGA – RANGEMASTER & including 8 years as a Jig Borer.


 




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