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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!

If you would like a visit to discuss your requirements, our team would be happy to make an appointment to meet you. Here are our contact details, call or email us today!

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 Sales 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 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 a recent addition to our team and is enjoying learning about all aspects of the company, focusing on sales.

George has taken this as a new challenge, 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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Marketing & Sales

Hazel is our Advertising and Marketing Co-ordinator, and is your point of contact if you need any assistance using our website.

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



Monika Pisula

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Accounts Clerk Technician

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!

Jill Ward

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Sales Ledger Accounts Clerk

Jill is our sales ledger accounts clerk and is the person to speak to should you have an accounts query. She has been with the company since 2005, apart from a 3 month sabbatical!

She enjoys gardening, antiques and eating out, in particular a nice curry, and once abseiled down a local church tower for charity!

Jane Mason

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Web Sales & Administration

Jane helps us process our increasing numbers of website orders, catalogue request and general administration.

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

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.

James Daubney

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UK Press & Mould Tool Manager

James is out & about daily covering North West England & Scotland

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. He has been employed with Berger Tools since January 2000.

Gareth Parry

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Area Manager 

Derwen Tooling Ltd

Gareth looks after our customers in Wales and the South West of England.

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.

Peter Dunkley

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Technical Area Manager

Peter visits customers in the West Midlands Area.

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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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.

Ryan Wheeler

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Purchasing / Sales

Ryan has recently moved into the offices from stores and into a sales and purchasing role. His experience in the stores 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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Storekeeper / Dispatch

George is our storekeeper, he has been working in our warehouse since October 2018, gaining a great deal of experience in that time both in product and process knowledge.

Zach Coe

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Warehouse Assistant

Zach is reorganising our warehouse to improve the flow of goods with regular stock takes and updating of product locations. He also helps in dispatch, updating our webpages & other office admin.

Zach has just completed a masters in coastal and marine resource and is planning to go travelling in September.

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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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.

Thomas Wheeler

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Website Technician & Business Administration

Thomas has been working with Berger Tools since December 2014 to help improve your experience on our website.

Thomas studied Business Finance and Economics at Brighton University, wishing to eventually pursue a career in the London banking world. He loves a challenge, recently completing a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro!

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