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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!

Our technical team are more than happy to visit to discuss your requirements. However, if you are restricting visitors due to covid precautions, 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. 

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 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!

Vishnu Sunil

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Technical Sales

Vishnu has learnt about our product range in order to supplement his already impressive technical knowledge. He is our 'Longer Lifecycle' champion - if you're looking for a bargain, check Vishnu's Value Vault, updated monthly with substantially reduced products. He looks after our web orders, and is the go to person if you have a query!

He loves cricket, and enjoys both watching and playing, and is also an excellent cook!

Hazel Smeeth

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Sales Office Manager & Marketing Coordinator

Hazel keeps our website and marketing up to date, helps with anything from sales to staff training and ensures our office runs smoothly! Hazel qualified at Westminster College, was hospitality manager for the head offices of Debenhams & Shell UK, and has worked in accounts & travel for Shell International. A fantasy geek who enjoys swimming, art, crochet and most crafts - and also vintage Land Rovers!

Samantha Goldsmith

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Accounts & Business Administration

Samantha qained a degree in Design before gaining work experience creating bespoke wedding dresses with Elizabeth Bessant. She has been working with Berger Tools for many years and is increasing her wealth of experience by learning all areas of the business.

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


Darren Webb

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Purchasing / Expediting and Shipping and Sales

Darren is in charge of purchasing & expediting your orders. Darren joins us with a long background history in purchasing and he is your contact if you wish to track your order.

Darren enjoys a lunchtime stroll, and also football and most sports and often goes to watch his local team!


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.

Billy Knight

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Business Development Manager

Billy is a valued member of our team and is now using his expertise in business development, previously working in the 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 proving to be a great asset!

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.

Sophie Haben

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Accounts Clerk

Our newest team member, working in accounts & learning to help with web orders. Sophie will help you if you wish to make a card payment over the phone.

She likes to read especially Harry Potter (obsessed maybe more accurate) and bake including cupcakes and cookies as well as the odd brownie. She has been a Girlguiding leader since she was 12 and in the Girlguiding movement since she was 5.

Chris Stephen

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Warehouse Operative

An expert in our warehouse, booking in our products as they arrive and packing them ready for your orders, Chris aims to be able to help in every area, proving useful when cover is needed. He is learning to maintain and add to our website. In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching football and loves going camping!


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Warehouse Operative

Joe has fast learnt to be an expert in our warehouse.

Joe enjoys fishing, and watching football, tennis, rugby, cricket... pretty much any sport!

Joe works hard getting your orders picked, packed and out the door to you on time!

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, which keeps her busy!

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

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.


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