Andy Sharp has joined Wellington Welding Supplies Ltd as the new branch manager of the Gosport branch after Wellington Welding Supplies successfully bought out his company, Hampshire Welding Products in the summer of 2010. The existing Southampton branch of Wellington Welding Supplies has relocated to Gosport and the combined sets of both customers are serviced and supplied from the Gosport premises, leading to overall efficiencies and improvements in service levels. Andy brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having done two longish stints with other welding distributors based in Southampton and having successfully run HWP for 10 years. Andy is renowned as something of a perfectionist and customers can expect this to manifest itself in service levels and product quality. Away from work Andy is keen on the gym and enjoying the odd glass of red wine.
Business Development Manager
Matt Binney joined Wellington Welding Supplies in October 2012. Matt possesses a wide range of welding knowledge gained from both study and experience having completed a City & Guilds qualification covering Welding Craft Practice, Welding Engineering Craft Studies and Advanced Welding Engineering Studies. His practical experience stems from over 25 years spent in the family welding equipment/industrial gas business where he was responsible for all aspects of sales including demonstrations and service work. His background perfectly complements his role within Wellington Welding Supplies developing new business opportunities in the Hampshire and Thames Valley area. Outside of work Matt enjoys his family, various DIY projects, fishing, and supporting his son’s local football team.
Chris Page has been with the company since 1993, prior to that he was with Oerlikon Welding and Thomas P Headlands. Chris is a hands on member of the Gosport team and likes nothing more than rolling up his sleeves and trying out the latest inverter stick set or putting a new piece of equipment through its paces. His welding skills are such as to put him in the professional category. On the hobby side, we can reveal he plays a mean game of golf and also possesses the unusual habit of walking up to the ball and hitting it without taking all the elaborate practice swings and general time wasting that you normally associate with golfers. This habit endears him to many.
Georgina Sharp transferred across to Wellington Welding Supplies in the summer of 2010 as a direct result of the take-over of Hampshire Welding Products. She will be well known to all Hampshire Welding customers as the mainstay of the accounts function and to a great extent she will continue in this role for Wellington Welding Supplies. Prior to her stints with Hampshire Welding and Wellington Welding Georgina worked for Abbey National Building Society. Away from work Georgina looks after her five children and enjoys long walks.
Julian Burley joined us in August 2012 after helping us out from time to time as an agency driver. We were so impressed with him that we did not hesitate to offer him permanent employment when our previous driver retired. Julian’s previous experience as befits someone from Gosport is marine based and he has numerous qualifications appertaining to seafaring including Powerboat Instructor, Sea Survival, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore Sail and Certificate of Competence Powerboat Advanced. He is uniquely qualified as a van driver and it probably says much about how the current recession has affected the leisure marine industry. Away from work Julian enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, fishing and walking his German Shepherd Dog “Ruby”.