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Kingston Joinery adds extra windows systems expertise to management team

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Experienced window systems specialist Neil Quickfall says he is delighted to have joined a growing firm like Kingston Joinery and hopes his experience in the industry will help the business continue to thrive.

Mr Quickfall, who has been appointed as window systems estimating and business development manager, has worked in the timber windows industry since the age of 19.

Having had spells at Howarth Timber in Leeds and Welch Glazing, working out of Wigan, Mr Quickfall has years of experience negotiating and estimating on a wide range of commercial developments.

Now he says he is excited at the prospect of securing further major orders for Kingston Joinery, with the management of relationships between customers and suppliers such as West Port Windows and Westcoast Windows a key part of his role.

He believes the firm’s established relationships with suppliers, which enables it to provide and install bespoke products on developments, is a major benefit in his role.

“A major part of my job is obviously pricing up the windows element for major developments on behalf of contractors and finding the balance of identifying the right product for the customer at the right price, and of course for us as a business,” he said.

“What really helps at Kingston Joinery is the established relationships with leading suppliers across the UK and Europe.

“That puts us in a very strong position when we are pricing jobs and giving estimates as we have a very clear picture of what we can do, and how we can offer bespoke solutions.

“Obviously, price and lead time are key on all contracts, and again our established relationships enable us to provide our customers with a comprehensive design, supply and installation service, whilst we are also able to be very clear and accurate on lead times.”

Kingston Joinery is a partner of Westcoast Windows AB, one of Sweden’s leading manufacturers of purpose made timber/ aluminium composite windows and doors, and also West Port Windows, a leading UK manufacturer of purpose made high performance timber windows and doors.

Managing director Craig O’Leary says Mr Quickfall’s appointment will help further strengthen those relationships, and ensure the firm remains a leading choice for contractors.

“We are delighted to add someone with Neil’s experience to the business,” he said.

“As a business we have seen a significant increase in the number of contracts where we have been employed to supply and install windows, alongside our internal joinery fit-outs, so it is an important development for us to have somebody entirely focussed on that area of our work.

“We are sure Neil will prove a valuable addition to our team, especially given the number of possible contracts we have been assessing and will be tendering for in 2019.”

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