At the age of 15 Alan began his career working as a trainee print machine minder, however he felt he always had more to offer which eventually lead him to his first sales representative role at the age of 20 where he worked for the then prestigious HJ Gaines Ltd.
By the age of 27 Alan’s hard work paid dividend which is why he was promoted to the Sales Director of HJG. It was only a year later when Alan would be offered a role working for Jet Stationery Company to help launch the ‘Concord Divider’ to which is still to date a house hold brand within the office supplies industry. Then in 1983 Alan felt it was time go it alone which is when William West Limited was born.
At the age of 68 Alan now works for William West on a consultancy basis which he thoroughly enjoys. When he is in the office we even sometimes let him think he still runs the business, however all jokes aside we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for his vision over 30 years ago.
Mark joined William West in 1993 at the age of 20 and since then has helped build the business to be one of the UK’s most well established business supplies providers.
From warehouse boy to Managing Director, Mark has worked in every role within the organisation so he can honestly say he knows the business inside and out.
Mark has an abundance of passion and enthusiasm for customer service which is demonstrated day in day out. He is often the first to arrive and the last to leave at the end of the working day, always focusing on how to drive the service offering forward.
Lloyd Joined William West in 1986 in an administration role.
Over the last 30 years he has gained knowledge in every aspect of the business.
He has become one of the most well regarded members of the William West team.
As the Operations Director Lloyd is involved in most things on a daily basis, and is tasked with ensuring the business runs smoothly.
Having worked within the printing industry for over 30 years, In 2011 Alan joined the William West board of directors to help improve the general flow of printed matter and assist with implementing a new innovative printcost & eprintcost (online stock management & distribution) system.
From design to despatching the order, Alan’s team manage every single piece of work that comes into the business until it is delivered, ensuring deadlines are always met.
He is always on hand to offer the best possible solution for each individual piece of work and makes sure that the customer is 100% satisfied.
At the age of 18 James joined one of the country’s largest office supplies & photocopier providers. Within 2 years he was ranked within the top five of business development managers UK wide. He soon became attractive to other retrospective businesses, which is when he joined a small dealer in 2000 to help grow its client base.
Upon leaving in 2007, and having outgrown his current role, James felt it was time for a new challenge, which is why he chose to join William West.
Over the last eight years James has assisted with two company rebrands including overseeing the recruitment and training of new and current sales staff. When asked what he likes about working at William West he comments “the best part of my role is how I can offer a totally unique service to each of my clients. This allows me to exceed their expectations day in day out, but best of all gives me total job satisfaction.”
John has worked for William West now for over 13 years and he is a vital part of the supply chain process within the business.
If it is goods coming in or deliveries going out, John always makes sure that every order is checked, packaged correctly, ready for our client to receive the very next working day.
From managing the delivery driver’s daily routes to making sure warehouse health and safety procedures are correctly carried out, John meticulously applies himself to maintaining an efficient warehouse.
Having worked in the office supplies industry for 30 years Colin is now in his 18th year with WW, during this time he has forged strong business relationships with his clients always going the extra mile to ensure all customer’s needs and expectations' are met on a daily basis.
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