Peter has over 34 years’ worth of experience in the merchant industry, starting his career at 16 working on the yard of a very busy local timber merchants. Two years later, having impressed in his short time there he was promoted to yard foreman, finding himself in charge of 6 other members of staff at the age of 18.
Peter is most looking forward to once again working alongside colleagues from his career’s past, and driving the new branch towards success.
Outside of work you’ll find Peter relaxing by hitting a few golf balls or building on his passion for cycling, after catching the bug whilst taking part in a very hilly 74-mile charity bike ride in aid of Barnardo’s.
Branch Director, Craig Sinka, has been in the merchant industry for over 30 years, having started on the counter of a small independent at the age of 17. With brief stints in external sales teams for various merchants, Craig eventually wound up as branch manager of a large national merchants for over 10 years, winning various achievement awards including branch of the year, twice.
Craig enjoys being able to offer a level of service that is not compromised in any way. With a whole-hearted passion for providing the best in class customer service, Craig enjoys working within a business that holds the same ethos.
Craig has completed the three peaks challenge twice for charity, his best time being an impressive 19 hours 20 minutes. The second time proved especially difficult, having been side-lined through injury Craig was only meant to man the support vehicle, however a last minute pull out by one of the team Craig was thrown into the action.
Lee, affectionately known as ‘Simmo’, has worked in the builder’s merchant industry for nearly 20 years. He brings with him internal sales experience from his previous role at another national builder’s merchants.
Lee is excited to apply his existing knowledge and skills to his new role at MKM Crewe, striving to offer customers a face they can trust. Primarily, Lee is excited to work in a company that puts customer service above all else, allowing him the flexibility to meet customer needs. At 15, Lee started with a band called Oblivion, gigging up and down the country. Nowadays, his passion lies with his family, but he still throws it back every now and then practising with his bass guitar.
Assistant Branch Manager
Peter has been in the building supplies industry since the age of 16. Since then he’s amassed 23 years of experience, gaining great knowledge in a number of roles from Yard Assistant to Assistant Manager.
Peter has a wide knowledge in all building products, although he has specialised in heavy side supplies. He brings with him great friendships with colleagues and customers, both in and outside of the workplace, with whom he enjoys the odd cheeky trip to the pub.
Looking forward, Peter is excited to continue his building merchant career with MKM.
James started his career as a Joinery Apprentice 20 years ago, learning his trade as he studied to become a fully qualified joiner. Once he’d gained his qualifications he began fitting bespoke kitchens, before working for another large independent merchant where he gained experience in various roles, such as Yard Foreman, HGV Driver and finally running the company’s transport needs.
His experience in organising transport and logistics has helped him in every role. This is something he is looking forward to bringing to MKM Crewe, aiming to create a second to none delivery service. Furthermore, James is looking forward to working for a company that values its people, and is held in such high regards within the merchant industry.
James spends any spare time he has with his family, with most of his time taken up by his 9-year-old son.
Mark has 13 years’ industry experience, starting in the yard at another building supplies firm.
His strengths lie within the heavy side and timber business units, and he is looking forward to furthering his career at one of the most respected independent merchants in the country. Mark brings with him experience that will allow him to offer a fantastic level of customer service, and representing MKM to the highest possible standards.
Outside of work Mark is a sociable character, enjoying sports and attending sci-fi conventions.