With four locations and over 80 people working across those sites, Blanchford is a cohesive team, all with one goal in mind – to deliver the best service to our customers.
The board of directors who run Blanchford are very much part of that team, too. The tradition of taking on people who are committed and loyal to the company very much extends throughout – whether working in the sales office, in the yard or as a company director.
Managing Director, Adrian Smith, is a long-standing employee having worked his way up from the sales department. As is John Hayden, Purchasing Director, who joined Blanchford in 1988 and who, as part of his role, plays an active part in the buying group which represents independent businesses. This means better purchasing power for the businesses and therefore a better deal for our customers.
Ruth Fenton, Blanchford’s Sales Director, who is based mainly at the Princes Risborough branch, is also a long-termer and one who has been championing sales and product training for several years.
Hands-on, active management is why the business is just like a large family. With all three branches working closely together, the team environment encourages ideas to be taken up and promotion to happen from within.