David Barber Commercial Director
A successful special fastener professional with over 39 years of experience in the fastener industry with two of the leading companies in the marketplace. As Sales Manager and then Director David developed the export market from zero to a peak of £8m. An excellent relationship builder, his reputation is built upon trust, honesty, integrity and a customer focused approach to business development.
Jonathan Neate Managing Director
A Top 4 qualified Chartered Accountant with a wide variety of industry experience. Jonathan has worked successfully as a Commercial Finance Director across a number of industry sectors and geographic markets. Previously, as Finance Director of an Australian renewable energy company, he oversaw a period of rapid growth and wide-scale reorganisation. He has a proven track record of improving working capital management in a number of challenging environments. Most recently he worked alongside David and Matthew as Finance Director of a special fastener manufacturer.
Matthew Tongue Technical Director
A successful special fastener professional with over 25 years of experience in the fastener industry. Matthew is currently responsible for the design and implementation of IT, Quality, HSE and business systems. In 2012 he designed a production process allowing his previous company to become the only fastener manufacturer with NORSOK approval, a metallurgical accreditation resulting in £3m of additional turnover in an 18-month period. Most recently he has championed the implementation of lean manufacturing to reduce the cost of quality by 40%, improve stock turn from 6.4 to 14 and increase OTIF from 70% to 96%.