Chris FaulknerCommercial Manager
Starting out at grassroots level in the business Chris has shown a real aptitude for business. Throughout his time at Shawston Chris has spent time in various roles carrying out his apprenticeship and getting to know how the business runs daily. From his beginnings as a Warehouse Operative to becoming a key member of the Central Purchasing team, then a 3 year role as Operations Manager at Shawston Steel Tube followed by a year as part of the Fire External Sales team, Chris now heads up the Customer Sales Office at our head office in Hyde, Manchester.
His interpersonal skills linked with his head for business has seen him make rapid progression across the Shawston group. Always keen to further his own skills and that of his fellow co-owners Chris is a popular member of the Shawston family whose input is greatly valued and is a key cog in the success of the Shawston business.
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Who has been the biggest influence on you during your time at Shawston?
Chris on Mark Dyer & Mandy Collins
“There is no doubt that Mark and Mandy have had the biggest impact on me and my journey within Shawston. I have learnt a lot from both of them.”
“Both Mark and Mandy were great sounding boards for advice and steering me in the right directions in terms of furthering my career. It was very much an open forum.”
“Without a doubt Mandy raised me in the business world – she was like my work mum.”
Chris on the Shawston Family
“I love Shawston. They have been so good to me. They have brought me through the ranks, Everything I have wanted to do, Shawston have facilitated it.”
“Everyone cares. That is why I make sure I am doing the best job I can to make Shawston successful. The opportunities here are rife if you want them, they are yours to take.”
Tell us about your Shawston journey.
Started at Shawston Steel Tube in 2013 as a Warehouse Operative.
Transferred over into the Central Purchasing Team in 2013.
Became Branch Operations Manager of Shawston Steel Tube at just 25 years old.
Branched out into the External Fire Sales Team in 2019.Began his current role as Commercial Manager at Shawston Manchester in 2021.