Get to Know Our Team - Knight Group

Meet the Team

Our commitment to our customers means a commitment to our employees. We value our people as individuals and as teams and their contributions to the ongoing success of our business.

At the Knight Group, we develop our people through regular performance management, training workshops and industry bespoke development programmes. By offering regular feedback and a generous reward process, we incentivise our teams to make positive contributions to the business. We value diversity and encourage both teams and individuals to continually grow and develop their knowledge and talents. With a skilled, knowledgeable and motivated team, we know that they can communicate effectively with our customers and suppliers to meet their needs. Every day, they deliver excellent customer service, whilst developing strong relationships and maximising operational efficiencies, through their experience and commitment to innovation.

Company Structure:

Group Managing Director: Adrian Ferguson

Group Business Development Director: Mark Wilson

Group Operations and Purchasing Director: James Needs

Group Quality Manager: Russell Smeaton

Group Commercial Director: Richard Whitmore

General Manager of Knight Precision Wire: Alex Ferguson

Sales
A key focus for our business is the ongoing support and development of a consistently high performing sales team. Each member of the team must be capable of expanding sales and profits with involvement in both target and budget setting, regular feedback and shared direction.

Comprehensive training and support is provided to maintain a knowledgeable and prepared team that can deliver the highest standard of customer service and exceed expectation. We have sales teams located at our Birmingham facility in the UK ,with our multilingual sales team based at our Belgium facility.

UK Strip Sales Team: strip.sales@knight-group.co.uk
UK Wire Sales Team: wire.sales@knight-group.co.uk
International Strip and Wire Sales Team: sales@precision-metals.be

Purchasing
We invest in our purchasing team, providing training directly from mills as well as external specialists. This ensures our team is fully aware of the sourcing, certification, composition and production process that can impact cost and material application. Our team also looks for the best products that meet the combined criteria of quality, ethical sourcing and price. As a result, our customers trust us to provide products that meet their needs, with a competitive price that does not compromise on quality.

purchasing@knight-group.co.uk

Production
Manufacturing today is more challenging than ever before. With sustainable practices at the forefront of manufacturers’ success and ongoing viability, lean manufacturing has become increasingly important. In addition to our extensive Precision Strip range, we offer customers a full range of processing solutions to support leaner manufacturing goals. Our production team are multi machine trained so we can assign as many of our team as needed to meet even the tightest of turnaround times. We have one of the largest processing capabilities of any metal supplier in Europe, allowing us the flexibility to tailor our services to your needs.

production@knight-group.co.uk

Accounts
Knight Strip Metals Ltd

Purchase Ledger – accounts.payable@knight-group.co.uk
Credit Control – credit.control@knight-group.co.uk

Precision Metals EU
Purchase Ledger & Credit Control – finance@precision-metals.be

IT Services
it@knight-group.co.uk

Marketing
marketing@knight-group.co.uk

Find Out More About What We Can Do For You?

Knight Strip Metals Ltd (KSM) was established as a family run business in North London 1940, with origins as a spring manufacturer. Recognising the growing need for consistent high quality strip, KSM expanded both its stock and processing capabilities, becoming the reliable source that UK manufacturers could count on. Today, KSM has an impressive global customer base across a number of sectors. Through increasing our standard stock profile, exclusive supply agreements with recognised mills and extending its metal stockholding and processing facilities, KSM continues to evolve to meet the changing needs and challenges facing manufacturers. As one of the largest independent precision strip and processors in Europe, with over 75 years of metallurgy expertise, we are the supplier of choice when it comes to quality and reliability. From our Birmingham production and warehouse facility, we supply a wide range of popular grades and specialty alloys including:

Knight Precision Wire Ltd (KPW) specialises in the processing, stockholding and supply of quality precision wire to demanding industries worldwide. KPW has been supporting industry since the 1960s, and has developed a worldwide customer base with quality conscious companies. KPW stocks an exceptionally wide range of speciality wire, which combined with the company’s extensive processing capabilities ensure that we can reliably meet your wire requirement. Additionally, our technical and materials experience enable us to provide effective solutions to your wire problems.

Over recent years KPW has expanded its expertise and product range with the acquisition of several successful manufacturers of niche products. Our well-known brands include:

  • Omega Resistance Wire – electrical resistance wire and tapes from nickel alloys and copper alloys. Major applications are heat treatment, control resistors, thermocouples, electrical heating elements and glass sealing applications.
  • Rowan Cable Products – bare and insulated conductors in copper, tinned copper and aluminium alloys specifically for the electrical, utilities, rail and engineering industries.
  • KC Smith Ortho – highly specialised products for the orthodontic and medical industry. Customers include dental laboratories, NHS hospitals, and universities.

Since 1975 Precision Metals EU (PM) have been providing dedicated stockholding and processing facilities to manufacturers across Europe. Utilising the knowledge, expertise and resources of its sister companies, Knight Strip Metals Ltd and Knight Precision Wire Ltd, Precision Metals EU has independently established itself as a key precision metals supplier in the European manufacturing chain.

Offering both popular alloys grades as standard and sourcing rare materials to support niche sectors and applications, PM has the precision strip and wire solutions to meet your needs.

  • Stainless Steel Alloys
  • Performance Nickel Alloys
  • Resistance Nickel Alloys
  • Titanium Alloys

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