Passionate about zinc, Brock and Aston Villa, (though not necessarily in that order), Gerry has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the zinc industry. His sales skills were honed in the domestic cold storage appliance sector (Inuit territories). Current holder of the Brock corporate record for the most thoughts contained within a single sentence. Never knowingly undersold (against factory capacity, that is).
Comes up with ways to grow factory capacity, and then complains when it's filled.
Comes up with ways to save Brock money, most of which involve spending money.
Part engineer, part scientist: ask him if the glass is half full or half empty and he's completely torn. The engineer part says the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. The scientist part says the glass is full, because you can't neglect the air.
Buying and selling in three currencies, the ups and downs of forex and LME, and a raw material cost of over £2,000/tonne, all mean there's a lot of finances to control! It's often said accountants don't like surprises, but Marcia remains impressively free of nervous twitches....so far....
If the customer is always right it’s probably because Linda gave them the information first. With over 40 years’ experience of customer service at Brock behind her Linda would like to point out that they started work very young back then.
38 years of zinc alloy production. Neil wasn’t born; he was cast.
Over 25 years in the die-casting industry before joining Brock gave Gill an in-depth understanding of our customers’ needs. She’s on your side but don’t catch her when she’s hungry!
Franz Kafka said a Safety Manager is ``someone who writes a 10,000 word document and calls it a brief``. That's not Terry. He's practical, no-nonsense and hands-on. In fact, that's his trademark - that and his initials™
Jane looks after the Special Products. Like most businesses, Special Products at Brock are things we don’t make much of but charge more for. But because it’s Jane you won’t mind so much.
Given her name runs the chemical symbols for Aluminium, Lithium, Sulphur, Oxygen and Nitrogen together, we're mystified how Allison's come to do the money instead of the spectrometers.
During Tony’s time at Brock civilisations have risen and fallen, empires have come and gone and continents have drifted across oceans but through all this upheaval he has ensured that one thing does not change: the control of our alloy composition.
'The Transporter'….but this one does ask questions. How else do you deliver On Time In Full?
Ask for Alison with one 'L'. A recent addition to the Brock family, she's been in manufacturing and finance long enough to have real expertise in meditation, yoga and breathing techniques. When pushed, will confess to liking I.T. Well, maybe it's not Spielberg's best film, but lots of people find the little alien very endearing.
With a catch-all job title like that you won’t be surprised that Sam supports all sorts of business activities. Recently incorporated into the Yates dynasty (see 'News' section).
This is where it all happens. They may be unaccustomed to sunlight, but these guys are highly competent professionals who care. You can rely on them to get it right, time after time.
Welcome to the new Brock Metal Company Ltd website. There’s a lot more than the website changing at Brock. We’re offering new products such as the high strength, low creep EZAC alloy which allows zinc to compete with aluminium in strength applications. We’re developing new sales, especially to export markets, we’re growing significantly and we’re investing to make our production processes even more responsive to our customers’ needs. We’re passionate about this business, and we want to share that passion with you.