Category: Corporate news

Bell Tools (Bedminster) Back Bisley

Bell Tools, Bedminster, is now a proud stockist of Bisley Workwear, one of Troy’s newest suppliers of quality PPE & workwear.  Working with Wendy Perkins, Troy’s PPE Specialist, they have installed an impressive, prime positioned, in-store BISLEY display – complete with mannequin – to showcase the new brand. 
The Troy member has gone ‘all-out’ and erected a brand-new sign at the front of the store, which will sit alongside a striking 1m x 3m ‘BISLEY WORKWEAR SOLD HERE’ banner to be emblazoned on the railings at the front of the building.
And the peddling doesn’t stop there. The staff have even been kitted out in the new Bisley attire too, to provide a further push and ensure their customers can’t fail to notice the new merchandise.  They plan to further expand their uniform soon, to include short sleeved shirts & shorts AND their customers were so impressed, they even made sales during the set-up of the stand, which is testament to their positive and committed advertising approach.
Bell Tools provide an excellent example of a business embracing in-store marketing to the full, and Troy is on hand to offer advice and assistance to members that need a fresh approach to their shop advertising and displays.

For further details or support with your own ranging, please contact Wendy Perkins, Category Manager PPE, on 07393 798 472 or email

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Chicago Pneumatic - Helps Father and Son Steam Ahead!

Restoration of an AVELING & PORTER ‘C’ TYPE STEAM ROLLER 8 TONS, BUILT 1923, WORKS NO.10677, REG PD 6410

The Aveling & Porter ‘C’ Type Steam Roller was new to Frank Harris Brothers of Guildford. Built in 1923 this 8-ton beauty with Works No; 10677 Registration NO: PD 6410 was put into service. After some 30 plus years it was then in 1958 saved for preservation. Derek Petty of Berkhamsted purchased it many years later and continued to rally it until 1974.

In 1975 it was then acquired by Dave Harrower, who had previously restored a 1908 William Foster Steam Engine that had belonged to his father who owned a petrol garage. The garage had struggled to sell petrol at the time until Dave’s father placed the Steam engine on the forecourt and sure enough customer pulled in to see it.  Many years later when the garage closed Dave asked his father if he could have the engine and was told ‘if you can move it you can have it’ and to this day Dave still has the engine that is now a 2018 project for refurb.

The Aveling & Porter was in a poor state due to heavy rust and corrosion to each tender side and boiler tank and many other parts. It was stripped down completely for restoration to begin.

It was 1984 when restoration began, and this was carried out by Dave and his son Paul Harrower (who was raised on such projects from a young age) many years on the restoration ensued on the project. This was no mean feat as they literally built an entire workshop to house the project. This itself was not without its problems as in the roof of the workshop was blown away into a neighbouring field during the severe storm of 1987.Dave and Paul were not deterred, and they pushed on and scoured the country for various old lathes and milling machines suitable for the project.

They had to make many of the BSW bolts themselves as these bolts simply are no longer available. They made bearings and bought a huge squeeze riveting machine to set the required hot rivets. Many engineering practices from the past were bought back into use as this was the only way to authentically complete such a restoration. Then in September 2015 the restored Aveling & Porter had its first steaming!

Chicago Pneumatic became aware of this amazing father and son restoration project by a chance meeting with Paul Harrower and immediately wanted to help them in some way and donated several Ex Demo tools to for ongoing maintenance and indeed for the 2018 future restoration of the William Foster Steam Engine, and a 1957 Fordson Major tractor project. Paul has already started using the tools like the CP7125 Needle scaler to clean the firebox in preparation for the PD6410 going into winter hibernation under lock and key before 2018 Steam Rally’s begin.

The CP9120CR Grinder proved useful on the early stages of work on a boiler plate whilst the CP9790 Drill was used to put two pilot holes in each side on the engine mounting plate for low loader and then the CP7748 ½” Impact Wrench proved ideal for bolts on the mounting plate. The CP7732 Ultra Compact ½” Impact Wrench has also been used to remove the chassis bolts on the Fordson Major.   

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Children In Need 2017

To raise money for Children In Need this year staff took part in our ‘Pyjama Day’

We are spending the day in PJ’s and enjoying a few treats along the way, including cakes, chocolate and snacks.

The total amount raised was £88.50.

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Click Here To Check Out The Website Dedicated To TMB

The brand new TMB site is now live!

NEW for 2018 will be the ‘TMB Website’ where once registered to attend you will be able to log-in

and see all the information you will need relating to the event, news, additional features and view your booking details. 

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Climbing The FastGrowth 75 Ladder

Recognising the South West’s top developing businesses, FG75 is an initiative that’s coordinated by The Western Morning News and provides a snapshot of the region’s economy.  We are delighted to have moved up the Fast Growth 75 list, from 60th in 2017 to 47th in 2018, and being among both globally recognised and more locally known companies of such a high calibre is a real triumph – that said of course our aim is to further improve our position again this year.

‘To be on the Fast Growth 75 list, companies need to have two key attributes:

  1. To have absolute focus on the needs of the end customer/consumer
  2. To be dynamic in key decision-making and implementation

The list is compiled based on the average sales growth across the last four years of publicly reported results.  It recognises those companies that have not stood still but have been driven to take on new opportunities to deliver real growth.’

Left: Paul Kilbride CEO of Troy UK with Ian Brokenshire, Senior Partner of KPMG in Plymouth

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Congratulations To Rothwells!

The Rochdale Business Awards is annual event – black tie awards evening and is attended by 300+


This is the fourth time Rothwells have entered the “Business of the year category 1-5M”– the 2ndtime they have been nominated – BUT the 1st time they have ever won !!


This year Rothwells also put forward an “employee of the year, Dale who actually started with them as an apprentice 2 years ago and has progressed year on year.


Huge congratulations to Chris and his team!


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Dormer Pramet Cutting Days 2017

This year’s Cutting Days was the largest in the history of Dormer Pramet. 

Cutting Days is a trade fair organized by Dormer Pramet and takes place at the company’s indexable production unit in Šumperk, Czech Republic. 

Free to attend, this year’s event ran from 4 – 12 September for customers and students from local schools and technical universities. 

The number of people who attended Cutting Days 2017 exceeded 2,000 – with 714 international visitors, 770 from the Czech Republic and 520 students. 

This year’s event can be considered as being truly global with a total of 23 groups from abroad visiting Šumperk. Also, the number of visitors from the Czech Republic (770) was almost double compared to the last Cutting Days in 2014.

The agenda included an introduction of our brand new research, development and training facility – the Experience Center – and a product exhibition featuring more than 1,000 indexable and round tools. 

In addition, there was a presentation of 16 specially invited partners, production tours and a visit to the nearby Dlouhé Strán? hydro power plant, where there was a focus on presenting our success stories from various industry segments.

Take a virtual tour of Cutting Days 2017 and view around the different areas. Click here to begin!

To watch the video visit             

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Fulham Football Club announces new partnership with Teng Tools

Fulham Football Club is delighted to welcome Teng Tools as its Official Hand Tools Partner for the next three seasons.

Teng Tools, a global provider of hand tools and smart storage solutions, has partnered with Fulham FC to further enhance their brand awareness to a worldwide audience.

Teng Tools will have the opportunity to work with the Club to deliver promotional campaigns taking in everything from CSR initiatives with the Fulham FC Foundation, to creating cobranded special edition trade products.
Further through the partnership, Teng Tools will receive significant visibility through advertising on the in-game LED as well across the club’s digital and social platforms during the term of the partnership, in addition to significant global exposure from the club’s participation in the Premier League.

Daniel King Managing Director Teng Tools UK & Ireland said “Teng Tools is delighted to announce the partnership with Fulham Football Club, we see similar values within the club and what we stand for as a brand in the hand tools market here in the UK and further afield. We are fully behind Claudio Ranieri and the Fulham team to get the points they need over the coming months” Casper Stylsvig Fulham FC CRO added

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Teng Tools, a creative and innovative brand. We feel that they are the perfect match for Fulham FC sharing a number of our principles. We look forward to working with them to achieve their marketing and activation objectives during the partnership.”

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GDPR Compliant

With the new data protection regulation being enforced on Friday, we’ve also done our bit and have published a privacy notice to make it easier for you to find out how we use and protect your data within the Troy Group. 

View our Privacy Policy here

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Hitachi Koki Announces Brand Name Change to HiKOKI

Simultaneous to the rebranding efforts, the company is establishing a subsidiary as its European headquarters called Koki Holdings Europe GmbH in the suburbs of Dusseldorf, Germany to reflect the strategic importance of the European market. The subsidiary will commence operations in November 2017, and will serve to carry out the parent company’s activities in Europe, with the aim to be closer to our customers to facilitate faster decision making in managing their needs.

“We have delivered award-winning innovation in manufacturing with solid business performance for over 70 years, and now is the time for us to focus on expansion as a truly global company while remaining rooted to our Japanese tradition,” said Osami Maehara, President, Hitachi Koki. “We have fully committed to accelerate growth alongside a dynamic new partner in KKR as we pursue our goal to become a global leader in power tools and life-science instruments. We have set an aggressive sales target of US$2.7 billion in fiscal year 2020. We are confident we can take our business to the next level with the support of all our employees and partners worldwide, and the revamping of the brand name is the first step to making this possible. We look forward to continuing to build a brand that exceeds the expectations of discerning customers around the world.”

The HiKOKI brand was created to embody the three core competencies of the company, including its innovative technologies that give rise to products with superior performance, the reliability of its products and services backed by a 70-year company history, and the potential for new business growth represented through the new partnership with KKR. For ease of pronunciation, the new brand name uses a lowercase “i” in its first syllable, and includes the implicit numeral “1” to express our commitment to providing our customers with the “No. 1” products on the market, and our aim to achieve “No. 1” global status.

 The new corporate name, Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., is designed to maintain continuity with our current name, while also reflecting the multiple brands it encompasses around the world, and accelerate our investment in acquisitions to expand our global business.

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Look out for your NEW Troy Select 2018

This new issue has more than doubled in size from the first edition and includes even more useful information from a diverse range of Troy Suppliers

These are currently being sent out this week via Royal Mail and should be with you within the next few days.

If you would like any more information then please contact the Troy Marketing Team.


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Metabo UK are very pleased to announce three new starters with the Company.

Paul Caddick has joined as Key Account Manager for the recognised Industry business, and brings with him a wealth of experience from his time within the Stanley Black And Decker Group.


Nick Ward has joined as Area Sales Manager for the South West of England, and Wales. Nick is new to the Power Tool business, but brings with him senior experience in the brewery business.


Kyle Slark has joined as Area Sales Manager for the North and Midlands. Kyle has joined from Trend Machinery and Cutting Tools, and was previously with the TTI Group.


All three will make themselves known to the TROY members on their area in the coming weeks, and we wish them all the best in their future with Metabo.

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Mitutoyo/Mech Metrology Distributor Accreditation Progamme...

Mitutoyo are pleased to announce that Mech Metrology has become the first distributor in the UK to achieve Mitutoyo ‘Accredited Distributor’ status; after a period of training, examinations and qualifications in dimensional metrology. 
Martin Weeks, Operations Director of Mitutoyo UK Ltd., presented staff in management, sales and calibration departments with their City and Guilds, Level 2 certificates; demonstrating the companies high standards and committment to quality and service. 
“Mitutoyo made us feel welcome in their plush facility in Andover.  The course material was well presented and the pace of presentation was just right. Emphasis was calibration and associated knowledge of measurement of length and angle.  This would also have relevance for inspection activities.
A number of practical exercises were undertaken using the instruments provided.  There was also some theory and some debate about general industry calibration and measurement trends.
Towards the end of the day, a practical and written test was undertaken.  We were observed by the course presenter while performing the practical tests.
Although it was only a one day course, it was enjoyable and it also confirmed that we had been doing things correctly.” 
Michelle Eadon, Mech Metrology
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Molyslip Strengthens Team with Two Graduate Trainees

Leading lubricant specialist Molyslip has introduced a new apprenticeship programme recruiting two graduate trainees – Joe Bertera and Mike Green.  Both employees are currently enrolled in a 12-month Graduate Trainee Programme which is endorsed by the Institute of Sales Management and managed by recruitment specialist – BMS Performance.

Both Mike and Joe have joined the company’s sales team direct from university.   Mike who studied at the University of Worcester will be managing Molyslip customers in the South and Midlands whilst Joe from Cardiff Metropolitan University will cover accounts within Wales and the North of England.  Both recruits have enjoyed a thorough induction and training programme at Molyslip’s head office in Irlam, Manchester and are now working hard in their respective territories.

Andrew Cunningham, General Manager, Molyslip Ltd says: “We are very excited to be investing in and developing young talent. This is our first apprenticeship programme and we hope the first of many.  We are looking forward to watching Mike and Joe grow in their new roles.”

Molyslip is an independent UK-based manufacturer of specialised lubricants and has been supplying products both nationally and internationally since the 1930’s.  The company exports to over 60 countries worldwide and its products (market leading Copaslip, TAP, WRL and Arvina) are used across a range of Industry, with particular strengths in Metal-Working, Oil & Gas, Repair & Maintenance and Automotive as well Marine/Off-shore, Ship Building, and Food & Beverage (both production and packaging areas).


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New Animations From Bott

Bott have always been known for quality heavy duty products, but what is it that makes their ranges built to last.  

Every product has been designed to perform, so bott have prepared some animations to show benches, cabinets and cupboards down to the smallest detail. 

To see what makes a bott cabinet check out the animations on their website ( or view the snippets here:

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New Business Development Manager at Troy

We are pleased to announce a new colleague joining the Business Development team here at Troy.  Wayne Steele has joined the company this week and will be covering the South of England and South Wales. Wayne is well known to Troy and THS members having had previous roles with Pramac and SDMO.

We would like to welcome Wayne and hope he settles in nicely to the his new role within the Troy team.

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New Members & Suppliers

A warm welcome to the new members who joined us on the 1st of September:






New suppliers to the group are as follows:

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New Premises For Recoil To Facilitate Huge Company Growth

Arconic, the organisation which owns the Recoil brand, has doubled the size of its’ Telford operations turning it into a 100,000 sq ft business.

As well as Recoil, Arconic’s other brands include Huck, Marson, Camloc, SNEP and Simmonds.

This expansion is due to rapid growth across Arconic’s brands and in a variety of markets, with turnover expanding by about 45 per cent over the last two years.

A new “Shuttle” has been installed in the new premises which will house the Recoil stock in Telford, making picking and preparing shipments a much more streamline process.

The move into the second premises was partly an act of opportunism, said operations director Jonathan Craven, but it coincided with the company needing additional space to grow into.

“It felt like too good an opportunity to miss and it feels like we will be vindicated in this because it has come alongside growth in the business”.

Arconic employs about 130 people in Telford, and expects to be able to grow that number as it beds in its new building and continues the expansion of the business.

“We are in a position where the market has taken well to the new products we have and not only do we want the investment in manufacturing equipment, we know that is going to require people,” Mr Craven added.

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New Troy Members Join In January 2018

A big welcome to all the following companies who have joined Troy this month: 


BRADFORD BOLT & NUT CO LTD (BBN Fastnet – Bradford)










We look forward to building a bright future with them all.

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New Troy News Magazine Launched

Troy UK Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of its new quarterly magazine: Troy News.


Each issue will contain dedicated industry editorial, the latest news and features on new lines and products, case studies, seasonal promotions and related advertising.

Troy News will launch this autumn.  The magazine will be available to the Troy membership and selected parties.

The magazine will be published by specialist publisher, Constructive Media Ltd.  With over 20 years’ experience in bespoke publishing, print and design, predominantly in the building and construction sector, Constructive Media have been Troy’s print partner for over 7 years.


Troy Group, Marketing Director, Wendy Jones says ‘The launch of Troy Magazine is part of our wider communications strategy to share more between members, suppliers and partners. The Troy network is stronger together and distributing regular publications such as this magazine, is a great step forwards in strengthening our information sharing. I look forward to the Troy team delivering more and more value, supporting members and suppliers alike.”
Constructive Media’s Creative Director, Roger Whittington comments, “We’re incredibly proud to assist Troy in launching Troy News.  As Troy’s preferred marketing partner, we will be supporting Troy and its membership in raising awareness of products, services and brands.  The magazine is an opportunity to just that; a dedicated platform for engaging, communicating and sharing industry news and views.”
To better understand how your business can benefit from Troy News contact the publisher, Constructive Media on 01495 239 962 or email
For more information about Troy News visit
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OSL Cutting Technologies has acquired Universal Drilling & Cutting Equipment

Message from OSL Cutting Technologies:

We’re pleased to tell you that OSL Cutting Technologies has successfully acquired Universal Drilling & Cutting Equipment. It’s a great fit, with two of Sheffield’s heritage manufacturing businesses.

As we combine our strengths over the coming months and years, it will allow us to focus on enhancing our product range, quality, service and provide a better customer experience.

Rest reassured that business contacts remain unchanged and there are no changes to your trading terms.

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SIP Becomes Proud Bloodhound SSC Product Sponsor

Throughout the company’s existence, SIP Industrial Products have tried and succeeded at engaging with the local and wider communities, consistently sponsoring various projects, events, and teams, and regularly supplying equipment to different causes at no cost.

With that said, SIP Industrial Products are incredibly proud and excited to announce that they have recently backed another project, perhaps of a grander scale than any other before, agreeing a product sponsorship with the currently in-development Bloodhound SSC supersonic car and the loyal team that service it.

For those that may be unaware of the Bloodhound SSC spectacle and the vision that it embodies, the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car takes over from a long line of predecessors that have attempted to break the land speed record. In fact, Thrust SSC, which set a speed of 763mph (1,228km/h), currently holds that record. Not content with breaking it, the Bloodhound intends to smash this speed, matching or exceeding 1,000mph (1,609km/h), leaving all previous records in it’s wake. To put the intentions of the Bloodhound team into perspective, the supersonic car will cover a mile in 3.6 seconds, whilst weighing 7.5 Tons. While a jet engine would provide considerable speed, a rocket engine has also been factored into the design, meaning that, when combined, the car will generate more than 135,000hp. In their words, it’s six times more powerful than all Formula 1 car present on a starting grid put together. With such a large project, SIP thought it would be suitable to send a range of their most premium, heavy-duty equipment, so that all concerned with the Bloodhound SSC project are covered. This includes a range of boosters/chargers, industrial- grade heaters, and much more.

SIP wishes them all the best with the project, and look forward to seeing the results in the near future, beginning with testing and trial stages at Newquay in late 2017. Should you wish to visit, learn and see more Bloodhound SSC in action, visit to receive a £5 ticket discount, as an SIP customer, for SSC’s Public Day on 28th October 2017.

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Stealth Launches Major Strategic Initiative

UK cornerstone customer group – Troy UK and United Tooling Solutions ‘UTS’

Established in 1986, Troy is a privately held group of industrial engineering supplies businesses in the UK. Troy is the UK’s largest independent industrial buying group with over 400 member trade retail outlets in the UK, and a comprehensive online presence. Troy recently received recognition for a Top 75 fastest growing companies based on sales turnover over the last four years in South West region of the UK. Revenue has grown by ~85% since 2016.

The Troy and UTS group consist of three principal areas of business operation;

Troy Buying Group – An industrial buying group with 300 members operating more than 400 trade outlets, that generate a combined revenue of in excess of GBP1.1b

  • United Tooling Solutions – is an industrial supplies distributor holding 8 company trade branch outlets directly owned by the same major Troy shareholder.
  • Toolshop Direct – operates under UTS, focused on online distribution specialising in industrial product and tooling sales with Tier 1 status ranking via the Amazon platform.

Sales and distribution of Bisley Workwear will be driven through both UTS and Troy’s trade retail outlets, and via UTS on the Amazon platform through the group’s online division Toolshop Direct. The arrangement with this group provides BSA Brands with an immediate UK national platform to introduce and grow the Bisley Workwear brand throughout the full UK market from commencement.

Troy also holds 20% ownership of a major European industrial buying group with 1,500 members and over 3,300 trade outlets throughout UK and Europe with a combined trading volume of EUR16 billion – BSA Brands will seek an opportunity to further expand into Europe in the medium term through this group.

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Stronger Together

Troy’s Regional Business Development Director- Philomena McDermott joined the sales team meeting at “ThomasGraham” and presented the value added support services of the Troy group.  Garry Smith – sales director and Russell Smith – Contracts director both attended and confirmed they felt the meeting was” invaluable” .


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Thomas Graham scooped the top award in the ‘Retail and Wholesale’ category in the Cumbria Family Business Awards

A delighted Ian, Roger and Amanda took to the stage at the Low Wood Bay Hotel in Windermere on Friday 8th March to be presented with the personalised award.

But the wins didn’t stop there – at the end of the evening, all winners of each category were invited to be put forward for the ‘Outstanding Cumbria Family Business of the Year’ – and to their delight Thomas Graham came out top.

Winners of each category will go forward to the national ‘Family Business of the Year Awards’ in June, which will take place in London. We’ll keep all our fingers and toes crossed for them!

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TIMco Expands Its Customer Facing Teams

TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings and power tools accessories, has extended their customer facing teams by welcoming five new employees including a new position for an existing member of staff; The new appointments will help TIMco serve its growing customer base and increased product ranges.

These new appointments include Alex Jones as Regional Support Manager, Rachel Edwards, Jade Seabridge & Vicky Sweeney as the Internal Sales Contacts as well as Vicky Bartlett and Amy Scott as the new Customer Services Advisors. In addition to better servicing of customers the new appointments provide opportunities for existing staff to grow, develop and progress as well as to increase the employment rate in the local area.

Alex has been promoted within the growing merchandising team and is now the Regional Sales Support Manager in charge of managing the merchandising team and providing support to the business consultants. His main role and responsibilities is coordinating TIMco’s merchandisers and ensuring all merchants are fully stocked and stores are well maintained at all times. 

Simon Rance, Sales Director of TIMco, comments: “Investing in people who are passionate about our products is essential to TIMco and intrinsic to our values. We take pride in training our staff to the highest standard so that we can pass that knowledge onto our customers and to ensure the best possible service to all of our customers across the UK.”

Rachel, Jade & Vicky have been appointed to the internal sales team where they will become dedicated internal contacts for customers in their allocated region. Having a dedicated region to support customers to a single point of contact for all their needs in order to maintain consistency and continuity for sales queries.

The customer services department has also seen growth in the department with the addition of Vicky and Amy to the team who will be responsible for handling customer queries quickly and effectively.

Simon Midwood, Managing Director of TIMco, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome our latest team members to the TIMco family and to grow our business further. These team expansions show our desire to continually build on our close working relationships with our customers by meeting their needs regarding product ranges, merchandising, customer services and sales processes as well as our commitment to employment in Cheshire.”

TIMco’s recent growth demonstrates their determination to continually provide the best possible experience for their customers no matter which touch point the customer has with TIMco. 

TIMco is head quartered in Nantwich, Cheshire, imports and supplies more than 6,000 product lines from around the world to distributors throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.  The company was established in 1970 and now employs 115 members of staff from it offices in the UK, Ireland and Taiwan.  For more information, visit

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TMB 2018 - The Date Has Been Set!


An important date for your diary…….


at The Silverstone Wing
 We will also be holding the ever popular Gala Dinner 
at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Further details and booking forms will be released during 2018.
If you have any questions on the meantime contact Lisa Page,, 01271 313551

Please note this event is only open to Troy Members and Suppliers

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Trojan Catalogue Update


The Trojan catalogues have now been printed and delivered to Barnstaple, these will be despatched – to members who have pre-ordered copies – week commencing 15th July.


Click this link Trojan catalogue V9FINAL to view the new edition of the Trojan Tooling & PPE catalogue. This highly sought after publication is unpriced and is a great selling aid.

We have a large stock of these unpriced catalogues available for members to purchase, with all references to Trojan Tools removed so you can apply labels with your own contact details.

The cost is £2 per catalogue and can be purchased in boxes of 40, plus carriage which will vary depending on quantity ordered. Box quantities can be split if you would prefer a smaller quantity.

To order, please click this link Trojan catalogue order form to complete the order form and send back to



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Troy Attend EE Awards Ceremony in London

On Thursday the 25th of January, some of the staff from team Troy hopped into a mini bus, driven by Troy’s very own Wayne Hobbs, and headed up to London for the Employment Engagement Awards which was held at Wembley Stadium. After a successful journey, minus a few ‘breathe in moments’ to squeeze a very wide van through some very tight traffic bollards, they all made it.

After a quick change into their finest attire and a few walking detours to find the right entrance to the stadium, they all arrived and were greeted with choices of fizz, wines and beers. After a few pictures with the FA cup and outside in Wembley stadium the team were ushered inside to find their table. The ceremony was attended by all sorts of well-established companies such as Marks & Spencer, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Nissan to name but a few. Even one of our Suppliers Arconic (also known as Recoil) were attendees. Unfortunately, Troy didn’t win the award for ‘Employee Engagement SMB Company of the Year’ but the team had a great night regardless and were proud to be representing their company at such a brilliant event.

Special thanks to Wayne Hobbs for driving and the other members of Troy who helped organise.  Lastly, from all the staff who had the opportunity to go to London, they would like to thank Troy for a fantastic evening.

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Troy Finalists In Employee Engagement Awards

We are delighted that Troy has been announced as a finalist in the Employee Engagement Awards.  Winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Gala Dinner at Wembley Stadium on January 25, 2018. The evening will include a Champagne Reception, three-course dinner with wine, the Awards presentation and live band entertainment.

The Employee Engagement Awards, in association with People Insight, provide a platform to recognise excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and the employee experience forward.  This is also a chance for businesses to come together as a community to network, learn and celebrate with each other.

Fingers crossed Troy will triumph on the night, so watch this space…

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Troy Named One Of The Fastest Growing Businesses

On the 7th Anniversary of Paul Kilbride buying the company, Troy has been recognised as one of the fastest growing businesses, in the South West, during 2017.

The FG75 2017 is a definitive guide to the fastest-growing companies across Devon and Cornwall.The annual guide is a snapshot of the regional economy – it shows who is leading the way and the sectors that are reaping the rewards for all the investment they have put in to innovation, identifying new markets, people and infrastructure to build their businesses.

The Western Morning News reported out of 75 Companies, Troy came in at number 60 and supplier to Troy, Bott Limited came in at number 40, so congratulations to them.

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Troy UK Coffee Morning In Aid Of Macmillan

Troy UK hosted a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at our brand new offices at Skypark Exeter. We had a great turnout including our neighbours at Oneserve supporting the event. Thank you to everyone who baked, created and decorated these masterpieces below – a great effort!

Macmillan’s first-ever coffee morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, they did it again the year after.  Now people all over the UK host their own coffee mornings and make donations on the day to help combat cancer. Since then, Coffee morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan. Just last year Macmillan raised an incredible £26,914,382 and are aiming to top that this year! 

We are pleased to announce Troy UK have raised £243.53 so far and this figure will no doubt rise throughout the day!



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Troy, The UK’S Leading Buying Group Of Tooling, Acquire THS

After months of negotiation, on 1st April ‘18 Troy UK, based in Barnstaple Devon, celebrated the successful acquisition of Rotherham based buying group THS.


This significant deal creates an independent buying group of substantial scale, and assists both organisations in creating further competitive advantage for their members in the combined challenge of competing with National rivals.


Troy is keen to preserve the well-known THS brand and maintain stability for its current membership base, so the staff team and its operations at the Head Office in Rotherham will remain in place for the foreseeable future.  Rather than THS being simply consumed by Troy, changes to current practices at THS will be subject to careful consideration by the Troy board of Directors.  That said, THS Tools has become very much part of the family, now operating as a division of Troy UK limited.


“Our philosophy has always been to invest strategically and responsibly.  This exciting new chapter further reinforces our goal to attract the highest quality products and customer service at the best price for our valued membership, thus increasing our buying power to its optimum level.  We are delighted to welcome THS to the Troy Group and look forward to prosper and grow for years to come.”  Paul Kilbride, CEO Troy UK Ltd.


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Whittlebury Hall Product Launch Venue - Open Day

Come along to our product launch venue open day on the 12th September…

See the venue in full swing as we have a product launch happening, we can show you how The Orangery would be perfect for your product.

The open day will start at 11am where we will give you a tour of the venue and talk through the options we have for you and your business, afterwards we will finish with a delicious lunch back at the hotel. 

Places are limited so please make sure you book your FREE place by booking below:

To find out more info please speak to one of our team

01327 850490

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