Meet the Team

Colter Steels are proud to introduce their team of experts who have a wealth of experience and knowledge and work hard to consistently deliver a quality service on time, every time.

It’s what makes us the best choice

Cold Rolled Steel Specialists

Steve Smallman – Commercial Director

Steve has a long history with Colter Steels and led the takeover of the business in 2008. Together with operations director Colin Giles, Steve has worked with staff to expand the product range and is very proud of the team and the service Colter Steels offers.

Colin Giles – Operations Director

A key player in the takeover team in 2008, Colin is responsible for the operational side of the business and for ensuring the smooth running of the production department.

General Steel Specialists

Chris Downs

Our sales manager Chris enjoyed a 14-year career at United Steels, working his way up from junior sales to sales executive. Outside work, he loves football and cricket.

Barry Collins

After spending 16 years at Church & Bramhall Shearing, Barry started at Colter Steels in 2015. Barry is a big Walsall FC fan and enjoys live music, especially his favourite band, ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’.

Matt Thompson

Matt is our sales executive and brings with him almost 20 years’ experience in the steel trade, having worked for Servosteel, Shearing, Matrix Steel Services and Sebden Steel. Matt enjoys watching football and has a passion for holidays and travel.

John Elwell

Jon started his 20-year career at Firsteel Resources and has since worked in sales for Corus Distribution and Tata Steels. He loves listening to music and spending time in his home cinema.

Ivan Lloyd

Ivan has been in the steel industry in various management positions for over 40 years, Experienced in all commercial aspects of business, focusing on sales development with current and potential cutomers. He follows W.B.A. and is a keen walker especially in the lake district with his wife and dog Flossie.

Carbon Steel Specialists

Sam Tonkinson

With 27 years in the steel industry, steel is in her blood! Having a wide knowledge of many of the processes having worked in many departments, Sam prides herself on her ability to deliver a high level of customer service. Away from the office nothing beats a bit of retail therapy and socialising with family and friends.

Administration Specialists

Julie Whittall

Julie started work as an administrator at Colter Steels in 2015 following a career break to bring up her two boys. At home, Julie loves nothing more than spending quality time with her family.

In January 2019 Julie was promoted to head up the accounts department.

Sharon  Walton

Sharon joined the team in 2018 after many years in the white goods industry.

She loves walking in the countryside and seaside holidays with her family.

Kathie  Vickers

Kathie joined Colter Steels in 2018 returning to steel after a long career in the glass industry.

She has 2 daughters and loves spending time at home with them her husband and 2 kittens in her spare time Kathie loves to bake and brings lots of cakes into the office.

Dawn  Bates

After leaving Colter Steels in 2004, after 8 years, to enhance her career, an opportunity to return to Colter arose early in 2019.

The Company has grown dramatically within the last 14 years and she is pleased to be back and be part of the team.

Adam Perks

Adam joined Colter Steels in 2019, to support the financial and administration side of the business. Outside of work, he enjoys sport, playing Rugby most weekends, and spending time with his family.

© Copyright Colter Steels Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved.