Say hello to Gareth Clarkson!

Say hello to Gareth Clarkson who works as part of the Branch Sales team at our Blyth branch.  

Have a read below to find out a little bit more about what his day working at James Burrell entails. 

What is your job role?

Branch Sales at the Blyth Branch.

What does a normal day in the role involve?

A normal day for me involves serving customers at our trade counter, answering the phones and assisting with orders and enquiries as well as helping the rest of the team in branch.

A bit of an insight on your career so far, have you worked in construction before? If not, what did you do prior to joining James Burrell.

I was a long serving employee at another Builders Merchant, I had worked there for 17 years before joining James Burrell. My role was similar to what I am doing now, as well as head of buying for heavy side materials.

What is your favourite thing about the company so far?

I love the ethos the company has! Everyone I’ve met has been more than welcoming and I feel I’ve settled in really quickly at the Blyth Branch.

What does your perfect weekend look like?

My perfect weekend would be spending quality time with my 2 young boys. When my hands aren’t full entertaining them, I love to go hiking with a group of friends and my dog. Last month I walked Hadrian’s Wall in aid of Tiny Lives Charity who supported me and my partner while our boys spent time in hospital.