About Chimflue

chimflue-family-shotAfter 20 years in the sheet metal/flue industry, Chris Ford formed Chimflue, together with his wife Sue and her brother Brian Elliott. They wanted to provide a service to the industry, providing design and manufacture as well as installation and distribution of all kinds of flues. The business has steadily grown into a 30 strong team of experienced engineers, technicians and fitters, providing technical advice and assistance from the early design stages of a project right through to full on site installation.

Chris and Sue have seen their son Sam rise through the ranks during the last 17 years to become MD, and recently backed up by his sister Ellie who is in charge of the marketing for this family strong company.

Chimflue HQ is based across 4 large units in Andover, Hampshire, involving the contracting department, manufacturing workshop, head office and sales as well as a straight sales trade counter. We also have a branch in Welham Green, North of London with a sales team and large warehouse of stock.

From supporting local customers to engineering solutions for high profile installations in central London, Europe and the Middle East – Chimflue has become a recognised name in the industry as an experienced and professional organisation with a real passion for what we do.

At Chimflue we are always looking to move forward with the latest technology, products and techniques available to ensure that the services and solutions we provide achieve the highest standards our customers demand.

Directors

Sam Ford
Sam FordManaging Director

Sam started with Chimflue in back in 2002 initially working in a general warehouse and sales office role to learn the basic product knowledge and customer service elements of the business.  After a couple of years in this position he progressed to the role of Sales Engineer working alongside our only full time engineer at that time to learn the ropes. A further 5 years passed before Sam was promoted to Sales Director in 2007 and from this position he focused on growing the contracting side of the business which now accounts for around 75% of our annual turnover. After 5 years of service as Sales Director Sam was then promoted as MD of the business in 2012 as “second generation” from original MD and co-founder Chris Ford. Sam has continued to guide the business from this point working closely with his colleagues.

Lucy Brown
Lucy BrownFinancial Director

Lucy started with Chimflue within the accounts department working alongside Sue Ford, the original Financial Director back in 2005. Lucy has helped Chimflue to develop its systems and processes surrounding the accounting and contractual elements of the business over the years, critical for the expansion we have seen. Lucy worked her way through a Financial Management position and was appointed as Company Secretary (2008) and Financial Director back in 2012.

Trevor Ringwood
Trevor RingwoodOperations Director

Trevor initially worked for Chimflue as Installations Manager before a short stint in an alternative industry. On his return to Chimflue in February 2017 as General Manager Trevor oversaw the running of all departments, splitting his time between HQ in Andover and our Hatfield branch. His knowledge and experience of the contracting department from his previous role has helped us to grow this part of the business substantially over recent years. Trevor was appointed as Operations Director in September 2019 and continues to oversee the operational side of the business in his new role.

Contracting

Rupert Tyson
Rupert TysonSales Engineer
Dylan Kennedy
Dylan KennedySales Engineer
Craig Williams
Craig WilliamsSales Engineer
Alan Evans
Alan EvansSales Engineer
Guy Shaw
Guy ShawHealth Safety and Compliance Manager
Matthew WithycombeInstallations Manager
Summer BrockieInstallations Assistant

Sales and Marketing

Ellie Lowe
Ellie LoweMarketing Manager
Tony Edwards
Tony Edwards Branch Manager
Sally Chilton
Sally ChiltonSales Administration
Mark Groves
Mark GrovesSales, Technical and Warehousing
Seth Kent
Seth KentTechnical Sales

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