Category: Recruitment

Andrew Barraclough – Joins Abbey Industrial Solutions

Andrew Barraclough joins Abbey Industrial Solutions as the UK Sales and Marketing Director. He brings both academic pedigree and 25 years of hands-on, industry experience to the role and we are delighted to welcome Andrew to the Abbey team.

His previous roles, within B2B sales and marketing, have included multi-national companies such as Atlas Copco and more recently BP, where he was responsible for developing the brand within Northern Europe and forging strategic partnerships with BP’s manufacturing distributors.

Andrew not only brings expertise in sales but will also apply his considerable insight into the manufacturing industry to help Abbey extend their products and services across their customer network.

With a remit to develop customer relationships, Andrew will focus on identifying needs and creating strategies that will help Abbey’s customers to operate effectively and maximise profit.

Andrew’s appointment demonstrates Abbey’s commitment to building in value for their customers. On joining the company Andrew said: “This role allows me to use both my engineering background and my experience in sales and marketing within the manufacturing industry. The Abbey team’s objectives and mine are very much aligned, in that we are dedicated to offering customers tangible solutions that will maximise productivity. Abbey’s range of products and services mean that I have great tools to work with and a solid proposition for customers.”

Tool Repair Engineer – Job Vacancy

Salary on application + bonus + overtime

We have a vacancy for a Tool Repair Engineer to carry out maintenance, repairs and servicing to hand held tools in our busy workshop. This will include three phase tooling, pneumatic and electric tools.

Tool Repair Engineer Role
You will be working in the workshop alongside our other tool fitters, supervised by an Engineering Workshop Manager. The fitting team pride themselves on being friendly and easy to work with, we are looking for a Technician who will fit into the workshop team well and match their hardworking ethos. The role is varied and interesting with no 2 days ever being alike!

What do you need?
To hit the ground running in this Tool Repair Engineer role you would need previous experience of working on similar equipment (three phase tooling, pneumatic and electric tools).

Formal qualifications (relevant NVQ / City & Guilds) would be desirable, however, are not essential for the right candidate with tool fitting experience.

Suitable skills / experience: Tool Repair Engineer, Fitter, Maintenance Fitter, Tool Fitter, Engineering, Three Phase Tooling, Pneumatic Tools, Electric Tools, Workshop Technician

How to apply
If you wish to be considered for this Engineer (Tool Repairs) job please email us at

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Abbey Drives Growth With New Recruits

Abbey Industrial Solutions, a UK wide, leading provider of industrial power tools, has made another fantastic appointment to the sales team. The new recruit will build upon Abbey’s strong reputation in service and delivery, to explore additional streams of revenue and build upon existing relationships with customers to drive growth.

This appointment signals Abbey’s continued commitment to improve and drive service levels whilst encouraging additional growth for the business.

Jay Kitchen joins the team and has a wealth of technical knowledge across the foundries and aerospace sectors, having worked within these industries for many years. Jay will be tasked with developing existing accounts and exploring new business opportunities within the above sectors.

Mark Cain, Sales Manager commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jay to the team, he has significant experience within some of our core sectors and this appointment is crucial to our sales expansion to achieve our growth plans.”