our team

With a huge amount of combined experience between them, together they have brought Fitter’s Mate to the market. Find out a bit more about how Fitter’s Mate came to life and the professionals behind it.

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ROSS WESTLEY

the journey

2012

Nigel was fitting a tall new kitchen larder unit in a low ceiling house, he was alone and it became apparent that he was stuck

2012 - 2020

Nigel found a solution by inventing Fitter’s Mate. Going through the design, patent, and trial periods alone.

2021

Nigel then sought to bring it to the UK Market, partnering with Bob Baldwin and products@HOME.

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NIGEL APPLETON

Has been a carpenter for over 40 years after following in his father’s footsteps, taking an apprenticeship at the age of 16 earning a City and Guilds qualification in Carpentry. Focusing on mainly bespoke carpentry, Nigel accrued a reputation of being one of the very best!

Illustrated version of Nigel Appleton
Illustrated version of Ross Westley

NIGEL APPLETON

Has been a carpenter for over 40 years after following in his father’s footsteps, taking an apprenticeship at the age of 16 earning a City and Guilds qualification in Carpentry. Focusing on mainly bespoke carpentry, Nigel accrued a reputation of being one of the very best!

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GRAHAM HORNE

Graham brings a great deal to the team, including his broad range of retail skills, particularly those gained in the home improvement and trade sectors. Having previously spent 11 years working in the Commercial Teams at Homebase, B&Q and Kingfisher he has a vast understanding for the DIY retail sector. In his time, Graham has delivered innovation and products that make it easier for end users, bringing the highest quality products to store around the UK.

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GRAHAM HORNE

Graham brings a great deal to the team, including his broad range of retail skills, particularly those gained in the home improvement and trade sectors. Having previously spent 11 years working in the Commercial Teams at Homebase, B&Q and Kingfisher he has a vast understanding for the DIY retail sector. In his time, Graham has delivered innovation and products that make it easier for end users, bringing the highest quality products to store around the UK.

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BOB BALDWIN

Bob has been working in Manufacturing mainly in China since 1997. With over 25 years of experience in developing innovative products and bringing them to market, Bob Has the connections and guile to ensure that Fitter’s Mate demand is met with a high-quality product.

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ROSS WESTLEY

Ross is the digital and operations guy. Ensuring that the systems in place to get Fitter’s Mate in your hands run smoothly. Being Ex-RAF, Ross is a capable and organised person who brings a keen eye for detail. He will keep you all updated on Fitter’s Mate and your orders as you go through your customer journey with us.

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CLIFF WESTLEY

Cliff has a wealth of experience in international trade, specialising in various product areas such as doors, frames, plywood, decking, timber, mouldings, flooring and others.

He’s spent more than 20 years directly overseeing production quality, technical development and all sourcing strategies. In his role at the Golden Pharos Group, Cliff managed all sales and development decisions for the European market.

He founded XL Joinery in 1999, joined Premium Timber in 2005 and purchased 25% of the company in 2006-2011 and sold the company in 2015 and departed voluntarily in August 2019 to pursue Products@HOME Limited and now Fitter’s Mate.

If you have any questions for our team please complete the contact form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.