Some 25 years ago, Richard started a labour only shop fitting business, providing a hands on approach to the management and completion of projects awarded.
Due to his approachable attitude and knowledge for his trade, Richard was able to build relationships with key clients, and expanded his business to the supply and installation of all joinery works.
In early 2013 the Sheen group was again, subject to substantial growth with the founding of Sheen Doors. This side of business is accountable for the manufacturing of door sets. Achieving all required certificates from the likes of BM Trada, and the acquisition of all plant and machinery, has meant the Sheen group has expanded to an estimated turnover in excess of £3million in 2014, employing approx. 50 people.
Despite his success, Richard is still keen to maintain a personal relationship with clients, and is often found visiting site, and attending meetings, having not lost that hands on approach.
Often working too many hours a day means Richard is able to spend Saturday afternoons partaking in a game of golf. Golf being his other passion in life.
The longest serving member of the team and co-founder working alongside the MD from the offset. Michelle is responsible for sales and purchase ledger accounts and deals with all company finances.
Having started his career at 16 as a trainee Quantity Surveyor, Matt spent 12 years with a main contractor before joining Sheens in February of 2014.
As Commercial Manager, Matt is responsible for overseeing all commercial aspects of the group, including both Sheen Projects and Sheen Doors Ltd. As part of his efforts for continued growth and sustainability of the group Matt gets involved with business development and client liaison.
In September 2015 Matt became the group’s Registered Fire door installer, covered under the BM Trada certification scheme. Matt is therefore responsible for carrying out necessary training and ensuring all doors installed by Sheen, are installed to standards.
Whilst Matt is currently the Senior Manager within the group, the long terms plan is for him to evolve his current responsibilities to a position where he can relieve Richard from higher managerial duties and ensure longevity of the business on his retirement.
Having entered the world of construction at the age of 16 and achieving advanced qualifications in joinery, Andy is the perfect individual to look after the programming and production of all manufacturing. His technical mind and thorough approach to his work ensures our clients get the perfect product every time.
Andy has a close interface with every member of the team, and manages the process effectively to ensure all information is received and confirmed in sufficient time to deliver, as promised.
Whilst Lesley’s main role within the company is to fill the position of PA to the MD, her extensive knowledge and previous experience enable her to undertake many roles. Lesley has a wide knowledge of everything concerning the company. She is wages clerk and liaison manager with CITB for all trainee and apprentice positions held within the company. All H&S documents required are developed by Lesley, in addition to all O&M manual submission. In summary Lesley has become a valuable asset to the company in the 9 years she has been with Sheens.
Working on a part-time basis Maria has only been with the company since November 2015. Her main role is to support Michelle in accounts, helping with weekly wages documentation, filing tax returns and sales ledger duties.
After joining the timber industry in 1986 and entered into the world of fire door manufacturing in July 1999, Carl joined Sheens in 2018, initially as an estimator however since then has progressed on to assisting with purchasing and also overseeing our BM TRADA certification for manufacturing and installing.
Over the years Carl has filled many roles. He started his career as a warehouse operative progressing through the ranks up to assistant depot manager for a privately owned timber company. Following his introduction to door manufacturing he started out as a key account manager for a group of companies who dealt with the manufacturing and supply only of fire doors / doorsets, joinery products and cubicle and washroom components. During the 20 years of service to the group, his roles included estimating, sales, production planning and the last 5 years were spent as the group purchasing manager and BWF auditor.
Carl brings with him a whole host of disciplines including negotiating with contractors and customers, budgeting, value engineering and cost management from small supply orders to large supply and fit orders for major clients / contractors.