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Celebrating half a century!


From joining Neville Lumb in 1974 as a 19-year-old in an era of polyester, platform shoes and kipper ties, Dave Coleman certainly has a few tales to tell. Fast-forward to March 2024 and he’s celebrated 50 years with the company – who would’ve thought?

When we asked Dave what’s kept him here all these years, he told us: “There is a team fellowship that you don’t find everywhere, and I hope that I have been a contributor to the team’s values and comradeship. I am hard-working, I’ve have always pushed myself to do my best and I have a good knowledge of our products and can pass this on to newcomers.”

Congratulations, Dave, on reaching this incredible milestone – and thank you for your loyalty and dedication to our business.

Our colleagues in Warwick have been lending a helping hand

Our Pricing colleagues began 2023 in style, having a truly positive impact on their local community throughout January by volunteering at Helping Hands - Leamington-based community project which supports homeless people in the area.

Lianne Kirkman, Helping Hands CEO, was full of praise for the team. She told us: “Having support from businesses such as Wolseley is vital for us to continue to help people in the way that we do through our support groups, soup kitchens, counselling, and skills-based training. Wolseley not only donated to the charity but they have also given up their time to support our projects, including running the soup kitchen for a day.”

Meade's on the move!

Since joining the business in October 2019 – initially as a Warehouse Operative through an agency – Hubert Meade (pictured) has become an integral part of Team Measham, but has now traded the warehouse for the wagon, having started a new role as a HGV driver in March 2023. 

Hubert is one of many colleagues developing their skills through a number of in-house training opportunities and it’s great to see him and so many others reaping the rewards.

He added: “The culture is positive here and you get a lot of support. There have been challenges but this is a decent place to work. The pay, the convenience, the hours – they all enable a decent work life balance.”

Pam Wood celebrates 45 years with Wolseley

A legendary racehorse had just crossed the finish line to win a record third Grand National at Aintree as income tax was being slashed from 35% to 33% in the budget and ABBA were soaring to the top of the UK Singles Chart with one of their most famous hits. Meanwhile Pam Wood was embarking on a Wolseley career that’s still going strong to this day.

Pam (pictured), PA to our Chief Technology Officer and Administrative Assistant to WUK IT, is very much part of the furniture here at Wolseley, having been here since 1977!

Setting the standard on safety in Measham

The safety, health and wellbeing of our people is one of our core values and our absolute top priority, which is why it was great to see our colleagues at Measham Distribution Centre reach three years and counting without any lost-time incidents in October 2022.

Distribution Director, Nigel Molloy, commented: “This is a fantastic and world class result – well done Team Measham and thank you for all the hard work that has gone in to making this a reality.”

David rode 500 miles (and he would ride 500 more!)

In 1988, Scottish rock duo, The Proclaimers, famously declared that they would walk 500 miles. We’re pretty certain they never fulfilled that pledge – after all, it’s a ludicrously long way to travel without a motor vehicle of some description, but David MacDonald achieved the feat.

David, Team Supervisor at our Potters Bar branch, donned his Lycra and mounted his bike purchased through our Cycle to Work scheme and set off for his parents’ house in Dundee from his home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, keeping his carbon footprint low and his overall health in a very good place.

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