About us

At Global Materials Handling our success is down to placing the needs of our customers first. From helping you choose the right equipment to delivering an after sales service that is second to none, everything we do is focused on helping you achieve a more profitable business.

Our expert team can offer advice on both a strategic and operational level to help you get more from your resources. From choosing the best truck to meet the unique demands of your materials handling operation to offering a range of flexible finance packages, we work in partnership with your team. This ensures that you have all the facts that you need to make an informed business decision helping to make your company more efficient and profitable.

In short, we settle for nothing less than total customer satisfaction and think you should too.


Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly has over 23 years industry experience, initially as engineer for Eddisons – specialising in Yale, followed by Cannon (Nissan) Stevenson’s (Clarke) and finally Birchwood Mechanical Handling (Toyota).

Paul looks after the engineering side of the business including transport.

Andy Evans

Andy Evans

Andy Evans has been in the sales industry since 1989, and has worked specifically with forklift trucks since 1995. He was awarded the Toyota UK Salesperson of the Year accolade in 1998 whilst working for Birchwood Mechanical Handling.

Andy progressed to sales manager and then moved into general manager position before leaving to start Global in 2009.

Steve Woods

Steve ran his own business from 2002 looking after many companies in the local area. From this point Steve joined forces with Paul and Andy to from Global Materials Handling in 2009.
Steve is responsible for trade sales and purchases & managing the workshop.

Service Team

Tracey Hill

From 16 Tracey has been in the industry, she started at apprentice level and has worked right through to her current role as service manager. Tracey manages the hire fleet and customers own trucks on a day to day basis.

Emma Hughes

Straight from school Emma joined us in 2011 and has progressed to the role of senior service administrator.

Sales Team

Kieron Belshaw

Kieron joined Global from the start in 2009 as an engineer and moved to the sales team in 2014 covering postcodes; WN, BL, OL, M, SK.

Mike Ball

Mike has worked in the fork truck industry since 1984 covering numerous roles including engineer, workshop supervisor and rebuilds manager. He now looks after customer service and truck care needs for our customers. Mike covers postcodes; LA, FY, PR, BB.


Jill Slobom

Jill Slobam

Jill Slobom joined in 2012 to head up and modernise the accounts department. Focusing on rationalising and streamlining costs which in turn ensures our customers benefit from having direct contact with professional people.

Maria Rossie

Maria joined Global in 2013 to assist with smooth running of the accounts department.

Parts Department

Kevin Tye

Kevin joined us in 2014 from a stores role within a major automotive components supplier, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the business.