Tim has been managing Collier & Catchpole since 2005, initially as joint MD but has solely held the position since 2012. Tim’s wife is the great-granddaughter of the founder, W H Collier, whose family has owned and managed the business since 1863. Coming from a corporate background, Tim set about spearheading a new phase for the business with a focus on expansion and adaption to compete with the increasing number of national builders’ merchants taking a greater share of the local market. Tim is a regional Chairman and the Ambassador for Anglia for the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), which is currently supporting a national youth recruitment campaign. He is also an active member of the North Essex community, involved in projects such as the Five Parishes Show and the Peldon Village Hall committee.
Manager Colchester yard
Tony is the branch manager of the Colchester yard. He joined Collier & Catchpole in January 2015 having worked for many years with another independent merchant in Chadwell Heath. Although London-born, Tony has now lived in Halstead for over twenty years. Tony’s favourite film is The Blues Brothers, the sporting personality he most admires is Tiger Woods and the building he would have most liked to have supplied materials to is Moscow’s St Basil’s Cathedral.
Manager Ipswich yard
Jasper joined Collier & Catchpole in October 2013. Ipswich born and bred, Jasper was delighted to return to the town after spending the previous seven years with another builders’ merchant in Colchester and Bury St Edmunds. Jasper’s long career in the sector started with a Saturday job whilst studying Fine Art at Suffolk College; on leaving college he went full time as a Yard Foreman working his way up in various roles including sales, transport manager, assistant manager and finally branch manager. Jasper is passionate about wildlife and has been a member of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust for over 10 years. He enjoys fish and chips, especially if eaten on the beach at Aldeburgh and his favourite film is a toss-up between Star Wars IV and Blade Runner. The building he most admires is Battersea Power Station – millions of bricks – lovely!