News

Spring/Summer 2018

Welcome to our Spring/Summer edition…

I am pleased to announce that Mann McGowan has continued its growth, and along with proposed expansion plans, is hitting the ambitious expectations I set at the beginning of the year.

Since the MBO in December 2015 the company has taken significant positive steps; expanded the range of suppliers, increased staff numbers, improved production equipment all leading to an increase in our customer base. All of these activities combined have enhanced the diversity of the company, quality of our products and most importantly level of service to our customers.

I personally would like to take this opportunity to thank every single member of my dedicated team for all their hard work, our suppliers for their continuity and our loyal customers for your continued support.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

BWF Members Day

We were delighted to exhibit at the BWF Members’ Day on 13th June 2018.

The conference covered all the critical things that joinery companies need to know including:

* Changes in the construction and general economy that will affect their business
* Technical and regulatory changes at national and European level
* Health & Safety best practice and guidance for complying with regulation
* Marketing, sales and boosting profitability
* New technologies, innovations and products
* Planning and preparing their businesses for maximum growth

 

Graphite Intumescent

Graphite Intumescent is a huge part of our business and we are proud to have our own formulation that was created by former MD Alistair Scott.

MD Jamie Scott has followed in his father’s footsteps and is continuing to put forward this advanced intumescent product to the market place and the companies growing customer base.

Tried and tested in many applications over many years Mann McGowan’s 500F Graphite Intumescent has been formulated with some unique characteristics. It’s qualities include multi directional expansion, pressure forming, a solid core, regenerate with secondary or tertiary kick and large expansion capabilities.

The picture below shows examples of graphites currently out in use in the industry but sadly doesn’t show the fundamental differences between the products.

The expansion difference between the samples is obvious. Other very noticeable differences include the amount of gasses given off when exposed to heat, the lack of body and core retaining the structure of the material and reaction time variations.

Expansion testing is an exercise we conduct at Mann McGowan on a regular basis as part of our factory process control. We like to also compare our graphite to others to ensure we are supplying the best possible product.

All these samples were taken from a standard 15x4mm section and cut to the same length before testing in a calibrated muffle furnace.

This clearly shows that all graphites are not the same!

Graphite Intumescent

 

 

Meet the Team

This month we meet Production Supervisor, Neil Skittlethorpe.

Neil Skittlethorpe

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
3 months

What are your hobbies and interests?
Outside of work I have an interest in different genres of music. I also play basketball for Woking a couple of times a week and my team was promoted at the end of this season!

What is your favourite food & drink?
I love a good burger and a beer! So far I think the best burgers I have tasted have been from Five Guys

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
My dream holiday would be to go to the Maldives. It would be great to go diving there.

What is your proudest moment?
Getting top scorer in a recent game and the title of most valuable player in the same season.

 

 

January 2018 News

Welcome to first newsletter of 2018…

We hope you have all had a good start to the year. In this first newsletter of 2018 we are focussing on our customer charter and pledge to you. We will also be discussing Palusol SW panels and meeting Production Supervisor, Scott Tarran.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Customer Charter

In 2018 we pledge to you our loyal customers:

TESTING we will carry out further product Fire, Smoke and Acoustic testing to continue to improve our product quality and product range for our customers

INCREASE output levels to deliver high quality products at a quicker rate and MAINTAIN and build upon our first class service levels to our customers

DECREASE scrap levels and decrease our carbon footprint

INVEST in new equipment and INTRODUCE new products to further extend our product range

EXPAND our client base and promote fire safety to more and more people

KNOWLEDGE SHARING of our technical knowledge via CPD courses to our clients

EXHIBIT our products worldwide

BECOME THE LEADERS OF THE INDUSTRY.  WHEN YOU THINK FIRE SAFETY THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS MANN MCGOWAN!

 

Palusol SW Fire Resistant Panelled Doors

A ready made laminated board material that is durable, easy to apply and can be used to manufacture both flat and raised and fielded fire resistant doors.  A fully tested and customisable solution that is manufactured by BASF SE and distributed by Mann McGowan.  For more details or to place an order contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Team

This month we meet Production Supervisor, Scott Tarran.

Scott Tarran

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
1 year and 2 months

What are your hobbies and interests?
Football and family time

What is your favourite food & drink?
Spaghetti Bolognese/anything homemade, coffee and coke (obviously not together!)

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Travelling around the UK and Europe in a camper van

What is your proudest moment?
My children & partner

 

 

 

November News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our November News…

In this newsletter we are focussing on the importance of fire doors and what to check for to ensure your doors are compliant.  We will also be discussing our Pyrogrille air transfer grilles and meeting Ali Kaye our newest recruit to the team!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Pyrogrille – air transfer/ventillation grilles for fire resisting doors

Pyrogrille air transfer grilles are manufactured from high performance intumescent slats, spaced 12mm apart and 38mm thick. Pyrogrille units can be fixed into fire resisting doors or timber stud partitions using a hardwood or steel flange. Alternatively wood screws can be used through the perimeter of the units. Gaps around the Pyrogrille unit greater than 3mm should be fire sealed using Pyromas A intumescent sealant.

For more information click here or contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

How Safe are your Fire Doors?

 

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Accounts Admin, Ali Kaye.

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
4 months

What are your hobbies and interests?
Gardening, trekking, socialising

What is your favourite food & drink?
Cheese and Gin

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Anywhere out of the ordinary. Not yet been to India, it’s on the list!

What is your proudest moment?
Many to choose from – seeing my daughters grow into beautiful and caring young ladies, being a grandparent and most recently trekking in Peru and reaching Machu Picchu.  I was part of a small team and raised £80K for Breast Cancer Care.