Kömmerling Expert Joins Lancashire Trade Frames


Lancashire Trade Frames is starting 2023 on a high. Hot on the heels of being crowned Manufacturer/Fabricator of the Year in the 2022 National Fenestration Awards, there is plenty to celebrate, but General Manager Gavin Stoddard has another reason to be feeling happy. The company has just secured the services of John Berry.

Many in the fenestration industry will know and respect John. He’s been Kömmerling’s Technical Services Manager for the last seventeen years and a huge asset to the Profine group.  His knowledge of Kömmerling’s products and systems is quite literally second to none. So, Lancs Trade MD, Mark Rowland saw an opportunity too good to miss and made John an offer.

Over the last few years, Kömmerling has been a major part of the Lancs Trade product portfolio. With John Berry on the team, both the fabrication staff and the company’s installer customer base will have the benefit of a true expert. Gavin Stoddard told us he is delighted to be working with John, saying: ‘We couldn’t have anyone better to be looking after the Technical and Inventory side of the business. Last year was good, this year could be amazing.’

We asked John about postponing his retirement plans and getting stuck in at an ambitious and growing company. He told us that the ethos of Lancs Trade appealed and that he’d been impressed by their exacting standards. ‘This is a business with PAS24 Accreditation and a Gold CMS Licence. Like me, these people love to do a good job.’

We asked one last question: Did it make any difference to his decision that the fabricator is based just a few miles away from John’s Radcliffe home? He laughed and admitted that it helped swing the decision, saying. ‘A lot of good things come from Lancashire, you know.’