Ian joined MKM in 1996, just a year after the first MKM branch opened. He started out in the warehouse, progressed to counter sales, desk sales and opened MKM Anlaby in April 2000. Anlaby was the 7th branch of MKM to be born, and Ian has been part of the team there since the start. Having qualified and worked as a plumber Ian has a keen interest and specialises in light side products, however the team have a wealth of knowledge in building, plumbing, heating and timber. The newly rebuilt branch (on the same site as the old branch) also features an impressive mezzanine level complete with luxury bathroom and kitchen showroom.
Anlaby MKM is well known in the local area for the
buoyant staff and light hearted atmosphere, Ian
maintains a great balance of fun and professionalism and
this is shown with his many long-standing members of
his team. Outside of work you’ll most likely find Ian on
the golf course, probably with one of his regular
customers which are just great mates now.
Starting his career on the MKM sales counter in 2006, Glenn is a true MKM success story – rising through the ranks to become the UK’s youngest Branch Director. Enrolling on the BMF Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service & Sales in 2007, Glenn prepped himself with skills and confidence needed for his role, winning the ‘Advanced Apprentice of the Year’ award at the BMF Members Day and ‘Outstanding Young Achiever in Business and Education’ at the Mail News and Media Awards in 2009.
Continuing to push himself further, Glenn undertook the BMF Diploma in Merchanting over two years where he learnt from a wide range of industry professionals what it took to be a successful Branch Director. Scoring a Distinction in all nine modules of the course, he topped off 2011 with a promotion to Sales Representative. Glenn was again recognised in 2013 – winning the ‘Trainee of the Year’ award at the Builders’ Merchant News Awards for Excellence and was the BMF/BMJ ‘Highly Recommended Young Merchant Achiever’.
Following this fantastic achievement, Glenn continued his education by enrolling from the first ever Degree in Merchanting through The University of West England – graduating in 2014 with a Distinction. Additional awards followed, including the Lesley Moore award for the ‘Highest Achiever for a Work Based Learner’ and the BMF ‘Special Achievement’ at the BMJ Awards in 2015.
Glenn was able to fulfil his life ambition when he was promoted to the role of Branch Director in 2015, working alongside his mentor and friend Ian Pratt. Glenn is passionate about rugby league and motor sports and has now taken up golf due to Ian’s influence.
Branch Purchasing Manager
Simon has been working at MKM Anlaby for over 10 years making sure the branch has plenty to sell! He enjoys a challenge and is a specialist in stock control with years of experience from working at NR Burnett and Jewson’s previously. In his spare time Simon enjoys running, cycling and he has flown a glider aero plane & almost crashed into a jet!
Tracey has been with MKM Anlaby for 2 years now. She previously worked at a national DIY suppliers as a kitchen and bathroom designer for 13 years, so has a wealth of knowledge. Last year she won an award for outstanding customer performance. Tracey has 5 lovely children and was a foster carer.
Kitchen Designer (Trade Showroom)
Julie is our trade kitchen designer and has been with us for 18 months now. She previously worked for a well known kitchen and joinery supplier for 18 years and is very well known amongst the local builders. She is a very bubbly person and has a great sense of humour.
Building Sales Manager
Dave has been with MKM Anlaby for 2 ½ years and works on the building sales team. He enjoys the family working atmosphere at MKM and has a wealth of experience from working in the industry at another national merchants previously. In his spare time, he runs a football club, watches rugby and spends time with friends and family.
Plumbing & Heating Sales Manager
14 years and Steve is still loving the people at MKM! He is a plumbing and heating specialist having worked previously at a well-known building supplies company, he knows his stuff. He is also multi-talented and even delivered his daughter on the bathroom floor! He enjoys all sports especially football & rugby.
Sales Counter Manager
Steve loves the buzz at MKM and has been with us for nearly 7 years! He specialises in tools, both power and hand tools and has come from a merchant background. He enjoys walking, fishing and cars in his spare time.
Plumbing and Heating Sales
What Ian doesn’t know about Plumbing & Heating is not worth knowing! A specialist in the area, Ian joined MKM 6 years ago after working at another national builders merchant and a plumbing suppliers company for a number of years. Ian is the BBQ king and is a keen fisherman. He also has 7 toes and a cracking sense of humour that keeps the team laughing!
Chris has only been with the MKM Anlaby team for 6 months. However, if you need to know anything about Landscaping, Chris is your man! He has huge amounts of knowledge in this product category area having previously worked at a local landscaping company for 12 years. Pop over to our branch to view our Landscaping display and speak to Chris if you need any help creating your next landscaping project or dream garden space.
June has been with us for 2 years now and has over 16 years industry experience. She has an impeccable amount of knowledge about bathrooms and is here to help you with your next project. Outside of work, June loves going on holiday.