MEET THE TEAM
Our expert team have over 35 years' combined experience, and are the only team in Oxfordshire to all be fully accredited by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.
JULIAN NEWMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR
DipGAI; M.IntAI; Treasurer of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
Julian began his career in Architectural Ironmongery with a wholesaler, where he gained his AI training.
He has since gone on to work in most areas of the industry including manufacturing, and has gained huge experience across the breadth of the sector. Some of Julian’s favourite and most memorable projects include Wembley Stadium, Reading & Battle hospital, Terminal 5 at Heathrow and locally, Debenhams in Oxford. In 2004, Julian purchased Oxford Ironmongery and over the past 13 years OI has developed strong and enduring relationships with many local architects and building contractors. Our breadth of work takes in historic buildings - with the challenges of matching centuries-old fittings - through to schools, medical centres and high-quality residential work.
Chantelle joined Oxford Ironmongery in March 2010, as an apprentice, and since then she has successfully completed all of her Architectural Ironmongery Diplomas up to the highest level of DipGAI. As a crucial member of the team, Chantelle is a valued partner to our architect and designer customers and she is involved in all areas of the business, from scoping a project right through to delivery. She particularly loves the unusual requests that come in for strange and hard-to-find items!
After several years of being behind the scenes, Frances recently joined our team to oversee Administration and Finance. With many years' experience in associated roles within both the private and public sectors, including facilities management, event management and tourism, Frances is your contact point for all financial matters.