News and views
Although much of Kirkpatrick hasn’t changed significantly in over 160 years, there’s always something new going on within our team, in our factory or with our products – which you can keep up-to-date with right here.
We’ve been making consistently excellent ironmongery for a very long time now, but we’ve never been quite as good at shouting about our products or our expertise. In fact, we’d go as far to say that we’ve been one of British manufacturing’s best kept secrets – despite the high level of quality and service that we offer our customers.
So our team decided to discuss the culture, values and ambition of Kirkpatrick, and we found that what was important to us in the beginning still stood today. So although some things have inevitably changed, our commitment to genuine craftsmanship, product quality and the pride we have for our work have not changed one bit.
The result of our soul-searching over recent months, is a refreshed brand direction built upon our new motto ‘handmade to last’ – including our shiny new website and, in-time, our great new ‘look and feel’ will filter through the whole of the business.
So now we’re ready to tell our story, please drop us a line as we’d love to know your thoughts.
We’re searching for the oldest piece of working Kirkpatrick Ironmongery in the UK. We have been manufacturing in Walsall since 1855 and we believe that because of the high quality of our products, there will be examples still in situ and still working from the early 20th century and even from the 19th century.
If you believe that you have one of our products which is still in regular use and you can date it, please take a photograph and send it to us. If you have details of when the product was purchased let us know. It may be, however, that you purchased a house with ironmongery already fitted. Again, if you believe it to be a Kirkpatrick product please send us an image with details.
The item may not be in our current range but we can authenticate it from our library of old catalogues.
So why not get snapping…?
Send any images to: email@example.com
As part of an ongoing rebrand project where we aim to give ourselves a fresh lick of paint, we photographed our team (well, those who weren’t camera shy) in their natural habitats in and around the Kirkpatrick factory right here in Walsall. You can learn more about the team and the expert roles that they undertake by visiting the Our people page in this section of our website.
As we do every year, Kirkpatrick again exhibited at Grand Designs Live – this time with an updated stand design and new look to boot. It was a very exhausting few days but well worth the effort as the stand was very busy across all three days and we met some lovely people along the way.
Congratulations to John Lovatt, one of our despatch department managers, who has recently achieved 25 years service. John started with us as a teenager and worked his way up to manager. He is responsible for an area including London, the South East and East Anglia. Thanks go out to John from the Directors and the whole Kirkpatrick team!