Key Personnel

Every member of HMG Paints team are key personnel and it's their passion for paint which makes us the company we are, below you can find out more about our senior management team.


Brian Falder

Brian Falder

Chairman

Brian has been Chairman of HMG Paints Ltd since 1992 and has worked continuously for the company since 1945.

The son of the founder of HMG Paints Ltd, Mr H. J. Falder, Brian oversaw the company's development and rapid progression through his four decade tenure and direction.

Brian completed a DMS at Manchester Business School in 1967 and is a Manchester University Main Board Governor.

John Falder

John Falder

Managing Director

John has been Managing Director since 1992 and has worked within HMG since 1976.

A graduate in chemistry and marine biology from Bangor University and a Licentiate from the Royal Institute of Chemistry, John is President of the British Coatings Federation and Chairman of the Vehicle Refinish Group and the Industrial Coatings Council of the BCF (British Coatings Federation).

John is also a local authority (Manchester) School Governor and Chairman of the School Finance Group.

Stephen Falder

Stephen Falder

Marketing Director

Stephen has been a full board director at HMG Paints Ltd since 1990.

A graduate in Chemistry from Kings College London, Stephen was also a founder of Byotrol Ltd & Bradite Paints Ltd.

Stephen is Chairman of Proskills UK, (the industry sector skills council) a leading exponent of training and personal development within the coatings industry.

Steve Crossman

Steve Crossman

Business Development Director

Steve is Business Development Director at HMG Paints Ltd and has worked for the company since 1984.

Recently completing an MSc in Manufacturing Leadership from Lancaster University Management School, Steve is also on the Operations Board of HMG Paints Ltd.

Steve was also Technical Manager for seven years and has vast experience of working in the Marketing, Sales, and Laboratory departments of the company.

Danny Cleary

Danny Cleary

Sales Director

Danny became HMG's Sales Director in August 2011 and is in control of HMG's sales force.

He joined HMG Paints in 1997 and through his time here has worked as various different roles within the sales department.

Joining HMG’s operations board in July 2008 Danny then went on to receive a merit in his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Manchester Metropolitan University.

John Fenton

John Fenton

Personnel Director

John is HMG’s Personnel Director and is responsible for personnel and maintenance, overseas business development and select account management.

John has now been with HMG over 20 years and is an acting member of the operations board.

Len Hutton

Len Hutton

Production Director

Len celebrated 40 years working at HMG in 2014 and became Production Director that year.

From its inception Len has been part of the Operations Board and in 1988 he launched HMG’s ever expanding colour library. He has developed mixing schemes that are now seen across site and our distributor network including the market leading UNIT Lite Tinting System.

Duncan Grosvenor

Duncan Grosvenor

Director of Finance

Duncan joined HMG Paints Ltd as Director of Finance in 2014 after being Finance Director at Byotrol PLC for a number of years.

Duncan has been a Business mentor with the Princess Trust since 2009. With other qualifications Duncan has acquired a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Oxford Brookes University. He is also a current member of the fellow of association chartered certified accountants.

Darren Berry

Darren Berry

Group Director of Operations

Darren started working at HMG Paints in 1995 and has worked as a few different roles throughout his time here, becoming Group Director of Operations in early 2012. Darren is responsible for HMG's Operations centre which is managing product distribution.

In 2014 Darren became a local authority school governer for the Manchester City Council.