Metals and Engineering
0845 862 1316

What is your background?

I've been running a steel stockholding company since 2007. My specialism is in the supply of butt weld fittings, flanges and pipework in stainless steel grades 304 and 316. I supplied these materials to stockholders, fabrication companies and end users in the UK, Europe and into other international locations.

Over the years, I have worked as a mill agent supplying pipes and tubes, as well as seamless fittings from Chinese manufacturers. I have also negotiated and sold consignments of stock from large multinational companies in Europe, as well as supplying materials for large and small contract buyers. I've become an expert at sourcing hard to find material, as well as providing a fast track services for the manufacture and airfreight of large or unusual fittings and flanges for my clients.

My business, Stock Services, held stock of fittings and flanges in our Birmingham warehouse until September 2018, when I made the difficult decision to sell off our stock and shut our warehouse.

The experience of running a business has been invaluable, as have the relationships that I have built in the industry.

How can I help you?

If you are looking for your next job, or you have a vacancy I want to talk to you.

For candidates, I understand both the trepidation and the excitement that a potential new job can give you. I look forward to building a relationship with you, as I work with you to find, or to fill a job vacancy I already have.

For clients, I realise the time-consuming nature of recruiting staff when you are busy at work. I've had to do it myself. I can help you, by pre-screening candidates before they come for interview. With my background in the metals industry, I can discuss job requirements and candidate knowledge in more depth. This will allow you to spend time with candidates that are relevant, rather than those that aren't.

Why are you working in recruitment?

I previously worked as a recruitment consultant for 18 months in the Accountancy and Education markets, before I embarked on my Steel career.

As I was winding down my business, I spent several months interviewing for steel jobs in a number of large and SME business'. During the process I began thinking that I could offer these companies a much better recruitment experience by using my own knowledge of the industry to pre screen candidates properly, and eliminate the initial telephone/first interview stage.

So I decided that I should take the plunge and set up a new business to do exactly this with my new business partner Michael Bolton.

What's interesting about you?

Well, that's a loaded question, but I'll have a go at answering it honestly. I play volleyball for Birmingham Metropolitan University in the West midlands league, mainly because I'm tall. I also play the saxophone and darts (I've hit three 180s in my time).

I am married with two kids, who are awesome. I love sport, and enjoy going to boxing events around the UK.


Additional Info

  • Specialism:Metals and Engineering
  • Contact:0845 862 1316
  • Short line:After over a decade owning a Steel Stockholding company, Pete is now specialising in recruiting for the Stockholding and Engineering Sectors in the UK.

    Click here for more details, or to contact Pete Comerford.


Comton Group Ltd , Branston Court, Branston Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6BA

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