Shawston International Limited – Job Vacancies

Key Account Manager (London & South)

Being a fully employee owned company means our employees think more like business owners and have a vested interest in the success and growth of the business. We actively encourage the mind set of grow, innovate, evolve, invest.

The innovative thinking and strategy set by the Shawston management team have allowed Shawston to mature and take stock of the pathway to success. Making strategic business decisions to benefit customers first: when they are happy, Shawston is happy, creating a spiralling effect providing benefits to the company, the employee shareholders and suppliers. Shawston operates a customer centric focus via the individuals that are responsible for its success.

Superior People. Superior Service.

Shawston have become a vital market leading supplier to both Mechanical Services and Fire Protection contractors and as part of Shawston’s growth and continued expansion plans, we have an exciting new position available for a Key Account Manager – London & South East. A dedicated external sales resource who would enable Shawston to maximise current opportunities to increase market share of the Mechanical Market in London and the South region, working closely with our High Wycombe branch and Sales Director.  An individual that has a personality and can energise business situations and environments. A self-starting business leader that can cope with targets and pressure to deliver.

Ideally the candidate would have a background from the Mechanical Services market sector.  This role would suit an individual who is looking to grow and develop with a forward-thinking company and who is ready for the next step in their career to take over an existing customer base of key accounts, with the capability to bring in new business as well.

 Candidate Skills:


  • Ability to work on their own or as part of team
  • Quickly pick up new systems and procedures
  • Be able to demonstrate a focus on achieving sales and gross margin targets
  • Show mental agility, working in a fast-moving business that Shawston is
  • Show initiative on all fronts concerning continuous improvement ideas to keep the business one step ahead of our competition
  • Be service, not sales price driven
  • Be fully computer literate and be able to competently use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc
  • Carry the same Visions and Values that Shawston work to 

Must have clean full UK driving license

If you think this role is for you, please submit your CV to for consideration.



About Shawston

Shawston is one of the UK’s largest privately owned distributors of steel tubes, fittings and pipe supports to fire sprinkler and mechanical contractors of all sizes.

Established in 1965 with a reputation for outstanding customer service, Shawston has enjoyed substantial growth over the last 15-years under the ownership of its hands-on management team. Today, Shawston is one of the fastest growing SME’s in the UK with £20 million group turnover, over 100 employees, four trading depots and a separate steel tube processing division in Manchester.

Shawston’s style of trading is based on a core set of philosophies: honest communication; hands on management; loyalty to customers, suppliers and staff. Customer and staff retention is very high and most often new customers end up growing to become substantial partners with Shawston.

In December 2015 Shawston became an employee owned business where over 85% of the entire workforce are now equity owners. You can join this elite team of shareholders. You can benefit from capital growth in a share price as well as annual dividend payments. The business philosophy is a ONE TEAM CULTURE where powers to operate are devolved to each and every person. There is no status or hierarchy at Shawston, we operate as a team of talented and committed people. If you are feeling restricted by your current employer for whatever reason or just looking to be challenged and push new personal boundaries, come and talk to us if you meet the criteria. Take a look at the following three web links for an insight into how Shawston operate:



Shawston London

Units G & H, Hillbottom Road, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 4HS

  • Tel: 01494 460 910
  • Fax: 01494 522 573

Shawston Birmingham

Bay 1, Block D, The Bescot Estate, Woden Road West, Wednesbury
West Midlands WS10 7SG

  • Tel: 0121 556 3400
  • Fax: 0121  506 4669

Shawston Manchester

Great Norbury Street, Hyde,
Cheshire SK14 1BW

  • Tel: 0161 368 4545
  • Fax: 0161 367 8114

Shawston Glasgow

Block 1 Unit 4, Annick Industrial Estate, 31 Sandilands Street, Shettleston, Glasgow G32 OHT

  • Tel: 0141 778 6975
  • Fax: 0141 778 6264

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