MEET THE TEAM

WELCOME!  Meet the team behind More Handles, one of the UK's biggest and best Architectural Ironmongers.

We started as a small family firm back in 2007 with just four of us.  That has grown to be a much bigger company, with currently over 20 staff, but we still aim for a ‘family’ feel with everyone on the Team.  So have a look and see who’s who…

MANAGEMENT TEAM 

paul rheinbach more handles Name – Paul Rheinbach

 a.k.a – ‘Rhino’

 Role – Managing Director

 Joined - In at the Beginning!

 Background – Paul worked for many years as a manager at Carlisle Brass helping to build the  company into the UK’s biggest Architectural Ironmongery Wholesalers.  Recognising a gap in the  market Paul wanted to set up a website on this new-fangled interweb thingy to sell the Carlisle Brass  products directly. 

As a result More Handles was launched in 2007 with friends Mike & Steph as a small internet business.  That has now grown to be a large internet hardware store selling every kind of hardware available with a huge Website, Trade Counter & Showroom in Carlisle, with 20+ Staff.

Outside of MORE – Fetish for anything Landrover related.

Favourite Door HandleFinesse Swirl Door Knob


michael hunt more handles Name
- Michael Hunt

 a.k.a – don’t even go there…

 Role – Commercial Manager

 Joined - In at the Beginning!

 Background – Took a Career Break from the murky world of banking and over a few drinks one night  with Paul decided to set up More Handles as a small internet business selling door handles in 2007. 

 The business has grown to be a large internet hardware store selling every kind of hardware  available with a huge Website, Trade Counter & Showroom in Carlisle, with 20+ Staff.

Married to Steph (yes, she works here too!) with 2 kids.

Outside of MORE –Desperate to own a Caterham 7 Sports Car….  Ended up with a 4 berth Caravan!

Favourite Door HandleSteelworx Carbon Fibre Door Handle
  

stephanie hunt more handles Name – Stephanie Hunt

 a.k.a – ‘Gwen’

 Role –Systems Manager

 Joined - In at the Beginning!

 Background – Ran a successful printing company for many years.  Persuaded by Mike (husband!)  that door handles would be easier, and set up More Handles as a small internet business selling door  handles in 2007. 

The business has grown to be a large internet hardware store selling every kind of hardware available with a huge website, Trade Counter & Showroom in Carlisle, with 20+ Staff.

Married to Mike (yes, he works here too!) with 2 kids.

Outside of MORE – Working out how to star in the next TV series of Kevin McCloud – Escape to the Wild.

Favourite Door HandleFinesse Pewter Durham Door Handle

SABINA HINE Name – Sabina Hine

 a.k.a – ‘Sabrina’

 Role – SEO & Marketing Manager

 Joined - 2015

 Background – Sabina joined us as our in-house SEO Specialist.  We have worked with Sabina many  times in the past when we out-sourced some SEO duties.  We decided that we should really have  someone who is trained in the arts of Search Engine Optimisation, and so Sabina now works for us  to help make sure that you find us when you are looking for door handles on the internet.

Married with 3 kids.

Outside of MORE – Sabina rides horses and curses the English weather while dreaming of an Italian climate.

Favourite Door HandleSwarovski anything! 

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WEBSITE TEAM

 

REECE RHEINBACH MORE HANDLES Name – Reece Rheinbach

 a.k.a – ‘Greaser’

 Role – Sales & Service Manager

 Joined - 2008

 Background – Reece (Paul’s son) joined the family firm after finishing his schooling.  Starting in the  Warehouse, Reece has worked his way through the company and now manages the Sales & Service  Team, with a flair for ensuring the customer always gets the right product, and the right service.

Lives in a house he is currently renovating during which he has tested almost every product we sell here!

Outside of MORE - Moonlights as a Punk Rocker with his band Car Crash Radio, and plots his great escape to South America – Just needs to persuade his Dad about the career break!

Favourite Door HandleDavenport Rim Lock

  

jack wright more handles Name – Jack Wright

 a.k.a – ‘Orville’

 Role – Team Leader

 Joined - 2014

 Background – Jack joined More Handles recently as an apprentice having finished school.  Settling  in quickly to the Architectural Ironmongery world, Jack makes sure that customer’s orders are all    progressing on schedule and as smoothly as possible.

 Lives with his family, including brother Ryan, who he persuaded to come and work with us as well.

Outside of MORE – He’s a teenager – We have no idea!

Favourite Door HandleCorona Cupboard Handle

 

aidan owen more handles Name – Aidan Owen

 a.k.a – ‘Aidano’

 Role – Sales & Service

 Joined - 2014

 Background – Aidan joined More Handles recently as an apprentice, learning the Architectural  Ironmongery trade and helping customers over the phone and email.  Aidan also looks after the More  Handles EBAY site, providing some extra little clearance bargains for customers.

 Lives with his family.

Outside of MORE – Helps to run the local Rifle Club.

Favourite Door HandleQueslett Cup Handle

RYAN WRIGHT MORE HANDLES Name – Ryan Wright

 a.k.a – ‘Wilbur’

 Role – Team Leader

 Joined - 2015

 Background – Ryan joined More Handles after his brother Jack recommended him!  With a  background in IT and Computing, Ryan helps with Website Admin and keeping the right products in  the right place on the ever growing range of products More Handles has online.  Ryan can also be  found in Sales & Service on busy days.

Lives with his family, including his brother Jack, who it seems persuaded him to work here just so that he can have a lift in the car each day!

Outside of MORE – Fixes anything Microsoft and PC related for friends and family.  We’ve tried converting him to Apple Mac but he just won’t listen!

Favourite Door HandleGlacier Cupboard Handle
 


DINIA WESTLUND MORE HANDLES Name
– Dinia Westlund

 a.k.a – ‘Dee’

 Role – Web Team

 Joined - 2014

 Background – Dinia works as our main website editor, adding new products and keeping things  fresh on the website.  Self taught in the world of Magento and SEO she is now also an expert on  Ironmongery having coded thousands of products.  Dinia spends most of her time working  remotely, and often overseas, as she fits us in round her international travelling – yes we are all jealous!

Lives mostly in a tent or a camper van with Ross and The Hound.

Outside of MORE – Longs for the open road and life as a digital nomad – Keep up with her travels on Follow The Hound.

Favourite Door HandleBauhaus Door Handle

 

ACCOUNTS & ADMIN TEAM 


AMANDA BROWN MORE HANDLES Name
– Amanda Brown

 a.k.a – ‘Browno'

 Role – Accounts Team Manager

 Joined - 2010

 Background – Having worked in Accounts Admin roles for many years (alright not that many years),  Amanda is naturally organised and methodical and she runs a tight ship.  We head-hunted Amanda  to help with the growing Accounts work and she has now progressed to managing the Accounts  Team, and is  currently part way through her AAT qualifications.

 Married with 2 kids, Bailey the Labrador, and a VW Camper.

Outside of MORE –  Mum Of The Year for supporting two football obsessed kids to every game, every weekend!

Favourite Door HandleModena Door Handle 

 

meet the teamName – Julie Veitch

a.k.a – ‘Mousie'

Role – Admin & Accounts

Joined - 2014

Background – Julie has worked in Admin, Personnel and Accounts for a number of high profile companies.  Flirting with More Handles for a while we finally got her permanently employed.  Julie now looks after the admin and some accounts duties for us, and always with a cheery smile.

Outside of MORE – Spends most of her time looking after the company mascot, Mollie.

Favourite Door HandleLudlow Door Knocker
 


RACHAEL RHEINBACH Name
– Rachael Rheinbach

 a.k.a – ‘Raquel’

 Role – Customer Services Manager

 Joined - 2015

 Background – Rachael (Paul's daughter) tried to resist the lure of the family business for many years,  even running away to Leicester, but eventually she realised she could not escape her destiny.  Now  working in the Accounts Team, Rachael monitors prices and suppliers paperwork, and tries to  educate the Team on the benefits of living a Vegan life.

Moved back home while saving for her own place.

Outside of MORE – Has to spend most of her time foraging for berries and seeds!

Favourite Door HandleFrom The Anvil Pull Handle

 

SUZANNE PARK MORE HANDLES Name – Suzanne Park

 a.k.a – ‘Suzie-Q’

 Role – Admin & Accounts

 Joined - 2015

 Background –Suzanne joined More Handles as an apprentice having finished school.  Quickly  picking up the Accounts Team mantra of ‘drink more coffee’, Suzanne is settling in well and speeding  the Accounts Team along.

Lives with her family.

Outside of MORE – Plays the saxophone, but wisely refuses to join Reece's band.

Favourite Door HandleVenus Door Handle

 

TRADE COUNTER TEAM

 

meet the teamName – Graham Irving

a.k.a – ‘G’

Role – Trade Counter Manager

Joined - 2012

Background – Graham has a wealth of experience in the Hardware trade built up of over 20 years of running a Trade Counter in the Carlisle area.   We persuaded him to join More Handles and run the increasingly busy Trade Counter that we set up in 2010.  A real life encyclopaedia of Hardware knowledge he knows every product out there, and refuses to be beaten with any query from our Trade Cutomers.

Married with 1 grown up kid.

Outside of MORE – Enjoys walking in the nearby Lake District - when he isn't decorating.

Favourite Door Handle


MIKE BALMER Name
– Mike Balmer

 a.k.a – 'Mr B'

 Role – Trade Counter Team

 Joined - 2010

 Background – Mike has been in the local Hardware business for over 20 years, and knows pretty  much everyone who is anyone in the ‘trade’.  Mike joined us at the time of a major expansion for More  Handles - Building on our success ‘online’ we decided to move ‘offline’ and set up a Trade Counter to  provide our huge range of products to the local joinery and building trade.  We persuaded Mike to  come and set up our Trade Counter for us, and he has helped us build a booming business from day  one. 

Married with 2 grown up kids.

Outside of MORE – Has been known to walk across the entire country from side to side – Will he do it from end to end?

Favourite Door Handle – Arkus Door Handle

 

dave young more handles Name – David Young           

 a.k.a – ‘Dave The Rave’

 Role – Trade Counter Team

 Joined - 2011

 Background – Dave joined us to support the new Trade Counter, having spent the previous few  years learning the hardware trade.  He can also be found helping out in the Warehouse, the  Showroom or with anything else we can dream up for him!  Always has a smile, and usually a song  as well!

Married to Elaine (yes, she works here too!), with 2 grown up kids.

Outside of MORE – Collector of The Beatles memorabilia and Chopper bicycles, definite obsessive compulsive behaviour!

Favourite Door HandleCharlston Door Knob 

 

Will BellName – William Bell

a.k.a – ‘Willie’ (but he hates it)

Role – Operations Manager

Joined - 2012

Background – Will had a good grounding in the Hardware Trade working as a Sales Rep and he joined us to help develop the Trade business across Cumbria.  As the business has grown Will has migrated into the Counter Team and can now be found full time in the Counter helping to look after all the joiners, builders and DIYers.  Will is half Spanish, but we are still looking for his Buzz Lightyear Spanish Mode reset!

Lives with Deborah has 1 grown up kid, and Harvey 1 very grown up Great Dane.

Outside of MORE – Gets taken for walks by Harvey!

Favourite Door Handle – Anything from Turnstyle Design


GARY CHANDLER MORE HANDLES Name
– Gary Chandler

 a.k.a – ‘Gazza’

 Role – Trade Specification Manager

 Joined - 2014

 Background – We kept hearing the name ‘Gary Chandler’ every time we tried to get any business  from the local architects and larger construction companies.  It took us a few years but eventually  Gary came to join the More Handles Family, and we were really pleased to be able to offer his many  decades of experience in scheduling architectural hardware. 

Gary spends most of his week touring  Cumbria and beyond visiting the architects, designers and customers to help with ironmongery specification.

Married with 4 grown up kids.

Outside of MORE – Building up his reputation as a restaurant critic of Cumbria’s best eateries.

Favourite Door Handle Boss Door Closer (Well he is the Specification Manager!)

WAREHOUSE TEAM


TONY WALTON MORE HANDLES Name
– Tony Walton

 a.k.a – ‘Tone The Moan’

 Role – Stock Control Manager

 Joined - 2010

 Background – Tony was our first employee and joined us part time to help out with packing  occasionally.  As the business grew we sucked him in full time and got him to manage the  Warehouse.  Now back to part time, he still dots all the I’s and crosses all the T’s for us booking in  stock, and does his best to moan at anyone who actually wants to take any of his stock out again!

 Married with 3 grown up kids, and 1 long suffering wife.

Outside of MORE – Leads a double life as a biker and Prog Rock fan – someone has to like that stuff!

Favourite Door HandleBloxwich Door Knob

 

STEVE HUBNER MORE HANDLES Name – Steven Hubner

 a.k.a – ‘Steve-o’

 Role – Warehouse Team

 Joined - 2012

 Background –Steve has worked for us before in other businesses and we lured him away from his  previous life in the printing industry to come and help us out in the Warehouse.   Currently working  part time , nobody works any faster than Steve and he knows every supplier inside and out.  He  occasionally harmonizes his whistling with Dave’s singing!

Lives with Angie in Scotland and commutes over the border!

Outside of MORE – Works hard at not speaking with a Scottish accent.

Favourite Door HandleAscot Leather Door Handle

 

Will BellName – Ashley Monckton

a.k.a – ‘Monk’

Role – Warehouse Supervisor

Joined - 2014

Background – Ashley joined us to help out with the ever expanding Warehouse duties.  New to the role Ash has settled in well and makes sure all the parcels are carefully picked packed and despatched.

Lives with his family.

Outside of MORE – Is a drummer – sometimes with Reece’s band, sometimes with real musicians!

Favourite Door HandleKeyhole Handle


jamie robinson more handles Name
– Jamie Robinson

 a.k.a – ‘Jamie’ – inventive huh!

 Role – Trade Counter Team

 Joined - 2015

 Background – Jamie joined us to help out with the ever expanding Warehouse duties.  We poached  him from Carlisle Brass, our main supplier, so he was already familiar with many of our products and  makes sure all our parcels are carefully picked, packed and despatched.

Lives with his family.

Outside of MORE – Loves Wrestling – Hey, we are an eclectic bunch you know!

Favourite Door HandleGeorgian Door Handle


ELAINE YOUNG MORE HANDLES Name
– Elaine Young

 a.k.a – ‘Lorraine’

 Role – Garbologist

 Joined - 2012

 Background –Elaine works for us part time emptying the garbage and generally trying to clean up  after the mess we all make, (well... mainly Reece actually).

 Married to Dave (yes, he works here too) with 2 grown up kids.

Outside of MORE – A keep fit fanatic, she has to stay fit  to cope with Dave’s OCD!

Favourite Door Handle – Any, as long they don't need cleaning.

 

ronnie and ronnie more handles Name – Mollie

 a.k.a – ‘Ronnie & Ronnie’

 Role – Company Mascot

Joined - 2015

Background –Mollie is a cute little black Patterdale Terrier, and is Julie’s little baby.  She is occasionally pressed into service to get dressed up as Ronnie & Ronnie and deliver More Handles Parcels.

Now famous across Facebook and Youtube she hasn’t let the fame go to her head yet.

Outside of MORE – Is a dog!

Favourite Door Handle – Not fussy - will chew on any handle that she can reach.

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So, that's us!  You won't meet a bigger team of door handle nerds.  Now that you know who we are - Email us or give us a call and see if we can help with your next project;

EMAIL - sales@morehandles.co.uk

TEL - 01228 516516.