The Company

Specialised Welding Products was founded in 1991 and is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Welding and Safety Equipment, whilst maintaining core beliefs of Quality, Service and Value, provided by a dedicated team with extensive product knowledge.
Our 25,100 sq ft National Distribution Centre is based in Haydock, just off the M6 at junction 23. From here you can collect your orders personally at the Trade Counter or order by telephone, online or via our app up to 7.00 pm for next day nationwide delivery of quality products allied to the welding industry – and beyond.

Meet The Team

Jeremy Packer Jeremy Packer
Managing Director

Jeremy spent seven years working for a leading welding wholesaler. He spent a further seven years in the motor racing industry, including three with Formula 1 during which time he travelled extensively with the team. His earlier experience in various roles within the welding industry proved invaluable when, in 1997 Jeremy joined SWP and acquired the business in 2009.

Nicola Packer Nicola Packer
Human Resources

After 15 years in the fashion industry, Nicola joined SWP in 2000, primarily with the brief to overhaul Human Resources procedures as well as contributing to strategy. She continues to work part time, heading up the HR department. As well as bringing up the next generation of Packers, Nicola enjoys tennis, cooking and the occasional glass of wine.

Paul Morrison Paul Morrison
External Sales & Export Manager

Paul has joined SWP after 12 years working for a leading billion dollar global welding manufacturer. He has gained vast experience and an enviable reputation during the 22 years he has spent in the welding industry and brings in-depth knowledge, passion and drive as well as being well known throughout our sector. In his spare time, Paul enjoys playing badminton to a competitive level and spending time with his family.

Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
Operations/Marketing Manager

Paul joined Welding Torch Company Ltd in 1977 as a Stock Controller and moved on to wholesale purchasing as Group Product Adviser. Seven years later he left as the Sales Manager of the Engineering Division and was recruited by Parweld as Sales and Marketing Director. In 1992 Paul joined Wilkinson Star as Divisional Manager of Starparts. Based in Haydock he is responsible for Export, Purchasing and the Air & Battery Division. When he finds time Paul enjoys golf and watching Rugby League.

Andy Boot Andy Boot
Head of Finance

Andy joined SWP in May 2016. He graduated in Economic & Social History from Swansea University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. Andy has furthered his professional knowledge and experience in the manufacturing, wholesale and distribution sectors with specialist SME knowledge. Andy is always keen to speak with both customers and suppliers on any financial matters that they wish to raise with him. Andy enjoys watching most sports, is a keen road cyclist and plays football when time permits.

Our Philosophy

Our core values are offering the widest choice of quality products selected from the best suppliers globally. This allows us to bring the latest products to the market, backed by a knowledgeable and dedicated after sales and technical support team with a passion for delivering on time.