Your Darlington Directors
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Your Darlington Directors

Chris Barnes

The opening of the new MKM branch in Darlington in 2002 brought Chris to the company. He’s been in the industry for over 30 years having started as a young trainee at another local merchant in the area.


Chris is a well known face in the merchanting world; over the years he’s built great friendships with staff, customers and suppliers alike.

The great relationships make the business a fantastic place to work, and with every day a little different Chris really enjoys his role as Branch Director even after all of these years!


Outside of work Chris likes to catch the latest football match and also tries his hand at a game of golf from time to time.

Tony Walton

Tony joined MKM when the Darlington branch opened in 2002. He has worked in the industry for about 35 years (mainly in the Darlington area) so has a wealth of local knowledge and experience.

He enjoys the daily challenges that being an MKM director provides and especially the banter with the customers.

Tony predominately works in the Heavyside sales team alongside the Building Sales Manager Steve Bailie.

He enjoys holidays especially “city breaks” sampling local culture and cuisine.When younger he was a keen sportsman but due to advanced years and “too many injuries to mention” he now is a relaxed armchair spectator!

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