Meet the Manager!

We wanted to make it easier for all of our loyal, lovely customers to get to know our Managers more! We've come up with a little questionnaire that'll give you a insight into the friendly faces behind the branches.

This week we've got Chris Carter, our Purchasing Director at Head Office!

Name: Chris Carter


Job Title: Purchasing Director


How long you’ve worked for Sydenhams: Just over 11 years


Early bird or night owl: Early bird. Never used to be, but the kids wear me out early, then wake me up early!



Beer or Wine: Beers with the boys, otherwise wine


Red sauce or Brown sauce: Red all the way


Cats or Dogs: Dogs; loyalty personified


Most useful tool: Bottle opener



Favourite TV show: Love a box-set: The Wire, Ozark, Billions, The Office, Peep Show, Alan Partridge


Guilty pleasure: A one-off recently was Married at First Sight, Australia…. All 40 hrs of it!!


Choose a superpower: Invisibility (or failing that, the power to produce building products out of thin air – would come in handy at the moment!)


Describe yourself in 3 words: Old, Grey & Knackered



We always want to bring a bit of fun into the mix here and we want you to feel apart of the Sydenhams Family - Stay tuned for getting to know more of our Branch Managers in the business!

With our network of 31 branches throughout the South, we are able to supply you with all your building and DIY needs, whatever your project may be. We have 8 Tool & Plant Hire branchesFree Kitchen and Bathroom design in any of our 7 showroomsTimber Engineering design and manufacture, FlooringSpecialists Timber Machining and general building materials.

The above article was published on 27th September 2021, and is subject to change and further guidance.