Expert for Lead

Lynn Street

Sales & Marketing Manager

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Lynn Street

Lynn has been involved within the roofing and construction sector for more than 20 years and has worked with a number of leading roofing brands throughout her career. Her time-served knowledge and passion for the sector has seen her drive a number of initiatives over the years.

Lynn is a director for the initiative Women in Roofing and works with a number of industry bodies to continue to influence positive change in the roofing and construction sector. Wherever she can, Lynn champions inclusion and opportunities for all to help create a sustainable and diverse future for the industry.

Since joining Midland Lead in 2018, Lynn has also been a driving force behind an initiative to promote future skills and diversity to help bridge the increasing skills gap that roofing and construction faces. She has led a team at Midland Lead that has established connections with a number of colleges and apprenticeship schemes in the UK. Together with the support of customers and suppliers, Lynn hopes to continue to promote the benefits and sustainability of working within the roofing sector.

Being customer service focussed, Lynn advocates the core values of Midland Lead, which centre around the customer and team.

Midland Lead

Midland Lead is the only independent UK lead manufacturer to offer BBA approved machine cast lead, sandcast lead and BS Standard rolled lead. Founded in 1983, our quality-approved products are used in roofing projects all over the world. With a strong manufacturing heritage, we supply a diverse range of quality-approved lead products using 100% recycled lead.

Midland Lead – Quick Facts:

  • The only independent UK-based lead manufacturer that provides BBA and NHBC approved machine cast lead sheet
  • £30m+ turnover and 17,000+ tonnes of quality approved lead products manufactured per year
  • Sustainable and innovative manufacturing processes
  • 100% recycled lead only
  • 50+ employees that combine traditional skills with an innovative, technology-led approach
  • Target markets: construction, heritage and radiation protection sectors for domestic and export markets
  • 18 training colleges to support future skills and development in construction and roofing
  • Multi-award-winning company, named as one of Derbyshire’s top 200 most successful businesses
  • Affiliated with a number of industry bodies including:

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)

National House-Building Council (NHBC)

National Federation of Roofing (NFRC)

The Institute of Roofing (IoR)

 

Visit: www.midlandlead.co.uk

Follow: @MidlandLead

Midland Lead Comment: Q1 2020

Lynn Street, Sales & Marketing Manager Midland Lead is BMBI’s Expert for Lead.

The last few months have been challenging at best, confusing at worst and the whole supply chain has been affected. For our industry the COVID-19 lockdown, announced on the 23rd March, meant that many companies needed to adapt to change quickly and drastically.

Due to the ambiguity of Government guidelines, and the need to protect the welfare of employees, many construction firms and builders’ merchants had no choice but to temporarily close their doors and halt projects. The industry is not only affected by less demand in some areas, but many production lines could not operate to their full capacity due to ensuring the welfare and safety of staff.

Here at Midland Lead the welfare, health and safety of our team is the most important factor in steadily returning to a ‘new normal’. Production lines have continued to run with specific measures in place and orders have steadily started to increase.

We remain strong and confident, clear communications with customers has been crucial throughout the whole process as they introduced varying opening times while they tackled staff shortages and additional safety measures. Many business plans will be re-written, and with an unpredictable few months ahead, business models will need to adapt to being responsive to many external factors.

Although we know that e-commerce and good websites are a sound investment, it is now an absolute necessity to have an increased online presence. We have seen many merchants that already had a strong online presence flourish, and long may this continue.

The construction industry has faced many challenges, but none quite so exceptional and unpredictable as the one we continue to face right now. However, our sector is resilient, and we remain positive that we will continue to adjust over the next few months.

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