Simon Kay


Wednesday 13th August 2014

Today meet Simon Kay 

Branch Manager HYDRAQUIP Metal Hose Division

Simon Kay Metal Hose
I started out working as an apprentice Electronic Technician with British Aerospace learning skilled manufacturing for 10 years. Following this I joined the hose industry in 1999, in a variety of roles starting from goods in, manufacturing, technical internal sales and the working my way up to a sales office manager. After spending quite a number of years at what was then known as Flexible Hose Supplies selling stainless steel metallic hose assemblies, I joined Hydraquip in 2010 as the branch manager for the Metal Hose Division in Bolton. Throughout my working experience I have gained a wealth of technical knowledge within the metal hose industry, my knowledge on stainless steel hoses is quite vast.

I must mention Rob Vickers who works in sales for Hydraquip’s Metal Hose Division. Rob and I first met when we were both 11 years old at school. We were in the same class, and spent several years in school as best friends. After joining Flexible Hose Supplies, a vacancy arose in the sales department, I knew Rob would be interested, so I informed him of the position and he applied and he got the job!
When Flexible Hose Supplies was purchased by Eriks Hose Technologies, my colleagues and I were given the unfortunate news of being made redundant, this hit us all hard, especially as Christmas was approaching. I happened to be speaking with Rabs from Hydraquip the following day and informed her of the situation.  As soon as I had put the phone down, I received a call from Duncan at Hydraquip informing me that he would be opening up a new Metal Hose Division in Bolton, and was prepared to take on the team. In January 2010 (a month or so later) Rob, Si KayCarolyn and I were working at Hydraquip’s Metal Hose Division and the rest is now history!

I have a keen interest in history, a massive Liverpool fan, socialising and watching sci-fi films. Have recently taken up playing golf after 20 year break. I do consider myself as a bit of a historian but without the studies! I am a member of the National Trust, visiting museums, castles and gardens across the land, I find it all very interesting learning about the history of places. I am pretty good on music and sport so always handy to be with in a quiz. I do enjoy travelling, one of my most favourite destinations has to be America, i’ve been many times to all 4 corners of the USA and will be re-visiting California again next year. I must be the only person to have gone whale watching in Cape Cod and never got to see one!!!! I do like to party though i’m not a big drinker haha! I do enjoy a good fancy dress party…I think the long blonde hair suits me. Engaged to karen and enjoy being ‘engaged’ for now LOL (she will kill me if she reads this).

Meet The Team

04.08.14Duncan MacBain
05.08.14Steven Wicks
06.08.14Dawn Campbell
08.08.14Gary Tucker
11.08.14Jay MacBain
12.08.14Rabs Atwal
13.08.14Simon Kay
14.08.14Stuart Spurdle
15.08.14Geoff Kelley
19.08.14Bob Wheatley
20.08.14David Callaghan
21.08.14James Roth
22.08.14Barry Saupin
26.08.14Carolyn Kay
27.08.14Alan Scott
28.08.14Amelia Cregan
29.08.14Fintan Ennis
01.09.14Mark Neale
22.09.14James Harris
07.10.14Tony Brighton
20.11.14Ross Burbidge
26.11.14Andy Carr
17.12.14Bert Tong
19.01.15Barry Thompson
20.05.15Tom Halliday
20.07.15Lee Dobson
02.10.15Pete Russell
19.11.15Lee Newton
19.11.15Elfyn Roberts
04.01.16Steven Nock
04.01.16Stuart Carter
04.01.16Nathan Ward
13.04.16Matt House
14.06.16Richard Sawyer
01.11.16Dave Berry
01.11.16Paul Jeffrey
01.11.16Bryan Drummond
08.11.16Scott Donegan
10.11.16Tom Donnelly
14.11.16Rich Cooper
02.12.16Mark Hughes
22.05.17Roy Heaton
25.05.17Chris Culver
31.01.18Rob Savage
12.02.18Derek Emslie
15.02.18Phil Wagstaff
23.02.18Alex Currie
18.05.18Rob Heaton
22.05.18James Dorling
22.05.18Kyle Green
22.05.18Ben Richards
22.05.18Matthew Davies
22.05.18Craig Cormack
22.05.18Simon Durose
22.05.18Ross Heatherington
22.05.18Jamie Basden
23.05.18Gary Matthews
23.05.18Josh Lewington
23.05.18Jake Hillier
23.05.18Jason Coller
23.05.18Angela Hughes
25.06.18Dai Hazeltine
18.07.18Ben Preece
01.08.18Ryan Tozer