The History of Colquhoun's

The name Colquhoun has been synonymous with architectural ironmongery since 1928, when the original company was incorporated. Mr Colquhoun originally traded from premises at Blythswood Street in Glasgow city centre where he and his staff built a reputation for unrivalled product knowledge and customer service. Since the 1950’s the company has been operated by 3 generations of the Gregan family with the current MD, Michael Gregan, enjoying his 30th year in the business in 2019. Since inception, Colquhoun’s have maintained high levels of customer service and become highly regarded amongst a wide range of clients throughout the country in need of quality products, expertise and, most importantly, an unrivalled standard of customer service.

In 2005, Colquhoun’s acquired a domestic timber door manufacturer which, along with an already thriving high-end retail client base, led us into commercial projects for hotels, education, health and local authority sectors. We have also created a unique architectural hardware and timber door showroom at our premises in Glasgow, displaying a comprehensive range of fully functional doors and door sets. Our showroom in Glasgow and offices at Great Portland Street in central London, are utilised by architects, developers, interior designers and contractors alike.

Colquhoun’s services clients across the UK in a diverse range of projects from complex health department work to bespoke high-end residential joinery solutions. Since the company’s incorporation in 1928, one thing remains unchanged – our commitment to providing the highest standards of product, technical knowledge and customer service. This is what you can expect from almost 100 years of experience being passed down through the generations.

When you buy from us you will see it is these values that position Colquhoun’s as the leading business in our field. Whether specifying for a client or choosing for yourself, we hope you find inspiration in our website and of course, if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Michael Gregan – Managing Director

Michael joined Colquhoun’s in 1989 after leaving school and has worked his way through every department in the business from his early days at the trade counter to book-keeping and later in field sales and sales management. After his father took retirement in the late 1990’s, Michael was catapulted into the hot seat and immediately began developing the business from a very traditional ironmongery company to a now flourishing doorsets and architectural ironmongery specialist.

In 2002 Michael was awarded the ‘Inner City 100’ achievement and was listed among a select 100 rapid growth companies throughout the UK. In recent years, Michael has guided the business through some very challenging trading conditions and is now fully enjoying the company’s current position within the doorset and ironmongery industry.

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Martin Knight – Sales Director

Since 2005, Martin has operated within the architectural ironmongery and doorsets industry where he has gained valuable experience working throughout Europe and North America for a German architectural hardware manufacturer. He has successfully delivered a variety of door, doorsets and architectural ironmongery projects in various sectors all over the UK. Martin is passionate about customer service and enjoys engaging with key stakeholders, especially in the commercial arena. From specification through to product manufacturing and distribution, Martin understands every stage of the project lifecycle ensuring assertive management and Client satisfaction.

Having joined the Colquhoun’s senior management team in January ’19, developing the business through regular Client engagement as well as market penetration, since June ’20 Martin now works alongside the Managing Director on a daily basis managing the commercial division of the business. Martin’s focus is on maximum tender output, effective project management, Client retention, evaluation of all procurement supply chain partners plus financial prudence and strategy.

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