This blog is all about our Portsmouth branch and staff at Collinson Tiles South.  We are a family run tile warehouse open to the public and trade located in Farlington.  We welcome all to our friendly family run business whether you’re tiler, plumber or a member of the public!  We’ve been here since 1999 and stock over 90% of our ranges that are available to take away on the day.  Plus we offer a sampling service for you to try at home before you buy.

Meet the Team...

Ken Mattock (Director)

Ken Mattock

This is Ken (my Dad) who has been in the tile industry for over 40 years now.  In 1979 he started working for Doug Foxwell who was an owner of the original ‘Collinson Group’ which had originated way back in 1908.  Doug had a Daughter called Jane (who is my dad’s cousin) and she married Mike Hudson who is the owner of the Bristol branch with his daughter Suzi on board.  My Dad has an amazing eye for buying tiles, he seems to know exactly what we should be selling and looking for.  He enjoys following his local football team and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Kim Mattock (Branch Manager)

Kim Mattock

This is me! I have been working for my dad for over 15 years now, and I love it.  I finished my degree in Art and Design and started working for him in the warehouse.  I worked my way from the bottom to the top.  I found that I had an eye for colour which has helped tremendously when putting tiles together for my customers.  I have various interests which include social media, socialising with my friends, going to gigs and I have just started to learn Italian. 

Bob Knight (Showroom Manager)

Bob Knight

Bob (Uncle Bob) has worked with my dad forever!  He is the showroom manger or the ‘go to guy’ for any questions from fitting to technical.  He never rushes the customers and has time for everybody.  His interests include his Harley Davison, the ‘Isle of man’ motorbike race and goes there annually to watch with his brother.

Gary Lilywhite (Merchandiser)

Gary Lillywhite

Gary is our Merchandiser and has worked for Collinson Tiles for over 10 years also.  He is very good at organising himself and enjoys being on the road and meeting with our customer base ‘face to face.’  He too enjoys following his local football club, reading books, his play station, and most of all spending time with his son. 

Ian Poor (delivery/ showroom)

Ian Poor

Ian is one of our delivery drivers, but when he’s not on the road he is serving in the showroom and I think he quite enjoys it!  He too has been here over 10 years and he enjoys Dr Who, reading, 80’s music & spending time with his family.

Lea Hartley (delivery/ showroom)

Lea Hartley

This is Lea Hartley and he has worked with us for nearly 3 years now.  He likes to get involved in the showroom as well as carrying out the deliveries.  He’s very good at serving the trade and public and enjoys helping people choose their kitchens and bathrooms tiles.  His hobbies include playing golf, cycling, playing pool and socialising. Lea has recently done a 1 mile zip wire and exceeded speeds over 100mph!

Jeanne Boniface (Office administrator)

Jeanne Boniface

Jeanne has work for my dad forever as well!  She works 2 days a week to help process the accounts for us.  She’s terrific fun and brightens up the office.  Jeanne loves to travel and even went to the Taj Mahal for the day (which you wouldn’t think was even possible)!  She’s a member of various groups including the WI and her local church. 

So please pop in and meet us, you’ll be in good hands!