About Toolbank

Co-founders John Twallin and Arthur Clemson

Co-founders John Twallin and Arthur Clemson

Since the opening of C. A. Clemson & Sons in 1972 by Arthur Clemson and John Twallin, Toolbank has developed to become one of the leading distributors of tools, accessories and hardware products to merchant, retail and e-commerce markets throughout the UK & Ireland.

Trading from 11 strategically sited warehouses, backed by central distribution  we provide our 12,000 customer outlets with 24/48hour service on over 30,000 products via our network of specialist logistical services. We will further improve our capacity, efficiency and service when our 184,000 sq. ft. of central warehousing opens for trading in Q3 2017.  

We provide comprehensive ranges from over 280 leading and specialist brands such as Stanley, DeWalt, Milwaukee, Ryobi, Irwin, Bahco, Evostik, Stabila, Monument, Dickies, Ronseal, Hozelock, Kidde, Loctite, Bulldog, Vitrex, Yale etc. We also have our own international procurement division in Shanghai  and exclusive brands and agencies such as Faithfull, Scan, Kunys and Lighthouse.  Our extensive range of sources ensures we can provide products for every trade, task and budget.

As part of our philosophy of helping customers develop their business by selling our ranges, we provide several unique marketing initiatives including full colour catalogues that can be personalised and laminated on a plinth as a “silent salesman”, seasonal point of sale support, a simple-to-use B2B website to identify and source products (and produce individual marketing literature), as well as a range of website and data provision services to suit consumer and industrial environments.

Our team also provides knowledgeable, experienced, account management and support at all levels including product specialists, account managers and a localised team of sales people in all areas.
Integrity of policy remains a core commitment to our customers as we only trade with genuine re- sellers, thus enabling us to work together wholeheartedly.  


Our Commitment

Toolbank, as a part of the Dormole group of companies, is a privately owned and run business with an ongoing commitment to provide a first class, efficient and friendly service for our customers and suppliers as well as providing a rewarding, secure and enjoyable working environment for all of our team.

We are committed to practising the best environmental and ethical standards at all times.

We have won many awards for our service from leading merchants, retailers and suppliers and we are also pleased to be listed in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 -2015 and 2016.

Toolbank is the trading name of Curtis Holt Limited, C. A. Clemson & Sons Limited and Finnie & Company Limited.