About Phil Holden Fasteners

Phil Holden Fasteners, known locally as PHF, is a privately owned business that has been operating in the heart of Leicestershire since 1978. Over the course of 46 years, PHF has established a complete fastener service throughout the UK, Europe, and globally.

PHF's commitment to quality control is paramount and is evidenced by its portfolio of accreditations, including ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, global blue-chip OEM Quality and Joscar Registration.

In addition to its standard distribution from five facilities, PHF successfully operates a range of specialised services in the form of Total Fastener Management Systems, Added Value Inventory Management, Consignment Stock Systems, and distinctive specialist packaging and sub-assembly. All these functions are tailored to meet individual customer requirements and provide substantial efficiency benefits.

With many years of experience in the fastener industry, PHF takes pride in upholding supply partner relationships and providing fast, flexible, and efficient service to all customers.

As a strategic professional partner, PHF is more than just another nut and bolt company; it offers a one-stop supply solution for all inventory needs. Trust in PHF for all fastening solutions and exceptional service

Meet the team

PHF boasts a dedicated team of innovative professionals who are committed to delivering exceptional service. With over 176 years of collective industry experience and expertise, we take great pride in our ability to meet all your fastener needs

Gary Lewin

Managing Director

Susie Twiggs

Commercial Director

Bobby Leverton

Sales Director

Callum Stanhope

Sales Manager

James Nutt

IT Manager

Chris Nichol

Principal Account Manager

Connor Stanhope

Warehouse Operations Manager

Sophia Holden

Special Packaging Facility Manager

Stuart Allenby

Quality Manager

Our history


Saw the opening of a fifth facility dedicated specifically for a primary customer

After many years running PHF Guy Stanhope retired and a management buy out was undertaken headed by Gary Lewin and Susie Twiggs, the current owners

PHF opened a second specialist packing facility close to their current site

After Forty years building his company Phil Holden retired and Guy Stanhope became sole owner

As recognition for his unwavering dedication Guy Stanhope became a shareholder

Outgrowing their current premises in 1991 PHF moved to a larger site in their current location in Broughton Astley where two years after another key member Gary Lewin began his career in the warehouse.

The company continued to strive and weather the many industry challenges other key members of staff joined the ever increasing team and to date PHF occupies five units, two of which are dedicated to our specialist packing services

Phil Holden Fasteners were the first independent fastener distributor in the East Midlands to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation

With continued commitment to exceptional staff the team were joined in 1986 by Susie Twiggs whose focus was to maintain the high levels of customer service the company was renowned for. These values have remained with PHF to this day, the caring and flexible approach allow us the ability to offer tailored fastener solutions specific to the needs of our customers.

It wasn’t long before both companies re-located to Sharnford where they thrived, proving their commitment to both local and national companies offering cost effective and efficient fastener solutions, Phil Holden Fasteners being the first provider of 'Just in Time' stock managed systems in the East Midlands

Phil's engineering background and experience in the fastener industry helped the company to progress to a site in Narborough Leicestershire when in March 1981 Phil Holden Fasteners Ltd was registered. The arrival of enthusiastic salesman Guy Stanhope marked a crucial turning point in the company's trajectory, as he remained an instrumental figure until his retirement in 2022. Phil was joined by his friend Bob Haden and Denforge their manufacturing company was formed

Phil Holden Fasteners was founded in 1978 by the late Phil Holden. From humble beginnings this innovative company steadily grew from his spare bedroom to its current multi unit site in Leicestershire.

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