A Brief History
Folkestone Fixings began trading in 2003 and became a limited company in 2006. As well as branches in Ashford and Folkestone, FFX has its head office and distribution centre in Lympne, Kent. The online business is run from there, today one of the largest independent suppliers of power tools and power tool accessories, hand tools, fixings and fasteners, and general construction consumables.
FFX People
Every one of us working at FFX is passionate about what we do. Our sole aim is to make sure we give you, our customer, the best possible service, great prices and immediate availability on the widest range of products, and sound technical advice. We recognize that things do go wrong occasionally, so our aim is to make sure we resolve any problems quickly and efficiently, minimizing the hassle to you, our customer.
FFX Directors

FFX is owned by its directors and Foresight VCT. George Adams is our Chairman. He was formerly Chairman at Screwfix and has had a long and distinguished career with B&Q and Kingfisher among many others.

Tim Horrell is Managing Director. He founded V.J. Technology, one of the largest and highest quality fixings businesses in the UK, in 1991 before selling the business and leaving it in 2010. Patrick Ker is Managing Director. He bought into VJT in 2003 and has worked with Tim for nearly 15 years. And Mark Skinner is Operations Director. He’s a FFX man through and through, and what he doesn’t know about power tools isn’t worth knowing.

Our Products
FFX sells everything from power tools and related accessories, hand tools, fixings and fasteners, general construction consumables, and a massive range of building materials from timber to bricks, from decking to insulation, from drainage products to roofing materials. There are too many to list here; FFX is a real ‘one-stop-shop’!
FFX Branches
The knowledgeable and friendly staff at our Folkestone and Ashford branches look forward to welcoming you and making sure you have a truly first class shopping experience. Visit www.ffx.co.uk/branch for contact details, opening times and locations.
FFX Online
FFX is widely regarded as one of the leading online retailers of power tools and accessories, hand tools, fixings and general construction consumables. The FFX web site – www.ffx.co.uk – lists over 90,000 products, the vast majority of which are available within two working days. With a new distribution centre and massive stock holdings, our aim is to deliver the right product, at the right price, at a time to suit you, every time.
Careers At FFX
Fancy working with the expanding FFX team? It’s a great time to join this fast growing business, so please check out our careers page –
www.ffx.co.uk/careers - where you’ll find the current vacancies.