Fine City Fasteners have been supplying commercial and rare fasteners of every kind, form and material since 2017. Based in East Anglia we work with businesses right across the UK, providing our knowledge and expertise on industrial fastening applications for projects of any size.

This has enabled us to develop a client base in a range of industries, including Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Manufacturing, Construction, Public Transport, Local Government Outsourcing, Automotive and much more.

Our motto is simple:
Whatever your trade, we can help because the hard-to-find is our specialty.

About Us


At Fine City Fasteners your needs are looked after by a team headed up by Branch Manager Tim Apps. Tim has been with Fine City Fasteners since early 2017 and has over 11 years of experience in the industry. He has worked in every department from sales to dispatch and delivery so has a wide range of experience in meeting your needs. Kevan Maltwood works alongside Tim in the sales office. Kevan has 39 years in the fastener business from managing a branch for a national stockholder to running his own fastener supply company along with additional knowledge in power tools supply.

 The Team are strongly supported by Kirk who works closley with the sales office and warehouse who has another 40 years of experience in the Fixings and Power Tool Industry. Chris Apps and Scott help complete the service package by assisting a strong warehouse, delivery and administration team.

Both Metals Direct and Fine City Fasteners are owned and run by Lennie Gent.

Lennie has over 53 years’ experience in metal supply ,30 of those years as a director of a major international stockholding group and latterly as the captain of his own ship.  Steve Longhurst adds 42 years’ experience in stockholding customer service, 38 years working within a major UK stockholder of  plastics and associated products.

 All together we offer 180 years of expertise and experience in service and supply.


We are a trading division of Metals Direct Ltd, a specialist stainless steel, non-ferrous metal and engineering plastics supplier based in Great Yarmouth who are an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company. We guarantee our customers a service of the highest quality, supported by a dedicated team of professionals who always deliver to our client’s specifications. Metals Direct are also a member of the BSSA (British Steel) the benefits of which Fine City Fasteners also have access to.

Drill bits and adhesives are always kept in stock but for non-standard items we are able to source any item on a quick turnaround and always at the best possible price. We’ve developed a reputation for providing obscure fasteners that are not commonly found on the market, helping our clients to secure products that are crucial to the success of their business.

Fine City Fasteners are also official stockists working very closely with the likes of Timco, Soudal,Toolbank and more, providing a wide range of items that are suitable for use in any trade.

We use our own branded delivery vehicle to ensure our customers receive their orders on time and rarely charge for deliveries in the local area. This includes delivering directly to businesses or work sites if required.

Providing customer service of the highest order is important to us as new and existing customers require a reliable and flexible supplier that can adapt to the changing needs of their business. We see ourselves not only as experts in the fastening industry but as specialists in working with people to help them achieve their goals.