50 years combined experience in the stone and ​ceramic ​industry
Andy Croce Leading stone manufacturer

Andy Croce

Andy has worked in the stone, tiling and terrazzo industry for over 30 years.

His early training includes working for Industria Marmi E Graniti (IMEG) a leading stone manufacturer in Carrara Italy where he was involved with the production of marble and granite for Istana Nural Iman (Sultan of Brunei’s Palace) and other prestigious sizable projects in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

He returned to the UK to work within the family stone business, Sicilian Marble and Granite Ltd where he worked for many clients including the Edwardian hotel group where SMG supplied and installed marble for some 1500 en-suite bathrooms in and around London.

In 1996 he was appointed as the regional branch manager for Moderna tiles (South) a start up business that was owned by the Nicholls and Clarke group. He grew the turnover to £600k within 2 years establishing a new client base included Berkeley Homes and Barratt Homes.

In 1998 Andy was appointed as a contract manager for Marriott & Price, responsible for both wall and floor stone installation at the prestigious Canary Wharf London shopping mall Jubilee Place, Heron Quays DLR station and Citi Bank HQ to name a few.

He co-founded South Coast Stone in 2005 as a worldwide importer and installer of stone products. SCS have seen their customer base and turnover grow year on year through their ability to deliver and install stone projects on time and within budget. In addition to commercial work, SCS continues to expand their retail operation with the supply and installation of the widest range of granite worktops and bathroom applications.

Andy has worked in the stone industry for over 25 years. After completing his apprenticeship at a leading stone manufacturer in Italy, he was the contract manager responsible for both wall and floor stone installation at the prestigious Canary Wharf London shopping malls and railway stations.

Recent Success Stories
Hoxton Hotel, Holborn
The Hoxton Hotel in High Holborn has undergone an extension to the back and above to provide additional bedrooms for guests. 
9 Vicarage Gate
South Coast Stone were employed to undertake the stone and tiling package on 9 Vicarage Gate. 
Thérapie Clinic, Wigmore Street - Kiwi Design
Thérapie Clinic are a growing brand that offer a professional service for a wide range of cosmetic procedures.

Latest News

New Employee - Adam
11th December 2018
Adam, the newest member of the team achieved his A-Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and 11 GCSE’s at The Purbeck School. However, he has a strong interest in estimating and project management and has chosen to further his career in the construction industry. Also, he has experience with AutoCAD software and is looking to develop his skills in the programme. Adam will be undertaking an estimating role where he will work out how much a project is likely to cost and create budgets accordingly. The job involves assessing material, labour and equipment required and analysing different quotes from sub-contractors, suppliers or prior knowledge.
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TTA URGES AWARENESS OF CHANGES IN BRITISH STANDARD BS 5385
26th November 2018
TTA URGES AWARENESS OF CHANGES IN BRITISH STANDARD BS 5385 PART 1: 2018 – DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF CERAMIC, NATURAL STONE AND MOSAIC WALLTILING IN NORMAL INTERNAL CONDITIONS – CODE OF PRACTICE
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The Natural StoneShow 2019
17th November 2018
30 April - 2 May 2019 Sharing its 25th anniversary, the Natural Stone Show is the only UK exhibition dedicated to natural stone. See the extraordinarily varied palette offered by stone from around the world and the best of British.
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