50 years combined experience in the stone and ​ceramic ​industry
James Guthrie Commercial stone suppliers

James Guthrie

James arrived at South Coast Stone following graduation from High School in Dorset town Wimborne, at aged 19. His first position in the company was as an estimator, progressing into also assuming Project Management responsibilities on projects across Southern England.

Between the end of James' time at school and beginning of his working career, he pursued his athletic endeavours playing semi-professional football on the South-East Coast, an ambition that he has since relaxed but continued part time while prioritising life in the construction industry.

Within the company, James' focus lies in the commercial department, meaning his work often demands visits to Central London whether for a pre-contract meeting or visit to a live site. His everyday responsibilities include handling architectural drawings, the coordination of installation teams, procurement of materials and ancillaries and the constant communication with Main Building Contractors.

The first few years of working with South Coast Stone saw him part of various different projects, not always utilised the same way, from aiding labour at Centre Court of Wimbledon to assist the estimating of End Clothing's London store. Some of his experience in project management includes 2000m2 of floor tiling at Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush, high end residential fit out in Belgravia and a full interior renovation in Marylebone.

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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