Clearview National May 2018 - Issue 198 - Page 93

MOVERS&SHAKERS New CCS sales director named TWO HEAVYWEIGHT APPOINTMENTS » » FOLLOWING A PERIOD of substantial investment and strong revenue growth, Customade Group has announced the appointment of two well-known industry figures into senior roles. The appointments of Mark Scaife and Simon Jarman will continue Customade Group’s journey to become the best fabricator in the UK and help the business to achieve its ambitious growth plans. Mark Scaife has joined Customade Group as group chief operating officer. Mark is a stalwart of the industry, having worked for 10 years at Safestyle UK plc as group operations director and most recently as group technical director. Mark has many years’ manufacturing experience with several established blue-chip companies. Simon Jarman, who joined Customade Group in 2016, has become managing director of Fineline Aluminium – a leading manufacturer of high end aluminium products. Simon has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and has a strong track record in consumer- focused businesses, having spent seven years as chief executive officer at Everest. Mark and Simon’s appointments follow a recent group-wide investment of more than £2.5 million to strengthen Customade Group’s range and capabilities and enable the business to deliver unmatched levels of service to help customers achieve long-term growth. Leading home improvement consumer finance company, Consumer Credit Solutions, has appointed Alex McCulloch as its new Sales Director. » » ALEX WAS FORMERLY the Head of Business Development for CCS, and the promotion is in recognition for the hard work and business growth he has helped achieve since joining the business 10 years ago. His appointment as Sales Director coincides with CCS’ transition from a LLP to limited company in April, and he will also join the board. Alex said: “Working with CCS has been a pleasure and the most enjoyable part of my 20-year finance career. I’m delighted to be asked to take on the role of Sales Director and, while it’s a big challenge, I’m looking forward to continuing to help drive growth for our retailers and, in turn, continuing the success curve CCS has enjoyed since its inception in 1999.” In 2017 approved finance volumes topped £362m, up from £324m in 2016. While the first quarter of 2018 shows no sign of slowing down, with a record volume of over £100m. Alex will continue to lead the Business Development Team, in addition to his new responsibilities. 20-year celebrations for warehouse staff » » BRIAN DEVLIN AND PETE GARNER, warehouse operatives at Carl F Groupco, have celebrated 20 years working for the hardware distributor. Both men play key roles in the supply side of the organisation supporting the company’s high On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery principles. The main enhancements experienced by Brian and Pete during their two decades working for Carl F Groupco have included relocation to larger premises with a new warehouse in 2010. Automation advancements that have been introduced to increase the speed of despatch include a self- guiding robotic mobile pallet stretch wrapper investment in 2015. A number of Carl F Groupco staff have achieved long service: from a team of eleven in the warehouse, three people have been employed for over twenty years and a further three have worked for the company for over thirty years. C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » M AY 2018 » 93