Clearview National October 2018 - Issue 203 - Page 87

MOVERS&SHAKERS Top marks for Chartered Director » » WITH JUST OVER 1500 chartered directors operating across the world, achieving the Institute of Directors’ most prestigious qualification is no simple task, and one attempted by very few. Vickie Brown, Finance Director at Distinction Doors in Barnsley recently joined the honoured cohort, where each member is recognised for their commitment to leadership, decision-making prowess and professional development. Exampling her outstanding determination further, Vickie also triumphed her exams with one of the highest marks the course has received this year. This month, the IoDs Director of the Year finals, which are being held at the exquisite Royal Horticultural Halls near Westminster, will reveal if Vickie is the country’s top newly-qualified director. The winner of the Chartered Director Award will have demonstrated outstanding performances in their exams, and during the subsequent interview process. Vickie explained: “As a finance director and shareholder, the way I interact with my industry and our employees is of utmost importance. I have been fortunate enough to reach a stage in my career where the decisions I make drive our fiscal business to new heights; something I can now underpin with the approaches I have learned in my training. “Our chief executive Andrew Fowlds is also a chartered director, and so the support I received from my colleagues has been unwavering. I am immensely proud of the personal reward that my efforts have already achieved, and if on 18 October this is magnified, I can’t ask for any more. Vickie’s qualification enhances the ever-growing stronghold of DOUBLE DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT » » PROFINE UK LTD HAS appointed Gareth Jones as its new managing director, along with the promotion of Brian McDonald to sales director, to oversee the further development of the KÖMMERLING brand in the UK window and door systems market. These important appointments are part of a big commitment by the parent company profine Group, who has bold ambitions for the UK market with increased investment and an objective to achieving further growth. Gareth Jones said of his appointment: “After discussions with the owners of profine Group, it was clear that they had clear objectives for KÖMMERLING in the UK and that we are part of the long-term strategic vision for the group worldwide. It’s a fantastic business with outstanding products, including the new System 76 and I’m looking forward to driving the business forward with our team for our valued manufacturing partners.” He added: “Brian’s appointment and that of a newly focussed sales team represents a new beginning for us and an opportunity to really put the KÖMMERLING brand back on the map as one of the most influential systems companies in the UK.” Brian McDonald, sales director concluded: “I already know Gareth well from the Systems House group of the GGF and together we’re looking forward to a new era for KÖMMERLING in the UK, with a clear direction and a commitment to serving our customers well. We are also fully committed to a new range of marketing literature for System 70 and System 76, before we attend the FIT Show next year with our largest ever stand at this important trade event.” female directors who are seen to be taking leading roles in UK businesses. “I think it is vital we show our employees that directors are still interested in furthering their knowledge and contributing to a balanced boardroom.” In operation since 2004, Distinction Doors are r VvV@f"&GV6rvW&f&6RfFfR66FRF'2F@fR&VV7WƖVBf"&PFF&VR֖ƖVG&6Wv2खVWrvFFV"&F0F&VRbFRVFpW2FRGW7G'#v6VRFRf&7BG2vWfV@w6FRFRBFV6W&vP&RF&V7F'2FRWFPVƖf6FBF67&VFBFV 6F2wwrF7F7FF'26V9dU$Ĕr2'B`FR&fRw&Wv60RbFRv&N( 2&vW7@WG'VFW'2bvFr@F"77FV2VFW"FP;fW&Ɩr$R@G&6'&BW2@7WƖW2G2&GV7G2Fs6VG&W2B2W6VVBFW&F7FFrB#6FW2# 6VG&W2FR'&G2fPVf&R&WWFFf"&GV7BVvVW&pBFW6vVƗG@7W7FW"6W'f6R़9dU$Ĕr666F&RR`FR7BVf&VFǐ666W2'&G2FRT7WǖrvFrBF 77FV2W6rw&VVƖRFRVW&rVBg&VP6VBB7W'FpF2vFFR&V7ƖP&V76ƖrFFfR2R%bRrR2 +2B# +p