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Obituary – Jon Skinner

By Jon Bednall, chief executive officer, Epwin Group Plc

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and dear friend Jon Skinner, who died on Friday 29 December, 2017.

Jon had worked in the glazing industry for more than 40 years and spent his latter years as commercial director of Epwin Window Systems, a role which he was proud to have and thoroughly enjoyed before ill health prevented him from continuing.

Jon began his career serving an apprenticeship for BKL Alloys and soon found himself working in one of their newly formed companies, Scope Aluminium, which became a market leader in the aluminium home improvements sector at that time. Over the following years, Jon worked with industry leaders and helped build some highly recognised brands in the industry while making some life-long friends.

Jon has also chaired the marketing committee of the British Plastics Window Group, working to promote the industry and the benefits of its products. With his infectious enthusiasm, energy and product knowledge he was always available to help colleagues and customers.

Jon, 63, was a popular industry figure and highly respected by both his colleagues and customers. He will be greatly missed.

Jon is survived by his wife Lynette and sons Luke and Brett. Our thoughts are with Jon’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.

A service to celebrate the life of Jon is to be held at Cookhill Village Hall, Alcester B49 5JS on 18 January at 12.30pm. Followed by refreshments and the opportunity to reflect with the family at Redditch Golf Club, Redditch B97 5PJ.

Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Doctors Without Borders and Acorns Children’s Hospice.

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