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GGP 04 Apr 2016

18 PEOPLE Mark’s relishing the challenge Dempsey Dyer, has appointed a new timber factory manager. Mark Beaumont, 28, who joins the company from Jeld Wen, is tasked with helping the Pontefract based trade fabricator ramp up productivity to meet its ‘highly ambitious’ 2016 growth targets. Managing director, Peter Dyer, said: “Mark’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Dempsey Dyer and considering he’s already proved himself elsewhere in the industry, we’re confident that he’s the man to Mark commented: “I really enjoyed my time at Jeld Wen but was looking for a fresh challenge and Dempsey Dyer seemed like the ideal career move. I’m relishing the challenge of having responsibility not just for timber fabrication, but PVC-U as well, and spearheading our ambitious growth efforts in the year to come. What’s more, I’ll be responsible for preparing for the launch of a brand new product coming later in 2016 – something that will take Dempsey Dyer in a new and exciting direction.” “I’m also hugely passionate about lean manufacturing, and one of my biggest priorities this year will be www.ggpmag.com April 2016 Ginger joins the board Oliver Ginger has been promoted to the Origin board of directors following a decade in the business. During this ‘transformative’ 10 years, Oliver, who has worked in almost every area of the business, has seen Origin undergo a ‘paradigm shift’ from being a small door manufacturer, to a ‘global aluminium systems company’. Currently in the role of supply chain director, Oliver said: “Origin is a unique business and I am so proud to be part of it and the journey we are all on. It means a great deal to have been part of such a great British success story and to be in a position to provide positive influence. I am excited about what the future holds.” During his time at Origin, Oliver has helped successfully implement the company’s ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ promise which required a complete restructure of the business model. Under Oliver’s guidance, Origin says it has achieved an ‘unrivalled’ customer service record, with a 100% delivery success rate. Andrew Halsall, managing director, Origin, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Oliver to the board. He has demonstrated his ability to communicate effectively at all levels with charm and warmth. He has an unrivalled knowledge of every aspect of the business and how it all fits together. In order for Origin to continue to flourish and meet its aspirations and objectives, it is important we welcome fresh ideas from knowledgeable and committed sources within the business.” help us take our business to the next level.” ‘Designers of the future’ pass with Distinction A local community partnership project has seen sixth form art and design students from Barnsley College design doors and glass panels for Distinction Doors’ contemporary range. The project unit was titled: ‘Distinction Doors Live Brief’ and addressed 2D problem-solving skills within art and design, as well as students’ ‘employability skills’. A theme of ‘let the outside in’ was chosen, with specific instruction on designing for a target audience. The project has become a course module approved by the college’s exam awarding body, the University of the Arts London. Chantel Roach, marketing director at Distinction Doors, said: “We were delighted to be able to support local students’ education and give them the opportunity to work in a commercial environment. We were even more delighted with the quality of the designs we saw which suggests that there are several incredibly talented artists set to take the design world by storm in years to come.” The unit also required students to take part in a competitive pitch process. Students presented their designs to Chantel and commercial director, David Gomersall, as well as their peer group and five students were ‘highly commended’ for their work, receiving a certificate of recognition for their efforts. Chantel said: “Feedback from the students was that the project was incredibly valuable because it gave them important experience of presenting their work in a competitive environment, in a way they will need to when they are employed. It also gave them useful experience to add to their CVs and university applications.” As a result of the project’s success, Distinction Doors is working with the college to offer the students work placements later in the year. ensuring we maximise our productivity, and ensure every penny of investment is being used efficiently to deliver the highest quality products to our valued trade customers.”


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