Polyframe Group, the UK independent trade window, door and conservatory fabricator, has appointed ex Door-Stop MD, Nick Dutton, as chief executive officer (CEO).
Since 1992, Polyframe has grown from a 40 windows-a-week trade fabricator in Halifax to a multi-site, multi-system fabrication group making several thousand frames a week. It supplies installers nationally from factories in Norwich, Northern Ireland, Mansfield and Halifax. There are also 19 Polyframe Trade Centres including outlets in Glasgow, Hull, Abedare, Gosport, Hailsham, Dublin and now Camberley.
Chairman, Martyn Buckley, said:
“We’ve come a long way since 1992 but we still have a long way to go. So we wanted a CEO with an impressive track record to help us get there. Nick’s record speaks for itself, his 10 years as sales and marketing director of Synseal saw the development of their PVC-U window and conservatory systems. Then more recently as MD at Door-Stop, he transformed the composite door market to become no 1 before it was sold to Masonite last year.”
Nick Dutton said:
“Polyframe is a large, fast growing trade fabricator that’s led the way in helping fabricators unplug their machines and focus on selling and installing. I’d noticed this exodus of fabricators, which is why I was so excited about joining Polyframe. The potential is enormous, and Polyframe is already on the way to being a new type of organisation with a business model that will transform the industry, so I couldn’t say no!”