Five directors

From left to right: Gary Smythe, technical director; Simon Hoggett, sales director; Neil Andrews, estimating director; Neil Jones, contracts director; and Stephen Muir, commercial director

Cardiff-based aluminium fabricator, Dudley’s Aluminium, has strengthened its senior management team with five director-level appointments. The appointments, selected by the company’s board, are all internal promotions.

Neil Andrews and Simon Hoggett were appointed estimating director and sales director respectively, supporting new business development. Neil manages a team of three estimators. He said: “Having worked with Dudley’s for over 21 years, I am excited to take on this new leadership role and thank the board of directors for this opportunity.”

Simon’s 30+ years of sales experience within the aluminium curtain walling and window industry supports the development of existing and new client projects. He said: “I am looking forward to this new opportunity and further developing Dudley’s highly respected reputation within the curtain walling industry.”

Supporting clients from design to project completion, Neil Jones has been appointed contracts director. Neil oversees projects from contract appointment, engaging with clients on the planning, coordination and programming of their projects as well as ensuring that quality is delivered through supply and installation by internal employees and their supply chain. Neil said: “In my 26 years at Dudley’s, I have been fortunate to progress in the company and am grateful for this latest opportunity to further develop the company’s relationships and reputation with clients.”

Dudley’s Aluminium offers clients full, in-house design and production facilities. Within the design team, Gary Smythe was been appointed technical director. Gary’s team supports both the estimating and installation departments. He said: “I am delighted to receive this appointment. Securing new projects across the UK, Dudley’s is continuing to go from strength to strength and I am looking forward to playing my part in the company’s growth.”

Lastly, Stephen Muir became commercial director, with responsibilities including contract condition negotiations, issuing sub-contract orders and supporting the planning of future projects. Stephen said: “Having been with the company since I was an apprentice joiner, it’s a privilege to have been given this opportunity with Dudley’s. I look forward to working closely with the existing board of directors, along with the other members of the new structure, to ensure we continue to provide the high level of service and quality our customers have come to expect from us.”

Dudley’s managing director, Colin Shorney said that he was delighted to welcome the five new directors. “These appointments acknowledge the dedication of our team to positioning Dudley’s as a leading aluminium fabricator and will help us capitalise on new business opportunities,” he said.