Universal Arches secures new managing director


Leaders of Universal Arches have appointed Phil Warren as managing director of the St Helens-based business. Universal Arches is part of the Kaliber Group.

Phil has 30 years of direct industry experience, supplying developers, builders, trade manufacturers and retail installers. He also has a deep understanding of the needs of B2B customers, the business’ representatives have said, and is well-versed in the latest industry trends and technologies. They added: “Phil is a long-term business builder and proven team player.”

Since 2020, Phil has been leading another Kaliber business, KAT UK, as managing director. KAT is a trade manufacturer of Veka Halo PVC-U and aluminium windows, doors, sliders and bi-folds, based in Macclesfield. According to the business’ representatives, Phil has overseen KAT’s rapid growth and increased profitability through good communication, employee buy in and customer loyalty.

David Richards, Kaliber Group’s chair, stated: “Phil was the obvious candidate for the role of managing director at Universal Arches. He is a true people person who leads from the front, is highly organised and consistently works to provide customers with what they need.

“Phil will optimise returns on recent investment in Universal Arches by improving overall quality and producing exciting new products. Under Phil’s leadership, Universal Arches and KAT UK will continue to thrive and will benefit from the obvious synergies between the two businesses. Phil and his team are helping to shape a successful future for our customers and our group.”

The firm’s representatives went on to say that “Phil’s appointment to this supplementary position in the group is a testament to the organisations’ ongoing commitment to growth and excellence. Phil’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable in ensuring customers receive the highest quality products and service.” Universal Arches has, since 1994, been a specialist manufacturer of bespoke PVC-U windows and doors, creating made-to-measure arches, shapes, curves and circles.

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