Appointments

  • Tom joined Sika in 1992. Based at the Welwyn Garden City Head Office, he has a breadth of experience in Sales, Marketing and Product Management, joining the Management Team in 2007 as the Business Unit Manager for the Concrete division. Further to the successful management of this part of the business, he assumed responsibility for the Waterproofing division in 2013. In 2018, Tom assumed additional responsibilities for managing the Everbuild brand – A Sika Company, playing a key role in its integration, establishing this area of the business as a substantial part of Sika Limited, with record growth in sales and profitability. The new appointment will see him build on the already well-established Sika brand in the UK. In 2021, the company is aiming to achieve 15% growth in net sales whilst maintaining profitability levels. Major focuses that will help the company achieve this centre on key initiatives to grow e-commerce channels, further develop its network of specifiers, strengthening relationships with key specialist distributors and add to the Sika contractor networks. The company will also continue to focus efforts on developing inter-company business. “I strongly believe that continued focus on our people and their development, will allow us to grow, and this, coupled with investment in technology, will lead us to become the employer of choice,” commented Tom. “The safety of our staff has been a high priority during the pandemic and will continue to be so going forward. Relationships inside the company and towards our customers are the main drivers for sustainable results. Sika Limited in the UK, is a strong and focused company, and I am looking forward to the challenge of growing our brands in the UK under one combined entity.” Sika UK has grown steadily over the past few years, reaching one of the highest sales and profit results of Sika globally, despite operating in challenging market conditions.
    295 views May 08, 2021
  • The demand for healthier indoor environments and optimised energy use is meaning more and more commercial and residential schemes are utilising building management systems to assure occupancy comfort levels and conserve energy. As smart devices in the form of building sensors are a core element of this drive, Sontay is seeing a growing demand for its solutions. It is why Sontay introduced the new role of Quality Assurance Engineer, to meet with this industry-wide need and assure Sontay is consistently exceeding its high standards. Within this role, Raj will be responsible for the design and delivery of all quality control and assurance activities and objectives at Sontay. As well as being tasked with reviewing and managing manufacturing materials and processes against quality requirements, Raj will be leading a culture of continuous improvement within the quality system. He will develop inspection and test procedures to ensure no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of quality. The position is part of Sontay’s wider goal to continually offer high levels of quality and customer service. Speaking on his new role Raj said: “Sontay is one of the market-leading providers for the building industry. I can see my experience (30 years in the defence sector) will be very useful to the company. It will give me great satisfaction to work in a fresh and vibrant role. It is an exciting time to move into construction and the HVAC sectors!”
    321 views Apr 20, 2021
  • From the beginning of 2021, Jon Bailey, (pictured below) with more than 17 years’ experience in the construction industry, will join the Proteus New Build Division, concentrating on the south of England.  He is joined by Adam Draycott, (Above) who joins the company’s growing sales team in the north of England. For the last three years Jon has been involved with generating roofing specifications working alongside main contractors, sub-contractors, architects and surveyors helping to match client needs with end customer expectations. Adam Draycott has worked in the roofing industry since the age of 18, initially in an admin role and three years later as a salesman in the north west. He later helped to establish waterproofing sales for another leading company prior to joining Proteus. With the addition of two new Technical Sales Managers, Proteus can now launch the next stage of an ongoing expansion programme which has seen the company grow out of its south east base to become a leading national player in the waterproofing industry.  
    416 views Feb 03, 2021
  • Dr Brunton has been an integral member of the SPRA team since August 2018, with a particular focus on technical and quality issues and maximising learning emanating from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (the “Hackitt Review”)...
    644 views Mar 26, 2020
  • Cathie Clarke, SPRA CEO said “Invictus Roofing only became members of SPRA at the end of August this year and Josh’s selection as a SPRA Director shows that the SPRA leadership team is open to all members, new and old from companies large and small. What is very important is a passion for the single ply industry and an enthusiasm to get involved in supporting and directing the organisation for the benefit of the membership and the wider industry.” Martyn Holloway, SPRA CEO added “Congratulations to Josh! I am look forward to formally welcoming him to the Council and listening to the fresh ideas that I am sure he will bring to the table.” Josh said on his election, “Thank you for everybody’s vote of confidence, I am really looking forward to meeting my fellow Directors and being part of the SPRA leadership team. Single Ply Roofing has been a major part of my working life to date, and I feel that my 17 years of experience in the field, being a young director, and keeping in touch with installing and site work will allow me to bring a different outlook to the Council and appropriately represent SPRA contractors.”
    1,155 views Nov 19, 2019
  • He began his new role on November 1st, stepping-up from the Marketing Manager’s position he held within Sika roofing. “It’s incredibly exciting to be given this new challenge,” Pete said. “I’m looking forward to bringing some of my background experience and new ideas to the role, as well as being involved in product development and developing strong relationships.“ Having started his Sika career in 2005 within the marketing team for Liquid Plastics, Pete became Marketing Manager for the company’s roofing division in 2014. Pete, 40, whose new, field-based role involves supporting Sika-Trocal’s seven area technical managers, said: It's an ever-changing fast-paced market environment, so being as close to our customers as possible allows us to respond to these changes and give our customers exactly what they need. Sika-Trocal’s fantastic product range gives us a distinct advantage and we’re also fortunate to have a superb team of area mangers who have built-up a brilliant long-term relationship with our customers. This is something we want to continue to nurture”     
    987 views Nov 12, 2019
  • This new challenge will see Murray working with contractors, architects and engineers on specification projects that include Sika screed and Sika resin coating solutions for industrial and commercial projects including car parks and deck finishes. Prior to his appointment, Murray worked in the Sika Specialist Distribution team, managing key accounts that support the supply of products for key projects via the distribution supply chain. In total he has been with Sika for more than 10 years, having previously worked at Sika Everbuild. It has enabled him to gain vast specialist sales experience within the construction sector. Murray, who began his Sika Flooring role in September, said:  “The move to Sika Flooring represents a huge opportunity for me. The sector has always interested me. Whether it be the health sector, the food and drink industry or manufacturing, Sika has a flooring solution for a wide range of applications. I’m looking to demonstrate how Sika systems are the number one choice for new-build and refurbishment projects.” Bill Woodham, Sikafloor’s Target Market National Area Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have Murray on board. He has worked extensively in the construction industry and brings with him a wealth of opportunities and contacts. Murray will be joining an evolving team that continuously strives to meet and exceed customer expectations and deliver a best-in-class customer experience. We look forward to Murray building on the success he has already achieved at Sika.”
    864 views Nov 06, 2019
  • Gary will oversee the order and despatch operation at VJ Technology’s headquarters in Ashford, Kent. He will manage 30 staff, compromising three supervisors and a team of ‘picking and packing’ operatives. Gary commented, “This is a new and exciting role, which I’m delighted to have taken on. VJ Technology is a growing brand within the construction sector and I’m looking forward to playing a part in its future success.” Prior to joining VJ Technology, Gary was General Manager at the Aylesford office of delivery firm DPD UK. His logistics-based career has also included senior roles at TNT and the Royal Mail. His experience will be critical as VJ Technology is in the process of installing a new state of the art warehouse management system. Designed to optimise orders operations, this transition to a digital-based service, which is expected to be completed by August, will be one of Gary’s initial tasks.    “The management system will facilitate a huge change in the way VJ Technology processes orders,” Gary said. “I’m here to lead staff through the new phase and ensure they have all the support they need. It’s a big challenge for us all, but one we’re well-equipped to meet.  The warehouse management system is another VJ Technology initiative to further streamline our superb customer service offering.”
    1,034 views May 21, 2019
  • FBP joined the Single Ply Roofing Association in September 2016 as part of an initiative to include EPDM manufacturers and ensure that SPRA was fully representative and driving quality across the whole of the single ply roofing sector. John said “I am very pleased to have been voted onto the SPRA Council by fellow membrane manufacturer members. I am looking forward to supporting SPRA activities and driving its initiatives to create a more productive and commercially successful construction sector. I am particularly interested in how we attract new talent into the single ply sector, raise awareness of SPRA with stakeholders, and ensure that we lead the roofing industry as an influential and effective voice.” John has 27 years’ experience in the construction industry, initially working as a charted architect and most recently as the General Manager of Firestone Building Products UK and Ireland. As well as having an understanding of the key factors behind design and specification of building elements in the context of the complete building; John has gained a full understanding of how roofing components are developed, marketed, technically supported and sold into the various supply chains through his various roles working for a building product manufacturer. Martyn Holloway, SPRA Chair said “I am very pleased to welcome John onto SPRA Council. His depth of knowledge and determination to improve the sector and attract new talent will be invaluable”. Cathie Clarke, CEO said “I am delighted that John is joining the leadership team. He will play an important role helping to drive our business plan and representing the EPDM sector on the SPRA Council. John joins Ian Muddiman (SIKA), Mike Crook (SIG D&T) and Steve Downey (DANOSA) as the four Membrane Representatives on the 12-strong SPRA Council. Their collective experience, enthusiasm & knowledge is a great asset to SPRA and has been a key element in the growth in influence of this dedicated and focussed specialist trade association”.Want to find out more about SPRA ? Visit: www.spra.co.uk -
    1,128 views Mar 26, 2019
  • With more than 20 years’ construction-based sales and development experience to call upon, Donna is perfectly suited to the role. She joins Sika from Building Innovation Ltd where she held the position as Key Account Management for roofing and tapered insulation. Donna, who will be working with Area Technical Managers and the applications team, said: “This is an extremely exciting opportunity for me. Sika-Trocal is a leading light in the roofing industry and renowned as an innovator of high-quality solutions. I hope my experience will prove beneficial and further the company’s superb service offering.” Donna commenced her appointment with Sika-Trocal in February. “The chance to work for such a high-profile employer as Sika proved too great to resist,” she added. “It offers a huge, but very rewarding challenge. I’m looking forward to meeting my new colleagues and taking this next valuable step in my career. I’m particularly excited about being involved with the Bombardier and Rock Roofing projects and hope to hit the ground running.” Outside of the workplace, Donna cites her hobbies as walking and spending time with family and her dog. She said having the desire to improve personal and professional skills is key to career success. “Forging excellent account relationships and possessing good industry knowledge are traits I like to think have helped me progress in my chosen field,” she said. “It sounds old-fashioned, but I truly believe success is built on hard work and a willingness to learn.”
    1,022 views Mar 14, 2019