Important changes at Performance Doors

To support the strategic plans we have for the business for the next five years, we have made a few changes to our Board structure. With a renewed focus on the needs of our valued customers, and some exciting development projects for the coming months, we are confident that these changes will pave the way for improvements across every area of our business and will keep our products and services ahead of the competition.

EXCITING TIMES

Tim Askew

Tim is stepping back from the day-to-day running of the business and is taking the role of Chairman. As Managing Director, Tim was instrumental in building the solutions and services the business can offer today. We have a number of really exciting projects planned that need Tim’s experience and skills, and his wealth of knowledge will be invaluable as he supports the directors. His focus will be on delivering new products and propositions, whilst exploring some other strategic opportunities.

Jon Cook

With over 25 years’ experience in the doors and joinery industry, Jon is well-known and respected for his knowledge and integrity. Jon is stepping up as Managing Director in a well-deserved promotion. With a background in sales, a key part of Jon’s vision is to ensure that the needs of our customers are always front of mind, not just for the sales team, but for everyone in the organisation.

As the market demands are constantly changing, to thrive as a business we need to be agile, we need to be open-minded, and we need to listen to what our customers are saying. We have some ambitious plans for Performance Doors over the next 3 years, which will see investment and improvements in every area of the business to deliver market-leading products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Barry O’Loughlin

Over the last 20 years, Barry has built his experience in both manufacturing and service businesses across several different industries, including food production, automotive, technology and now performance doors. Having joined UK Performance Doorsets in February of last year, Barry has not only proved to be a most proficient Finance Director, but has also shown a rare awareness of the issues that are important to every department within the business.

In addition to finance, Barry takes overall responsibility for IT and HR. Barry says, ‘by employing the best people and nurturing a culture within the business that empowers every person to excel, we are laying the foundations for huge success over the coming years. Our IT team are already working on some truly innovative projects that will deliver real benefits to our customers in terms of products and services we offer. These are exciting times, and the future is bright.’

David Turner

A valuable new addition to the team, Dave Turner joined us as Operations Director in December 2020. Dave brings a wealth of experience to our business, having successfully fulfilled executive-level roles of MD, VP, Manufacturing Director and Operations Director within the automotive industry over the last 15 years. Combining hard-earned experience with an impressive list of advanced academic qualifications and vocational training, Dave has a track record of successful restructuring and process management to improve efficiency, quality and service levels in some very demanding environments. Dave has a particular aptitude for strategic business planning and delivery, never losing sight of the twin objectives of delighting customers and delivering sustained profitable growth.

Dave has what he describes as ‘a determined and performance-driven leadership style’ linked with an integrity, openness and transparency, empowering everyone within the business. He says, ’phases I live by are “behaviour breeds behaviour”, “trust but verify”, and “owning one’s word”. I prefer “coach”, rather than “manager/director” and take immense satisfaction from seeing colleagues develop and flourish under my leadership.

‘I am really excited to be joining the team at UK Performance Doorsets at this time. We have an exceptionally strong Board who all share an awareness and understanding of every part of the business, and I am already working on some exciting projects that will deliver real benefits to our valued customers.

Strength in depth

This is a really strong senior team with some exciting plans for the coming months, but the strength of our business runs much deeper than this. With highly skilled, experienced and dedicated teams throughout every area of our business, we are good shape the weather whatever storms may lie ahead, and we see huge opportunity to go from strength to strength over the next few years.

BUSINESS AS USUAL

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We have all the necessary safety measures in place as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, and we remain fully operational. We welcome enquiries for fire doors, acoustic doors, hygiene doors, security doors, x-ray doors and more. Visit our website for more detail or contact us on 01244 551360 or enquiries@performancedoors.co.uk