New Managing Director for David Salisbury
11 January 2019
After a record-breaking 2018 for David Salisbury, by a number of different measures, the company is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Managing Director as part of the next phase of their corporate development. As Operations Director for the past three years, Wes Kangurs, has been a board director since 2014 and now assumes the role of Managing Director.
In this time, he has developed an unrivalled knowledge of the operational requirements of the business and will be well supported by an expanded board of directors, which includes Karen Bell (Sales & Marketing Director) and Finance Director Pat Clunie.
David Salisbury has had a highly distinguished career, with more than 35 years of successful trading, building the company up from his back garden to the multi-million pound business that is now located in a purpose-built, hi-tech joinery factory in Highbridge, Somerset. Having led the company to new heights over the past twelve months, he will now take up the role of Non-Executive Chairman. David will still retain full ownership as well as involvement in several key areas, such as overall strategy and manufacturing software development, where he will continue to add value.
As a business, David Salisbury has been market leader at the quality end of the timber orangery and conservatory sector here in the UK for some years now. 2018, however, saw the best set of provisional financial results in the company’s history with forecast record annual profits and, after a very successful final quarter for new sales, a record order book.
This sees David Salisbury entering 2019 in the best financial position the company has ever been in, with over £600,000 having been invested in new manufacturing machinery over the past 12 months alone, ensuring the company is ready continue to retain its lead at the very forefront of orangery and conservatory production here in the UK.
The strengthened Board of Directors will continue to oversee the design, manufacturing and installation of our award-winning orangeries and garden rooms that has been the hallmark of our business, whilst pushing forward with our growth strategy for 2019 – which sees massive potential for developing our already expanding share of the highly competitive oak framed buildings sector, whilst targeting growth for our timber windows and doors business (having joined the British Woodworking Federation and Wood Windows Alliance).
As David commented: “I couldn’t think of a better time in our company’s history in which to appoint a new Managing Director and, in Wes, I couldn’t think of a more capable or deserving appointee. Whilst I will look forward to a little more time off(!), I am confident that we have assembled the best team in the industry to take the company forward on the next phase of its development.”