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Meet Management: Mark Dixon, CEO

19th October 2017, 11:19am

Say hello to the man at the top - our CEO and Chairman, Mark Dixon. 



How long have you worked for Godfrey Syrett?
 
I joined the business as Executive Chairman in November 2016, and was appointed CEO and Chairman in August of this year.
 
What does your role entail?
 
I was appointed to direct, and ensure we deliver on, our growth strategy to hit £50 million turnover by 2020. Godfrey Syrett is an ambitious company with high targets – my job is to make sure that our staff are empowered and have the right tools to achieve them. This will include consolidation of the business infrastructure, streamlining and improving management systems, and a continued investment in digital manufacturing technology.   
 
What is your favourite part of your job?
 
Coming from a services industry background; one of the best things about this job is being able to see, touch, and experience the products that we are designing, manufacturing and selling. Furniture is such a big part of the working environment, and the choice and placement of products has a huge impact on the way people feel about, and react to, their workspaces.
 
Which three famous people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
 
Peter Sellers, Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill.
 
Complete the sentence: outside of work, I can most often be found….

Birdwatching on the beautiful Northumberland coastline, or cooking. In another life, I would have loved to be a gastro pub chef!