3rd August 2017, 12:00pmWe have announced the appointment of Mark Dixon as our new CEO and chairman with immediate effect.
Dixon, who returned to his North East roots last year to take up the role of executive chairman, has raised our growth target from £40m to £50m, a figure we plan to achieve by 2020.
Prior to joining Godfrey Syrett, Mark Dixon held a number of board level positions and established facilities management company, Promanex Group, which he successfully sold to Costain in 2011.
Commenting on his new appointment Mr Dixon said:
“I am very pleased to have been given the backing of the board and to be in a position to lead the firm in what is a very exciting time of rapid growth.”
“Our growth strategy has started strongly but there is more for us to do to improve efficiency through investment in infrastructure. We are working hard to target new sectors and actively extend our client-base, which is crucial to achieving our target.”
Since we were founded 70 years ago, we have established a solid reputation for high-quality British design for modern working environments. From our two manufacturing sites in Killingworth and Durham we design, manufacture and deliver furniture throughout the UK for the education, healthcare, commercial and hospitality sectors.
In April, we secured its first appointment with the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) as first choice supplier of educational furniture. In recent years we have invested over £1.5m in our manufacturing infrastructure in order to improve efficiencies and embrace the latest in digital manufacturing technology.
Lord John Wakeham, chairman of Godfrey Syrett's shareholders said:
“Since joining Godfrey Syrett last October, Mark has made a significant impact and has clearly demonstrated the important combination of experience and vision that the company requires to achieve our ambitions.
“Following the publication of our 2020 strategy, Mark has secured the unanimous support of our shareholders and we have every confidence that he will now be able to drive the company forward.”