Halifax firm Polyframe is set to take on 40 new staff after a senior management buy-out of the company.
The acquisition, led by Ian Macdougal, Polyframe’s CEO, was prompted by the retirement of founder and Chairman, Martyn Buckley.
Ian is supported by fellow Polyframe directors Jeremy Stott, Peter Dyson, David Eagle, Richard Lee and Nick Summers.
Oliver Robinson, will join as interim COO and Jim Faulds joins as non-executive chairman.
Ian Macdougal said: “The outlook for our industry is strong and extremely positive. This, together with the quality of our operations and the calibre of our staff, was the deciding factor in our acquisition. As part of this transaction, we have been fortunate to secure funding from Cairngorm Capital, a specialist investment firm which has considerable expertise in our industry, both as an investor but most importantly for us, operationally. Together as partners, we
will have the resources and the expertise to make Polyframe the definitive supplier of choice.”
The company is the UK’s largest independent fabricator of trade windows, doors and conservatories, with a group turnover exceeding £50m.
They are now looking to fill at least 40 full-time positions across all aspects of the window fabrication process, from supervisory and quality control positions to general factory floor positions.
Key to the improvements on the shop floor is an initiative to undertake Level 2 Adult Apprentice Training for all shop floor employees.
This focuses on improving skills and operational performance, and taking ownership of work related projects and increasing employee engagement.
Run in conjunction with Calderdale College, the training takes employees through six key elements to improve their experience on the shop floor.
Polyframe are also investing in processes and systems to further improve interaction with all their customers.