SELECT Appoints New MD

Scotland’s leading trade association for the electrical contracting industry, SELECT, has appointed a new Managing Director. Darrell Matthews will replace Newell McGuinness after more than 13 years of being in post. He will join SELECT in March and will progressively take over from Newell.

“I am genuinely delighted to be the next MD of SELECT,” said Darrell Matthews. “I know this is a successful, well-resourced and very effective trade association and I look forward to working with Members, staff and the wider industry to take SELECT to the next level. Newell has done a tremendous job and filling his shoes won’t be easy but this is an organisation which is keen to grow and to promote its members and create a safer and better regulated industry,” added him.

Darrell’s commercial experience comes from working with different representational organisations in several sectors. His most recent roles include being the director of the Institute of Directors, EEF and the director of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Kevin Griffin, SELECT President, said about Darrell that he was “the outstanding candidate from a long list of applicants. I am sure he will build on the excellent progress made by SELECT under Newell’s guidance and he has the full support of the Central Board to do so. I am sure all of our Members will support Darrell and will provide him with a warm Scottish welcome.”

SELECT is the largest trade association in Scotland and its membership carries out more than 90% of all electrical installation work in the country. Its turnover is more than £1 billion and it provides employment for 15,000 people. Its aim is to deliver the highest standards of professionalism and workmanship and it believes that the industry should guarantee high standards of safety and competence. That way, customers can rely on any electrician they decide to employ.


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