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Permagroup announces new managing director to spearhead growth 

Permagroup announces new managing director to spearhead growth 

NATIONAL building products company, PermaGroup has appointed Duncan Kirkwood as its new managing director to spearhead the organisation’s ambitious growth plans.   Collaborating alongside long-standing director, Adrian Buttress, Duncan brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the roofing and building products industry, having held senior positions at the likes of Marley Building Materials, Icopal Limited and

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PERMAGROUP EXPANDS GROWING TEAM WITH DOUBLE APPOINTMENT

PERMAGROUP – which houses innovative brands that provide permanent solutions to age-old problems – has appointed an apprentice and area sales manager as the firm continues to grow its team and well-established brands. Nicole Parkes has joined PermaGroup, which has its head office in Alfreton, Derbyshire, as an apprentice in internal sales, while Tony

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

permagroup

Permagroup announces new managing director to spearhead growth 

Permagroup announces new managing director to spearhead growth 

NATIONAL building products company, PermaGroup has appointed Duncan Kirkwood as its new managing director to spearhead the organisation’s ambitious growth plans.   Collaborating alongside long-standing director, Adrian Buttress, Duncan brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the roofing and building products industry, having held senior positions at the likes of Marley Building Materials, Icopal Limited and most recently as MD of Carlisle Construction Materials.   Duncan said: “I’ve known of PermaGroup for many years and have always admired the business and Adrian’s vision for it. For me, now is the perfect time to take on this new challenge at a business that I really believe in. I just love roofing and have been passionate about it my entire career, but I’m equally excited to expand my knowledge to the other areas of the business including modular builds and fencing – I can see real opportunities to grow the group as a whole.”   PermaGroup has plans to extend its products, services and training capabilities, with its successful PermaRoof Registered Installer Scheme potentially rolling out across other facets of the business.   Duncan added: “With me being based in the south, I’ve got fantastic connections that can further expand PermaGroup’s presence down here and into London. Adrian and I already have ambitious plans that we can’t wait to action but for me, it starts internally.   “Company culture is hugely important, and I’m eager to implement things that improve on what Adrian has already established across the group. Of course, no company growth can happen unless the employees and clients are brought on the journey too.”  Duncan will take on much of the day-to-day activities working with Adrian on the strategic development plans.   Adrian said: “Welcoming Duncan to the team is exactly the right move for us to take the next steps as a business. We both have the best interests of PermaGroup in mind, not just for the investors but for our team and clients too and we’re excited to unlock the business’ full potential. It’s fantastic to have Duncan’s expertise and a fresh pair of eyes on the PermaGroup, ready to drive it forward and I’m eager for us to start working together.”  To find out more about PermaGroup, please visit: www.permagroup.co.uk/    Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals 

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PERMAGROUP EXPANDS GROWING TEAM WITH DOUBLE APPOINTMENT

PERMAGROUP – which houses innovative brands that provide permanent solutions to age-old problems – has appointed an apprentice and area sales manager as the firm continues to grow its team and well-established brands. Nicole Parkes has joined PermaGroup, which has its head office in Alfreton, Derbyshire, as an apprentice in internal sales, while Tony Pitts has become part of the firm’s ever-expanding sales team. The apprentice role appealed to Nicole, who has a passion for learning and developing others, due to PermaGroup’s commitment to training its team members and its strong progression scheme.  She said: “PermaGroup is a growing business, which has repeatedly hit targets and achieved its growth plans even throughout the pandemic. I also love that the staff here speak so highly of each other and the firm as a whole; everyone respects one another, and it makes a great place to work.” Tony has joined PermaGroup with an impressive portfolio and has five years’ managerial experience to bring to the team. PermaGroup’s well-known product ranges peaked Tony’s interest in the job, as well as PermaRoof’s one-of-a-kind roofing system. He said: “Joining PermaGroup has been really interesting and I’m really enjoying learning about all the fantastic brands and products within the umbrella company. The PermaGroup team are a great support and I’m delighted to be here as I further my career.” PermaGroup has grown rapidly since it started trading in 1999, currently employing more than 50 people. The firm started as a felt roof company, before setting up PermaRoof – one of the largest importers and distributors of the revolutionary Firestone RubberCover and single ply EPDM rubber roofing systems. Since then, the company has expanded into a growing group of brands all operating under the PermaGroup umbrella, including: PermaFinance, PermaFence, PermaLawn, PermaKit, PermaRoom, PermaRoof and The Skylight Company. Managing director Adrian Buttress said: “Nicole and Tony’s appointments reflect the growth we have experienced in the past year, with demand still remaining high for our products even after the pandemic. We are so pleased to have onboarded both exceptional team members and we’re looking forward to seeing them grow and develop with the company.” For further information on PermaGroup, please visit www.permaroof.co.uk. 

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