Highbridge-based company David Salisbury Joinery has this week appointed a new Managing Director after a record-breaking year of business in 2018.

As Operations Director for the past three years, Wes Kangurs, pictured above, has been a board director since 2014 and now takes on the role of Managing Director.

During that time, he has developed an unrivalled knowledge of the operational requirements of the business and will be well supported by an expanded board of directors, which includes Sales & Marketing Director Karen Bell and Finance Director Pat Clunie.

David Salisbury has had a highly distinguished career, with more than 35 years of successful trading, building the company up from his back garden to the multi-million pound business that is now located in a purpose-built, hi-tech joinery factory on Highbridge’s Isleport Business Park.

Having led the company to new heights over the past year, David will now take up the role of Non-Executive Chairman.

David Salisbury will retain full ownership as non executive Chairman
David Salisbury will retain full ownership as non executive Chairman

 

David, pictured above, will still retain full ownership as well as involvement in several key areas, such as overall strategy and manufacturing software development, where he continues to add value.

As a business, David Salisbury has been market leader at the quality end of the timber orangery and conservatory sector in the UK for several years

A spokesman said: “2018 saw the best set of provisional financial results in the company’s history with record annual profits and, after a very successful final quarter for new sales, a record order book.”

“This sees David Salisbury entering 2019 in the best financial position the company has ever been in, with over £600,000 having been invested in new manufacturing machinery over the past 12 months, ensuring the company is ready continue to retain its lead at the very forefront of orangery and conservatory production in the UK.”

“The strengthened Board of Directors will continue to oversee the design, manufacturing and installation of the award-winning orangeries and garden rooms that has been the hallmark of the business, whilst pushing forward with their growth strategy for 2019 – which sees massive potential for developing their already expanding share of the highly competitive oak framed buildings sector, whilst targeting growth for their timber windows and doors business, having joined the British Woodworking Federation and Wood Windows Alliance.”

David Salisbury added: “I couldn’t think of a better time in our company’s history in which to appoint a new Managing Director and, in Wes, I couldn’t think of a more capable or deserving appointee.”

“Whilst I will look forward to a little more time off, I am confident that we have assembled the best team in the industry to take the company forward on the next phase of its development.”