Experienced Richard sure to bring plenty to Kestrel

  • 30 Jan 2019

When it comes to new challenges, UPVC roofline brand Kestrel’s business development manager for the North East doesn’t do things by halves.

Richard Barrett started his new role this month, after moving house, welcoming a new baby and is soon to be married.

Luckily, the 42-year-old from Leeds has years of construction experience and a wealth of contacts across the North East to rely on.

Richard said it was exciting to commence a new year with plenty to look forward to: “The North East is a great patch and I’m excited about getting to know our customers as well as building the brand with new and existing contacts.”

Richard said he had initially been attracted to the UPVC fascia, cladding and soffit manufacturer’s breadth of products and that he had been ‘incredibly impressed’ with the range and quality Kestrel offers.

“While Kestrel is part of a bigger business, it has a family feel where everyone has an input, not least its customers, which makes it very exciting to be part of the team,” he continued.

Kestrel sales and marketing director Owen Thorogood said that Richard’s wealth of experience in construction sales made him a natural fit for the roofline brand.

“The North East is a strong area for Kestrel and with his knowledge of construction and the region, I know we are in safe hands with Richard,” Owen said.

In his spare time, Richard is a keen gardener, loves racquet sports and is learning to play piano.

Leave a Reply

Latest news


ROCKWOOL delivers specialist fire protection for Grange University Hospital

A combination of ROCKWOOL’s non-combustible stone wool insulation and certified FIREPRO® products have been specified for the Grange University Hospital in Wales.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Insulation, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls

Pop Up Power Supplies

A £1bn opportunity to design schools of the future with more flexibility - Pop Up Power Supplies

The announcement of a ten-year school rebuilding programme means there is an unprecedented opportunity to adopt new approaches say Pop Up Power Supplies®.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, news, Retrofit & Renovation


Gilberts has the COVID-19 solution for ventilation with standard MFS Ventilation units

As new guidance on the role of good ventilation in addressing incidences of coronavirus is published, Gilberts has announced its Hybrid MFS ventilation has already achieve compliance. 

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation