Welsh Slate

New MD Mark for Welsh Slate

  • 6 Apr 2018

The UK’s largest manufacturer of natural slate, Welsh Slate, has appointed Mark Hodgkinson as a new managing director.

He takes over the reins of the North Wales-based company following 11 years experience as production director, before which he was the company’s business development manager.

Mark’s expertise with slate stretches back even further, to when, as an independent consultant, his in-depth work with the company saw the manufacturing processes, material planning all redefined, which in turn, improved productivity.

His breadth of experience also covers consultancy roles with foundries, clay quarrying and processing companies, and construction companies.

His leadership of Welsh Slate comes at a testing time for the UK construction sector, with skills and materials shortages just some of the challenges in prospect.

However, Welsh Slate’s extensive variety of uses, which include roofing, cladding, flooring, paving, walling, decorative aggregates and worktop counters, mean opportunities do lie ahead.

Mark said: “Welsh Slate is fortunate in that it is a much sought after material for heritage and specified projects but it is important for our customers that we continue to provide sustainable reserves of material, innovative use of materials, and value for money and I am looking forward to driving that on behalf of the company.”

He said he was proud to be part of an ‘incredibly passionate and resilient team’, who have the ability to develop skill sets to stay competitive.

Leave a Reply

More articles

Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries boosting university students’ environmental awareness

The Aggregate Industries team at Haughmond Hill Quarry has shown nine university students the importance of being environmentally conscious in industry, through a visit to the site.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, news, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Training

Glazing Vision transforms Nottingham property with Flushglaze Eaves Rooflight

Glazing Vision was recently tasked with the job of maximising daylight in an East Midlands property extension without compromising security and privacy.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glass Projects, Glazing, Posts, Roofs, Windows

SE Controls

SE Controls ventilation and smoke control for St. Helena Airport

St. Helena, one of the world’s most remote island locations is using actuators, monitoring and control solutions from SE Controls Africa.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

Designing daylight to the new EN 17037 with VELUX

VELUX has introduced a new whitepaper on using VELUX Modular Skylights to help meet the new European Standard for daylighting in buildings, EN 17037.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, Posts