Award winning commercial window installer The Window Company (Contracts) has announced a restructuring of its senior management team.
Founder and Managing Director David Thornton has moved up to become Chairman, and Projects Director Rob Petre has been promoted to Managing Director.
The other members of the senior management team - Martin Thornton, Rachel Petre, Katie Thornton and Sheila Thornton have also all been made Directors and shareholders of the company..p>
David Thornton said: “Ours is an industry dominated by owner managed businesses and, even with a family business such as this one, succession planning is a major preoccupation – or at least it should be. Between us, we have been preparing this move for several years, and now I am delighted that we can move on to the next phase of our growth and development with the whole team as stakeholders.
“I’ll remain closely involved with the financial aspects of the business and with our marketing and PR, but Rob will be responsible for the day to day running and decision making.”
Rob added: “I’ve been with this business for almost ten years, during which time it has grown massively; but I’m very excited about the potential which still lies ahead and what we can all achieve together as a team.
“David’s input will remain crucial of course, but he’ll have the chance to sit back a bit now and enjoy some of the rewards for all of his hard work.”
David explained: “If you’ve built your business from scratch, as I have done, it’s obviously hard to let go and to judge when is the right time to step aside, but I’m absolutely confident that The Window Company (Contracts) has an exciting future with Rob at the helm and with Rachel, Martin and Katie in support.
“For our clients, it’s very much business as usual and, for me, it’s an opportunity to take a wider view of the industry and the market and to take a more strategic rather than a hands on role.”