Paul Radford has taken up the new position of Director at Neville Joinery, the Luton based specialist joinery design and manufacturing business, with a remit to push forward the firm’s expansion plans.
Paul, with a background in the mechanical and electrical sectors, has a 25 year plus track record in successful business restructuring, development and growth that brought him to the attention of the firm’s owners.
Neville Joinery, established in 1875, has built a reputation for skilled craftsmanship and high-quality projects. Today it produces outstanding bespoke joinery for commercial offices, banking & commerce, hotels & leisure, retail, education, healthcare and high-end residential properties.
Paul commented: “The outbreak of Covid-19 has meant that the pace of our expansion plans has slowed but we are still open for business. The workshop production area is extensive and the team, all locally based, can comfortably operate whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. And we are able to rotate staff on a shift pattern to ensure that we keep to our health and safety directives.
“We have contracts to fulfil and are still managing enquiries from a number of new contractors keen to be ready to progress quickly with projects when lockdown measures ease. In all the scope of our work is now greater than ever.”
Paul was brought up just a ten-minute walk from the Neville Joinery premises so has known of the business all his life: “Anyone in the area knows of Neville Joinery, it really is part of the Luton landscape and its history. The same is true of the wider industry, as the business is quite rightly proud of its heritage and its longevity and is able to draw upon the years of skilled craftsmanship embedded in its ethos and its culture. But no business can survive for that length of time without an eye on the future and keeping ahead of the curve by anticipating changing markets. It’s now my job to take it into the next stage of its history and I am genuinely honoured to be able to do so.”
Neville Joinery is planning, for post lockdown, a series of workshop tours and open events for new customers to be able to tour the facilities and view the skilled team in action. Those interested should contact Paul directly.