Catch up with our new General Manager – if you can!

We’ve got a new General Manager. His name is Gavin Stoddard. He’s a Bolton lad, currently living in Blackrod, but we’re okay with that – it’s all Lancashire. We’re more than happy with his in-depth experience in the glazing business and he has phenomenal energy levels and keeps telling us how much he loves to work!

We are delighted to have Gavin on board. He’s one of those individuals able to combine a love of family – he’s a father of two – with a passion for the day job.  Over the years he’s gained a huge amount of industry know-how and a deep understanding of the challenges of managing processes and people. Unusual for today’s work culture, most of what he’s achieved has been with one business:  Bolton based Martindales.

Martindales provides validation, repair and replacement services for windows, doors, locks, conservatories and garage doors, principally to the insurance industry. Gavin’s 26 years’ service has seen him cover aspects ranging from window fitting to Health and Safety management. He has worked in a support role in branches. He has launched new branches, across the country. He has run Martindales’ Trade Frames business and most recently has managed the glass operation with a team of 32, working shifts from 5 am to 9 pm – more evidence of his energy levels.

With this background, we’re sure that Gavin will quickly get to grips with the Lancs Trade business and its culture. We’re also excited to see how his knowledge and enthusiasm will help drive our progress and shape a business that continues to shine in the fenestration industry.

If you’d like to say hello to Gavin, we’ll try to pin him down for you. Just drop us a line or call. You know where we are.