Richard Powell, Roofing Sales Manager has worked for the company for 16 years. He trained as an engineer and has been involved in technical sales for his whole career.
What have been the main technical improvements since you joined the company?
In roofing, it is our new technology and product development to meet the Part L + environmental changes in the construction market. When I started, we only looked at 0.25 U values, and we are now looking at projects at 0.10 on a roof! The company has always been committed to developing products with the correct certification. I value our understanding and offer full technical support.
How have attitudes in the building industry changed?
It has been great to see the advances in site safety and mental health on construction sites.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
In my role technical respect is key. Being able to support the market with in-depth knowledge is vital. It is important to me that I can add value when looking at projects, and see them through from start to finish. Being involved in the Olympics was one of my biggest achievements. I worked on this from the very start of construction until the Games opened. I also enjoy some great business relationships. There are some fantastic characters throughout the roofing industry.
What are your main interests outside work?
My hobbies include cycling and long dachshund walks with the family. I’ve also started to restore old furniture which I’m really enjoying.