Here at AB Glass, we are excited to unveil a new era for the business and a leadership succession plan that sees our founder and managing director, Alan Brayley, take a step back and become chairman – in our 30th year in business.
Nigel Harvey, our operations director, will take the reins as our new managing director. Nigel has a plethora of experience within the sector. He joined AB Glass in 2005 and spearheaded the implementation of Lean Manufacturing into the business while also improving project management and customer care. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the entire company.
Alan, who founded AB Glass 30 years ago, has assumed the role of chairman. He will focus on holding the board responsible for its overall performance while also ensuring our unique ethos and culture is retained and enhanced.
The change in leadership follows a successful year during which we continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and made several key investments. These included making a six-figure investment in increasing our production capacity by 35% by developing a new 3000 sq ft storage unit, while investing in talent including new designers.
Additionally, we demonstrated committed support to veteran charities and organisations again this year, including through sponsorship of the Welsh Veterans Awards, Royal Welsh Regiment and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Alan Brayley, our chairman, said:
“I’d like to give my congratulations to Nigel on his appointment, which is fully deserved. Nigel has been an immensely valuable asset to this company for over 15 years, and I have full faith that he will continue to drive AB Glass forward.
“This allows me to take something of a step back and spend more time working on the business than in the business, while supporting Nigel in every way I can. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved in the past three decades and I believe now is the right time to hand the reins to someone else who I am convinced can take the business to the next level.”
Managing director Nigel Harvey added:
“I am extremely eager and thrilled about the new role. I am grateful for the opportunity ahead and hope to continue the great work Alan has achieved during his time as managing director. It’s a particularly exciting time for the company due to the volume of orders we have seen, and the future looks very bright for us.”