Nigel Leivers has been appointed Managing Director at Frame Fast UK after 18 years with Derby’s leading trade manufacturer, stating that the secret of his success is listening carefully to customers and expanding to meet their needs.
“Our company is where it is today due to a combination of hard work, dedication, close customer relationships and a great team, and I am so proud that I can continue this journey in my new position as Managing Director,” says Nigel.
“I’ve always been passionate about the on-going growth that we’ve enjoyed at Frame Fast and I couldn’t be more proud to accept this position. I’ll continue to work hard to achieve Frame Fast’s next growth goals as we celebrate our 25th anniversary next year.
“One of my main focusses when joining Frame Fast was to build strong relationships with customers and to offer more products and services to help them sell more.
“From the regular conversations I’ve had with customers over the years, we added our aluminium division 12 years ago, expanded the glass shop 4 years ago and increased capacity for composite doors and roofs, catering to customer needs.
“This has helped us be a trusted and reliable partner for installers and builders in the Midlands, and through growing the trade counter and manufacturing facility, we’ve been able to create more jobs for local people too.
“Working with developers, I’ve also built the new build sales which now has a dedicated department.”
Frame Fast is also launching an apprenticeship scheme in Derby, where apprentices will be able to get hands-on experience fabricating windows and doors in the state-of-the-art factory.
Nigel continues: “The next step for Frame Fast is the launch of our training school for fabricator apprentices this year. The goal is to create a highly skilled workforce, supporting professionalisation in the industry.
“From the Museum of Making to the bid to be named City of Culture, Derby is an exciting place to be at the moment. It is at the heart of manufacturing in the UK, and we’re really looking forward to playing our part by launching our training school for apprentices this year. Through the in-depth training course, we will be able to help create a skilled workforce locally, supporting the growth of manufacturing in our city.”
Frame Fast manufactures PVCu and aluminium windows, composite and aluminium doors, conservatory roofs and glass units from its 55,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Derby, working closely with installers and developers in the Midlands.
Nigel adds: “Our 25th anniversary in 2022 shows the continued success of the business and the commitment of the team and I’m looking forward to leading Frame Fast into the next step of its growth.”