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Movers and Shakers: Ovia, Aurora Lighting and Fergus

Andrew Macdonald and Kevin Durkin

Ovia is delighted to announce two new appointments to the sales team, Kevin Durkin as Regional Sales Manager covering Scotland and Northern England, and Andrew Macdonald as Regional Sales Manager for the south of England.

Kevin joins having spent 12 years in the industry, working within a sales role for some of the sector’s leading brands. Over the past 8 years he has worked with Scolmore Group across group companies, Click, ESP and Unicrimp. Before his move to Ovia, Kevin took up the position of Area Sales Manager.

Andrew joins Ovia with more than 16 years’ experience within a sales environment, including almost 10 years with a number of key operators in the lighting sector.

In their new roles, Kevin and Andrew will be responsible for managing the activity of the Area Sales Managers in their respective regions against the strategic requirements of the business. They will help develop and maintain strong working relationships with key personnel in the relevant customer groups to ensure that all sales opportunities are maximised.

Matt Burton

Aurora Lighting is excited to announce the appointment of Matt Burton as its new Managing Director. With an extensive background and proven expertise in the lighting sector, Burton’s appointment heralds a new era of strategic direction and innovation for the company.

In his new role, Burton brings a dynamic vision that aligns seamlessly with Aurora’s core goals and values. His wealth of experience and forward-thinking approach are poised to drive the company towards new heights of success.

Sébastien Bonneville, CEO of GALAED Group, expressed his enthusiasm for Burton’s appointment, stating, “We are thrilled that Matt has accepted his new role. His strategic insight and leadership skills will be invaluable as we continue our journey of growth and expansion.”

In a message from Matt Burton himself, he expressed his excitement about the opportunity, stating, “I am delighted to accept this new challenge with Aurora. It’s an honour to lead such a talented and passionate team, I am eager to build on the strong foundations we’ve rebuilt.”

Peter Hunter, Sarah Kennedy, Patrick Giller, Sam Buck

Fergus has announced a strategic expansion of its team to support its rapid growth and commitment to providing exceptional customer service. Joining the Fergus team are Peter Hunter as Account Executive, Sarah Kennedy as Customer Success Specialist, Patrick Giller as Content Manager, and Sam Buck as Partnerships Manager.

Peter Hunter brings a wealth of experience in sales and a deep understanding of the construction industry, making him perfectly positioned to help trades businesses discover the transformative power of Fergus. Sarah Kennedy’s expertise in customer success will ensure users receive tailored support, maximising their software benefits. Patrick Giller’s content management skills will drive Fergus’s messaging, educating the market on the value of job management software. Lastly, Sam Buck’s strategic vision for partnerships will open new avenues for growth and collaboration within the industry.

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