Our Business Development Team
Andrew Reid – National Business Development Director
Andrew joined ARDEX in December 2008 having previously worked as an International Business Development Manager, selling technical floorcoverings in the Transport and Military sectors. Since joining ARDEX Andrew has helped secure a variety of prestigious projects including The Aquatics Centre built for the London 2012 Olympic Games, The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, and the refurbishment of The Tollcross Aquatic Centre for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Andrew also leads the Global Project Services Corporate Unit for the ARDEX Group.
Shaun Howarth – National Business Development Manager
Shaun has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, starting his career as a self-employed flooring contractor before progressing to a Sales and Contractors Manager position, working across domestic, commercial and industrial projects. He used his hands-on knowledge in his next role as Technical Support Manager at a rubber floorcovering manufacturer, providing support and guidance to architects, main contractors, designers and end-users around the world. Joining ARDEX in 2013, he brought a wealth of diverse knowledge to the organisation, particularly to the Technical Services Department which he managed for 4 years, and to his current role as National Business Development Manager.
Shaun has been involved in many high-profile leisure projects, including David Lloyd Leisure Centres, Butlin’s Splash Pool and Littlehampton Leisure Centre, and is also an active member of several industry bodies, including the CFA Manufacturers Committee, BASA and FERFA.
Paul Forrester – Business Development Manager
Paul started his career working in sales, selling to contractors working on the sub-sea pipe lines off the coast of Scotland and Norway. As his career progressed, Paul moved into the electro-mechanical engineering industry and was responsible for technical and sales management, working overseas in the Middle East and Africa. On his return to the UK, Paul joined ARDEX, where he initially focused on major high street retail refits and the booming new edge of town retail site developments of the late 1990’s. Paul’s main focus is now on the rail and transport industry, where he looks after major projects including the upgrade and refit program of existing London Underground Stations, National Network Rail infrastructure upgrades and the new Cross Rail scheme.
Ian Dennis – Business Development Manager
Ian has gained vast experience in specifying resilient floorcoverings across a number of sectors including house building, NHS Trusts and local authorities. His work at a major vinyl floorcovering manufacturer gave him experience in leading specifications on projects such as The North Middlesex Hospital and Homes for Harringey. Throughout his career Ian has developed excellent working relationships in all sectors of the construction industry, and in particular with flooring contractors and architects.
Michael Hoe – Business Development Manager
Before joining ARDEX in 2017 Michael built up over 16 years experience within the flooring industry, working as an Area Sales Manager with an established manufacturer within the construction and manufacturing sector. He specified products used in projects such as Liverpool Football Club Stadium, the Leeds Arena, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and numerous PFI projects within Yorkshire, the North West and East Midlands.
Michael’s focus is to secure new business and projects to raise the profile of ARDEX products through the delivery of RIBA approved CPD seminars to Architects, Building Surveyors and Designers.
Seyi Babatloa – Business Development Manager
Seyi Joined ARDEX in April 2019 as a Business Development Manager, coordinating international projects and promoting the ARDEX range of polished concrete toppings and wall finishes to interior designers, architects and contractors.
Seyi gained a degree in Accounting and Finance, at Canterbury Christ Church University before moving into a career within sales, selling power tools, anchors, fixings, direct fastenings and online asset management solutions to contractors and subcontractors, within the construction industry, working on projects such as Barking 360, The International Quarter, the Manhattan Loft Garden and Stratford East Village.
Mark Chatfield – Business Development Manager
Mark has 14 years experience selling sanitary ware and ceramic and porcelain tiles to the retail industry, working with Property Developers, Main Contractors and Tiling Contractors. Mark has worked on specifications with Interior Designers and Architects,
on projects such as Kellogg Tower, Barnes Village, Brent House, Crown Plaza and Sutton Point.
Mark joined ARDEX in May 2019 to provide support to Main Contractors, Tiling Contractors and Stone Fixers, and deliver RIBA approved CPD seminars to Architects, Building Surveyors and Designers.
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