Friends reunited

John Fredericks Plastics has welcomed back Mark Dicconson as MD and shareholder.

Since Mark’s return to the firm in January, JFPL has taken the decision to return to the exclusive manufacture of Halo PVCU systems which, along with a number of other changes, has led 30 former customers to return to the business.

Mark was sales and marketing director/owner at John Fredericks Plastics from 1991 to 1998 and then took on the role of managing director/owner for the six years after.

He has returned, following a number of years out of the industry.

“I’m pleased to have returned to John Fredericks Plastics, a business that I was exceptionally proud to own,” he said.“After a few years away, I returned feeling excited about the opportunities and challenges ahead and looking forward to helping JFPL get back to its full former glory.

“In some areas, the team and I felt the business had started to become somewhat diluted and so we’ve been busy re-focussing attention on JFPL’s core products and the areas of strength where we absolutely excel. In particular, I was keen to relaunch the Ultimate Collection, which gives installers the opportunity to retain their own branding and personality while offering an industry-leading system, backed up by premium marketing. The Ultimate Collection’s accompanying literature doesn’t promote JFPL or Halo by name, and can be overprinted to fall more naturally under a customer’s own product portfolio.

“The main key strength I wanted to bring back to JFPL upon my return, was the exclusive supply of Halo PVCU systems. I believe the quality of these products is exceptional. JFPL’s historic success was built on a strong partnership with Halo, now a brand of Veka UK.”