One of the good guys

On February 2, Made for Trade received the sad news that after a very short illness trade sales manager Trevor Hopper had passed away.

In a statement, the company said: “Known as one of the ‘good guys’ in the industry, Trevor carried himself in a positive and upbeat manner always willing to go the extra mile for his clients and employer. His sense of humour and enthusiastic approach to life made him very well thought of by all he came in to contact with.

“His career spanned many years, starting in engineering and a spell offshore in the oil and gas industry. Trevor returned to Grimsby, his home town, looking for a change in direction which is when he chose the fenestration trade.

“Starting out as a canvasser he quickly progressed into direct domestic sales. This then led to him starting his own window and conservatory business. After enjoying 10 years of working for himself he decided to join a national timber and PVCU manufacturer supplying to the trade, which is where Trevor’s skills shone developing professional and robust relationships with installers and trade counters up and down the country, leading him to our door.

“Known to the directors Richard and Bradley Gaunt for his passionate approach, Trevor was the ideal candidate who could be trusted to push forward the company’s innovative product in keeping with their ethos and he continued to do this until he became ill. He will be greatly missed by many in the industry and was definitely one of a kind.

“Trevor leaves behind his loving and supportive wife Carolyn, children and grandchildren who will continue to tell the stories of his motorcycle adventures and keep his memory alive in the way he would have wanted.”