Respected MD steps down

Mark Warren has stepped down as MD of Lister Trade Frames, and handed over the reins to his two fellow directors, Darren Pusey and Phil Warren, with immediate effect.
This follows a 30-year career at the helm of Listers for almost 30 years, as well as taking on the roles of president of the GGF and chairman of Fensa.
Mark is a well-respected name within the industry, often being lauded as a businessman who can combine great business sense with good old fashioned morals and ethics.
Under his stewardship, Listers won Fabricator the Year at the G Awards as well as being the first recipients of the Derek Bonnard award.
Mark believed that a company is only as good as its staff, that it can only succeed if there is a team motivated and capable of supporting the ideas of the management.
“And that is the magic of Mark,” Phil Warren, sales director, said. “People wanted to work for him. Whether you were on the shop floor, working on the skips or manning the sales office, Mark knew everyone and had time for us all. Being the boss and a friend, is a tightrope not many men can walk, but Mark seemed to manage it effortlessly.”
In his time as MD, Mark oversaw key moments in the growth of Listers that helped grow the business from operating in a shed at the foot of the garden to a £12 million company with more than 120 staff.
Co-director Darren Pusey said: “Mark was absolutely key to building team spirit as well as ensuring the business remained ahead of the curve, and working with him he kept all of us motivated to succeed.”