Post-lockdown boom

AB Glass has created seven new jobs and unveiled a key promotion within its business as it gears up to manage a post lockdown boom in new work and projects.

The Swansea-based company has hired three fabricators, an accounts administrator, a contract administrator, a trainee estimator and a facade designer as it bolsters its team on the back of an increased pipeline of work, while investing in a new generation of talent.

Meanwhile, Lisa Walker, who has worked in AB Glass’s accounts department for four years, has taken the reins from long-standing finance director Sharron Newton, who has retired.

Three new fabricators have joined the business: Matthew Hughes has joined from another aluminium fabricator in South Wales; and Nathan Howells and George Evans join as trainee fabricators.

Nathan has a background in manufacturing and will now train in the manufacture and installation of curtain walling, door and window systems. AB Glass will support George to complete his Manufacturing NVQ as he also learns new systems and gains new skills at the company.

The other hires include: Jemma Morris who joins the business as a contract administrator having been made redundant from a previous job during lockdown; Liam Hoskins, who joins as a trainee estimator and relocates to Swansea having worked for a residential fabricator based in England; and Jonathan Roach, who joins as an accounts administrator, filling the role vacated by Lisa Walker.

Finally, Ayush Verma joins the business as a facade designer. Ayush joins the business having worked for almost three years as a design engineer at a large company in India and having completed an MSc in facade engineering in UWE Bristol.

Alan Brayley, managing director of AB Glass, said: “Welcoming seven such talented and motivated individuals into the business gives the whole company a lift as we gear up for a very busy period and a very big pipeline moving into 2021.

“I am also delighted to welcome Lisa into a much more senior role within the company. We are indebted to Sharron for her years of service and steering the business through many challenges and rapid growth.”