Scot Starkey launches new composite building products company
After selling a partial interest in Victorian Sliders, although still retaining a major shareholding, Scot Starkey, founder of Victorian Sliders, has launched Eurodeck, a new brand of composite building products.
A new manufacturing facility will be based in County Laois Southern Ireland, where Scot now calls home. This is a major investment into a new extrusion facility that will house 30 extrusion lines and three mixing plants and will create up to 60 new jobs in the local area.
In a further twist to the story, whilst Scot and his team – including window extrusion expert Greg Guy – were setting up the new facility, the only UK-based extruder of composite building materials, Alvic, was put on the market by their owners BSW Timber Group.
Scot decided it would be an excellent strategic fit to his plans for Eurodeck and purchased the company in its entirety.
Scot said: “It has been my intention for some time to enter this exciting market and extrude in Southern Ireland to serve the UK and European markets. It was pure coincidence that Alvic, which would have been our only competitor on the UK mainland, became available. I felt it was an excellent opportunity to enter the market quickly.”
Scot will also be joined by industry sales expert and former Victorian Sliders sales director, Danny Hague, alongside the existing senior management team.
Danny said: “I had decided to take some time off. Ironically, in the very first week, Scot and I spoke because of what was happening and he asked if I’d be interested in joining him. We’ve known each other for many years, and I had thoroughly enjoyed working with Scot, so I didn’t hesitate in accepting the role of Group Sales Director across Alvic and Eurodeck.”
He continued: “It took some explaining to my wife as we had made some plans for the coming weeks but here I am raring to go.”
Our strategy with the two companies operating side by side offering opportunities to distribute composite decking, fencing, cladding and other composite products will be rolled out shortly. In the meantime, for any further information please call Danny Hague, Alvic Plastics on: 07467 437090.