Chwarae Teg Business Role

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Chwarae Teg Business Role


Aspiring quantity surveyor Eleanor David has joined the team at Midas Construction in Wales. Miss David,18, has completed her A-levels and is now studying for a degree in quantity surveying while working with Midas. She said she has no reservations about taking up a career in what has always been regarded as a male stronghold. She added, 'Midas is a forward-looking company, and also many members of my family work in the industry, so I am familiar with it.'

Miss David, from Llantwit Major, is studying at the University of the West of England.

ON THE back of Sigma 3's recent expansion trail across Wales and the UK, the pounds 15m-a-year turnover business has made two key appointments.

The kitchen manufacturer and retailer, which has this year opened its fourth showroom in Wales, has promoted Andy Morgan to area branch manager where he will be responsible for three kitchen and bedroom showrooms in South Wales.

Swansea-born Mr Morgan, 31, who headed up Sigma 3's Swansea showroom for three years, will be managing a team of 40 across three of the four Welsh showrooms, as well as making key decisions in the company's development from cost control to staff training.

He said, 'I started working for Sigma 3 as a design consultant over six years ago and have worked my way up through the ranks to this managerial position. I'm relishing the challenge of ensuring all three showrooms and staff continue to perform well.'

Sigma 3's second appointment is Andrew Collins, the new branch manager for the Swansea showroom. He joins from US-based business services company Cardinal Group, where he offered bespoke training solutions, presentations and best practice formulas to the UK business community.

Mr Collins, 43, from Rhondda, brings with him a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and team management and will manage a staff of nine at the Enterprise Park showroom on Phoenix Way.

He said, 'I'm thrilled to be part of one of Wales's fast growth companies and it will be up to me to develop the team and showroom in Swansea.

'Each branch has a responsibility to the overall success of the company and I aim to make the Swansea showroom stand out by building on our excellent customer relationships, and developing even stronger connections with our local community.'

Mike Broomhall, retail development director at Sigma 3, said, 'Andy and Andrew are two very motivated and experienced individuals with a lot to offer. Having them on board will help Sigma 3 continue to expand in the coming years

FORMER Great Britain and Wales international gymnast Andrew Hallam has been appointed managing director of asbestos removal and remediation company Pauls.

Mr Hallam, who represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978 and Brisbane four years later, joined the business as operations director 12 months ago.

Pauls - part of the Cardiff-based MSS Group - specialises in asbestos removal. …

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