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Published on May 12th, 2021 | by The GC Team


Hughes appoints new directors

Hughes Electrical has announced the appointment of three new board members as it plans for the future success of the business.

Paul Chisnall, Henrico Doward and Nikki Heffer, all of whom have been with the company for many years and have considerable experience, will contribute to a “forward-thinking and dynamic leadership team” as Hughes continues to focus on the four key areas of the business: shops, trade, rental and online

Paul Chisnall, who becomes Director of Trade, has been in the industry for 34 years, 15 with Hughes, and played a leading role in the rapid development and growth of Hughes Trade, which sells to businesses including hotels, restaurants, schools, construction firms and holiday parks.

Henrico Doward, in the role of Director of Systems & Projects, will take over responsibility for IT and major projects. He has been with the company for 31 years in a number of positions. He has managed five different shops and has been an area manager, and latterly held the role of group operations manager.

Nikki Heffer becomes HR Director. She has been with the company for 26 years covering sales and stock control, while also being warehouse personnel manager and HR manager. She is responsible for the wellbeing and development of over 800 staff members.

Hughes managing director Mark Wardell said: “As we enter a post-pandemic world we are all planning for the future success of the business, meaning we need a forward-thinking and dynamic leadership team. The trio all have considerable experience with Hughes.

“We have a very strong business model based on four key areas: shops, trade, rental and online, and intend to continue to invest heavily in all of them.

“My vision for Hughes is to be the very best at what we do right across the company. Being a successful business is not just about growth, it is about getting better and better at the things we do to the benefit of all our customers. I look forward to working with Paul, Henrico and Nikki to achieve just that.”

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