Steve Woods has joined SD Sealants, part of the SD team of businesses and the UK’s leading sealant and cosmetic repair company, as its new Business Development Manager in the North West of England, based out of Leeds.
The company, which provides sealant application and cosmetic repair for house builders, commercial, insurance and marine businesses, has seen a rapid growth in the past three years. Steve’s appointment will further strengthen the cosmetic repairs team in the North West.
Steve has a long and varied career in the construction industry and worked in the Middle East and UAE before moving to Leeds.
Steve said: “After spending 12 years in the military I moved into business working for a paint manufacturer for 10 years, looking after nearly 200 trade stores. I then worked with various companies within the construction sector selling power tools and plumbing supplies before moving into selling consultancy services for the industry leading Sports Turf Research Institute.
“In 2013 I moved to the Middle East selling consultancy and training courses into the hotel and leisure industry, which gave me a great insight into the way the industry operates. I also worked with SMEs across all market sectors from the UAE and the UK, selling products and services into education, facilities management and construction.”
Steve moved back to the UK in December 2019 and worked within the cosmetic repair business focusing on corporate accounts until he joined the SD Team.
Nick Jones, Managing Director at SD Team, said of Steve’s appointment: “Steve has sales in his blood and comes with a wealth of experience that will be of huge benefit to the SD Team. Having worked across so many sectors his knowledge and experience is going to be of great benefit to us and his colleagues in the North West and Yorkshire.
“We are really pleased to welcome him to the SD Team to reinforce our foothold in the North West. In the past three years we’ve launched services in Manchester, Yorkshire and Leeds and Steve’s appointment as Business Development Manager will help us expand further in these areas, as well as allow us to use his network and knowledge of the retail sector to secure work in this area as lockdown lifts further.”
Steve added: “I am enjoying my time with the SD Team as I believe we are now moving forward into different sectors which will enhance our current portfolio and lead to further opportunities across multiple sectors.”
SD Sealants has been involved in a number of notable projects in the North West including work on Liverpool FC’s training ground and Aintree racecourse in Merseyside, Lincoln Cathedral and the Dewsbury and District Hospital.
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