F Jones Cleveland appoints new MD

Luxury work surface supplier F Jones Cleveland has appointed Craig Fyall as its new managing director.

The appointment is part of a restructuring of the senior management team and the company’s strategy for growth and expansion in the kitchen, bathroom and contract markets.

Fyall (pictured) – who joined the company as sales director in April 2018 – will work closely with Ian Jones, who moves from the post of managing director to company chairman. Founder Fred Jones is stepping down from the role as chairman, but will continue as the director responsible for the financial oversight of the group.

Speaking of his appointment, Fyall said: “F Jones is about to embark on a significant growth and investment strategy that will mark an exciting new chapter in the company’s 35-year heritage of providing luxury work surfaces. I am proud to have been given this responsibility and look forward to the opportunities ahead. We will be diversifying the company’s product and service offer across the kitchen, bathroom and contract sectors, ensuring our customer base grows and benefits from what we have to offer.“

Ian Jones, chairman of F Jones, added: “As a family-owned concern, we have been delighted with the way Craig has integrated into the business and applied his expertise and market experience. His promotion to managing director is important to our growth plans going forward and I will be working closely with him on implementing our business strategy. I will retain responsibility for the governance of the company and specifically nurture the long-standing product partnerships we have with Antolini and Cosentino.”

F Jones was founded in 1984 by Fred Jones and is based on a purpose-built 85,000sq ft site in Middlesbrough, Cleveland. The company manufactures luxury natural stone work surfaces from Italian brand, Antolini. It is also a premium partner for Cosentino, supplying its portfolio of Dekton, Silestone and Sensa products. The company employs 54 people and has a turnover of £8 million.


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