New leadership team takes the helm at Ficep UK

Three directors with 38 years’ combined experience of working at Ficep UK have been appointed to the board to take the business forward into its next chapter of innovation and growth.

Finance Director, Pam Allen, Sales Director, Chris Berriman, and Operations Director, Richard Clark, now take responsibility for the management of Ficep UK - the UK’s leading steel fabrication machinery supplier - along with existing company director and group CEO, Christian Colombo.

Finance Director, Pam Allen leads on developing, implementing, and overseeing the financial reporting processes for the business. Pam joined Ficep UK in 2010 working on accounting projects before she took the permanent position of accounts manager, working her way up to become finance director this year. Pam has knowledge spanning all Ficep departments and will continue to use her expertise to input into the overall running of the business.

Sales Director, Chris Berriman joined Ficep UK as area sales manager for the north of England, in 2003. After six years Chris became UK sales manager responsible for a team of area sales managers. Chris is very well known and respected in the industry, having worked at Ficep UK for over 19 years and from an engineering background, and prides himself on nurturing and building existing and prospective client relationships. Chris is also in charge of sales and marketing as well as budget management and company turnover.

Operations Director, Richard Clark, joined as service manager in 2015. Richard is responsible for budgeting for the operational side of the business, covering spare parts sales, on demand work, service contracts and also tooling and vending which is growing year on year. Richard manages a team of engineers and office staff as well as being involved commercially and being a key contact for customers.

The new leadership team will continue to drive forward the UK business which is constantly expanding and growing as the business continues to innovate and becomes more advanced to meet the demands of the industry. The move follows the departure of Ficep UK founder and MD, Mark Jones, who stepped down in July after 23 years leading the business. Mark takes on a new role as Ficep UK’s Non-Executive Director, for a short period.

Christian Colombo, Ficep group CEO, says, “Pam, Chris and Richard are highly qualified and have demonstrated their wisdom in their respective areas as well as in the industry as a whole. They have already played an integral role in getting the business to the stage it is at now and have the drive and ambition to take it further forward. It’s an exciting time for the business and their appointment to the board will continue to invigorate the incredible work that has already been done in the UK. I wish them every success in their new leadership roles.”

The new leadership team at Ficep UK: Pam Allen, Chris Berriman and Richard Clark

The new leadership team at Ficep UK: Pam Allen, Chris Berriman and Richard Clark