Published On: Wed, Jan 14th, 2015

Simon Lomax, Operations Director of Rooms and Views

Simon Lomax 1Long established new-build fabricator Rooms and Views has implemented the next stage of its strategy to become more active in the trade supply market and appointed well-known industry figure Simon Lomax as Operations Director.

Simon has previously held a number of senior positions in the industry, including Factory Manager and Sales and Marketing Director at several large fabricators; and Rooms and Views Managing Director Kevin McClure felt this experience would add significant value to the Rooms and Views brand.

Kevin comments: “I have known Simon for several years and have always been impressed with his professionalism and ‘can do’ attitude. I thought he would be an excellent addition to Rooms and Views and I was delighted when he accepted my offer to join. We would like to become more prominent in the trade market in 2015 and Simon’s knowledge and experience will prove very valuable as we start selling more to installers.”

Simon will replace Roy Sales, who currently holds the position as Operations Director and is retiring in early 2015.  “Roy has been an integral part of Rooms and Views over the last nine years and I would like to thank him for all his hard work during that time” Kevin commented. “Roy will be sorely missed and everyone at Rooms and Views wishes him all the best for the future.”

Prior to joining Rooms and Views, Simon, who is also married with three children, was Factory Manager for large fabricator Weatherseal where he was responsible for 105 staff and all manufacturing operations. He then moved on to Premier Frames, where he held the position as Sales Director and opened 10 new trade counters, adding £8m to the company’s turnover. More recently Simon was Head of Sales and Marketing for new-build fabricator Norvik where he was responsible for expanding the company’s client base in both new-build and trade. Interestingly, before entering the window industry, Simon was a professional football player, turning out for Port Vale among other clubs in the UK and abroad before retiring in 1998.

Simon discusses why he decided to join Rooms and Views: “Rooms and Views has been a major player in the new-build sector for a number of years. When Kevin explained he was looking to become more active in the trade market in 2015, especially in the North Wales region, and asked whether I would be interested in a role as Operations Director, I jumped at the chance. Rooms and Views are a quality manufacturer and I was delighted to have the opportunity to join such an ambitious company that wants to expand. “I have enjoyed my time so far and look forward to being part of the Rooms and Views team, all of which have the desire to develop, in readiness for our plans for growth”

Rooms and Views fabricates windows and doors using the Liniar system in the full range of Liniar foils. They also supply Liniar Modlock Bi-fold, the PVC-u bi-fold that is a genuine rival to aluminium, and the new Liniar flush sash casement. Installers buying from Rooms and Views can expect quality products, marketing and technical support and a swift turnaround from receipt of order.