Victorian Sliders founder Scot Starkey has left the company after investment group BGF putting an additional £4million into the business alongside new additions to the board.

Group Managing Director Steve Winslet has been joined by Mark Shather as Finance Director and Nick Evans as Strategic Development Director. He said: “Now, with an experienced new leadership team in place, our focus is on implementing a customer-centric strategy that puts the Installers, Housebuilders, Local Authorities and Housing Associations we work with first.

“Over the last eighteen months, we’ve already driven huge improvements in quality, reliability, lead times and customer service in general. In the months and years ahead, we’re determined to continue those improvements, and turn Victorian Sliders into a world-class manufacturer.”

The latest injection follows an original £14million invested by the group two years ago .

The appointment of a new Sales & Marketing Director is expected to be announced soon.

Edwin Davies, Investor at BGF who also joined the Victorian Sliders board following BGF’s initial £14-million investment in the Carmarthenshire-based company, added: “As a long-term investor, we are very proud to have supported Victorian Sliders accelerate its growth journey over the last three years.

“We have seen Victorian Sliders go from strength to strength and we are confident that with BGF investment, combined with the new leadership team’s experience and expertise, the business’ impressive growth trajectory will continue to gather further momentum.”

Scot Starkey, who stood down as CEO in March as part of the succession plan, ‘will pursue other ventures and will no longer be involved in the business’ according to a statement by the company, though he will retain a small equity stake in the business.

Victorian Sliders employs 300 people and makes around 2,000 frames a week.

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