The most recent addition to the AMES UK Director team

Company: Ames UK

The most recent addition to the AMES UK Director team is Matt Wilson who joined the business in September.

Matt is responsible for Finance and HR and comes with a wealth of relevant experience in privately owned business and large corporations.

Matt has set about bringing all AMES UK’s 300 employees into a harmonised system, streamlining policy and supporting the rest of the management team. He is keen to point out the extraordinary employee retention in La Hacienda, Kelkay and Woodshaw with several members of the team having been on the payroll from the very start.

Ambitious growth forecast

With his other hat on, Matt is focussing on the future sales growth of AMES UK and he was able to confirm their ambitious 20% growth forecast for 2020. Group turnover in the year ending September 2019 reached over £43million, a significant increase on the prior year and Matt’s confident that AMES UK – before the addition of Apta - will break the £50m barrier in 2020.

“It’s been a very busy first few months for me with major infrastructure projects here at Kelkay, the acquisition of Apta and the largest pre-season orders in the company’s history. I’m relatively new to the gardening industry, but I am reliably assured that what we need now is some sunshine. We are certainly very well prepared!”

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