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Poppleton in management buy-out

Tim Hopkinson (left) and sales director Nigel Edwards-Hughes will form the new management team

UK: Ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton & Son has been acquired by MD Tim Hopkinson and sales director Nigel Edwards-Hughes.

Tim Hopkinson, who is president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), joined the 93-year-old family-owned business in March.

Nigel Edwards-Hughes has been with Poppleton for more than 42 years. The two will now run the business as joint owners/directors.

They said it would be “business as usual” for the 93-year-old Colwyn Bay business, but with some “exciting plans for future growth”, particularly in high tech sectors such as the pharmaceutical, life science and nuclear industries.

E Poppleton was founded in 1926 when Edward Poppleton and his family moved to Wales from Yorkshire. It has been a member of BESA for almost 60 years. Tim Hopkinson is the third BESA president from the company following in the footsteps of Gareth Vaughan, who was president of what was then the HVCA in 2008/9, and also the founder’s grandson Edgar Poppleton, who served in 1988/89.

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