Bob lands new role at Arkoni

Bob McMann
Bob McMann

Brighouse-based fire rated glazing and metalworking firm Arkoni has appointed Bob McMann to the position of general manager.

Bob, 55, hails from Huddersfield and will now have responsibility for reviewing and improving the operational side of the rapidly growing business with the overall aim of helping to increase profitability and departmental efficiency.

Arkoni founder and MD Mark Prentice commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Bob on board.

“With 35 years of experience within the glazing and construction façade sectors, he’ll bring a wealth of knowledge to our operations.”

Bob commented: “The fast growth of Arkoni in recent years has created issues that need to be addressed such as the increase in product lines and the requirement to provide the correct training and resourcing for our workforce.”

Founded in 1991, Arkoni manufactures metalwork features and fire-rated glazing systems for businesses in the UK construction industry and currently employs 60 full time staff.

The company is expected to post a 23 per cent increase in turnover to £6.5 million in 2014/15.

Their figures for 2013-14 also revealed an increase from £4 million to £5.25 million following on from a similar 2012-13 rise in turnover of 30 per cent.

Arkoni recently picked up the building industry award at this year’s Brighouse Echo Business Awards, which were sponsored by the Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

The company designed, manufactured and installed glass feature canopies for the multi-screen Vue Cinema, 100-bed Premier Inn and an NHS building on-site at Broad Street Plaza in Halifax town centre to a total value of £122,000.

Arkoni manufactures a wide range of products from fire-rated windows and doors, security-rated glazing and doors and steel windows as well as a range architectural metalwork covering staircases, balustrades, canopies, balconies and bespoke work.

Earlier this year they secured a £900,000 contract to manufacture and install fire-rated windows and doors, curtain walling, roof lights and smoke vents at the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital development, which is situated in Merseyside.