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We Are Excited To Announce Our New Managing Director Appointment

As of 4th January 2022 Richard Norris has stepped up into this exciting role which will see him lead the company, with its founder and Chairman James Fawkes, to shape its next chapter.

After a successful career at the highest-level James Fawkes has decided to step away from the day-to-day involvement and move towards a supportive Chairman role focused on forward planning and future development of the company, allowing Richard Norris to take over as Managing Director.

Richard has been a pivotal member of staff since his employment began with AES in 1995, he has worked closely with James Fawkes to grow the business, he is an experienced Company Director with an exceptional track record, recognised in the industry.  

Richard started in a Stores role with AES back in 1995, since then the company has seen significant growth and change, including 3 premises moves, launching AES Export and supplying over 37 countries globally, opening a branch in Illinois USA, and becoming proud winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 placing AES with the crème de la crème of British businesses, to name a few achievements.

“I am excited for the next chapter of AES’s growth, knowing we already have robust and longstanding foundations to build upon, I’m looking forward to supporting the business in an MD capacity and driving the business forward with new opportunities especially those that support new and existing customer and supplier’s needs,” adds Richard.

“Richard’s knowledge and experience within the sector brings a level of expertise that remains extremely valuable to the future of the business and this appointment is a natural career progression for him”, adds James Fawkes.

“Richard has been central to the continued success of AES during the challenges of the pandemic and the growth of AES, all while remaining true to our original ethos, supplying quality products, and offering our customer’s the highest level of service.”

“I wish him well on his new journey and I’m looking forward to working with him in his new role”, says James Fawkes.

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