‘BEWI UK, the owner of the JACKOBOARD® brand of construction boards and tiling backerboards, has announced that Colin Higham, managing director, has left the business to take early retirement.
Colin founded the business as Tilebacker in 2012 to distribute the JACKOBOARD® range of insulated boards and tilebacker products throughout the UK and Ireland.
During Colin’s time as managing director, JACKOBOARD® has established itself as one of the UK market leaders in the tile backerboard sector, the company says. Michael Hailwood, who has been with the company for five years as director of construction board systems, is now appointed to the role of business unit director – BEWI, encompassing Building Systems and management of the Lancashire site.
Hailwood says: “I am very much looking forward to the challenge of consolidating the market leading position of JACKOBOARD® in the UK and the potential for the BEWI Building Systems range, which has massive potential in the UK. Mostly I want to extend my thanks from myself and the team to Colin Higham for developing the market enormously during his decade at the top of our company. I trust that he enjoys his retirement!”