MD celebrates 35 years with Nevill Long
27th February 2012
Nevill Long Managing Director Dave Bonner recently completed 35 years of continuous service in January of this year.
Starting as a Graduate Trainee at our Dagenham branch in 1977, Dave has progressed through the ranks and his roles have included Internal Sales, External Sales, Branch Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Sales Director before he was promoted to his current role as Managing Director in 2000.
Dave’s time at Nevill Long has seen its fair share of changes, including no less than four changes in ownership! However, when discussing the recent management buyout of The Encon Group, Dave had the following to say;
“I believe that the Company is now entering one of its most exciting phases which will show benefit for both our customers and suppliers.
“Now that we are once again a truly independent business we can exert real focus on all Encon Group market sectors, including the further development of the Nevill Long brand. The recent expansion of Nevill Long into the South Coast is just the first stage of our plans for organic growth and filling some gaps on the map for the brand.
One thing that has not changed during Dave’s time at Nevill Long is the solid core of experienced, knowledgeable staff, who are the foundation for the specialist service that our customers demand and Nevill long provide.
Dave also notes that “the nurturing of long-term partnerships with both customers and suppliers is something that has been fundamental to Nevill Long’s continued success”.
Such long-term partnerships include that between Nevill Long and Armstrong. In the early 1960’s when mineral fibre ceiling tiles first came onto the market, Nevill Long became Armstrong’s first distributor in the UK. This partnership still thrives today and its longevity is something that Dave is particularly proud of.
IT has also played a large role in the development of Nevill Long;
“The business has seen great strides in the development of IT as an important aid over recent years, and now with our monthly newsletter we are able to inform our customer base of any Nevill Long news and updates as and when they occur. We also have our new website which allows customers to view our product offering along with up-to-date datasheets, branch locator, news, technical information and much more”.
With over 50 years experience in the Interiors industry we are certain that our knowledge, service and technical expertise leads the field. We also ensure that all advice given is open and reliable, and this helps maintain Nevill Long’s image of a company that operates with integrity and reliability.
For more information on how Nevill Long can help you please follow this link to our branch page. Here you can find the contact details of all our branches where one of our experienced colleagues will be more than happy to help with your enquiry.