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Clive Hawes joins Merson Group

Clive Hawes joins Merson Group

Merson Group has announced the appointment of Clive Hawes as its new Head of Development with immediate effect.

Clive Hawes, who was previously the Managing Director of Hawes Signs, is already a well-known figure in the industry, having gained many years of invaluable experience running a major UK sign business and working with many national and multinational brands.

Merson was established in 1938 and is one of the UK’s leading signmakers. It designs, manufactures and installs sign systems for blue chip clients in the construction, transport, retail and financial sectors. Long-term customers include Tesco, Volvo, Iceland, Transport for London, Lloyds Banking Group, South East Trains and TK Maxx.

In 2015 Merson was backed by HSBC and Maven Capital Partners to acquire ASG, the Essex based sign company and another major player within the industry. Following a period of integration, the company launched a combined offering, a new brand name and a completely new-look. Merson-ASG – as it is now known – combines the skills and resources of both organisations to provide one, unique service offering. With facilities in Glasgow, Basildon, Luton and Poland, the acquisition has created a UK and European sign business with an unrivalled range of skills, capabilities and resources to deliver major signage projects. The addition of Clive Hawes to the Merson team further adds to the company’s breadth of experience.

Commenting on his new role, Clive Hawes said: “I’ve known Merson’s CEO, Roddy Angus for many years and we have worked together on a number of contracts, either as competitors in a joint-supply situation or with Merson acting as a subcontractor for Hawes. When Hawes sadly ceased trading I had a chance conversation with Roddy, which led to me joining the Merson team. I am delighted to have started work with the company at such an exciting time and look forward to working alongside such a talented group of people.”

Roddy Angus added: “In an industry where nothing stands still it’s imperative that we are always one step ahead and Clive with his abundance of knowledge and experience in the market, will provide us with another huge advantage – we are delighted to have him on-board.”

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