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Aico directors

The residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms manufacturer Aico Ltd reports the promotion of two long standing members to new director positions at the company.

James Cavan has been promoted to the role of Sales Director. James, pictured right, joined Aico in September 1997 as an Area Sales Representative rising to National Sales Manager before this latest move. During James’ time he has invested in his personal development and attained a Level 9 Professional Development Award in SCQF and in October 2014 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Business and Enterprise from Napier University, Edinburgh.

Matthew Small, pictured left, joined Aico in 1999 as a Warehouse Operative and, after a series of promotions over the last 20 years, has now become Commercial and Financial Director. Matthew has also invested in his personal development and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), has completed the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

Neal Hooper, Aico Managing Director, says: “I would firstly like to congratulate James and Matthew upon their promotions. Their attitude, commitment and dedication to Aico has been exemplary. We have a passion for developing people, including our current work with an external company, and they are living proof that this culture provides opportunities. Whether it is through coaching for all, seven current apprenticeships or a homegrown management team, people are our focus.”

As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, Aico works with schools and colleges via careers days and assemblies to help promote the various job roles within the fire and CO industry and the importance of having the right attitude and commitment to succeed in your career.

Matthew Small feels that this is a vital message to relay to students. He says: “Having worked with students in our local schools and colleges over the last year and having been involved with helping students to raise their aspirations within Shropshire, I feel it is important to point out that I started working at Aico as an apprentice within the warehouse team. Through a combination of hard work and investment by my employer I was able to develop and reach the position of director within a company that I care deeply about.”



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