I am proud to work for IKO, a family company that has invested so much in both me and the UK business.
In 2002 I’d decided I wanted to move into sales, having a civil engineering and construction background. I was delighted later that year when IKO (Permanite Asphalt) offered me a sales position. Permanite had explained they valued bringing fresh individuals into the business that they could shape and mould to their business.
I joined Permanite in 2003 working for the mastic asphalt business. I worked in this team MarcusLee.jpgfor 3 years gaining valuable roofing and sales experience. During that same period Permanite were developing PermaTEC our own hot melt offer and in 2006 I was given the opportunity to become part of a new PermaTEC sales team. During those first 2 – 3 years we were given the responsibility for developing and promoting that system. In that period I learnt a lot about research & development and marketing and gained valuable commercial experience.
By 2009 the IKO Permatec brand had firmly established itself in the market and we continued to grow the brand by developing new relationships with main contractors. This greatly assisted in furthering my commercial experience.
By 2012 the IKO Permatec team had grown in numbers and I was given the role of PermaTEC product manager with the responsibility of managing the team.
In 2014 I was provided with the commercial responsibility for the IKO’s Grangemill facility, I can now look back and see how much IKO as a company has invested in me and the experience it has given me as an individual.
‘It’s the strength of our people that really lie at the heart of IKO’s achievements.’
‘It’s the strength of our people that really lie at the heart of IKO’s achievements. Throughout the business, in every department, our teams strive to provide a level of service which sets the standard within the construction industry. By recruiting and retaining exceptional people, we develop, grow and invest to maintain a position we endeavour to maintain.’