60 years of IPU and still going strong!
It’s official – IPU are 60 years old!
We reached our 60th birthday on 12th November and we’re going to make our 60th year a big one!
We’ve no signs of slowing down – we have a new MD and a new structure to support our amazing range of products.
As of August 27th, our longstanding and illustrious leader Robert Beebee decided to step down as MD and take a well earned break!
“I have officially stepped back as MD as I feel it is time for a change. 40 years at IPU and 31 of those as MD. Enough is enough! IPU’s new MD, Louise Hazel is a HR professional as well as qualified accountant, so her passion for people and encouraging everyone to be the best they can be is part of the fabric of IPU. Louise is a great believer in self-improvement and generating a meritocracy and where IPU need to help in this, they will.”
Whilst we’ll miss seeing Robert day to day, he will join us 4 days a month as Chairman.
Louise Hazel, MD, said of the change: “I’m delighted to be taking over from Robert at such an exciting time for IPU as we approach our 60th year in business. We have a proud history, an excellent employee culture, an outstanding facility, huge passion and expertise across the team that has enabled us to establish long-term, successful relationships with our customers and partners and I look forward to leading the Company to build upon what is a great foundation.
My role as Managing Director is to facilitate the growth of IPU as we focus on the continued development and innovation of our products and services whilst expanding our activities globally throughout critical industries and infrastructure. Delivering the needs of our customers and using our expertise to offer the best solutions will always be of primary concern to us and we aim to enhance this further by bringing our sales, engineering and technical teams together under the direction of our newly appointed Sales & Technical Director, David Caddick.”
As part of our new structure, we’ve introduced a blanket sales approach based on region, moving away from a divisional approach. We are also introducing a Technical and Proposals team to support the specification of bespoke units to ensure you get the best solution for your application. This, combined with a newly focused Internal Sales team means we’re ready to deal with enquiries quickly and efficiently.
To celebrate our Diamond jubilee, we held a very big party just a few weeks ago, and here are the pictures to prove it…