Asset International to count on new appointment Bryan

Posted: Friday 8th November 2013

Newport-based water management solutions provider and UK licensee of Weholite HDPE pipes, Asset International Ltd (Asset), has appointed Neil Bryan as Finance Director, as it builds on record sales figures of recent years.

Neil joins Asset at a time when the company is preparing for a new growth phase, following increased levels of business, both nationally and internationally.

Simon Thomas, managing director of Asset, said: “Neil’s support will be crucial during this exciting time for Asset, as we continue to move into a wider range of market sectors and become recognised as a global brand within the water and construction industry. It became clear that we were going to need not only a really experienced pair of financial hands, but also a dynamic and visionary fiscal mind, in order to help us exceed our potential. With this in mind Neil was a perfect fit for us.”

Neil, 44, who lives in Machen, brings with him nearly twenty years of experience from the financial and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Asset, Neil’s previous role in the manufacturing sector was with AgriSense, a pest control product manufacturer based in South Wales. In his time with AgriSense, Neil progressed steadily from management accountant upon joining, through to general manager, his last role with the company. During this period, Neil was leading and participating in various projects for the company, including the implementation of a multi-site ERP system, linking companies in Europe, America, and Mexico. He was also instrumental in setting up a new Finance department in its Spanish subsidiary, and performing a structural review at its sister company which led to a bottom line turnaround. Following his tenure at Agrisense, Neil took eighteen months out of the manufacturing world, to fulfil an ambition of working for a charity.

Speaking about his new role, Neil said: “I’m delighted to join Asset, particularly at a time when the company’s profile is growing both domestically and abroad.

“Despite the poor economic conditions over the past few years, I firmly believe that the manufacturing sector is showing signs of recovery and that trend will continue. Asset have managed to buck the downtrend of the manufacturing world at large during the recession and it is extremely energising to be part of a company that are in a growth stage and who are continually striving to achieve more.”

Asset International Ltd. (Asset) is the leading manufacturer of Weholite large diameter HDPE plastic sustainable drainage and water management products.

Now in its 17th year of trading, Asset has a forecasted turnover for 2013 of more than £14million, which is a 40% increase in the past four years alone. The company employs 92 people from its factory and offices in Newport.

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