Simon Marklew has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Cheltenham-based heating, plumbing and electrical specialists, Shackleton, Wintle & Lane (SW&L), as the company aims for further growth.


Simon joins the 40-year-old award-winning business after a decade with Wolseley UK, where he most recently held the position of National Sales Director for National Frameworks and Drainage Category Sales. This included responsibility for driving sales of all plumbing and heating materials across new build, commercial, social housing and corporate sectors. Previously, Simon had worked in National Account Manager roles at Jewson and Wavin, where he first became involved in the plumbing and heating industry.


Taking on his new role at SW&L from 1 March, Simon will work closely with current MD John Rogers during a transfer period of three months before he moves to the position of Chief Executive.


“Over the past four decades, SW&L has built a reputation for quality workmanship in plumbing and heating and after adding electrical services to its offering 18 months ago, it now offers the complete M&E package. This is a huge benefit to all customers from private high-end bespoke properties and high-volume new build developments, to social housing providers and those managing commercial building facilities,” says Simon.


“I’m delighted to join SW&L’s leadership team and I’m really looking forward to using my experience in working with customers in many different sectors to help further shape and build the business for the future.”


John Rogers adds; “We’re really pleased to welcome Simon to the business and everyone is looking forward to working with him. It’s testament to the calibre of the team and the business we’ve built together, that we can attract someone of Simon’s experience. We’re excited about the potential he brings and confident his addition to the company will drive further success.”

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