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Makepeace - Glass And Glazing Consultant - Sheffield, England, UK

Mark Makepeace

Sheffield, England, UK


Glass And Glazing Consultant

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Consultant for glazing.
Structural calculations, product specification and sourcing, trouble shooting.
Fire, safety, blast, ballistic, solar control etc.

Work History

Glass consultant

From February 2010

to the glass and glazing and associated industry.
Technical Sales support.
Structural calculations, for Architects, designers, contractors etc.
On site inspections and reports.

Glass division manager responsible for all internal and external glazing activities

Avanti Partitioning (SAS)

June 2008 - September 2009

Liaising with dealers, architects / designers and contractors on core partition business and other bespoke, architectural glazing jobs. Dealing and negotiating at the highest level.
Supported sales in all areas including, specification and technical areas and assumed responsibility for key account business.
Absorbed western area business into Southern and northern branch altering staff numbers where necessary.
Established / renewed partnerships with added value business, companies.
Key account management.
Responsible for all glass and ironmongery negotiations, and purchases.
Maintained business levels within budget, profitably.
Glass division represented >50% of company turnover.

Sales and Product Manager for Glass division


October 2004 - June 2008

Responsible for sales of Internal and External Structural Glazing systems, ironmongery, purchasing agreements, costings and stock holding.
Success at a number of key accounts with a relatively unknown range of products that were new to the UK market.
Key Accounts - Avanti Systems £500K per year
Duvale £100K per year
OBG £200K per year
Invotech £150K per year
Intercity Glass £30K per year
All London Glass £30K per year
In 2 years from a standing start I was able to generate a Key account turnover of £1.5 Million
Also my time at GEZE put me in close contact with Main Contractors, Architects, Specifers and Interior Designers on a regular basis.

Independent Glass Merchant and processor

Flat Glass Merchants

September 2002 - September 2004

Responsible for day to day running of merchanting business. Including purchasing and sales.
Developed business, increased sales turnover from 1.2 million to £2 million.
Relocated company and installed toughening furnace to process toughened glass products.
Responsible for 15 employees.

Set up as sole trader

Renew Surface Systems

February 2000 - August 2002

Joined partners, left the company in 2001, retained shareholding.

consultant operations manager, self employed

Pilkington Glazing

August 1996 - February 2000

To assess branch performance, suggest actions and present to the divisional director for agreement and implementation, responsible for 6 glazing branches.
I was able to turn 5 of the 6 branches from a £1 million loss to profit in a relatively short timescale.

General manager responsible for agreeing split from Efco and moving plant and machinery

Armourglass UK Ltd

March 1992 - August 1996

March 1992 - Aug 1996
Joint venture (Armourglass Australia and Efco) Manufacturing glass / poly security products.
Initially Sales Manager for all products.
General manager responsible for agreeing split from Efco and moving plant and machinery to new factory.
Acquired by Malaysian company (Sinaclas) 1994.
Closed operation 1995 and reverted to Malaysia.

Sales manager responsible for all sales and sales dministration systems

European Toughened Glass

October 1990 - February 1992

Introduced key account business.
Introduced new products, FRG, BRG and thicker laminates for bespoke applications. Established stockist dealership with Glaverbel.

Sales Manager for all Glass products

Hayes Laminated

September 1986 - October 1990

Sept 1986 - Oct 1990
Hayes were a major independent stockist and processor of all glass products, now part of the Saint Gobain Group.
Sales Manager for all Glass products.
Development of FRG and BRG products for banks etc.
General Manager for Stock and Laminated distribution and sales.

Area Sales Mgr

Alcan Safety Glass

Up to August 1986

Ballistics development and testing
National Sales Manager
Export Sales Manager Middle East

Lance corporal

HM Forces

Section commander
Several tours
Played senior soccer at Army level

Qualifications & Certifications


Alfred Sutton Boys School

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