Norton Welch, the Managing Director of fencing business JB Corrie, one of the, has retired after more than 30 years with the company.
Welch joined the family-owned company in 1987 as a contracts manager and was made a director of JB Corrie in 2000 before becoming MD in 2015. During his time with the company, Welch has built upon its strong position in the commercial, security, sports and domestic fencing sector. The company is well known for its high-level work with the Ministry of Defence.
JB Corrie has also worked with the Lawn Tennis Association for many years and the firm was the UK’s first manufacturer of Padel tennis courts, a sport that is enjoying an explosion of interest in this country.
As well as growing the company to more than 100 employees, Welch has overseen the increasingly large contracts taken on by the firm, significant investment in cutting-edge technology and developed the trade sales side of the business.
Welch is replaced as MD by the firm’s Scottish Director, Gregor Macintyre. Norton Welch says, “I would like to think that I have helped to build JB Corrie to become the UK’s premier fencing company and leave it in an extremely strong position. I have been lucky to work for so long with a family-owned company which shares my ethos of always doing things right.”
His successor as MD, Gregor Macintyre, has been with JB Corrie for 36 years. He took over the running of the expanding Scottish division in 1989 and joined the board in 2004.