James Briggs appoints new CEO

Posted on 9 Apr 2015 by Jonny Williamson

James Briggs Ltd, one of the largest manufacturers of aerosol and consumer chemicals in Europe, has announced that it has appointed Tim Pugh as chief executive officer.

Pugh joins the business with a wealth of international experience in the automotive and the chemical coatings sectors, having spent time in an array of senior positions at Scania Group, RAC and automotive refinish products business, U-POL Ltd.

Explaining his delight at the appointment, Jim Sumner, chairman of James Briggs Ltd, commented: “His undoubted leadership qualities, sectorial background and strong all-round commercial experience will prove to be of huge benefit to the business as it looks to deliver upon its ambitious expansion plans over the coming years.”

Pugh added: “With its tremendous combination of technical and manufacturing expertise, and clear focus on long-term customer relationships, I’m delighted to be joining James Briggs.

Tim Pugh. CEO, James Briggs Ltd.
Tim Pugh. CEO, James Briggs Ltd.

“Working with the strong leadership team, I’m excited at the opportunity for us to build further on all that’s already been created.”

James Briggs employs around 200 staff over two manufacturing sites in Greater Manchester.

Founded in 1830, the business designs, formulates and manufactures a wide range of products including paints, lubricants, cleaning fluids and polishes for automotive, industrial, hygiene and other sectors.