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GLASS NEWS WELCOMES CHRIS CHAMPION, AS EDITOR

 

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With some 48 years racked up in his working life, Chris Champion retired from his latest incarnation at the end of April.

Having been at Distinction Doors since 2007 when he was taken on as a consultant to manage Distinction’s appearance at the Glassex Exhibition, he has worked in marketing and sales for the company.

He’s got his hands dirty in technical sales and fit ups with fabricators all over the UK, and only slightly less dirty writing articles, press releases and newsletters, as well as presenting and speaking at a variety of customer and supplier conferences and meetings.

In fact Chris’ career has been all about communication and his joining Glass News is an extension of that experience. From his early days as an auctioneer in the West Country to presenting the Miss Great Britain competiton for a number of years; and from building an e-commerce website on Tomorrow’s World, to appearing on television and radio in a variety of countries; whether in travel and tourism, raising money for management buy-ins and buy-outs, software development or door sales, communication has been the one common denominator.

He has been, and still is, a voiceover artist for TV and Radio ads as well as corporate and sales videos. As a presenter and moderator he has ‘performed’ at national and international conferences – he even has a series of DVDs still on sale in WH Smith!

So with a communication background, plus knowledge of the Glass, Window and Door industry, we welcome Chris to Glass News as its new editor.

“It’s an exciting yet daunting prospect ,” said Chris, “but I’m looking forward to widening my knowledge of the industry and its products and services, renewing some friendships and acquaintances, and meeting a lot of new and interesting people.”

“This is an industry that, like many others, has been affected by the economic downturn. It has survived and, although a little leaner in many respects, is in a good position to benefit from the recovery that we are promised. All our trade magazines including Glass News, the trade’s only monthly newspaper, want to encourage growth and prosperity and where possible influence trade bodies and government departments to assist our industry in its future success. Glass News is a significant player amongst the trade journals and with its growth in stature and extent… regularly in excess of 90 pages…. it has increased its personnel with Sheilah joining as Features Editor and now me, as the latest recruit. We all look forward to bringing you the trade news and helping promote your businesses and products to a wider audience.”

Christina Shaw, Owner & Publisher of Glass News, comments: “I feel extremely lucky that Chris has decided to take on the role of Editor. Chris and I have known each other for a number of years, and when I heard he was retiring, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to offer Chris the odd editorial assignment. Having spoken at length over the last few months, it became apparent that Chris would be ideally placed as Editor, and there you have it. People who already know Chris will understand completely that this position is perfect for him, and a real coup for Glass News. Welcome on board Mr Champion!”

If you have comment, news, or an opinion that needs airing, contact Chris on 07850 267223 or email chris@glassnews.co.uk.

Chris

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