Picture above: James Turner

In keeping with development plans for both people and infrastructure, Wakefield based fabricator Conservatory Outlet has appointed a new Head of IT to drive forward the technological systems at the 60,000 sq ft site in Thornes Lane Wharf.

James Turner came into post on 13/03/17, taking on this significant role for the company, tasked with leading, managing and continuously developing all Information and Telephony Technology activities of the business.

With a strong background in IS&T Management, James is equipped with insight and experience in core business development, providing effective and prioritised solutions, accompanied by an excellent track-record for successfully delivery change.

James will work closely with decision makers in all departments at Conservatory Outlet to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support technology solutions for all aspects of the organisation.

Conservatory Outlet currently serves 24 retail partners across a UK- wide network, manufacturing some of the most innovative, high quality windows, doors, and outdoor living spaces on the market. James’ role will enhance the customer journey for each of the partners, providing strong leadership and direction to ensure the implementation of services to benefit the ordering, manufacturing and delivery processes.

James said “I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to take on this exciting new role. There is a lot to look forward to, however, due to the nature of technology, there will inevitably be challenging times ahead. I believe that I have the skills and knowledge required to deliver this role successfully, bringing notable results in the IT systems and infrastructure which is sure to benefit both customers and employees alike.”

Conservatory Outlet Managing Director Greg Kane said “We were looking for someone with a high calibre of knowledge and experience to motivate and drive this aspect of our business forward, and James certainly fits the bill.

As a Network we’ve experienced a vast amount of growth in a relatively short space of time; the appointment of James falls in line with our progression and development plans for the coming years, making sure we are in great position for the next phase of our sustained growth strategy – including the introduction of new products, machinery, and network partners.”