New MD at listed Leicestershire manufacturer

Steve Durdant-Hollamby

Polypipe, the listed Leicestershire manufacturer, has appointed a new managing director to lead one of its biggest divisions.

Steve Durdant-Hollamby, who joins from Alumasc, will head up Polypipe Civils, part of the FTSE 250-listed multinational Polypipe Group, the plastic piping manufacturer.

Durdant-Hollamby said: “The Polypipe brand is synonymous with quality,” he said. “The Civils division has enviable manufacturing capabilities, incredible sector expertise, an excellent workforce and, of course, market-leading ranges of products.

“I am very much looking forward to a successful future as part of the Polypipe family and feel confident I can continue to add to the impressive performance achieved by the company over the years.”

The Loughborough-based division, which employs nearly 500 staff, has played a key role in projects such as tennis mecca Wimbledon’s new £7m facelift, the £150m Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, and a £5.7m social housing development in Yorkshire over the last 12 months.