SMI builds on strong start to year


14 March 2023
Kirsty Murrell has been appointed operations manager at SMI’s Telford head office

Thermal insulation specialist Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI) has announced a number of new appointments on the back of a record-breaking start to the year.

The Telford-based company, known for its Tempro thermal material, recorded its best combined January and February sales, with orders for thermal curtains, covers, liners and bespoke products from across the UK and overseas.

To build on the success, SMI has restructured its team as it prepares to launch a series of new products into the market during 2023.

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Kirsty Murrell is now operations manager and health & safety officer, Ross Clarke has been appointed business development manager, and Chris Davies is sales manager, with particular responsibility for leading on SMI business in Ireland.

Gemma Elsmore-Roberts’ accounts role has been expanded to include quality officer, and Matt Weaver has been appointed warehouse engineer.

SMI managing director Jill Seymour said: “This is going to be an important year for the company as we expand our range with innovative new products. My husband Brian, our chairman and founder, is constantly working on many R&D projects and is hopeful some will be launched before the end of the year. We have an incredibly loyal and hard-working team here who create the family atmosphere which we are proud to have always retained. I’m incredibly grateful to all of them for their support.”