Saveheat Group appoints Ken MacDougall as head of affordable housing division

A window and door manufacturer has recruited former Govanhill Housing Association head of development and regeneration Ken MacDougall to head up its affordable housing division.

Saveheat Group appoints Ken MacDougall as head of affordable housing division

Alex Gray, managing director of Saveheat Group, (left) with new appointment Ken MacDougall

Based at its head office and manufacturing plant in Greenock, the Saveheat Group of companies located comprises Blairs Windows and Doors, Blairs Aluminium, Merlin Network and Saveheat Glass - manufacturing timber, aluminium and PVCu window and door solutions as well as glass.

Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in respect of the social and affordable housing sector, Ken has worked in the Registered Social Landlord (RSL) sector for over 40 years, delivering significant new and refurbished housing projects during this time. He has also been involved with large scale component replacement programmes including window replacements and is no stranger to the Blairs window and door products - recognised as manufacturing high quality products since 1913.

Blairs has been a key supplier of windows and doors to housing associations over many years and through the appointment of Ken, is seeking to support its existing clients, whilst broadening its customer base in this particular sector. Over the last few years, Blairs have partnered with installers to manufacture thousands of windows for Shettleston Housing Association, Parkhead Housing Association and Kingdom Housing Association amongst others.

Ken MacDougall said: “I’m pleased to be joining such a well-established and progressive company with a fine reputation for quality and reliability across a range of window and door products. I’m looking forward to working with Alex and the team here at Blairs, as well as the wider Saveheat Group, to help build on existing relationships and foster new opportunities with affordable housing providers.”

Alex Gray, managing director of Saveheat Group, added: “We are delighted to welcome Ken MacDougall on board to work with all companies within the Saveheat Group. Ken brings with him a great level of expertise, having had over 40 years’ experience within the Housing Association sector.

“Our factories, located along the M8 corridor, have received and continue to receive substantial investment in terms of software, machinery, transportation as well as training for our teams. This has enabled the group to grow along with our influence in the construction sector as we continue to be considered an all-encompassing solution for many companies throughout Scotland and the UK.

“Ken joins the group at an opportune time as we are seeing an upsurge in demand for affordable housing through Scotland and the UK. We look forward to helping more affordable housing providers reap the green and economic benefits that our product range offers.”

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