James Briggs appoints CEO

James Briggs, one of the largest manufacturers of aerosol and consumer chemicals in Europe, has announced that it has appointed Tim Pugh as Chief Executive Officer.

Tim joins the business with a wealth of international experience in the automotive and the chemical coatings sectors, having spent time in an array of senior positions at Scania Group, RAC and automotive refinish products business U-POL Ltd.

Jim Sumner, Chairman of James Briggs, said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Tim on board at James Briggs. Tim’s undoubted leadership qualities, sectorial background and strong all-round commercial experience will prove to be of huge benefit to the business as it looks to deliver upon its ambitious expansion plans over the coming years.”

Tim said, “With its tremendous combination of technical and manufacturing expertise, and clear focus on long-term customer relationships, I’m delighted to be joining James Briggs. Working with the strong leadership team, I’m excited at the opportunity for us to build further on all that’s already been created.”

James Briggs employs around 200 staff over two manufacturing sites in Greater Manchester. The business, founded in 1830, designs, formulates and manufactures a wide range of products including paints, lubricants, cleaning fluids and polishes for automotive, industrial, hygiene and other sectors. James Briggs was backed by Endless LLP in an MBO in June 2013.