Welcome to Gary Southgate our new Business Development and Specification Manager – Zenon Rooflights

We’re welcoming another valuable member to our Hambleside Danelaw team, Gary Southgate. Gary has worked in the construction industry for around 35 years with the last 20 years specialising in external envelope and façades, and brings a huge amount of experience into his new role.

Having experienced life as a Contracts Manager in various building types for one of the UK’s largest privately owned construction companies, he decided to move into a technical sales environment, promoting rigid urethane composite panels and built-up roofing and cladding systems.

Prior to joining Hambleside Danelaw, Gary worked for ten years in the business development team at Tata Steel, Colorcoat® where he worked very closely with the supply chain to influence and advise architects and clients of the performance and sustainability benefits of selecting the correct material for external envelope application. Understanding metal external envelope will allow Gary to promote the benefits of correct roof light selection to satisfy the required performance criteria and to meet the needs of the architect and client alike, so should slot in nicely here at Hambleside Danelaw!

Outside of work life Gary’s interests include visiting historic houses and gardens and at the other end of the spectrum, attending motorcycle racing events throughout the UK.