The senior management of metal recycler S Norton & Co has been restructured, with additional board members to enable the owners to focus on a longer-term strategy for the business.
Founded in 1960, the family-run scrap processing business collects, processes and distributes more than one million tonnes of ferrous scrap every year. It has long-established metal recycling operations across the UK employing 150 people at eight sites in Manchester, London, Liverpool and Southampton.
Owners John, Charlie and Matt Norton have expanded their board with four new directors and are delegating more responsibility to existing managers.
The new board members are Roger Morton (managing director), Graham Donohue (finance director) and non-executive directors Margaret Harry and Norman Jones.
Chairman John Norton said: “These changes will help S Norton to maintain and grow its position as one of the largest and most progressive metal recyclers in Europe.
”The intention is to retain the close rapport of senior managers with the shareholders and retain the family ethos of the business, while ensuring that there is no change of control in the ownership of the company.”
Morton has worked in partnership with S Norton for more than 10 years as a director of Axion Polymers, and he will continue to run the Axion business alongside fellow director Keith Freegard, with whom he founded the Manchester-based plastics recycling firm in 2001. Axion’s business remains unchanged.
2000 S Norton ship crane metal recycle 2