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Selkirk to leave Egbert Taylor

The chairman and former chief executive of Egbert Taylor is stepping down after seven years.

Peter Selkirk

Peter Selkirk, right, is leaving the manufacturer of steel recycling and waste containers at the end of March having led the management buy-in of the company in June 2005.

Last October the company was sold to new investors, led by Sullivan Street Partners and Oakfield Capital Partners, with former managing director David Williams becoming chief executive.

“I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed the last seven years,” Selkirk said. “Taylor is a great company in a great industry. Although markets have been tough, we have succeeded in making Taylor a real market leader.”

Selkirk hinted that he intended to stay in the industry: “The environmental sector is particularly interesting right now all over the world – there is a huge potential for innovative ideas to help solve difficult problems. This is what I love doing so it is very energising to be looking forward to doing it once again somewhere new.”

Williams said: “Under Peter’s direction, Taylor has transformed itself from a family company into a truly professional business serving both UK and international customers.”

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