Talasey Group overseas operations expansion

Following on from the launch of Natural Paving USA Inc in 2017 and the introduction of Talasey Group as the overarching corporate entity for the UK in January this year, the company continues to enjoy a period of significant growth and development.

Since entering the US market, Natural Paving has quickly found traction and is already supplying its natural stone hard landscaping products across the South Eastern belt of the USA. CEO Mark Wall’s strategic focus will now shift to the growth and development of Natural Paving USA Inc with Chris Whitlock taking charge of Talasey Group’s operations.

Mark Wall, CEO, Talasey Group commented: “The past year has been a particularly busy and exciting time for us with our expansion into the American market, as well as the overall company re-

Chris Whitlock MD Talasey Group left and Mark Wall CEO right
Chris Whitlock and Mark Wall

brand which we rolled out earlier this year. As part of our due diligence we are now taking important steps to ensure the continued success of our UK operations, while I turn my attention to the US market. We have an ambitious target for turnover in the next five years and the appointment of Chris Whitlock as Managing Director is one of the measures we have put in place to support our strategy.”

Whitlock was previously Managing Director at Harlow Bros Ltd and brings with him over 30 years’ extensive experience working for leading companies in the building materials industry including 12 years with the Saint-Gobain Group and 14 years with Travis Perkins. He is a Managing Director renowned for his commercial focus and a history of increasing profitability and compliance.

Commenting on his new appointment, Whitlock said: “I am excited to be involved in guiding the next steps in Talasey Group’s journey and aim to continue to deliver the same quality product offering and exceptional customer service Talasey Group has become known for. I also look forward to promoting and building on core company initiatives, such as the launch of the Talasey Training Academy, which has been designed to support and deliver key benefits to the landscaping industry.”

As part of the support efforts for a growing product portfolio, Talasey Group has doubled its Distribution Centre at its site in Doncaster. Furthermore, the company has invested in additional cutting machinery increasing its capacity for providing a bespoke supply service to designers, landscape architects, installers and home owners interested in creating inspired outdoor living spaces.

The Distribution Centre will also encompass the purpose built Talasey Training Academy enjoying dedicated and modern training facilities, classrooms and demonstration areas. The City & Guilds accredited courses are designed to support attendees on using and installing a wide range of landscaping products in domestic applications. Talasey Group also plans to roll out further training opportunities at different locations throughout the UK later in the year.

With control over quality, supply and product range, Talasey Group delivers a full end to end service as one of the UK’s leading providers of landscaping solutions. The company delivers a complete range of products and solutions in the UK incorporating Natural Paving, Vitripiazza Italian porcelain vitrified flagstones, Baksteen Dutch clay pavers, Luxigraze artificial grass and accessories, Pavetuf, stone installation cleaning and maintenance products and the new Resiscape resin-bound aggregates.

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