Clugston announces retirement of Chairman and replacement

Clugston Group Limited (the Group), the privately owned company, which has interests in construction, logistics, facilities management and property development, has announced the retirement of Chairman John Clugston as from 31st January 2020.


John, who has been Chairman for over 35 years, will hand over the reins to David Clugston, with the appointment taking effect from 1st February 2020. To ensure a smooth transition, David, in the meantime, has taken up the role of Deputy Chairman.


John Clugston originally joined the family business in the 1950s, working for his father LG Clugston, who established the business in 1937. He was particularly involved in expanding the company’s expertise in the recycling of blast furnace slag for the iron and steel industries, which ultimately led to the technology being licenced throughout the world.


Working his way through the company ranks – starting as Assistant to the Works Manager in the early 1960s, he became Chairman of various divisions of the company – before he eventually became Chairman and Managing Director of Clugston Holdings Limited, now Clugston Group, in 1984.


John has been an invaluable driving force behind the growth and stability of the business for over 60 years, during which the Group has evolved to include construction, distribution, facilities management and property development businesses, with turnover reaching more than £170 million.


John will continue to promote Clugston’s strong reputation and involvement in charity work, as well as the Clugston brand.


David Clugston from Clugston Group said: “We would like to thank John for his unwavering commitment and for being at the forefront of the growth and stability of the business over a very long period of time.”

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