Movers & Shakers: David Fisher joins Needham Market-based Suffolk Installers as a director

From left, Stuart Simmonds, Nico Reeves, Alex Fairfull , David Fisher, Matt Williams and Joe Fairful

From left, Stuart Simmonds, Nico Reeves, Alex Fairfull , David Fisher, Matt Williams and Joe Fairfull at Suffolk Installers. - Credit: Archant

An award-winning entrepreneur has joined a fast growing East Anglian energy company that is celebrating a multi million pound turnover just two years after launch.

Suffolk Installers, an independent family business based on the Lion Barn Industrial Estate in Needham Market, has been joined by David Fisher, as a company director.

David’s senior management role within the business will be to focus on the strategic planning, operations, and managing the finances, as well as directing the company into new business sectors.

David, 41, from Stowmarket, was Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 at the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards.

Other accolades include Small Business of Year National Winner in the Edge Awards, a Small Business of the Year East of England winner in 2007, and the School Business Partnership Award, also in 2007.

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The new tier of associate status recognises a fee-earner’s advanced level of legal skills and commitment to the firm. It is also a mark of appreciation on behalf of the firm for a fee earner’s efforts and added value to the firm.

Managing partner Paula Fowler said: “By introducing associate level at the firm we have brought in an important career step for our staff. The new level will help to clearly mark their value and seniority both internally and outwardly to clients. We are delighted to announce the first FJG associates.”

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