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New MD for trade body

Matthews takes helm as Select chief

Darrell MatthewsSelect, Scotland’s electrotechnical trade organisation, has appointed Darrell Matthews (pictured) as managing director.

Mr Matthews replaces Newell McGuinness, who has been in post for more than 13 years.

Select is Scotland’s largest trade association with a membership that carries out more than 90% of all electrical installation work in the country. With a turnover of more than £1 billion the industry provides employment for 15,000 people. 

Mr Matthews joins as MD designate in March. He has a wide range of commercial experience gained in representational organisations in several sectors.  His most recent roles have been as a director with the Institute of Directors, EEF and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

He said: “Newell has done a tremendous job and filling his shoes won’t be easy but this is an organisation which is keen to grow and to promote its members and create a safer and better regulated industry.”

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