Frost at Listers



Phil Warren (centre left) Roy Frost (centre) and Darren Pusey (centre right) outside the factory with the Lister Trade Frames team

Lister Trade Frames, has been acquired by  Roy Frost and his  GJB Holdings group. Backed by North West-based entrepreneur Alan Rothwell, the deal will secure around 70 jobs in Stoke-on-Trent. Veka/HALO will continue to be the main supplied together with the Residence Collection, Solidor, and the full range of ALUK Aluminium.

The £12m turnover company made a number of investment decisions that failed to deliver expected results and it was placed into administration on the 29th August. The administrators received over 25 enquiries from interested parties. GJB Holdings, with the assistance Kevin Philbin of Beyond Corporate, is delighted to be the new owner. The new structure sees two existing directors, Phil Warren and Darren Pusey, continuing in the new management team.

Frost says: Listers has been a great business for 40 years. Its reputation was built on supplying innovative products with great levels of service backed up by superb marketing support, and we will develop and improve on this. We will keep it simple and get back to basics, focusing on our core products and remove any distractions. We will be concentrating on delivering excellent levels of customer service to our 900+ customers, giving them the competitive edge they need. I’m really looking forward to working with Phil and Darren to bring some fresh new ideas and new energy into the business. This acquisition fits perfectly with our long-term strategy for GJB Holdings.”