Ginho's European MD Shaun Gray accepting the honour of being elected the Burton and District Chamber of Commerce

Managing director Shaun Gray has been elected President of the Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, which serves the East Staffordshire business community where Ginho’s European head office is located.

During his two-year tenure Shaun will collaborate with appointed council members from leading businesses across the region as they look to help shape the local business and international trade agenda.

Commenting on Shaun’s appointment, Chris Plant, director of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, said:

“Shaun is vastly experienced in international trade, and I am looking forward to working with him and focusing on helping our members become aware of the international trade opportunities that are on the horizon.”

Shaun took over the presidential reins from Nik Hardy, founder and managing director of Hardy Signs. Nik Hardy will remain on the Chamber’s council as vice-president, alongside Chris Else, managing partner of Else Solicitors, and Stacy Brown, commercial services manager at Dains LLP, who will also serve as vice-presidents.

“I feel extremely proud to accept this role at such a pivotal time for our region and country,” said Shaun about his appointment.

“The continued unlocking of the economy from Covid restrictions and Brexit allowing the UK to set its own trade policy both bring new opportunities for businesses to diversify and grow. I’m really looking forward to collaborating with our Council team to support sustainable growth at all levels and sectors as well as sharing my experience in international trade.”

Ginho globally continues to grow and develop, we are consistently investing in new technology to add value to our world class manufacturing facility. The European division continues to grow and in doing so there have been several new welcome additions to the European team.

Mr Damien Taylor has been with the business for over 6 years. Damien has transitioned through Ginho in various roles gaining experience in many areas of the business. He has now been promoted to Ginho European Product Launch Engineer here he supports customers and internal team members from the start of new sample orders until they get to serial production.

Mrs Theresa Mackay recently joined the business as our European Quality Engineer, Theresa has a wealth of knowledge along with hands-on experience. Theresa offers support to all our colleagues at all our global locations and provides valuable support and assistance to our customers with technical and quality systems and documents.

Mrs Wei Wei To joined the business in March as our European Financial Controller. Wei Wei has extensive financial knowledge and experience and is responsible for all financial aspects of the business throughout our European divisions.