With demand for their systems at an all-time high, SupaLite, the respected tiled roof manufacturer has strengthened their team with a high-profile, new appointment.

The Preston-based specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Wes Clarkson as their new Commercial Manager. In his new role, Wes will oversee the sales and marketing for the business, focusing primarily on SupaLite’s popular kit-based roof systems. Working alongside SupaLite’s bustling sales team, Wes will also be looking to support existing trade partners whilst establishing partnerships with new customers.

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Wes will be no stranger to many with his 20+ years of experience across the industry. Starting out at Ultraframe in 1996, before working with a number of their fabricators, Wes was able to gain a thorough grasp of the conservatory roofing market and the challenges faced by each part of the chain. He would later go on to become Sales Manager at Shepley Windows, reuniting with a certain Steve Hacking.

After a decade cutting his teeth in the industry, Wes joined the family business Padiham Glass as Sales Director. Following his father’s retirement, Wes headed up the now multi-million-pound business with brother Anthony, before purchasing the company in 2015. Following the acquisition of Padiham Glass by the Emplas Group, Wes seized the chance to take some valued time out, allowing him to explore new opportunities when the time was right.

“First impressions are everything and I’m incredibly excited to join the team given SupaLite’s fantastic innovative products, customer focus and dedicated staff,” Wes comments. “The business has gone from strength to strength and I am looking forward to supporting the business in achieving further growth and success.

“When Steve Hacking called, I didn’t hesitate to meet with him. Not only because it was Steve – someone I have known and trusted for many years, but because it was SupaLite – an exciting business! One which embodies that customer-first ethos, where I believe I could make a difference.”

Steve Hacking, Managing Director of SupaLite adds: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Wes to the SupaLite team. Not only is he a fantastic character with a great wealth of experience, he’s incredibly ambitious and fully shares our philosophy of delivering a fantastic product with unrivalled customer service. It is undoubtedly a real coup for us, and I look forward to working with him and our fantastic team to drive SupaLite forward.”

Trusted by fabricators and installers across the UK, SupaLite offers a full range of highly-desirable, replacement roof solutions for both conservatories and orangeries. Fully accredited for Building Regulations approval, a SupaLite tiled roof is not only easy to manufacture and install, it’s a cost-effective solution that creates a useable space all-year-round.

For more information call SupaLite on 01772 828060 or visit