Andrew Orriss

Head of Business Development
SIG Distribution

Speaking at: Yorkshire Roadshow - Sheffield - 12 November 2013

Andrew is a pragmatic and determined individual keen to see things done better in the industry. He has a broad experience of issues relating to zero carbon, offsite construction and sustainable building.

Andrew currently manages the Business Development team for SIG Distribution with a number of responsibilities; one of which is SIG360 Retrofit, which Andrew set up to provide own-brand Retrofit measures and support to contractors undertaking sustainable refurbishment projects. Andrew is also responsible for the SIG360 New Build service, designed to take the cost and complexity out of building new homes to high energy conservation standards.

Prior to joining the SIG team, Andrew was the Managing Director of a leading Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) manufacturing and installation business, based in Coventry.  A start-up venture in 2008, this saw Andrew lead a team of 18 employees, taking on contracts worth in excess of £1m, to provide SIPs homes in the affordable homes market.  Andrew was also instrumental in the setting up of the first UK SIPs Trade Association dedicated to supporting the industry.

This venture followed many years in the insulation sector; starting as a technical representative, and ultimately resulting in Andrew being appointed Sales and Marketing Director for Jablite Ltd (formerly known as Vencel Resil Ltd).

Andrew has also been actively involved in various “thinktank” sessions with groups including NHBC, BuildOffsite, Building Research Establishment and CITB, typically to discuss the use of modern building materials and their impact on the construction industry.

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