New head of S&M at Savilles

Technology specialist Saville Audio Visual has announced a natural successor for sales and marketing director Ed Everard, who has recently retired after forty years in the business. With almost thirty years experience across many aspects of the business, Andy Dyson has played a particularly influential role in Saville’s award winning success over the past fifteen years.

Andy joined the company in 1988 as a warehouseman, before moving into the Hire Division firstly as a Technician, then Conference Manager. After spells at the York, Hull, Coventry and Edinburgh offices, he later became Regional Manager for the north east and Scotland.

He was appointed to the main Saville board as Commercial Director in 2012, following several years as Divisional Manager for systems manufacturing, installations, videoconferencing and digital signage. There he was instrumental in the restructuring of the company’s sales and technical divisions into a single business unit, increasing efficiency and boosting turnover and profit performance.

Now as Sales and Marketing Director, he takes on responsibility for the company’s high profile national sales and marketing operations, which he sees as a new challenge. He said: “I am delighted to take on responsibility for the company’s marketing, developing an area we are already very proud of.  Whilst maintaining the industry leading ‘Communicate’ annual publication, I intend to focus on further development of our e-marketing including our website and social media presence.  I am also looking forward to working with our Conference & Live Events team to capitalise on the investment we’ve made in new technology, in particular in high resolution LED display products.”

With major clients throughout the UK corporate, education and health sectors, plus government departments and military customers, Saville has recently reported record turnover figures for 2014, exceeding £40 million for the first time in the company’s history.