Andy Ferris, Commercial Director, LFI
Co-opted onto the HAE EHA Supply Chain Board 2023
My name is Andy Ferris and I am the Commercial Director at LFI (Ladder & Fencing, Newent). I have been at LFI for the past 4 years having previously worked for other access manufacturers, namely Lyte and Youngman/Werner, also having strong ties to the Builders Merchant sector as a Category Manager, Assistant Branch Manager and supplier.
At LFI we pride ourselves on being members of Made In Britain® and this is something we talk about a lot within our market. Whilst a small portion of our range comes from abroad, our current mix of home-made items makes up for over 95% of what we sell. There are also products which we partner with others for which are also UK-sourced.
Over the past 4 years, LFI have grown into the professional users market, in both the rental and retail sector. Personally, with my experience in this Access market along with the ins and outs of being a UK manufacturer, the opportunity to be part of the HAE with a supply chain-based perspective is one I'd really loved to be involved with. I hope this becomes a reality and I add more value to this great industry and organisation.