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Hollywood Monster MD steps down to pursue new projects

Tim Andrews is replaced by sales director Simon McKenzie has company looks forward to new era

From left: Hollywood Monster's new managing director Simon McKenzie and client development director Andrew McKenzie with co-founders John and Tim Andrews

Birmingham signage firm Hollywood Monster has appointed a new managing director on the back of client wins and as part of its growth plans.

Simon McKenzie steps up to the top job, having been with the company for 16 years as sales director.

Mr McKenzie takes over the role from Tim Andrews who co-founded the company with his father 25 years ago.

Mr Andrews, who was recently named West Midlands Director of the Year at the annual IoD Awards, has decided to concentrate on a number of growing other projects but he will retain his shareholding in the business and became chairman.

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Mr McKenzie said: "The past three years have seen big growth for Hollywood Monster, with the business boasting £7 million turnover and employing over 75 people.

"We have continued adding to our client base, with work across the UK and Europe, proving that we're a major player in the signage market.

"I am proud of what the sales team has delivered, and continues to deliver, but moving into this new role gives me and the business time to consolidate our processes and focus on delivering the best possible service to new and existing customers."

The firm recently opened a new office in London and won a contract to work on the revamp of McDonald's restaurants across the UK.

Mr Andrews added: "It has been a fantastic ride but we've got some really ambitious growth plans over the next five years so I think it's only right to hand it over to someone new to continue building on our successes.

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"After 16 years with the business, I'm confident that Simon is the right man for the job and it's great for me to know the business is in the hands of someone just as passionate and dedicated as I am.

"In the past few years, my commitments outside of Hollywood Monster have grown and I will now be in a position to drive forward (charity) LoveBrum (and) a new corporate boat charter service Le Creux."

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