Opinion

Two minutes with Mark Tudor, Uponor

Mark Tudor photo Q&A

Q: Who are you?
Mark Tudor, sales director for Uponor UK.

Q: What do you do?
I formulate the Uponor UK sales strategy and, more importantly, ensure that we deliver on it.

Q: Where are you?
We’re based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

Q: How’s business at the moment?
It’s challenging and competitive but there are lots of opportunities for value-added solutions.

Q: How could it be better?
There could be more private and public funding available. The public sector is under severe restrictions in terms of cost savings, and capital works projects for example, hospitals and schools. The impression is that investors within the private sector aren’t releasing funds quickly enough.

Q: Who do you admire in renewables?
We admire any organisation that really focuses and drives renewables and a sustainable agenda. We’re always looking to learn from their example.

Q: What’s the best business advice you’ve received?
The bitterness of poor quality and poor service far outlasts the sweetness of a cheap price.

Q: How are you going green?
Uponor as a group has a very strong, transparent and measurable green agenda which applies throughout all our manufacturing processes. We take sustainability very seriously and have a team of people across the business dedicated to driving it. Sustainability continues to be at the heart of our business and we feel that’s the way it should be.