From Dojo To Dekko: Kung Fu Champion Becomes New National Business Development Manager

Image Above: Sylvester Allen (left) pictured with Dekko Sales Director, Kurt Greatrex

Following a record year for the business, trade fabricator Dekko Window Systems has strengthened its team with a new key appointment.

The premium fabricator has appointed Sylvester Allen as their new National Business Development Manager. In his new role, Sylvester will support Dekko’s sales team in nurturing existing customer partnerships, as well building new relationships with customers across the UK.

Sylvester brings almost three decades of industry experience, having previously worked for one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of uPVC glazing products. He also brings a strong work ethic, developed during a six-year stint as part of the British Army.

In addition to his long career in the fenestration industry, Sylvester also has a decorated background in martial arts. As a 2nd Dan Black Belt, Sylvester has not only represented Great Britain in Kung Fu, but won the King Cobra National Championship in 1993 – a title he successfully defended in 1994.

If that wasn’t enough, Sylvester was even awarded honorary citizenship by a Mayor in Pennsylvania after he defeated the American Kung Fu champion in 1994.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to join Dekko, especially at such an exciting time for the business,” Sylvester comments. “In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve been so impressed by the care and attention Dekko put into all their products. Their commitment to great customer service has also been clear to see, and something I’m hoping to emulate in this fantastic role.

“I’m looking forward to getting out there and speaking to new and existing customers, highlighting everything Dekko has to offer ambitious installers, from valuable products to great service and complete support. Dekko are a breath of fresh air in this industry so I’m really excited to get stuck in.”

Kurt Greatrex, Sales Director at Dekko adds: “We’re delighted to welcome Sylvester to the Dekko team. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, he will certainly be a great asset to the sales team and the wider business.

“As part of his remit, Sylvester will work closely with new and existing customers to highlight new opportunities to expand their business. With Infinity uPVC, Räum aluminium and the complete Residence Collection all under one roof, we have the premium brands installers need to succeed in this competitive market. I look forward to working with Sylvester and our fantastic team to support our valued trade customers.”

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