Halifax based Parkinson-Spencer Refractories has made some management changes.

After 44 years at PSR, 33 of them as Managing Director, David Parkinson has decided to stand down in favour of his son Simon Parkinson (pictured) who took over as Managing Director on January 1 this year.

PSR has always been a family business with a history stretching back to 1800 and this sense of stewardship for the benefit of future generations has ensured its continuity to date.

With David’s daughter Joanne Parkinson also in the business as Commercial Director and Company Secretary, and with a strong and supportive management team, Simon and Joanne become the eighth generation to manage the company since it was founded in 1800 by Caleb Spencer.

David Parkinson retains a part time position as Chairman.