Matthew Demmon has become the new President of British Glass after a unanimous vote at the company’s Annual General Meeting.

Mr Demmon, who is the Managing Director of glass merchant and consultancy firm MKD32, takes over from Saint Gobain Glass UK’s Steve Severs, who has been president since 2019.

Mr Demmon has been a member of the British Glass Board of Directors since 2016 and has served as Managing Director at the MKD32 since its foundation in 2012.

Dave Dalton, CEO of British Glass said: “Having worked closely with Matthew during his time on the board of directors and with our work on the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme, I’m sure he will guide our organisation and our industry through whatever the next two years may throw at us.

“I’d also like to personally thank Steve the support he has offered both me and the wider team at British Glass, his presence has been invaluable during such a tumultuous time.”

Mr Demmon added: "I am delighted and humbled to serve as President of British Glass and will do my best to support the industry that I love and that makes such a diverse range of phenomenal products from an amazing material.

“The next two years promise to be a challenging time as we face the effects of the Covid-19 and Brexit.

“But there is much to be excited about as we progress on the road to decarbonisation through ground-breaking research and development and continue to invest in our outstanding sector.”