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Paul Newson

The team at Saniflo Ltd and the SFA Group UK is honouring the life of former Saniflo UK managing director, Paul Newson, who passed away on 20 January 2014 after a seven-year battle with cancer.
Newson began his career in the marketing department of Hoover and then later moved to the export department of Black & Decker before masterminding the launch of Saniflo in the UK in 1979, initially working alone.

A passionate and highly effective communicator, Paul spent over 30 years dedicated to the cause of building the Saniflo brand in the UK to become the market leader that it is today.

A senior SFA Group colleague commented: “SFA will miss a great man who contributed to make Group SFA a worldwide company by creating its first foreign subsidiary.”

Saniflo UK managing director Tim Pestell adds: “Paul created this business from nothing in the UK – developing an unknown concept and product into the success it has become today. Not only was he a shrewd businessman, but a kind and humble man who always managed to bring out the best in others. He is greatly missed.”

The funeral is taking place tomorrow (4th February) in Amersham.

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