In the latest exciting announcement for the growing Lyrical Communications team, Stuart Duff will bring over 25 years’ experience to join Joe Sharpe and Lucy Dixon in producing content across the Installer and elemental brands.
Managing Director, Michael Costain says:
“We are delighted to announce Stuart Duff as the latest addition to our growing team. Stuart has a wealth of experience in media and events and will further strength the business and help us to continue to deliver high quality content and year-round marketing solutions.”
“I’m delighted to be joining such a dynamic company, and to be part of the talented team at Lyrical. The Installer and Elemental brands have transformed the traditions of the trade press and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to their continued growth and development.”
We invited Stuart to provide a short comment for insight.
When I first started writing about the heating and plumbing industry back in 1997, it was a very different beast. Renewable technology was extremely niche in the UK (anyone of a certain vintage who remembers the solar panels of the 80s will no doubt recall why), condensing boilers made up a small minority of the market, and many a bathroom still featured pastel sanitaryware and (try not to shudder) thick carpet.
We’ve come a long way since then, but it still feels as though we’re only at the start of the journey. The role of the modern installer has shifted dramatically to mirror a trade that now encompasses a raft of new skillsets. And within the built environment as a whole, the ever-evolving nature of specification continues to lead the way in championing a forward-thinking approach to product selection.
Throughout these changes, one thing has remained constant… the sector was, is, and will no doubt continue to be, a hotbed of innovation and a community driven to both acquire and share knowledge. As we move closer to net zero, the channels through which that knowledge is shared have never been more important.