Dovetail looking to hire new Managing Director


8th July 2020

Dovetail Enterprises are looking to hire a new Managing Director to help the business grow following the challenging COVID-19 period.

The Dunsinane Avenue-based charity provides training and employment for people who are blind, visually impaired and disabled.

The charity is known for supplying businesses with high-quality furniture produced by it’s over 60 strong workforce.

The news comes after Chief Executive Ken Laing announced his intention to leave his post at Dovetail on July 15th. Existing board member Gavin Strachan will take up the role of interim General Manager until the appointment of the new Managing Director.

Outgoing Dovetail Chief Executive Ken Laing, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with such a capable and hard-working workforce for the last four and a half years.

“Dovetail has an important historic role within Dundee and wish the company every success for the future.”

Interim General Manager Gavin Strachan, added: “We thank Ken for his time at Dovetail and the work he has put in over the years.”

COVID-19 has presented challenges for businesses during the recent period. However, Dovetail remains well equipped to continue providing quality and ranging products for many clients.

Gavin Strachan, continued: “We, like everyone else, followed Government advice to shut down production during the Coronavirus pandemic to make sure everyone was kept safe from the virus.

“Despite this time of uncertainty, we’ve received a good amount of orders from various organisations and I remain positive for the future.”

The organisation will now begin the search for a new Managing Director to recruit the most qualified candidate.

Dovetail Enterprises Ltd.

With a history dating back to 1865, our heritage lies in Dundee; As one of the oldest furniture and mattress manufacturers in Scotland, our core values; Quality, Ambition, Innovation, Respect and Communication, remain principally unchanged. Our product selection grew in the year 2000 with the introduction of internal fire doors & doorsets, now a key part of our business

Back to news