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Directors Profiles

Zenith specialises in the sale, installation and maintenance of canopies for permanent and semi-permanent use

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Ian Manners started Zenith Promotions on July 1st 1990.

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  • Ian Manners
  • Craig Gilbert
  • Ian Manners

    Ian started Zenith Promotions on July 1st 1990. Prior to that Ian worked as the Director of Sales and Hire for a marquee and structures company for 4 years. Ian has combined his experience in the marquee hire and structures industry with that of managing a pub and restaurant in Gloucestershire. Added to that, the six years Ian spent working for Castrol Oil in their motorsports department handling all Castrol’s involvement in motorcycle racing and rallycross was a good grounding for learning about publicity, promotions and the hospitality and exhibition industry.

    Ian is also an author having written 2 novels, ‘Where Do I Belong?’ and ‘Unfinished Business’. He is currently working on a non-fiction story ‘Our Brother Mr President’.

    Ian has one son, Geoffrey, three daughters, Hannah, Akinyi and Esther and two grandchildren, Lillah and Elsie.

    Ian is an active sportsman captaining Bracknell Squash 3rd Team, coaching his son Geoffrey’s U10 Rugby Team at Bracknell and going to the Gym.

    Ian Manners
  • Craig Gilbert

    Craig started working for Zenith at the age of 16 in the summer of 1991 and continued to work on a part time basis whenever not at school or university.

    After completing his degree in Mathematics at Portsmouth University in 1996 he joined full time as Operations Manager. In 2004 when Zenith Canopy Structures Limited was registered, he became a Director.

    Now a family man, at the weekend Craig can be found enjoying days out with hs wife Michelle, son James and daughter Gemma.

    Craig has recently taken on the role as coach at his son’s football club (Binfield Football Club U6’s) and will soon be training for his FA coaches badge.

    Also an adequate squash player he captains one of Bracknell’s Squash teams and is currently leading 24-3 in the Craig vs Ian matches.

    Craig Gilbert

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