Tyron is our new Commercial Sales Executive.

Tyron Klopper, Commercial Sales Executive

A qualified plumber from the southern hemisphere, Tyron Klopper endured a short but tumultuous period of employment since emigrating to the UK in 2020, thanks to the unfortunate timing of his arrival just one month before the first coronavirus lockdown.

First, please join us in welcoming Tyron to the new role of Commercial Sales Executive at Global EMC. He’s already making a difference to the team with his support for Commercial Operations Director Lee Rabjohn and Technical Director Gareth Vaughan.


As you can tell from the short introduction above, Tyron’s plans to come to the UK and land a position in the construction sector didn’t go entirely to plan. Having taken an apprenticeship after his schooling in South Africa to qualify as a plumber, he emigrated to the UK in February 2020 and swiftly found that interviews for suitable job roles were drying up faster than the Covid virus was spreading. No one was hiring.


Undeterred, and as an interim solution, Tyron accepted a role with a sauce manufacturer based in Nottingham. In fact, he was actually making sauces in the firm’s kitchen. Not an ideal fit for his ambitions in the construction sector. That interim position lasted for a whole year until Tyron had a word with the company’s “Big Cheese”, as he put it, to ask for a better role. He was moved into commercial training to support the firm’s Commercial Director, which stood him in good stead for the future.


Some 18 months later, and ready for a greater challenge elsewhere, Tyron came to us at Global EMC upon a recommendation from a friend who is one of our staff members. “Then everything just fell into place,” says Tyron.


The fact is, Tyron’s commercial support experience and expertise matched a role we were looking to create. He started at our Sutton-in-Ashfield HQ on 21st February, three years after first arriving in the country.


It’s only been a few weeks, but we asked Tyron what he thought so far: “Couldn’t think of a better place to be,” he said, adding that he is very happy and looking forward to helping the business grow.