Murray Gates appointed as CEO for Westgate Global

07 May 2024

Former Head of Sales & Marketing for Westgate Global, Murray Gates, has been appointed as CEO to advance Westgate Global’s growth strategy.


Murray Gates, Westgate Global CEO


Westgate Global, located in Stafford, are market leaders in partitioning and hoarding solutions to the construction, fit out and industrial sectors. It has seen significant growth through new market and product developments over recent years and ongoing success since its inception in 1977.


Murray Gates has been instrumental in driving sales and marketing to ensure the business continues to meet its aims and ambitions, embracing its core values and principles, striving to offer customers the best customer service they can get.


Murray succeeds Nathan Barr as Managing Director, after Nathan left the business in December 2023. Continuing his predecessor’s work, Murray plans to drive the operational efficiency and infrastructure of Westgate Global, and its plans to serve Europe and beyond.


Son of John Gates (joint shareholder of Westgate Global alongside brothers Gerrard Gates and Edward Gates), Murray comes from a long family line of entrepreneurs with the Gates family’s enterprising roots dating back to the late 1800s.


Bringing with him the passion and core DNA that Derrick Gates (Murray’s Grandfather) created back in 1977, Murray joined the family business in 2013 employed as a Junior Executive supporting the office team with sales and estimating, as well as helping in the warehouse cleaning its revolutionary Hoardfast® panels.


Commenting on his appointment, Murray said “Starting with work experience for Westgate as a youngster during the school summer holidays, on the shop floor, gave me a solid foundation and understanding of the business. It is this experience and knowledge, coupled with the passion for success, that has enabled me to build on my career aspirations. I’ve always had the goal and ambition to lead, and now the time feels right to make that move forward.”


“I’m thrilled to now become CEO of Westgate Global as it embraces its next chapter. I look forward to working with our Chairman Hugh Forde, the Board, the Senior Leadership Team, and the incredible people at Westgate, to provide the best products and experience for our customers globally, whilst helping to accelerate the company’s revenue growth and profitability by maintaining our position as market leaders in the UK and strengthening our established brand in international markets.”


Hugh Forde, Chairman said “I’m looking forward to working closely with Murray to support the company’s continued commitment to its long terms goals, success and innovation.”


Murray has already appointed his new Senior Leadership team, a group of like-minded individuals who have also been advanced through the business, further endorsing Westgate Global’s commitment to invest in its people.


Westgate Global became Great Place To Work® Certified™ earlier this year for the second year running. Testament to the commitment and drive of the business to create a great working environment and recognise the potential, skills, and experience of its team of people and encourage teamwork.