Directorate change

Appointment of Director 

Northern Bear is pleased to announce the re-appointment on 11 May 2012 of Keith Soulsby as an Executive Director to the Company. Keith was previously a Director of Northern Bear for in excess of four years between 19 April 2007 and 23 September 2011. As disclosed previously, he is the founder and current managing director of Wensley Roofing Limited.


Information required by AIM Rules for Companies:


The following information is provided in accordance with paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Mr. Keith Soulsby, aged 56, is a director or partner or has been a director or partner of the following entities during the previous five years:


Current directorships or partnerships

Past directorships or partnerships held within the last five years


Maximuse Limited

Kelmax Roofing Limited

Wensley Roofing Limited

Springs Roofing Limited


Northern Bear Plc

Dudley Wilson Limited

A1 Industrial Trucks Limited

Isoler Limited

Chirmarn Limited

DJ McGough Limited

Jennings Roofing Limited

MGM Limited

Ron Gone Limited

Northern Bear (Safety) Limited

Chirmarn (Surveying) Limited

Hastie D. Burton Limited

The Roof Truss Company (Northern) Limited

The Floor Joist Company (Northern) Limited

Prosafe Consultants Limited


Mr. Soulsby was a director of the Floor Joist Company (Northern) Limited, which was dissolved via voluntary strike off on 29 November 2011. Mr. Soulsby was also a director of Prosafe Consultants Limited, which was dissolved via voluntary strike off on 18 January 2011. Mr. Soulsby was a director within 12 months of Hastie D.Burton Limited entering Creditors Voluntary Liquidation on 13 May 2011, having resigned as a director at the time it was sold by the Company.


Mr. Soulsby is currently interested in 730,481 Ordinary Shares in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) representing 4.1 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital trading on AIM. The 730,481 Ordinary Shares consists of 232,661 Ordinary Shares held by Wensley Roofing Ltd Directors Pension Scheme of which Mr. Soulsby is a beneficiary and 497,820 Ordinary Shares held by Mr. Soulsby and his spouse.


For further information contact:


Northern Bear Plc

Steve Roberts – Chief Financial Officer                                                   +44 (0) 77 1047 3125


Strand Hanson Ltd

James Harris / James Spinney                                                                +44 (0) 20 7409 3494


Seymour Pierce Ltd

David Banks / Paul Jewell / Katie Ratner                                                 +44 (0) 20 7107 8000