9.15 – 9.45
Conference opens and welcome address from HAE EHA Chair
HAE EHA Chair
Managing Director of Brandon Hire Station, a Division of Vp plc supplying plant, tools, safety and lifting equipment. The main focus being on our customers, asset management and compliance demonstrated by being awarded the HAE SafeHire Company of the Year 2106 and Hire Company of the Year. Prior to this was the founding Director of Spa Asset Management, advising on restructures, divestments and acquisitions; Senior Vice President of Finning (UK) Ltd working with Caterpillar EAME to develop a rental used equipment strategy, identifying opportunities throughout the life cycle significantly growing the customer base, service and parts revenue; Managing Director of Hewden Stuart plc increasing revenues to over £300m and rental profits to a record £59.7m from £17.5m, delivering substantial acquisitions, divestments and system integration; Managing Director RGIS Inc. an inventory management company, establishing the UK and then European operations as Geschaftsführer of RGIS Inventur Spezialisten GmbH based in Düsseldorf; Initial career spent in Marks & Spencer plc, ten years in store operations across the UK and six years in Head Office as Manager Group Internal Audit and latterly in a Regional position in Manchester culminating in the unique experience in managing the aftermath of the terrorist bombing.