Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gantry Railing confirms new appointment to the Board

Carole Cresswell

Gantry Railing announces new addition to the Board as it welcomes Carole Cresswell, Company Secretary and Accountant to take up a seat.

Gantry Railing Ltd; a world leader in the provision of crane rail solutions, has recently announced a new appointment to the Board of Directors.

Carole Cresswell, who has been a key member of the Gloucester based team since 1999, has held the position of Company Secretary and Accountant. Her appointment was confirmed at a Board Meeting earlier this month.

Speaking of her appointment Carole said “The invitation to become a member of the board came as a complete surprise and was totally unexpected. This is a significant milestone for my development and demonstrates a clear level of confidence in my abilities and the role that the Board believes I play. I am focused on continuing to make a strategic contribution to the development of the business and the brand and would like to thank everyone who has assisted me in getting to this position.”

Carole joins existing Board members Malcolm Trigg, Managing Director and Les Spencer General Manager. Malcolm commented “The decision to invite Carole to the Board was a straightforward one. Her professionalism, contribution and clear commitment to our business is clear for everyone to see and myself and Les are very much looking forward to the direct impacts that Carole will have. I firmly believe that the Board structure now gives us the very best platform to stride forward with our plans for the years ahead.”

Welcoming Adrian Sleigh to the UK team

Adrian Sleigh

In line with the ongoing expansion and realignment of strategic teams, Gantry Railing Ltd are delighted to welcome Adrian Sleigh to the UK team.

Gantry Railing recently announced the addition of another new starter to the UK team. Adrian Sleigh has come on board to play a critical role in the increasingly busy Production and Shipping department. Working closely with Paul Tytherleigh, Adrian will be involved with Production Scheduling, Order Processing and Shipping. He will also assist the contracts department organising site materials.

Managing Director Malcolm Trigg welcomed Adrian by saying “Adrian will be play a key role in our scheduling, processing and shipping functions. These are key areas within our organisation and his professionalism and commitment to service will be very welcome.I am delighted to welcome him to the team and wish him a successful future helping to build the Gantrail brand worldwide.”

Gantrail sees positive indications for a successful year of growth

Gantrail 50 years

2014 has got off to an incredible start for the Gantrail team with a number of significant steps in place for forecast growth and an increased international presence. Malcolm Trigg, Managing Director has recently returned from a new year trip to the China facility where has signed a contract for new premises as part of a strategic expansion programme. Having established a fully owned China presence for 5 years, confidence is such that the decision to increase the commitment to the market was a straightforward one to make. This coupled with the recent expansion of the Dubai operation gives strong indications for the positive sales forecasts in these key operational areas.

Speaking of these latest initiatives Malcolm Trigg comments “We are going into 2014 with a real sense of confidence and a heightened operational focus on these strategic marketplaces. Our international reputation has consistently grown and we have seen a marked increase in the variety, size and scale of projects which are being put to us. Like any business, we know that continual improvement and investment are key to our success and the recent office expansions are simply a sign of the commitment that we show to these.”

In addition to the physical operations of the company, there is a restructure programme in place to move key team members into critical positions to shore up the international strategy. Alan Hood has recently taken up a permanent presence in Dubai overseeing our international site work, whilst Dieter Verheyen, will take over responsibility for South and Central America. Andrew Woodward has taken on sales responsibility for the Balkans and Paula Gao of the China team has recently been promoted to Senior Administrator. Malcolm adds “We know exactly where we want to get to and I feel that the re-organisation of key team members, coupled with physical presence in-country gives us the foundations we need to achieve our ambitious and challenging plans! This is a really exciting time for our business and it is reassuring to know that our strategic direction has been fully supported by our distributors, partners and key clients.”