TRAD UK Announces New Managing Director

Colin Dobson New MD at TRAD UK
New MD of TRAD UK, Colin Dobson

TRAD UK, the new brand for the combined TRAD Hire & Sales and TRAD Safety Systems companies, has announced that Colin Dobson has been appointed as Managing Director.

“I am very pleased to announce that Colin will be managing TRAD UK,” said Des Moore, CEO of the TRAD Group. “Colin is highly regarded in the industry, having worked with TRAD Hire & Sales for 22 years and been involved in the industry for more than 35 years. I know that he will be a safe pair of hands for the business as it consolidates and sets out its plans for the future.”

The new appointment comes after a restructure that amalgamated TRAD Hire & Sales and TRAD Safety Systems, allowing the Group to offer a complete single-source supply for all scaffolding and safety systems hire and sales needs, resulting in a nationwide network that gives exceptional coverage and service.

“I am proud and delighted to be appointed as Managing Director for the new business,” said Mr Dobson. “From my first day with TRAD, I could see that its strength was in its people. The success of TRAD Group has been driven not just by technical and product expertise, but by the strong and open relationships we build with our clients – and within the company itself.

This is certainly the case for the people within the new TRAD UK company, who are combining their years of experience and knowledge to bring a broader, in-depth offering to the scaffolding and construction sectors.”

“It is also fantastic to be working with an outstanding team – we have appointed Jim Gorman as Deputy Managing Director, whilst Stuart Quinn and Alex Ackers have been appointed as Regional Managers: Stuart will be covering our Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow depots, whilst Alex is responsible for the facilities in Stockport, Andover and London.”

Bringing the two companies together means that customers across the UK will benefit from access to some of the most experienced scaffolding experts in the business. Everyone across all six UK depots – drivers, yard support, admin and leadership teams – have years of experience in the trade, helping to make sure that customers get what they need when they need it. And with such a strong brand name in the sector, along with the backing of the international Altrad Group, customers of all sizes can be confident that they’re getting the best.

“Amalgamating two companies is certainly a challenge,” commented Mr Dobson. “As a hire and sales specialist, I’m learning a lot about the safety products side of the business and I’m excited about the opportunity that combining the businesses will bring to customers, staff, the Group and our shareholders. I expect the new business to have an immediate and positive impact on the industry, building on our reputation for excellence and delivering ever-better products and services to our customers.”