Algeco appoints interim UK Managing Director
20 June 2022
Algeco has confirmed that Trace Norton is its new interim UK Managing Director following the departure of John Campbell, who stepped down from the role to pursue other opportunities.
Effective immediately, Norton assumes the role after two years with the company, in which time he served as Sales and Marketing Director and as its Deputy UK Managing Director.
In his most recent role with Algeco, he was responsible for identifying and overseeing the development of the strategy for areas such as product fleet, depot network and product development.
As the interim UK Managing Director, Norton will build on the company recent growth, using a strategy based on safe working environments, continuous product and service development, relentless execution and ESG focus.
“Trace leads the business at an exciting time, as we seek to maximise the market opportunities available, redevelop the organisation’s culture and grow the Algeco brand in the UK,” the company said.
Part of Modulaire Group, Algeco has also announced three new appointments within its UK commercial team. According to the company, the additional comes off the back of “significant new project wins for the offsite business.”
Wayne Yeomans joins the offsite team as Sales Director and will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the commercial teams and will contribute to the overall growth strategy.
Richard Crawshaw and Oscar Jenkins both join Algeco offsite as Business Development Managers. They will have a specific focus on growing sales of Algeco offsite and modular permanent construction solutions in existing and emerging market sectors.
As business development managers, each will develop a regional strategy and support initiatives for extending opportunities for Algeco offsite in a wider range of market sectors.
James Withey, Managing Director at Algeco, said, “Our offsite business is currently undergoing rapid growth as more customers look to access the benefits of our offsite construction systems. All three new starters will be interacting directly with customers to ensure that their needs are being met.”
Withey added: “Wayne and the new business development team bring a wealth of sales management experience and valuable know-how that will be an asset to our fast-growing offsite business.
“They have a deep understanding of the marketplace, and what architects and property companies need to meet their building requirements. We welcome them to the Algeco offsite team.”
The new appointments are the latest in a string of changes the company has seen in 2022.
Earlier this year Algeco, formerly known as Elliott Group undertook a rebranding alongside sister UK companies Carter Accommodation and Procomm Site Services.