Keyline has appointed Jorge Capps as its new Key Account Manager for rail covering the North of England and Scotland.

Capps joined Keyline in 2018 as a Business Development Manager and Key Account Handler, after spending most of his career in the armed forces.

Having joined the Royal Marines after leaving school, he trained as a commando and earned the coveted Green Beret, before moving to Scotland to start mountain training.

He gained various qualifications and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. Upon returning to the UK, he was part of the security operation for the 2012 London Olympics. He then left the armed forces and began working as a personal trainer, then at a commercial printer before joining Keyline.

He said: “I’m delighted to take up the Key Account Manager for rail post and use the knowledge I’ve gained over the past four years of working in the industry to develop relationships and ensure the timely delivery of our projects.”

Mike Rees, Head of Rail at Keyline, said: “The skills ex-military people like Jorge develop during their time in the armed forces, such as teamwork, leadership and being able to work under pressure, are extremely transferable to our industry and we do see many ex-service personnel taking up positions.

“Congratulations to Jorge; we’re delighted to welcome him to the rail team.”