Kelkay has enjoyed significant business growth in recent years and has responded with investment in new plant and machinery to cope with growing demand. The business has now taken a look at the management and staff it needs to secure long-term growth plans which has resulted in a number of new key appointments and internal promotions.

Jonathan Wilson was promoted in February to the post of operations manager with a remit for the overall management of the Pollington site. The transport and logistics functions have also been significantly strengthened through several key changes and internal promotions. Barry King has been promoted to logistics manager, vacating the position of transport manager, which has been filled by Gavin Jackson, and at the same time Andrew Kerr was promoted to senior transport planner.

In sales, Matthew Harrison has been promoted to the role of sales office manager with the objective of maintaining the company’s reputation for excellent customer service and responsiveness.

Mark Rutter was recruited into the team as quality and safety compliance manager with clear objectives to refine business procedures leading to ISO 9001 accreditation, experience of which he brings from similar roles in the transport, waste and recycling sectors. Rachel Danby, who holds a NEBOSH diploma in Occupational Health and Safety subsequently joined to manage all aspects of health and safety. Peter Jenkins was also appointed in March as engineering manager.

“It’s been a very busy time on recruitment, training and reorganisation in the operations side of the business, but that’s precisely what you might expect in a business that is growing and developing so rapidly,” said Mr Wilson.

“It’s a credit to the team that they have all risen to the challenge throughout an extremely busy period for the business, we are all looking forward to further exciting developments in the coming season.”