Actavo has appointed Paul Madders to head its Birmingham flagship branch. His appointment as branch manager coincides the opening of a new training facility designed to offer both customer and in-house training courses.

The branch offers 13,760sqft of display area, a training facility and yard storage. The training area has permanent displays of items such as alloy towers and the Rhino Load Deck Fall Prevention System. Courses are available to demonstrate to customers the build of various systems, how they can be utilised onsite and safe working practices for using them.

Mr Madders said: “We have a superb facility here and my role is to help the whole Actavo team maximise its potential. With Birmingham being the UK’s biggest city next to the capital, we feel that it is important to position the branch as a flagship for the whole of the Midlands, reflecting the size and scope of the market in the region. We supply equipment for a wide range of projects. The current focus is on a major run of summer events calling for large quantities of equipment such as platforms, temporary fencing and crowd barriers.”

Joining Mr Madders at Actavo’s Birmingham branch are two further appointees. Robert Cartwright has joined the business as an external sales representative with a brief to promote Actavo’s services and develop sales in the field in addition to Marianne Bellerby, who becomes the branch’s sales and hire controller.