Jim Connolly has been appointed by Lancashire-based welfare and plant hire specialist supplier Garic to head up its Scottish sales operations. Jim is based at the company’s distribution hub in Falkirk and is responsible for developing relationships with existing and new clients across Scotland.
Jim’s appointment and establishing a permanent base in Scotland are integral to Garic’s nationwide growth strategy. The company, whose head office is at Bury, also has distribution hubs in the North of England, the Midlands and South East. Garic, is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of plant and site welfare equipment.
In his role as Regional Account Manager Jim, who has almost 30 years of portable accommodation and plant hire experience, will also ensure Garic’s high customer service standards and best practice account management principles are maintained.
Commenting on his appointment Jim said: “I’m thrilled to have joined Garic at such an exciting time for the company. Garic has been supplying market leading welfare products to customers throughout Scotland for many years but things have really picked up since the Scottish hub was opened.”
Prior to joining Garic Jim was Business Development Manager at Grangemouth-based plant hire and site accommodation supplier Jarvie Plant and before that he worked for Sibcas, Wernick and Ravenstock.
Garic’s Falkirk Depot Manager Martin Gardner added: “Jim is a fantastic asset for Garic, he is highly regarded and very experienced. What’s more he is already making great progress for us having stabilised our existing account portfolio and achieved some important new business wins in his first few weeks. His extensive experience and supportive, hands-on approach are really making a difference.
“The Falkirk depot is proving to be really successful, we have managed to get it set up and growing more quickly than we’d planned. This is largely due to the number of customers we are now supporting across the central belt of Scotland who seem to appreciate not only the broad range of products we are supplying but how fast we can get them to site too. In the vast majority of cases we are delivering units the next day and where we can, some are even going out on the day of order.”