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Carr - Plant Manager - UK

Nigel Carr



Plant Manager


I have worked in the Plant Hire industry for 30 years from Mechanical Fitter level up to Area Manager. I have had a team of about 30 employees under me working in the Northwest and South Yorks.
The hire fleet that my team were responsible for was worth £3.5m which had to be maintained correctly and hired out in an efficient and cost effective way. The line of business was within the hire industry mainly to construction companies so as you can imagine over the last 5 years cost control was very important.
I was originally employed as a mechanical fitter with the company and developed over some years and was also heavily involved with the sales side of the business managing sales reps to maximise their performance.

I have always wanted to work in an airport as I love to travel so this industry has an attraction to me. I would consider any role within the airport environment which does not need to be at manager lever although long term that would be my aim.

Hopefully my CV will be of interest and I look forward to speaking to yourselves in the near future.

Best Regards

Nigel Carr 07786198239

Work History

Specialist Fitting Centre Manager

Selwood Pump and Plant Hire Ltd

From October 2012

To set up a fitting centre and supply the national network of Selwood Pump Hire outlets, this started without a blueprint or previous experience of how it would operate, at this point we not only supply 20 outlets but supply direct to site. This consists of numerous fittings, bends, valves and pipework. This list goes on utilisation on fittings has increased by 10% and through accurate stocktakes approximately £150K has been added to the company holding. The branch is in full operation and is running smoothly.

Area Manager

Selwood Pump and Plant Hire Ltd

October 2008 - October 2012

To oversee the depot managers in the daily running of 3 locations, Rotherham, Northwich and Deeside. This involved monthly depot performance reviews and overseeing of QHSE Issue's. I was also responsible for any personal issues that the branch could not deal with.

Branch Manager

Selwood Pump and Plant Hire Ltd

June 2002 - October 2008

Working as the branch manager my role was to develop sustainable business, manage growth and profit. I was responsible for monthly P & L performance and to deal with any personnel issues. I also managed the workshop via the Branch foreman. This was a customer focussed position, as all branches are to develop and manage every customer.

Branch Manager

Selwood Pump and Plant Hire Ltd

November 2000 - June 2002

To manage and oversee daily operations of the branch with a monthly turnover of approx 10K. The depot was unsustainable at this level despite valiant efforts by all staff involved. The branch was sacrificed in support of more profitable regions.

Depot Manager

Pyramid Plant Hire Ltd

Up to November 2000

Same role as above, we were bought out by Selwood in November 2000

Branch Foreman - Deeside Branch

Pyramid Plant Hire Ltd

Up to June 1994

Responsible for all the plant repairs and breakdowns, ordering spares to ensure machines are available to hire. To organise the day to day deliveries and collections from sites.

Sales Representative - Preston Branch

Pyramid Plant Hire Ltd

December 1989 - June 1993

Working under my own initiative I divided my area into manageable sections and planned ahead to maximise my time. Follow up every potential sales lead and attend monthly review meetings. We had weekly call sheets to complete and where responsible to ensure all potential was followed through.

Mobile Plant Fitter - Deeside Branch

Pyramid Plant Hire Ltd

April 1984 - December 1989

Working across the northwest and north wales, repairing and servicing a varied plant fleet including dumpers, rollers, excavators and fork trucks etc.

Trainee Plant Fitter

Manpower Services Commission

- Liverpool
6 month intensive contractors plant maintenance course.

Machine setter on CNC Lathes

Atlantis Diesel Engines PTY

Emigrated with my family to start a new life.

Machine setter on computer controlled machines making camshafts for large diesel engines.

Came home early due to apartheid issues

Centre Lathe Turner

Sofort Machine Tools - Southern Germany

to high tolerance.

Centre Lathe Turner

Metallic Valve Company

Centre lathe turner machining valve components to high tolerance.

Fitter Turner

A H Senar Ltd

in repair of all types of engines, machining components, pressure testing, fault diagnosis and re building.

Qualifications & Certifications

Henry Meoles, Leasowe

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