Rioned is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Wilson as UK General Manager. Andrew joined the company in early 2018 and will oversee all aspects of the business in the UK and Ireland. An experienced business leader with a background in vehicle rental and retail, he brings a proven ability to develop businesses and deliver results.

“I’m very excited to be joining the company at an important time for its growth,” says Andrew. “In the brief time I’ve worked with Rioned and Andy Guest Jetters, I’ve seen many opportunities to develop both the business and the talented team we have in the UK. Continuity is also really important and I’m working closely with UK sales managers Mark Cox and Jon Woods to keep improving our service offering for customers.”

Part of Andrew’s remit will be staff development and he has already initiated a number of changes to the staffing structure, including the promotion of Bob Dobson to Production Manager at the Keighley manufacturing facility: “Bob is an incredibly experienced engineer and I wanted to provide him with the opportunity to oversee production operations.

“We’re also relocating Rioned customer services from Holland to the UK, with a new dedicated member of the team based in Mildenhall. I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers and this was a subject that was brought up on a number of occasions.

“I’ve also identified the need for larger premises in the South of the UK to facilitate growth plans and been busy viewing different propositions. I’m optimistic that the business will move into new premises by summer 2018.”

Getting to know the business and its customers have been a priority for Andrew in his first three months. He will be attending this month’s IFAT exhibition in Germany and is looking forward to meeting with customers at the company’s stand in Hall C.

Andrew joins the company at a time of growth in its UK market share. Rioned established its UK division in 2006 and has enjoyed year-on-year growth since then, with its innovative van-pack and combination units becoming the leading choice for utility sector companies across the UK. Andrew also intends growing the company’s rental fleet of LCV’s, equipped with high pressure jetting machines, and 7.5t Combi units.