New director to boost forklift sales

A1 Industrial Trucks Ltd, part of the Northern Bear group, has a new Sales Director.

Stuart Dawson brings over 30 years’ experience of equipment sales to the company. For the last 20 years he has worked for one of the UK’s largest suppliers of forklift trucks.

Stuart’s appointment is part of a carefully planned succession at A1 Industrial Trucks. Graeme Tennick, the Managing Director, retired at the end of March. Graeme was one of the two founders of the company in 1983.

From small beginnings as a service and repair business the company has grown to become a major supplier of materials handling equipment and the biggest independent Mitsubishi dealer in the UK. In 2008 A1 Industrial Trucks Ltd became part of the Northern Bear group.

Stuart Dawson had not been looking for a new job but he knew it was a good opportunity when saw it. He said: “One of the Northern Bear Directors who is a good friend actually asked me if I knew of anyone who might be interested in the job. The more I looked at it the more I realised that A1 Industrial Trucks is a good business with a solid foundation for growth and I knew I could help take it forward.”

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