As Kelkay embarked on their ambitious brand development and expansion programme this year, the East Yorkshire family-run business was also busily engaged in further strengthening the management team to equip them for the further business growth ahead. Antony and Hayley already have the huge experience of Richard Pyrah, Richard Slade, Alan Sheppard and Debs Dugher who head up the management team, and they have recently added further skills and experience through the appointment of a new production manager, Mark Murgatroyd.
Mark joins the business with more than 38 years? experience in the industry which included spells in process improvement management as well as production control at one of the UK?s largest industrial hard landscaping manufacturers.? At Kelkay, he?s responsible for the production of bagged aggregates and manufacturing of all the concrete product for the Borderstone ranges as well as the joinery department which manufactures Kelkay?s unique modular POS.
Asked what sparked his interest in the new role Mark said: ?I came to meet Antony and I was immediately impressed with the sense of purpose and enthusiasm in the whole team. The business has clearly been growing rapidly and is now entering a very exciting new phase of its? development. I?d be mad to turn down such an exciting opportunity and it?s also a role to which I am confident I can add real value from my past experience.?
Mark joins the business at a time when there?s lots of change to be managed, in addition to the new branding, new bag designs and new point of sale, Kelkay will be installing a new mobile bagging machine in the next few months, as well as scheduling in more than 50 new products.
?We?re all really delighted to welcome Mark to the team and looking forward to working with him? said Antony Harker. ?He?s already slotted in well to the team and coped with the demands put on the business by GLEE and the preparation for pre-season.?