New MD as firm looks to future

Vision: Elizabeth Porter
Vision: Elizabeth Porter
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A Lancashire firm has appointed a new managing director as it focuses its attention on accelerating growth.

Chorley-based Brysdales, one of the North West’s leading providers of racking, shelving, archive storage solutions and partitioning, mezzanines, and material handling equipment has appointed Elizabeth Porter as managing director.

Elizabeth, who joined the business in September 1994, succeeds Brysdales’ founder John Green, who started the business in 1974 and now takes on the role of Chairman.

Throughout her 20-year career at Brysdales, Elizabeth has taken on a range of roles and started at the business part time before becoming full time and taking responsibility for quality systems development, marketing, human resources and business administration.

Elizabeth, who lives in Preston, said: “Over the last 20 years I’ve seen an incredible amount of change in the business, including technological advances in materials, the range of products that we are able to offer our clients and the introduction of stringent compliance standards.

“We’ve successfully created a work culture that promotes staff advancement and minimal staff turnover coupled with a passion for delivering our customers with outstanding service and a technical ability that sets us apart from our competitors.”

She added: “As I take on the role of MD, we’re at a very exciting stage as we’re seeing considerable growth in our market place and my vision is to build on these opportunities.

“We’re now looking to recruit new people to the team who can not only help enhance our customer service offer and technical know how even further, but bring fresh ideas to the table.”