People at Driver Hire Plymouth, also experts for Driver CPC
Training in Devon and Cornwall
As a people business, we thought you might like to know a bit more about the people you will be dealing with when you contact us. Phone the office on 01752 842888 to speak to a member of the Driver Hire Plymouth team.
Connor Ferguson - Operations Manager
Having completed an apprenticeship in Business Administration, Connor joined Driver Hire in November 2012 from an environmental company. He has learned all aspects of the business and if you call the office will often be the first to answer your call. Outside Driver Hire, Connor is passionate about football and spent two years at Plymouth Argyle as a Junior. Congratulations are due to Connor as he was promoted on 1/6/13 from Business Administration Trainee to his new position as Operations Co-ordinator. More congratulations are due to Connor on his (September 2014) promotion to Operations Manager - Saltash! There's no stopping him - watch out Rod, he'll be running the company in a few years....
Ben Holtam - Business Development Manager - Plymouth & East Cornwall
Ben joined us in January 2017 following a stint driving a truck for one of our customers. Having run his own business for many years and experienced the front-line as a driver, he is well placed to understand the needs of our customers and build up our customer base. Outside work, Ben is a family man with a great interest in music.
Richard Churchley - Business Development Manager (West Cornwall)
Richard joined Driver Hire on 17th March 2011 as an LGV driver (with HIAB) and is now the Business Development Manager for West Cornwall. Coming from a long career in the Navy as a helicopter pilot based at RNAS Culdrose, he has an excellent knowledge of the area and coupled with his extensive LGV driving experience brings an in-depth understanding of the needs of our customers and drivers. Outside Driver Hire, Richard is a keen Hill-Climb racer, still holding course records in his Mallock special.
Alex Ede - Assistant Operations Manager
Alex Joined us in early November 2013 from Focus Training and is already handling a chunk of the back-room administration, liaising with drivers over timesheets and customers over invoicing. Having secured a Black Belt in Taekwondo at the age of 14, we expect great things from him. Like most of us here, Alex is a biker, commuting from Looe every day in the worst of weather. Hats off to him for that...! Congratulations to Alex, as he has been promoted again - this time to Operations Co-ordinator and is now right at the front line, covering on-call, filling bookings and interviewing new drivers. More congratulations are due to Alex as he has been promoted again - this time to Assistant Operations Manager. He also graduated from his bike to a car - luckily, considering the weather we have seen over the winter of 2015-16.
Kerrie Rundle - Accounts & Payroll Manager
Kerrie joined us from a family business in May 2014 and is firmly entrenched in the "engine room" of the office processing timesheets, invoicing and preparing the accounts. Kerrie has made a huge difference and was promoted (December 2014) from Accounts Assistant to Accounts & Payroll Manager.
Becky King - Accounts Assistant
Becky joined the team in January 2016 as an assistant to Kerrie. Originally having worked in the Transport Department at one of our big customers, she took some time off to devote to her children. We are lucky to have Becky's knowledge of the Transport Sector and attention to detail in our accounts department.
Tom Williams - Operations Co-ordinator
Tom joined Driver Hire in January 2015 via a recommendation from one of our staff. He has come pretty well straight from school and is already fitting in to the team well. Following the great reports we received following his one week induction at DH Head Office in Bradford, Tom has developed a great rapport with both our staff and customers. Passionate about Rugby, Tom is luckily First Aid trained. January 2016 - HOT NEWS! Tom's promotion to Operations Co-ordinator has just been confirmed. Tom is now part of the 24/7/365 "on-call" rota, so if you call us out of hours, Tom may well be looking after you.
Jess Finan - Junior Operations Co-ordinator
Jess joined the team in July 2016 following work in a Garden Centre whilst studying for her A Levels. She is always full of energy and has been tasked with resourcing as many drivers as possible for our expanding client list. In common with most of us here, Jess is passionate about driving, cars and people. Hers will be one of the first voices you hear when you call Driver Hire.
Millie Kerton - Junior Operations Co-ordinator -
Millie is the latest addition to our Operations Team, joining us in October 2016. Having worked in the retail sector, Millie decided to join us after some excellent A level results. She will be one of the first to pick up calls to Driver Hire and is tasked with recruiting new drivers and working through all the associated admin tasks. Always welcoming with her ready smile, she is a great addition to the team.
Mark Clarke - Lead Driver (LGV C+E, Hiab, IPAF, Digicard & Driver CPC)
Highly experienced with hugely diverse customers, Mark is in constant demand. Mark's capabilities span refrigerated artics, tankers, boat transport, IPAF platforms (cherry pickers to you and me), Class C HIABs (rigids with cranes), plant delivery (both flowers and diggers) and much more... call us on 01752 842888 if you need him or another of our crew.
Rod Halling - Managing Director
Rod has had his Class 1 HGV licence since the misty beginnings of time (1977 to be exact). Having experienced multi-drop work (parcels, carpets, wine etc), international artic work from the UK to Scandinavia and Europe, fridge work, tipper work, steel transport and other general haulage work he is in a position to appreciate what it is like at the sharp end.
More recently, Rod has run a variety of businesses from a music recording studio complex, through to a backpackers' hostel and a specialist furniture business with customers from the music industry (Elton John, George Harrison, The England World Cup Squad...) to big business (South West Water, The Environment Agency, Devon County Council, BT...). Rod aims to treat everybody as his "best customer" - be it our drivers or customers.
Gibson - Meeter & Greeter.
Our very friendly black Labrador who will make you welcome when you call into the office. Having a pocket full of dog treats always goes down well with him!
Contact the office on 01752 842888 or email Plymouth@driverhire.co.uk
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