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Chris Ball takes over as
Ladder Association Chairman
Chris Ball, 49, is the new chairman of the
Greyland’s famous five
Ladder Association, the trade body for ladders
and stepladders in the UK and Ireland. He takes
Greyland delivery
over from Don Aers, technical manager at the
lorries travelling up and
Youngman Group, and will serve for three years.
down the country are
Mr Ball is Managing Director
fast becoming a
of Abru Limited, the UK’s
largest manufacturer of
common sight on the
ladders, a post he has held
roads these days, with
since March 2003.
most deliveries being
He is also a non-executive
accomplished within
director of the British Home
Enhancement Trades Association (BHETA)
four days from order,
which he represents on European committees
and with the Next Day
with a view to developing harmonised access service becoming
equipment standards.
increasingly popular, it seems that the lorries because it makes sense to. For the same
Comments Mr Ball: “The Ladder Association
are always on the road! reason, Greyland has stayed with its transport
has made great strides in recent years and is
now the recognised focus and authority for the As the company goes from strength to
provider, BC Transport, for the past 10 years.
industry. I aim to carry on that good work by
strength, two more vehicles, making five in all, “We have never had a problem with the service
promoting the use of ladders and the need for
professional training to encourage safety and
have now joined Greyland’s existing fleet. provided by BC Transport and by contracting
best practice.”
It appears that distributors have come to
out may confidently invest in what we do best -
“If it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder
appreciate that tying up much-needed cash in
which is manufacturing cleaning chemicals,”
and get trained to use it safely. That’s the
message I will be delivering, alongside the need
cleaning chemicals doesn’t make economic
says Richard Dyson, Managing Director of
for employers to insist on the association’s
sense these days, and that if your chemicals
LadderCard as definitive proof of competence.”
manufacturer can provide good quality Greyland products are available through a
products and also store them for you until selected list of trade distributors throughout
needed, that’s one of the easier ways forward the country. New distributor enquiries are
New Business Development
Manager at The Supplies House
to help trade out of the recession. always welcome.
The Supplies House have
Most customers come on board and stay
appointed Warren Sullivan as
their new Business
Development Manager.
Warren has over 10 years
experience in the cleaning
industry and has been at The
Supplies House for over 4 of them.
He has been a key part of the drive towards the
focus on customers; the way they work, the
products they use, and reducing their entire cost
of business. This focus has resulted in an
increasing number of long term relationship
contracts for the company with key contract
cleaning companies across the country.
Warren said “I am really pleased to be working
for a company that places so much emphasis litter
on customer relationships, and working to get
the best solutions for them, whilst at the same
time saving them money.”
It is impossible to think of the colder months, without conjuring up images of blustery winds,
heavy rain, and the floor littered with leaves.
Brian Chapman, Managing Director of The
Supplies House, said: “This new role for us has Yes, littered with leaves. Councils are now having to send leaves that are collected from our
been brought about by our continuing growth.
streets to landfill as their contamination with rubbish means they are classified as rubbish.
I am delighted that Warren has stepped up to
this key role with such enthusiasm and ability.” An estimated 5m tonnes of leaves are cleared away each year, and it we cleaned up our act,
more could be used as quality compost, saving space and money when it comes to landfill sites.
The future of our cleaning industry | TOMORROW’S CLEANING |
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