UK sales and service company has appointed Richard Onslow as managing director.
He joins the company from AFI owned AJ Access, where he has been sales director for the past six years. The move comes at the same time as Bristol based Euraccess, owned by the Wills family, takes over the Holland Lift dealership for the UK and Ireland. It has been a Cela dealer since 2012 but obtains a large part of its revenues from servicing and repairing a wide range of aerial work platforms, covering most major brands.
Onslow began his career in 1996 as a trainee/apprentice service engineer with Somerset based A.M.P Access, which was part owned by his father Paul. The company was acquired by Lavendon in 2006, and A.M.P eventually merged into Lavendon’s Panther subsidiary. Onslow remained with the company, becoming an area sales manager and used equipment manager. He left in 2009 to join AFI-Resale as account manager for the southern region - see: Onslow joins AFI-Resale. A year or so later he left to join Tony Mort at AJ Access, where he was appointed UK sales manager. AFI then took a stake in the AJ business in 2014, and in 2015 Onslow was promoted to sales director.