CTE UK has appointed James (Jimmy) Bunting as head of service.
The new role was implemented in order to help CTE ramp up its UK service operations to cope with the strong growth in demand it has seen and in preparation for the delivery of the large number of machines on order.
Bunting joins the company from Nationwide Platforms where he has been service manager for the special vehicle division since 2020. He began his access career in 1998 when he joined vehicle mounted platform rental company EPL Access as an engineering apprentice. EPL was acquired by Lavendon in 2009, and became EPL-Skylift, before being merged into Nationwide Platforms. Bunting remained with the business in service manager roles, becoming national service support manager in 2019 and his current role the following year.
Craig Rooke of CTE UK said: “We have never had so many orders so for us to manage this we knew we had to improve our procedures and processes here, so the search was on to find the right person. We gave the task to a specialist recruitment agency who found Jimmy and put him forward to us.”
“I am so pleased to have someone of the calibre of Jimmy who wanted to join the business here, with his experience in this field of the access industry he will give us even more benefits to our customers and our colleagues. I truly believe that with the experience and reputation of Martin Stevenson as our service manager and Tess Pugh in the service support office we already had the best team, but this now takes us up another notch or two and keeps us on the right trajectory to continue the forward momentum we are experiencing here."