Yorkshire-based Rosenbauer UK – which makes firefighting appliances – has significantly restructured its senior leadership team, as the company prepares to consolidate its growth over the next five years.
Nick Uwins takes the reins as managing director, following a promotion from his former role of sales and engineering director. With over 28 years of fire industry experience, he replaces founder Oliver North, who led the business since its formation in 2008.
Mr North will now fulfil an official advisory role for Rosenbauer in conjunction with pursuing new challenges outside of the fire sector.
Ian Robertshaw has taken up the post of head of operations, from his previous role as service director, while Nina Robertshaw – who has been with the firm since February 2017 – has assumed responsibility of head of finance and administration.
The reshuffle comes on the back of a record year for Rosenbauer UK in 2018, which saw the organisation increase turnover by over 210% to £18m; in turn filling its order book up to March 2020.
Rosenbauer UK will also bolster its sales and service team throughout 2019 to uphold its quality of aftersales care and strong period of growth.
Nick said: “Rosenbauer UK has formed a well-earned reputation for delivering first-class technology and service, alongside an unrivalled culture among our employees. These internal appointments will therefore ensure consistency during this period of change, as Oliver steps back from the fore.
“Having been a part of the team since January 2016, it’s a pleasure to now be leading the company, and I look forward to fulfilling the contracts which we have secured over the past few months. We’ll also continue to increase front line vehicle and equipment technology.”
Oliver North said: “Combined, Nick, Ian and Nina have wide-reaching experience, knowledge and expertise, and I look forward to maintaining my involvement within an advisory capacity, as the company continues through its current phase of growth.
“It has been an honour to drive the organisation to where it is today and know the new senior leadership team will continue to drive quality and efficiency.”