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Phil Quelch appointed to new role at Go Plant Fleet Services

Go Plant Fleet Services has appointed former national fleet and engineering director Phil Quelch to the newly created role of chief operating officer as the company looks to build on significant growth.

Phil Quelch, chief operating officer at Go Plant Fleet Services

Graham Hale, chief executive of Go Plant Fleet Services, said: “As we strive to achieve our new company vision, Phil will play a key role in driving our ‘one culture’ and ‘one best practice’ approach.

“He’ll help to ensure we’re all heading in the same direction with safety, procurement, sales, fleet, environmental and operational delivery completely aligned under one reporting line.

“Another key aspect of Phil’s role will be to recognise the economies of scale that exists across our combined national depot network to attract new business revenues as we work towards developing a unified group business.”

Quelch has assumed his new role with immediate effect following Paul Langham’s decision to take early retirement from his role as operations director with the company.

Langham joined the company in 2003, overseeing developments in two of the company’s main divisions – Operated Hire and Contract Hire – while also playing a key role in the merger between Go Plant Ltd and Essential Fleet Services in 2017.

Paul Langham is retiring as operations director at Go Plant Fleet Services after 16 years with the business

He will remain on hand over the coming months to ensure the smooth transition of any handovers.

Graham Hale said: “I would like to take thank Paul for all of his brilliant work over the past 16 years.

“He has made a significant contribution to the business, particularly during the last two years following our merger, which would not have been possible without his hard work, knowledge and management skills.

“He’s regarded with a huge amount of respect here and I know he’ll be very much missed.”

The changes also see Ben Gilmore, formerly national operations manager, assume full responsibility for the Operated and Self-Drive Sweeper arm of the business.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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