Selwood has appointed experienced industry specialist James McKiver in the role of Special Projects Development Manager for its pump rental solutions division. James, (pictured), who has worked in the civil, construction and water industries for 24 years, will work nationally on larger projects across Selwood’s UK pump rental network. He will work closely with Selwood’s local pump rental teams and their clients to give technical support and advice on the use of pumping solutions that help keep major schemes on time and on budget.
Selwood’s pump sales teams have returned from a successful trip to Munich where they exhibited at Bauma, the world’s largest trade fair. During the exhibition, which was attended by more than half a million visitors over the week, Selwood’s representatives took the opportunity to catch up with suppliers, distributors and fellow industry professionals. The event became a celebration for both companies as Selwood is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016 while SPT marks 40 years in business.
Radio presenter Andy Jackson paid Selwood's Head Office a visit to pick up a cheque for the Wave 105 Cash for Kids appeal. Selwood staff held a range of fundraising events to support the charity. Pump sales administrator Sam Hanslip gave up buying Costa coffees and donated the money to the appeal, while extra funds were raised by her colleagues through a staff tuck shop, Grand National Sweepstake and football cards.
Selwood has been awarded a major contract for the supply of pumping solutions for Southern Water and its contractors for up to a decade. The framework agreement, which marks the first time that Selwood has been awarded a framework contract for Southern Water, is for five years with the option of another five to follow.
The year 2016 is a very special one for Selwood and we’re going to be celebrating it in style at Bauma, the world’s largest trade fair. We’ll be marking 70 years since Selwood was founded with a special stand at the event, which runs from April 11 to 17 at the Messe Munchen exhibition centre in Munich, Germany. The stand will be shared with our German distributor SPT, who we are proud to have as Selwood partners and who are celebrating their own 40-year milestone in 2016. The joint stand will include a hospitality area and bar where our colleagues from SPT will be serving up some traditional German beer.