"As some of you may be aware, I turned 65 this year and as a result have decided to reduce my work load in order to reduce my hours.
To facilitate this, with effect from 1 January 2014, the following changes to the SHB Management Structure will be implemented :
I will become Chairman with responsibility for funding, banking and acquisitions but will no longer have responsibility for day-to-day issues within the business.
Paul Street will take over from me as Managing Director.
Nicky Simpson will be appointed Commercial Director.
Rick Taylor will be appointed Operations Director.
Paul has 20 years experience working full time with SHB and 6 years part time before that .
Nicky has 20 years experience in the Fleet Industry having held Directorships with Enterprise PLC and Amey Fleet Services before joining SHB in June 2012.
Rick has 35 years experience in the Fleet Industry having held Directorships with WS Atkins PLC and Gulliver’s Truck Hire before joining SHB in February 2013.
This strengthening of the SHB Management Team will help us prepare for the challenges and continuing growth of the business over the coming years.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your custom over the years and to wish you a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year."