A leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers has appointed a new managing director to lead its 420-strong workforce.
Andrew Thompson has taken the helm at Mobile Mini following four years at the firm, which has 15 branches throughout the UK.
After 20 years in leadership positions in food retail, Andrew made the move into the hire industry around 10 years ago, and initially joined Mobile Mini as its regional director for the North before adding overall operations and supply chain management to his remit.
“I am honoured and humbled to have the opportunity to lead such a fantastic business,” he said.
“Despite being a large, world leading company, Mobile Mini has such an approachable family environment and I’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response from the team.”
Andrew started his career as a warehouse assistant and a series of moves and promotions saw him work his way up through store and regional management while studying business and finance at New College Durham and the University of Sunderland.
He has led multi-disciplined teams across multiple product groups in the construction and petro-chemical sectors and puts Mobile Mini’s people at the heart of its success.
He continued: “We have an unrivalled leadership ability and a truly customer-centric culture, and I’m excited to build on that. I plan to take every opportunity to guide the business to unprecedented success, because our colleagues deserve it.”
Andrew is currently exploring further opportunities to provide a full 360-degree service and extending the firm’s managed solutions and Essentials range.
He’s also keen to ensure a visible pathway for career progression for every Mobile Mini colleague.