Our Executives

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Charles Martin
Chairman

Charles gained his initial business experience with Terson, Dunlop and British Leyland. In 1970 Charles founded the Company with his father Jack. From a modest starting point in the East End of London, Charles has seen the business steadily grow into its current multi depot position.

In this time he has been involved in every aspect of Business & Product Development, General Management, Quality Control and Acquisitions. Charles now has the responsibility for Planning and Co-ordinating the future progress of Marwood Group Ltd.

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Jeff Gold
Sales Director

Leaving school Jeff joined the Merchant Navy for 4 years and travelled the world. After entering the plant hire industry in 1986 and joining Marwood Group Ltd in 1988, Jeff has worked his way up through the company from a junior hire & sales role, through accounts, depot management and sales management to his current position of Sales Director.

In his role with Marwood Group Ltd, Jeff holds responsibility for Sales Strategy, Customer Satisfaction, Product Evaluation, Staff Development and Management of the Marwood Operational Depots.

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ANDREW PIGGOTT
Financial Director & Company Secretary

From university Andrew entered the world of accountancy working for Chartered Accountancy firms specialising in the Motor Trade and Engineering companies. Joining Marwood Group Ltd in 1994 as Finance Manager, Andrew has had full responsibility for the Group Finance Department since that time and has also taken on the role of Company Secretary.

Within his current roles his responsibilities include all Group Financials, Legal Matters, HR & IT Departments, Group Properties and Diversity Opportunities. Andrew oversees our Quality System, Data Protection and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policies.

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DAVID RICHARDSON
Operations Director

Graduating from university with a BSc in Pure Mathematics, David began his career with Thomas W. Ward Ltd, a Yorkshire based engineering group and gained experience in many aspects of the industry, including his own successful building company. After three years service with Marwood in the 1980’s David re-joined the Group in 2001, as Depot Support Manager, since which time he has successfully developed his career within the Engineering Department and is now in charge of our plant, transport and depot operations.His current role as Operations Director includes responsibilities for Facilities Management, Group Purchasing, Supplier Partnering, Stock Control & Maintenance, Engineering Projects, Product Quality Compliance and Health & Safety.

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JOHN HANNON
Quality Director

Graduating from school John served in the Fleet Air Arm as an Air Engineering Mechanic before leaving in 1985 and entering into the plant hire industry. With a good grounding within local Plant Hire companies John eventually found his way to HSS Hire where he worked his way up to the position of Sales & Service Manager before leaving in 1998 to join Marwood Group Ltd.

After successfully running our Middlesbrough depot for eight years John was promoted to Depot Support Manager-Northern Region before becoming Quality Manager in 2007. His role encompasses all depots and departments to ensure that they ensuring the company have continued accreditation of ISO9001:2008 and working with Marwood Group Ltd on environmental and quality aspects for the future.