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Breedon Aggregates strengthen England management team

Breedon Aggregates

BREEDON Aggregates have split their English operations into two regions and made two new senior management appointments as part of a sharpened focus on operational excellence and improved health and safety.

The new West region will encompass the group’s quarries at Leaton in Shropshire, Leinthall in Herefordshire and Ling Hall in Warwickshire; the East region will embrace South Witham in Lincolnshire, Cloud Hill and Breedon in Leicestershire, Corby in Northamptonshire and Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.

The company has appointed Jim Sinclair to head the West region. Mr Sinclair has more than 30 years’ experience in the quarrying and mining industries and joins from Tarmac, where he was most recently district manager of the company’s Western Area.

The East region will continue to be headed by Carl Ashurst, who has been with Breedon
Aggregates for three years.

Breedon Aggregates have also appointed Lee Hankinson to the key role of quarry manager for their Cloud Hill and Breedon quarries. Mr Hankinson has more than 20 years’ experience in the aggregates industry, most recently with CRH in the Republic of Ireland, where he worked for 13 years in a variety of senior management roles. Prior to that he spent three years in Canada as general manager of Newfoundland Slate Inc.

Jim, Lee and Carl each report to Tim Hall, chief executive of Breedon Aggregates England.

Commenting on the appointments, Mr Hall said: ‘We are fortunate to have attracted two such experienced and talented managers to our company. The new regional structure will allow us to focus more sharply on improving our operational performance and on enhancing health and safety standards across the country.

‘It will also help us to integrate new businesses smoothly as we make acquisitions in the months ahead.’

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