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Metro Rod

Ashwood Court,

Tytherington Business Park

Macclesfield

Cheshire

SK10 2XF

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The Team

Colin Davis

Managing Director

Colin is the Managing Director of Metro Services Group, with responsibility for business performance across the group including operations, sales and group profitability.

He is an MBA qualified FTSE/Fortune 100 senior leader who combines experience of Transformation, Organisational Development, Lean Process Maximisation and Service Optimisation. He has a track record of delivering significant results relating to the creation of step change improvement and development of organisations across a range of sectors including utilities, banking and IT.

Chris Hirst

Franchise Director

Chris has 7 years’ experience at a senior level within the Metro Services Group and 25 years’ experience working with SMEs in operational and compliance roles.

As Franchise Director, he is responsible for all franchising activities, including operational delivery and customer service issues, plus health and safety across the business. 

Peter Molloy

Commercial Director

Peter Joined Metro Services Group in 2003 having spent the first part of his career with Saint Gobain.  As the Commercial Director, he is responsible for our Key Account customers.

Although Peter is responsible for the growth of our national business his primary function is to act as the ‘Voice of the Customer’ within Metro Services Group and continually challenging the business to provide the optimum level of service to all of our customers.

Lorraine Kilvert

Financial Controller

 

Lorraine is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with 11 years’ post qualified experience. Prior to moving to Metro Services Group in 2014, Lorraine held management positions with the banking sector for 12 years.

At Metro Services Group, Lorraine is responsible for making sure the business has strong financial controls and good cash management and delivering the monthly management and annual statutory accounts.

Gillian Walker

Business Services Manager

Gill was a co-founder of Metro Rod in 1983 and in 1985. Following the successful launch of the business in the South Manchester and Staffordshire areas it expanded rapidly by franchising territories throughout the UK. Gill's background gives her an understanding of the issues faced by Franchisees and she tries to give them her full support in all aspects of running their businesses. She also holds responsibility for our employees in relation to HR issues and ensuring that they are paid on a regular basis.

When not in the office Gill's main interests are gardening and walking in the Cheshire countryside with her dog.

Mike Silver

Business Stream Development Manager

Mike worked in the construction industry for ten years prior to joining Metro Services Group eight years ago and can pull on this considerable breadth of experience in his current role. He was instrumental in the launch of Metro Plumb in 2016 and holds P&L responsibility for our partner, Kemac Services.

With a proven record of transforming contacts to reach their full potential, Mike’s experience will allow Metro Plumb to grow as a successful commercial business in the years to come. 

Laura Atkinson

Performance Improvement Manager

Laura joined Metro Services Group in 2014 as Performance Improvement Manager after previous roles within Customer Service. Laura is part of the Operations Team and provides a link between customers and our Franchise network. Her work includes complaints management, engineer training, and driving continuous improvement across the business. She is also works closely with the Health and Safety Team to monitor and improve compliance across the network

Steve Chambers

Franchise Operations Manager

Steve oversees a great deal of operational activities within our business, from sub-contractors to the franchise training.

He also ensures that the larger of our new accounts launch smoothly by briefing our franchises and engineers to ensure they are ready to support our customers 110%.

Outside of work, Steve is interested in live music and visiting different cities

Ieuan Nicholls

Marketing Manager

Ieuan started at Metro Services Group when it was just Metro Rod back in 2012. Ieuan is responsible for Online Marketing at Metro Services Group, he works with franchises to ensure that they understand certain concepts in SEO and are able to effectively implement strategies to increase our web presence. Ieuan also maintains Google AdWords for the business as well as many other additional marketing activities.

Ieuan is a typical United fan, in that he only watches the important games. He also follows Wales in the Rugby very closely and he is completely obsessed with anything Space related.

Steve Hatt

Programme Manager

Process-driven and motivated by delivery, Steve oversees a wide variety of improvement projects throughout our organisation. Steve manages IT infrastructure and software solutions, having recently worked on a major project to deliver a new works management system from the ground up.

Outside of work, Steve is somewhat obsessed with V-shaped guitars and bands nobody else has ever heard of.

Steve Fox

Sales Administration Manager

Steve joined Metro Services Group in May 2015 to lead and drive performance within the Further Recommendations department. This followed a 15 year journey at British Gas, where he developed a wide range of skills within their outbound and inbound call centre ranging from KPI management, Leadership and Sales Growth, through to project management, engagement, resource /planning and coaching.

Since joining the company Steve has implemented a wide variety of changes and assisted in delivery of various projects whilst improving performance within the further recommendations department.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, Carp Fishing and following the “Mighty” Man UTD.

Gary Hitchen

Franchise Business Support Manager (South)

Gary joined Metro Services Group in 2014 after a previous career in retail and small business banking. His background gives him an understanding of commercial and management issues, enabling him to provide effective and practical support to our franchisees across all aspects of their operations and marketing.

In his spare time Gary is a football fanatic, still playing on Sundays and typically found watching his beloved Burnley FC on Saturdays.

Trevor Jones

Franchise Business Support Manager (North)

 

Trevor Joined Metro Services Group in November 2013, bringing with him over 35 years’ experience in franchising.  This gives Trevor a lot of knowledge to pass onto his franchises in developing their business, through good commercial marketing practice. Trevor takes pride in being on hand to offer all the practical and operational support that the franchisees may need.

In his spare time Trevor enjoys going to the theatre and having friends over for a good meal accompanied with a good bottle of wine. Trevor keeps being told he should go on “come dine with me”.

Katie Dorman

Credit Control Manager

Katie joined Metro Services Group in January 2016, bringing with her a 12 year portfolio of debt recovery, credit control and legal enforcement experience from a variety of industries.

Katie describes her chosen career as Marmite as you either love it or hate it; luckily for Metro Services Group she loves it.

Mike Clowes

Franchise Payment Manager

Mike joined Metro Services Group in December 2014 and his current role is to ensure franchisees are paid correctly and in a timely fashion.

His experience in credit control and invoicing is advantageous when creating payment files and a strong analytical background enables Mike to focus in on the detail.

Katie Simpson

Key Account Department Supervisor

Katie joined the Further Recommendations department in October 2007. After 8 years of being in the department she progressed to Supervisor of the Written Quotation team. Her role now involves managing and driving the team to send quotations and hit monthly financial targets.

Outside of work Katie enjoys walking, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

Marie Haig

Key Account Department (Quoteline) Supervisor

Marie joined the Further Recommendations department of the company in June 2006 and progressed from her Administrator role to a Supervisor role within the same department in March 2013.  In brief, her role manages a team who administer real time cost uplift requests and estimates for return visits, including any customer service/franchisee assistance required in relation to these. 

In her spare time Marie enjoys socialising with family and friends, time at the gym and of course holidays.    

Chris Nelson

Technical Manager

Chris started his career as a Technician Apprentice with the MOD (Navy) and worked for several years providing Mechanical Engineering support for UK surface warship and submarine fleets.

He joined Metro Services Group as an engineer in 1991 and has spent the last 25 years working for a number of national Drainage and Plumbing services providers, in the roles of: Customer Services Officer, Senior Engineer and Operations Managers.

Chris enjoys time with his family and dog Harry and frequently camps and attends music festivals.

Jenny Cook

Key Account Support Executive

Jenny joined the company in August 2015. Jenny works with the key account managers and the commercial director to maintain good business relationships between ourselves and our clients with up to the minute data analysis and administrative support.

 In her spare time, Jenny likes travelling and trying new food.

Josh Marland

Call Centre Supervisor

Working alongside the reactive call centre, Josh offers support, knowledge and training to the team. As well as making sure all shifts are sufficiently covered, Josh ensures all agents have sufficient training and that support is offered when needed. Josh attends new account handover meetings before briefing the team, assists key account managers when possible, often delegating agents to monitor accounts and has recently been involved in a new pilot scheme for Metro Plumb.

Outside of work Josh is a proud Manchester City season ticket holder and is tragically obsessed with The Stone Roses!

Jorge Clifford

Call Center Supervisor

Jorge is one of our dedicated helpdesk supervisors helping ensure an efficient and swift service for our customers.

Prior to joining Metro Rod Jorge gained experience in a number of different market sectors including retail, manufacturing and distribution. Customer service and excellence are at the centre of everything that Jorge does and he is determined that all the customers and franchisees of Metro Rod receive the best possible service.  

Amy Perry

Call Centre Supervisor

Always striving to provide excellent service for our clients, Amy is focussed on results and ownership of any issues through to their conclusion. Expert in deploying tasks and supporting the rest of the team, we rely on Amy to deliver consistently great results.

Amy has a passion for art, in particular, fine art. She also enjoys the live music scene.

Ben Young

Key Account Manager

Ben joined the Metro Services Group as a Key Account Manager in 2016. With nearly 10 years’ experience in the industry he has an extensive technical knowledge of the drainage network, HPWJ, jetting combination units and CCTV.

Ben comes from a combined sales and operational background having previous experience of working for various other drainage companies. During his time in the drainage industry, he has worked on contracts for Severn Trent Water, United Utilities, Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water, Network Rail and many more.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys good food and drink, holidays with his partner and he is obsessed with anything that utilises an engine.

Mark Stephens

Key Account Manager

With nearly 18 years’ experience within Metro Services Group,   Mark is customer focussed and responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of account and relationship management are delivered to an extensive portfolio of existing and new Key Account clients.

Married with two grown up children, Mark enjoys good food, cycling, skiing and World travel.

Mark Evans

Plumbing Technical Manager

Mark started his career with the Royal Navy and worked for several years on surface warships and submarines before leaving to join British Gas where he was an engineer for 7 years. He has since been involved in an M&E/Plumbing role with various Social Housing providers and within the private sector for the last 10 years.

Mark has recently joined Metro Services Group  as Plumbing Technical Support Manager to aid in the expansion of Metro Plumb specifically to support and engage with the franchisees with regards to training, planning and support. He has extensive industry knowledge of dealing with major contractors such as MITIE, Carillion and other nationwide infrastructure companies.

Mark enjoys time with his wife, three sons and dogs Oscar and Frodo and too infrequently gets to indulge his passion on cars and motorcycles.

Matthew Mulheran

Technical Support Manager (North)

Matthew only recently joined Metro Services Group but has been within the drainage sector for over 22 years, previously working for Lanes Group (Lanes for Drains). Over these years Matt has been involved in all kinds of drainage related operations but predominantly sewer lining, this gives Matt a vast and varied amount of industry based knowledge.

Matt is married with 2 young children and when not at work loves nothing better than spending time with his family, and in particular watching his son play football for his team on Sunday mornings.

Jim Morgan

Technical Support Manager (Head Office based)

Jim originally started in the Drainage industry working for a major hirer and manufacturer of Jetting equipment for a number of years before venturing into the contracting side of the industry. After almost a decade with a family based drainage company he joined Metro Services Group Head Office in 1995. Apart from a short 3 year break, he has remained at Head Office in various roles.

Jim and his wife Christine have been married for 43 years and have two adult sons (not married, still at home - They are obviously too well cared for!)

Andy Sharpe

Technical Support Manager

Andy first joined Metro Services Group in 1999 as an engineer working in the Peterborough franchise, since then he has mainly owned, developed and sold successful small drainage companies. Andy joined us again in January 2016 after a period of working on the drainage systems of Spain. Although challenging at times Andy gets a real buzz out of assisting franchisees in all areas.

In his spare time Andy loves nothing more than travelling to various parts of the planet, playing golf (badly), voluntary work at his local hospice and is an avid motor racing fan.