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Nixon Hire strengthens senior team

28 May 2024

Nixon Hire strengthens senior team

Nixon Hire has recently strengthened its senior management team with four further appointments.

Brian Cornett has joined as Chief Operating Officer from Cross Rental Services, where he served as UK Operations Director. Prior to this he was co-founder of Speedy Hire’s Power Division, establishing the business in 2000 and undertaking several senior roles there including Engineering and Operations Director and Managing Director for Speedy Power’s Compressed Air Division, before taking over as Managing Director for all Speedy Power businesses. 

“As COO, I will be involved in and supporting all areas of the business. If we can improve a business function, realise a better way, or add value in any way at all, I will support the team in making this happen,” he said.

Andrew Shaw joined Nixon Hire as Head of Modular Buildings in March, responsible for overseeing all aspects of this newly expanded division. The company says that, after many years of working with strategic rehire partners to provide these items, its has made the strategic decision to invest in its own fleet of high-quality modular buildings.

Andrew brings over 14 years of experience to the role, having held senior roles including Business Development Manager at modular buildings manufacturer Sibcas, Head of Business Development at Thurston Group, Field Sales Manager at Algeco and UK Business Development Manager at Procomm Site Services Ltd.

Paul Corney has been appointed as Head of Central Revenue Generation & Rehire. He joined Nixon Hire in 2015 as Rehire Manager, later becoming Group Rehire Manager, having successfully met ambitious sales growth targets.

Prior to joining Nixon Hire, Paul held senior sales roles in the telecoms industry for almost 20 years, spending 11 years at BT and nearly six years at Sky, where he contributed to the introduction of broadband technology and BT TV, while overseeing outsourced partnerships.

Finally, Andy Gordon has joined as Technical Sales Director (Renewable Power), having previously worked with Sunbelt Rentals – Power as Head of Electrical Services and was formerly its National Business Development Manager, which included the design of customer technical applications UK-wide. Before joining Sunbelt, he was Technical Manager at Apex/Abird Power Solutions, a division of HSS until March this year, designing power applications and overseeing installations.

At Nixon Hire, Andy will be responsible for managing, growing and upskilling the renewable power sales team, ensuring products are installed efficiently and accurately for the duration of customers’ hires, and introducing new sustainable solutions.

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