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Daltons Wadkin grows team with five new appointments

Daltons Wadkin grows team with five new appointments

Daltons Wadkin, the UK’s longest established distributor and manufacturer of industrial woodworking machinery, has recently grown its team by five, following its commitment to continue growing despite the effects of the ongoing pandemic.

The Nottingham-based business, which was established in 1901, has appointed Megan Sneath (service administrator), Bradley Nightingale (CNC support engineer), Peter Watson (operator training), Neville Gunn (warehouse operator), and Michael King (workshop fitter) in the last few weeks.

The appointments come on the back of the family-owned company having a successful 2020, in which many of its brands posted nearly 50% sales improvements in comparison to 2019.

The business ceased operating following the announcement of the original national lockdown in March, but reopened six weeks later, in the middle of May, after implementing several stringent measures to ensure its facilities were as safe as possible for both its employees and customers.

Daltons Wadkin has also revealed that it will be rejigging its showroom facility in the coming weeks - a decision taken due to the ongoing absence of trade shows within the industry. The move will allow the business to deliver more meaningful demonstrations to its potential customers, both in-person and online.

Speaking about the company’s recent hires, Alex Dalton, director at Daltons Wadkin, said: “We’ve been in a very fortunate position as a business to be able to grow the team recently off the back of a successful year.

“Given the current circumstances, we’re not sure how long that will last for, but we’re trying to stay as positive as possible and we came into the new year with the attitude that if the opportunity is there we’re going to grasp it with both hands. As a business, that is going to be our intention going forward.

“We began 2020 well and had big ambitions that we wanted to meet over the year. It was going well until the beginning of March when things changed and we were left in a new world in which no-one knew what was really going to happen. 

“However, after returning in May, the demand for our services and products steadily increased over the summer and we finished the year strongly. We saw some of our brands almost 50% up on the previous year.”

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