Tiger Trailers appoints new MD

Tiger Trailers has promoted Ed Booth from Finance Director to Managing Director of the Tiger Trailers group of businesses, with immediate effect.

The articulated trailer manufacturer, founded in 2014, says experienced an extremely successful year during 2021, growing significantly in line with the firm’s targets. Booth joined Tiger Trailers in June 2021 as Finance Director and quickly made a positive impact on improving the company’s financial and business processes.

“Joining Tiger Trailers last summer was an exciting step for me, and I have immensely enjoyed working with supportive, passionate and skilled colleagues across all areas of the business as Finance Director,” says Booth. “It’s a privilege to have been appointed as Managing Director of a fast-growing firm that not only produces high quality products after listening to its customers, but also one that cares for its people, supports charities, and proactively helps to keep people safe. I greatly look forward to working alongside Steven and John, David, and everyone within the company, to deliver further growth and benefit other groups over the next stages of our journey.”

Booth’s appointment as Managing Director sees Tiger Trailers’ founders, John and Steven Cartwright, move from their positions as Joint Managing Directors to sit as Executive Directors on the board alongside David Williams. The three founders will actively work with Booth on numerous strategic opportunities to support the ambitious plans the Cheshire firm has for the coming years.

Steven Cartwright, founder and now executive director of Tiger Trailers, commented: “John and I are delighted that Ed has been appointed as Managing Director at a time when the business we founded continues to experience unparalleled growth, entering new markets, launching new services and products, and increasingly working in the local community, which we are both very proud of.”

Since relocating from its original factory less than a mile away, to a purpose-built, 20-acre site in Winsford in 2019, Tiger Trailers has rapidly established itself as one of the UK’s leading semi-trailer and rigid bodywork manufacturers, producing heavy commercial vehicles for a sizeable portfolio of household names along with other road transport operators. The company employs around 250 staff and has recently introduced a night shift to facilitate ever-increasing demand for its products.

The Tiger Trailers group of businesses includes Tiger Finance, the manufacturer’s own in-house and independent finance division, Tiger Rentals providing and managing trailers on short- to long-term hire, Tiger Parts with its new online store, and more recently the Tiger Safety Team, which visits schools to teach children road safety through its ‘STOP LOOK BE SEEN’ programme with the help of a branded truck, trailer and mascot called Tiger Ted.

Corporate social responsibility, supporting the local community, encouraging women into manufacturing and trucking, and maintaining engaged and supportive internal communications are close to Tiger Trailers’ heart and are areas that Booth has worked closely with from the outset and shall continue to do so.

Tiger Trailers posted record profits for 2020 and its financial performance for 2021 will be released shortly.

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