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Simon Webb Appointed Bri-Stor Systems Managing Director.

01 February 2019


Bri-Stor Systems began a new chapter in its history as of January 2019, as former Operations Director Simon Webb was officially appointed Managing Director.

The move comes as part of a broader group-wide strategic re-structuring, which also sees Simon’s counterpart Paul Clews become Alpha Manufacturing Managing Director. Andrew Humphrey remains Bri-Stor Group Managing Director, with both Simon and Paul reporting into him.

The appointments come ahead of an extremely promising 2019 for both Bri-Stor Systems and Alpha Manufacturing, thanks to major contracts secured during 2018. The new structure will allow the sister companies a greater degree of autonomy and the opportunity to fully capitalise on their individual successes, whilst still retaining a group focus through Andrews’s continued leadership.

Simon’s appointment comes as no surprise to Bri-Stor colleagues, following an exceptional career with the midlands-based LCV converters since joining the company in 2009. Having started out as a Technical Engineering Apprentice, Simon went on to become a Design / Project Engineer working within various sectors, before moving to a global automotive organisation as a Project Manager.

In 2009 Simon arrived at Bri-Stor Systems as Engineering Manager and swiftly set about implementing a more structured approach to the company’s engineering processes. His success in this role was such that in 2012, Simon became Operations Manager where he again excelled, overseeing year-on-year increases in turnover during his time in the role.

In 2014 Simon was appointed Operations Director where he oversaw the relocation of Bri-Stor Systems entire stores and assembly operations into new and improved facilities. Having had such a positive impact across the entire organisation during his nine years with the company, it was decided that Simon was the ideal candidate to lead Bri-Stor’s continued growth over the coming years.

Simon spoke about his vision for the company and approach to upcoming industry challenges:

“There are challenging and exciting times ahead such as the Electrification of LCV vehicles. This will present us with challenges to reduce our conversion weights whilst continuing to offer innovative solutions that meet our customer’s needs. We are well placed to do this through designing solutions that use our state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facilities.

We have expanded our customer portfolio through diversification, which has seen new products entering new markets, such as the Static Welfare Facility and we will continue to expand our product range and services as we move forward.

Also key to our future success is our continued investment in developing our people – be that Apprentices through our successful Apprenticeship Program or specific training tailored to individuals.”

Bri-Stor are currently preparing for a potentially record breaking 2019 both in terms of production volumes and turnover with major contracts due to begin over the coming months. A busy January has seen workforce, facilities and equipment all bolstered in preparation for the upcoming influx of vehicles ready for conversion.

Meanwhile, the Engineering and New Product Development teams are working tirelessly to perfect product designs and vehicle conversion specifications to ensure maximum efficiency, quality and value is maintained throughout 2019’s conversions.