Snorkel UK, the direct sales and service operation for Snorkel in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, has expanded.

Jim Martyr joins Snorkel UK as the sales manager for the Southeast region, focusing on London and surrounding counties. Martyr has experience working within the powered access industry, as well as being mechanically trained while running his own business.

Simon Eyre will support Martyr in the Southeast region as aftersales support engineer. Eyre joins Snorkel UK from AFI-Uplifts, where he worked as a field service engineer. He has worked in the powered access industry for over 10 years and has a mechanical engineering background.

Based in the UK facility, Ray Rawling has been appointed as sales coordinator for Snorkel UK. He will handle the day-to-day machine and parts ordering for Snorkel UK customers and will work alongside Snorkel’s existing customer services team.

Trevor Williamson has been promoted to aftersales support manager for Snorkel UK, from his previous role as aftersales service engineer. Williamson will be responsible for managing the new service engineer team, ensuring continued customer satisfaction.

Launched in 2012, Snorkel UK is responsible for all Snorkel lift sales in the region, and also provides a comprehensive after-sales and spare parts service, supported by the UK-based Snorkel manufacturing facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear.

“Growing the Snorkel UK team is essential to meet increasing demand for our products," said Mark Yarnold, general manager for Snorkel UK. "Our plan is to create regional teams who can effectively service our customers’ needs. Our new team will be supported by our existing network of independent service engineers, delivering a top-quality after-sales provision for Snorkel UK customers.”

Matthew Elvin, Snorkel CEO, added, “Snorkel UK has been building its customer base and demand for Snorkel products during the past few years. The time is right to make a significant investment in our UK division, and we are excited to be creating jobs and further improving our customer support.”

The addition of the new roles for Snorkel UK follows the recent announcement that Snorkel and Xtreme Manufacturing are tripling their joint sales team in North America, in response to increased customer demand for both brands.

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