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Jim Taylor’s new year gets off to a good start with an internal promotion to the board.

Jim, the divisional manager of NRL Rail, has been appointed a director with effect from 1st January 2012. He has been with NRL Ltd since 1994 and was the driving force behind the establishment of the Rail Division in 2001.

Under his guidance, the division has achieved Link-Up accreditation in over 140 product categories and has earned significant contracts with Network Rail, Story Rail and Balfour Beatty Rail.

Says Jim, ‘I am delighted to be made a director at NRL. Our rail business has gone from strength to strength and I look forward to developing the Rail division further, with the help of an excellent team.’

Mike Barber, managing director of NRL Ltd, says, ‘Jim has worked tirelessly over the last few years to build and develop our Rail Division and with the support and hard work of his loyal team he has created a fantastic business unit.

‘The team has, under Jim’s leadership, delivered consistently good financial results throughout 2011 whilst at the same time diversifying its supply capability.

‘There is already a strong order book and pipeline for 2012 and we are confident that the ongoing success of the Rail division will continue to contribute significantly to the NRL Group’s performance.’

NRL Rail operates from offices in Grangemouth, Scotland where Jim is based and Wigan in Greater Manchester.

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