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QTS announces promotions to senior team

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National rail contractor, QTS Group has announced several key promotions within its board of directors and a 25% growth in recruitment.

As part of the QTS’s commitment to fostering talent and recognising exceptional leadership, the senior team changes will support its growth and operational excellence.

Gary Burnett has been promoted to regional director for England & Wales whilst Barry McLeish steps into the role of Regional Director for Scotland, both bring a wealth of experience to further fortify QTS’s presence in its pivotal regions.

In addition, Stephen Nutley has become operations director for Civils & Geotechnical in Scotland, and Joe Urquhart took on the new position of operations director for Reactive & Small Schemes in England & Wales. Thomas Marshall expands to operations director for Fencing and Vegetation Management in England & Wales.

In addition to these internal advancements, QTS ramped up its recruitment efforts to attract top-tier talent across the industry. In the last year, the national rail contractor made 157 new hires, with the majority at its headquarters in Strathaven in South Lanarkshire (113), followed by Linby, Nottinghamshire (13), Leeds, Yorkshire (10), Preston, Lancashire (13), Penrith, Cumbria (6), and Malmesbury, Wiltshire (2).

The demand for talent will continue to grow throughout 2024 following the announcement of secured contracts for the North West and Central region. QTS will also open three new offices across England including Manchester, Leighton Buzzard, and St Helens.

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