Tiger Trailers announces leadership change

UK-based OEM, Tiger Trailers, has appointed a new Managing Director.

Finance Director, Ed Booth, has been promoted to the role of Managing Director, effective 13 January 2022.

Booth joined Tiger Trailers in June 2021 and improved 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,” said 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.”

Following this appointment, 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 work with Booth on numerous strategic opportunities going forward.

“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,” said Steven Cartwright.

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’ program with the help of a branded truck, trailer and mascot called Tiger Ted.

Last year, Spanish OEM, Lecitrailer, consolidated its presence in the UK market as part of its ongoing partnership and distribution arrangement with Tiger Trailers.