Finley Structures newsletter 7 - spring 2014 - Page 6


Finley ' s go green with Audi fleet of motors !

Finley Structures have gone green

with a fleet of eco-friendly motors . We ' ve invested £ 85,000 in five Audi A3s , which have reduced omissions and are also more cost-effective . The cars - from Audi Teesside , Stockton - omit 105 CO2 and cost just £ 20 a year to tax . Employees Ken Gray , Steve Walker , John Wayper , Mark Stones and Rob Duncan are the proud new drivers . Julie Finley said : " Other than it being a conscious , environmentally-friendly move , the cars are cheaper to run than the previous company vehicles and they ' re also very comfortable for the driver , so all round it was a no-brainer and a really sound investment ."

Jim Graham joins as Operations Manager

We ’ ve appointed former

Severfield Rowen , living through a number Severfield Rowen director Jim of major takeover deals and helping it Graham as our new operations through several transitional periods to manager . establish it as a UK market-leader . Jim , originally from Newton Aycliffe , spent “ But personally I needed a new motivation , 22 years with leading Thirsk-based steel and I ' ve known John Finley for more than fabricating group Severfield , latterly as 20 years . I ' m from Aycliffe and I ' ve been operations director . hugely impressed by the strong but steady Jim admits to getting his “ passion ” back as progress his company has made in recent he relishes the task of helping fast-growing years , particularly during difficult times . Finley Structures to “ the next level ”.
“ It ' s an exciting new chapter for me - it has “ It ’ s a fantastic opportunity for me ,” said given me my passion for the job back - and the 53-year-old . “ Finley Structures is a it ' ll hopefully be a very exciting new chapter vibrant , growing firm with a glowing for Finley Structures .” reputation in the industry and I want to help Jim started his career as an Apprentice them achieve their ambitions . with Darlington-based Conder Structures , “ What has always struck me about Finley becoming contracts manager , then cladding is that it ' s a family-run firm , which says a lot manager , before joining Severfield as these days . There ' s a family atmosphere contracts manager in 1992 . around the place and it ' s well run - it ' s a He worked his way to contracts director at nice place to come to work .
Severfield after just three years then he “ My ambition now is to help Finley became deputy managing director in 2010 Structures to a level where it ' s fabricating before he was appointed operations and between 250 and 350 tonnes of steel a contracts director in 2011 to the newly week with controlled , structured expansion formed Severfield-Watson business . and establishing the firm as a major market Jim will sit directly between the Finley ' s force in the UK . board of directors - parents John and “ I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Valerie and their children Julie and Gary -
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