Brighouse-based emergency vehicle manufacturer, Venari Group, has appointed five key new team members to support growth for 2020-21.

Having secured a number of prestigious contracts within the sector together with upcoming, innovative emergency vehicle launches, Venari has welcomed Tom Pawinski and William Sutcliffe as mechanical design engineers; Sarah Earl (pictured) as business development manager; Lyndsay Biggs as contract manager and Piroska Szasz as planning manager.

With more than 40 years’ industry experience between them, the hires take the overall headcount within the group to 91 across its 120,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing facilities in Brighouse, West Yorkshire and Goole, East Yorkshire.

Group CEO, Oliver North, commented on the appointments: “As part of our scale up, we’re thrilled to be able to attract such a high calibre of personnel who have left behind some very strong and reputable brands for Venari. This is testament to what we’ve achieved with such a tireless work ethic throughout the most challenging of years for many of us.

“The new additions will bolster our quality, our speed in reaction, our accuracy in delivery and efficiency in customer care. With an increase in quality of engineering, backed up more effectively than what we’ve seen before in terms of planning and supply chain management, we’re confident we can raise the industry bar.”

Sarah Earl had worked at YPO for 22 years, where she was responsible for development, delivery and management of a framework portfolio covering firefighters’ PPE and emergency services uniforms, to name a couple.

Commenting on her new role, she said: “To leave such a stable environment after such a long time, during a challenging economic era, is testament to the organisation which I’m joining. The team is reputed in the industry as being the best, and the company’s passion for quality inspired me to take the leap. I’m beyond excited to contribute in making Venari a clear UK market leader in the manufacture and supply of emergency vehicles and operational equipment.”