From left, Mike Oliver, Gary Oliver, Ross Welham and Nick Farrell
UK-based marine interior outfitter Trimline is marking a new era for its business after being purchased by Ross Welham and Nick Farrell.
The company, which was founded in 1965, was previously co-owned by brothers Gary and Mike Oliver who have stepped down from active duties after 30 years at the helm and 56 years in the industry. Both will remain shareholders of the company.
“Gary and I have been involved with Trimline since we were children and following our father’s retirement 30 years ago, we’ve been managing the business,” said Mike Oliver. “We now feel it’s time for new leadership which brings a new skill set and we look forward to seeing where Ross, Nick and our brilliant team can take the business.”
Welham was previously chief operating officer (COO) of Trimline and has 13 years of experience in the marine interior outfitting sector.
“Ross has really proved himself since becoming COO,” said Gary Oliver. “He has made many positive changes to the business and we feel we are leaving the business in safe hands.”
Welham has been joined by new technology specialist Nick Farrell in the role as director. They will be supported by a senior management team with more than 50 years’ of collective experience at Trimline.
“I’ve known Nick for many years and his skill set is a great asset to us in offering clients added value,” said Welham. “We have a fabulous and experienced team who are passionate about delivering the highest quality service and as we emerge from this disrupted year, as a team we are all excited about the future of Trimline.”
Speaking about his new role, Farrell said: “I’ve spent the last six months getting to know the business with Ross, Mike, Gary and the team. Trimline has a fantastic reputation for quality and professionalism, built up over decades, and its name is held in high esteem across the industry. Maintaining our leading position in our niche is critical, and I plan to enhance our offerings even further with new technology and systems.”
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