The British manufacturer of firefighting appliances ' has significantly restructured its senior leadership team as the company prepares to consolidate its growth over the next five years.

Nick Uwins takes the reins as Managing Director, following a promotion from his former role of Sales and Engineering Director. With over 28 years of fire industry experience, he replaces founder Oliver North, who led the business since its formation in 2008. Oliver has taken up a position with ambulance bodybuilder O&H based in Yorkshire.

Ian Robertshaw has taken up the post of Operations Director, from his previous role as Service Director, while Nina Robertshaw ' who has been with the firm since February 2017 ' has assumed the responsibility of Head of Finance and Administration.

The reshuffle comes on the back of a year for Rosenbauer UK in 2018, which saw the organisation increase turnover by over 210% to £18 million, in turn, filling its order book up to March 2020.

Commenting on his new role, Nick said: 'Rosenbauer UK has formed a well-earned reputation for delivering first-class technology and service, alongside an unrivalled culture among our employees. These internal appointments will, therefore, ensure consistency during this period of change, as Oliver steps back from the fore.

'Having been a part of the team since January 2016 it's a pleasure to now be leading the company, and I look forward to fulfilling the contracts which we have secured over the past few months whilst continuing our current increase in front line vehicle and equipment technology'

Oliver North commented: 'Combined, Nick, Ian and Nina have wide-reaching experience, knowledge and expertise, and I look forward to watching on, as the company continues through its current phase of growth. It has been an honour to drive the organisation to where it is today and I'm sure the new Senior Leadership Team will continue to drive quality and efficiency'