Groundforce names new operations director for piling businesses

James Burchell

JAMES Burchell has been appointed operations director at Groundforce’s Piletec and Mr Cropper piling businesses, and U Mole, the company’s trenchless technology company.

James, who has been with the firm for more than 20 years, was previously commercial manager for major projects at Groundforce Shorco. His promotion follows the retirement of Bill Gorton.

Commenting on his new appointment, James said, “Following in Bill’s footsteps, I’m looking forward to identifying and working up the many opportunities that exist in the piling sector. Our strategy will include investment in all three business, to grow our portfolio of products to complement our existing fleet, and introduce new equipment which not only makes using it safer but also makes the end users more productive. Our aim is to give customers choice by offering a range of products and solutions that meet their requirements, together with providing the highest levels of service.

“We will push the boundaries on innovation and new ideas. Investing in and supporting our staff will always be a priority to ensure we continue to attract the best people.”