New appointments to support rapid growth
In recent months, Sapphire Utility Solutions has made three key appointments to accommodate the company’s extraordinary growth, and to strengthen its position in the south of England. Founded in 2013, the company has grown rapidly, winning major contracts across the UK within the clean water, wastewater and gas infrastructure sectors. As a result, the company now operates an ever-expanding fleet of over 130 vehicles, equipped with the latest technologies for work such as asset inspection, inventory and mapping, CCTV, cleansing, jetting, lining etc.
Dale Hartley joins Sapphire as Head of Strategy & Business Development. As an engineer with more than 20 years of experience in delivering technology and asset inspection processes for global utility projects, Dale has held senior management positions in industry leading companies, gaining a wealth of field and project experience with state-of-the-art technologies, both in the UK and overseas.
Phil Smith has been appointed Operations Manager – South. As an electrical mechanical engineer, Phil has extensive experience working in operations management for large drainage companies; planning and completing works on highways term maintenance contracts, reactive works, rail and water authority works. Similarly, Paul Hancock, who joins as Regional Business Development Manager – South, has 25 years of key account management, more recently focused on project management for highways and local authorities.
Sapphire Utility Solutions Managing Director, Colin Kelly comments: “I am delighted to welcome these three talented people to the company. Paul and Phil’s experience will help to ensure that we meet and exceed customer expectations as we continue to win more contracts in the south of the UK, and Dale’s expertise will ensure that we have a clear and deliverable growth plan going forward.”