Falck Safety Services UK
24 May 2018
Falck Safety Services UK appoints new UK managing director
A training, management and competency organisation has appointed a new UK managing director to lead the business as it continues to grow its service offering.
Falck Safety Services UK (Falck) has promoted Duncan Bonner following two years as UK sales director with the company. He takes over from Colin Leyden who has stepped into a senior management position with global responsibility for future strategy for the company.
Mr Bonner, who has worked closely with Mr Leyden whilst part of the UK management team, has more than 30 years oil and gas experience with 15 of those in training management services. He will now manage UK operations for Falck, which has 35 training centres across the world, as the business expands its full service capabilities to offer clients a holistic approach for training and competency requirements.
Looking ahead to his new role in the business, Mr Bonner said: ”These are exciting times for the business as we look towards delivering a comprehensive competence and management service with an emphasis on full safety service capabilities, in addition to the organisation’s safety training provision. We will work to offer an end-to-end management service to diversify, standardise and enhance our clients’ requirements.
“Market conditions have seen our clients’ needs change and we have recognised that offering sustainable competence beyond compliance is key to providing an enhanced service. We are evolving from a training organisation to delivering a full range of consultancy and training management services, which gives reassurance that our clients’ workforce are fully compliant and safe in their day-to-day work.
“I have worked alongside Colin for several years and have been involved in growing the UK business under his leadership, so I relish the challenge of continuing the drive with this exciting new chapter.”
Falck has the largest network of third-party partner training providers, therefore the future growth of the business safeguards Falck as the only safety-training organisation with a truly global footprint, reaffirming the organisation’s position as the leading safety partner for clients.
Recently partnering with e-learning training organisation, Mintra Group, Falck has introduced almost 750 online training programmes to the training portfolio to offer a comprehensive and complementary suite of training solutions including practical, online and blended training solutions, on and off site. This is another strategic global move, ensuring the business can manage and cater for all training requirements for clients going forward.