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5th December 1981
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■ 1 AN UNEXPECTED move, oadliroe UK managing director rthur Smith resigned last week epersonal reasons, and was !placed by Midlands BRS manging director Steve Abel, who )ok up his new duties on Monay morning.

Mr Abel has been at MBRS nce June 1976, and has been a lain board director of British oad Services Ltd since August ist year. He began his career as junior traffic clerk in BRS's berdeen parcels depot, and fter two years' service in the oyal Marine Commando briade, returned to Aberdeen as a RS cadet for two years. He enred management management with Caledoian Road Services in Preston, s assistant manager, became ianager in 1966, and then loved to become Caledonian's perations manager, based at iumfries.

He moved to the Scottish ransport Group, where he set p its MacBrayne Haulage subidiary, and moved back to lational Freight in 1974 to beome operations director with ;cottish Road Services.

The Container base Group has appointed Captain Kenneth Allen as general manager of Containerbase (Barking) Ltd. A Master Mariner, Captain Allen served for ten years as cargo superintendant of Port Line, in the Royal Docks. He then joined Associated Container Transportation and held a number of senior positions over a period of 15 years.

Malcolm Darch takes over as area sales manager for the Cardiff area for TIP Trailer Rental of Watford. Formerly a district manager with Rentco, Mr Darch will be based at TIP's Cardiff branch.

Scottish Transport Group has made two new appointment for Travel Press and Publicity Co Ltd, its press and public relations, advertising, marketing and promotional functions department. Eric Dakers is now Press and public relations manager, and Gavin Booth has been made marketing and publicity manager.

Andrew Cuenca has been promoted to London general manager for Truxhire. he will be in charge of its contract hire activities in the South. Mr Cuenca has been closely involved in the industry and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport and National Guild of Transport Managers.

Brown Brothers Ltd has made two new appointments. Bill Fenn becomes group manager for customer marketing programmes. For many years Mr Fenn headed the company's Garage Equipment Division, Derek Langley takes on the role of group marketing manager for Garage equipment, Service and Tools. He joined Brown Brothers in 1977 as marketing manager of the Tools Division. He takes over from Mr Fenn.

Reptrail Ltd of Barnsley has

made two promotions to staff. Derek Hopkinson takes 4 the position of special accour director, catering for the d mands of major fleet operatoi Chris Wordsworth will I moving from Dawson Tru Rentals in January 1982 to ta up the position of regional ma ager,

Sir Campbell Adamson of nold PLC has been made depu chairman of the board. He h been a director of the compa since 1976.

The Leicester based Ford al Slater Group has had a suce story concerning two of former apprentices. In the C and Guild Examinations Kei Frost finished first out of 786 si dents in the Parts examinatic while Peter Broadhurst car second out of 569 students in t Auto-Electricians exam.

Kalamazoo, the British bu ness systems company, h taken on a new public relatio officer. Paul Hodson, who corn to the company from Lucas G ling, will be teaming up w Christine Bash, public relatio officer with Kalamazoo for t last 14 months.

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