2021 came with its own challenges, but it saw the industry returning to a level of normality following the COVID pandemic of 2020. From a McDonald Water Storage perspective, it has been an extremely successful year for sales, seeing fantastic growth and opening up exciting new markets.
Equally as important, we have an excellent pipeline of work in place, which has enabled us to develop ambitious growth plans for 2022.
With this comes its own manufacturing challenges, leading to the requirement to strengthen our R&D and production capabilities.
We are delighted to announce that David Stewart is our new Operations Manager. He will look at our manufacturing efficiencies and workflow in the factory. This is a key role within the business to continue our growth trajectory. We are delighted that David, not only being a family member but also an enthusiastic part of the team with great product knowledge, will be driving new improvements and bringing a fresh outlook on the challenges we have.
We are also going to adapt and strengthen our sales management team, with Jason Hobson becoming our Commercial Director and John Dunn promoted to National Sales Manager responsible for all UK sales, bringing a wealth of knowledge to open up new opportunities.
Wayne Hyde has been promoted to Product and Marketing Manager, helping drive new product development and improvements alongside David. Their years of experience within the cylinder industry will prove invaluable.
To strengthen the internal team, we are delighted to promote Tiff Robb to the position of Sales Office Supervisor. This will help the team deliver new opportunities and manage the day-to-day workload as we continue our quest for growth. To drive this, we have expanded our team. We have a new internal Sales Administrator, a Marketing and Sales Support Coordinator, two new starts for manufacturing, all who start in January.
I am sure you will agree, these are really exciting developments for the company and we are going from strength to strength. We feel that with the changes implemented and the McDonald team that we have, we are able to deliver product to the highest standards, meeting your future expectations.