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Meet The Team

Our highly experienced team is what sets Ailsa apart in Scotland; our knowledge, commitment and relationships with customers is a priority.

Meet Tom the owner of Ailsa. Tom held senior sales and management positions with several national forklift companies. In 1993 he formed Ailsa Machinery and has overseen the growth of the business for more than 30 years.

TOM CAIRNS

Owner

Meet Brendan our managing director. With a background in management and continuous improvement, Brendan aims for the very best in service delivery and operational excellence for the team at Ailsa.

BRENDAN CAIRNS

Managing Director

Meet Derek our field service engineer supervisor. Derek has combined his mechanical knowledge with a specialism in fork truck electrical systems. With technical training approved by manufacturers including BT, Jungheinrich and Komatsu, Derek is most likely to be found in the field working on servicing, maintenance and repairs as well as supervising and managing the other engineers.

DEREK LOVE

Field Service Engineer Supervisor

Meet Jackie our office manager. Jackie manages the day-to-day necessities and organisation at Ailsa, from invoicing and payment collections to co-ordinating the short term hire fleet. She ensures smooth running off all administrative tasks and is a great asset to the team.

JACKIE SMITH

Office Manager

Meet Susan our bookkeeper. Susan plays a key role in the running of the business completing tasks such as invoicing, stock control and arranging payroll.

SUSAN MCNICOL

Accounts

Meet Amy our service co-ordinator. Amy plans the work for our Field Service Engineers, booking service and breakdown jobs, co-ordinating LOLER inspections and ordering parts.

AMY STEWART

Service Co-ordinator

Meet Lewis our field service engineer. Lewis joined the team with a wealth of experience and technical training approved by manufacturers including Yale and Hyster. Lewis will usually be found in the field working on servicing, maintenance and repairs as well LOLER inspections.

LEWIS DONALD

Field Service Engineer

Meet Craig our HGV driver. Craig is always on the move, delivering our forklift trucks on site for sales, long or short term hire. He’s also the man most likely to provide our truck and driver service.

CRAIG RITCHIE

HGV Driver

Meet Jamie our workshop labourer. Jamie's main duty is to get our fleet of trucks ready for sale and hire; from cleaning, preparing and painting trucks, to keeping the workshop/yard clean and tidy and presented as a safe place to work.

JAMIE PATRICK

Workshop Labourer

Meet Ross our workshop labourer. Ross's main duty is to get our fleet of trucks ready for sale and hire; from cleaning, preparing and painting trucks, to keeping the workshop/yard clean and tidy and presented as a safe place to work.

ROSS EAGLE

Workshop Labourer

Meet Ross our apprentice forklift engineer. Ross is currently being mentored by senior engineers and is also on the road attending breakdown and services. He also attends on block release, a bespoke Scottish forklift engineering apprenticeship course based in Glasgow.

ROSS TERBIT

Apprentice Forklift Engineer

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