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Our Team

Patrick Flannery - Managing Director

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Matthew Green - Technical & Design Director

Engineering Team

Sales Team

Michael Clarke - UK Sales Manager

Luke Milner - CAD Engineer

Ben Lawrence - Temporary Works Engineer

Operations Team

Alex Polotnaika - Sales Manager

Geoff Bates - Sales Manager

Karl Clayton - Operations Manager

Gavin Butterfield - Hire Manager

Stephanie Warriner - Inside Sales

Patrick Flannery - Managing Director

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Engineering Team

Matthew Green - Technical & Design Director

Luke Milner - CAD Engineer

Ben Lawrence - Temporary Works Engineer

Sales Team

Michael Clarke - UK Sales Manager

Alex Polotnaika - Sales Manager

Geoff Bates - Sales Manager

Operations Team

Karl Clayton - Operations Manager

Gavin Butterfield - Hire Manager

Stephanie Warriner - Inside Sales

Pat Flannery

Patrick Flannery - Managing Director, NTS UK Ltd

Patrick Flannery is the UK Managing Director supporting our operations throughout the UK. We have branches in Leeds and Chinnor, 25 miles outside London. Patrick has almost 30 years’ experience in the trench safety sector having previously held multiple management posts with Groundforce/Shorco and Mabey Hire. Patrick studied at the Leeds College of Building during his early years in the construction industry. He is well-known and respected within the temporary works sector in the UK, he has worked on many major basement projects particularly in London.

Matthew Green - Technical & Design Director

Matthew Green is the Technical & Design Director for NTS UK and heads up the UK engineering team. Matthew has over 17 years’ experience within the specialist shoring/groundworks industry and is a native of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Prior to joining National Trench Safety Matthew worked as Major Projects Manager for Mabey Hire UK. He also worked as Senior Engineer (Major projects) for Groundforce/Shorco and has over 10 years of working within the major propping market where he designed and managed large and complex temporary works projects throughout the UK and Europe.

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke - National Sales Manager

Michael has spent his career working in sales for the civil engineering and groundworks Industry, developing an extensive portfolio of customers. After almost 40 years working in sales for Mabey Hire, Michael progressed to National Trench Safety UK, into the role of National Sales Manager. He has focused the sales team in promoting not only industry standard shoring equipment but also our specialist slide rail system which is a recent introduction to the UK market and available exclusively through NTS. In Michaels spare time, he continues his lifelong passion as a dedicated Leeds United Fan.

Karl Clayton - Operations Manager

Karl began his career, working as an apprentice in welding and fabrication completing his NVQ Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Engineering - Fabrication and Welding. This facilitated his progression in 2011 to Mabey Hire, where Karl was responsible, as the charge hand, for the repair and fabrication of Mabey Hire groundworks shoring equipment. As part of the role, Karl achieved the IOSH Qualification – Managing Safety. Karl subsequently further developed his career, following his appointment as National Trench Safety UK Depot Manager, later progressing to Operations Manager

Ben Lawrence

Ben Lawrence - Temporary Works Engineer

Ben is a Temporary Works Engineer at NTS UK and is based at our Leeds branch. Ben studied Geology at Durham University and before joining NTS UK worked as a Geotechnical Engineer at WSP and JBA Consulting. Ben has worked on a variety of heavy civils schemes for both private and public sector clients in both a design and site-based role. He is experienced in both temporary and permanent works designs and provides geotechnical input to the team.

Gavin Butterfield

Gavin Butterfield - Hire Manager

Gavin is the Hire Manager for NTS UK. Based in the Leeds depot, he is tasked with overseeing the inside sales team. Gavin started his career in construction as a driver for Elvington Plant Hire before progressing to work on the hire desk. After a couple of years as a hire controller, Gavin further developed his career by being appointed as Hiredesk Manager. Outside of work, Gavin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid supporter of Leeds United, attending home matches whenever he can.

Luke Miller

Luke Milner - CAD Engineer

Luke is highly trained CAD Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the food machinery industry. And now a recent move into civil engineering with NTS UK based at the Leeds depot. Luke will be helping the team move into 3d CAD using his skills to create a full inventory of parts in Solidworks. Luke is certified in many aspects of Solidworks, including advanced part modelling, assembly modelling, mold design, surfacing, sheet metal, drawings, simulation and VISUALISE rendering tools, and simulation fundamentals, as well as being a PDM administrator. He has spent the last 4 years completing an apprenticeship in technical support as well as obtaining qualifications in advanced manufacturing, and a level 3 NVQ in technical support (engineering drawing) He used to work for a cereal manufacturing company designing and modifying extruders feeders and dies. As well as creating engineering drawings for production in the workshop.

Pat Flannery
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Patrick Flannery
– Managing Director
Patrick has worked in the trench safety industry for over 25 years, holding senior management positions with other prominent companies in the sector, he has headed up the NTS UK operation since it commenced trading in the UK in 2017. Patrick has been instrumental in bringing our specialist ‘Slide Rail System’ to the UK market and along with Michael Clarke (UK Sales Manager) has industry leading knowledge of the benefits and applications of this class leading system.
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Matthew Green – Technical & Design Director

As the Technical and Design Director for NTS UK Matthew leads our Engineering team. Matt has extensive experience in the specialist shoring sector having spent years as Major Projects Manager and years as Senior Engineer for respected companies in the sector, his experience designing and managing complex temporary works projects throughout the UK and Europe dovetails very well with the NTS philosophy of providing innovative and cost effective solutions for our clients.
Michael Clarke
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Michael Clarke – UK Sales Manager

Michael oversees the NTS sales process across the UK ensuring all our sales activities are appropriately and consistently managed.

He is probably the most experienced shoring professional in the UK with 44 years (and still counting), his knowledge is invaluable in ensuring that all our major projects get the benefit of his experience to ensure that our design solutions are optimised and value engineered to ensure a balance of economy, ease of installation and design integrity.

Michael’s knowledge of the ‘Slide Rail’ system (uniquely available through NTS UK) is always being tested by the increasing demands for this system.

This ensures that NTS continually invest in more ‘Slide Rail’ components which improves design flexibility and ultimately provides the customer with optimum solutions.

Luke Miller
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Luke Milner – CAD Engineer
Luke literally provides another dimension to our Technical and Design Team. Luke’s experience in 3D CAD has enabled NTS UK to provide very clear 3D modelling and visualisation presentations. This enables our design team to ‘walk through’ their designs at a very early stage in the process to understand and ensure that all the site constraints have been fully understood and dealt with. It also clearly helps NTS communicate the design to the clients team to ensure full understanding of the scheme. Feedback from this service has been excellent, the install teams particularly appreciate being able to clearly visualise the project and interrogate any potential issues at early stage.
Ben Lawrence
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Ben Lawrence – Temporary Works Engineer
Ben graduated with a BSc in geology from Durham University and since then has had a wide range of experience working at well respected design consultancies as a geotechnical engineer before joining NTS UK. Ben now supports Matthew Green (Technical and Design Director) in providing clear geotechnical advice and understanding to enable our design strategy to be optimised. This is fundamental to providing our customers with a well designed solution that is safe, easy to install and commercially viable.
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Karl Clayton – Operations Manager

Karl’s role at NTS is at the start and end of the chain for our customer facing operations.

It is crucial that the customers needs are fully met at site operations level. This means that hire components are delivered within agreed time scales and in a safe and logical manner that enables the customers site teams to commence the install operations in an effective way.

Equally, when equipment is off-hired Karl ensures a smooth collection process particularly on large schemes which involve multi vehicle loading.

Gavin Butterfield
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Gavin Butterfield – Hire Manager

Gavin’s role in the business is to ensure there is a smooth transition from Sales and Design through to customer order. This involves creating a meticulous inventory of components which are full serviced and ‘Hire Ready’.

This is particularly important on complex schemes to ensure that installations can be built without hiccups or unnecessary downtime. It’s also Gavin’s responsibility to ensure that all the clients health and safety requirements are fulfilled in good time to enable works to commence smoothly.

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