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Our Team

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.


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