Global Team


Paul Kelly has over 23 years industry expreience, initially as engineer for Eddisons - specialising in Yale, followed by Cannon ( Nissan) Stevensons (Clarke) and finally Birchwood Mechanical Handling (Toyota).

Paul looks after the engineering side of the business including overseeing the sourcing of parts etc. He also handles transport and trade sales.


Sales Director

Andy Evans has been in the sales industry since 1989, and has worked specifically with forklift trucks since 1995. He was awarded the Toyota UK Salesperson of the Year accolade in 1998 whilst working for Birchwood Mechanical Handling.

Andy progressed to sales manager and then moved into general manager position before leaving to start Global in 2010.


Sales Executive

We would like to welcome Darrell Roberts as our new sales executive at Global Materials Handling. Darrell has over thirteen years sales experience in the materials handling industry. Darrell has worked for Mitsubishi and Toyota direct in the past and brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Upon joining Darrell said ”it’s great to finally be joining the one of fastest growing independent forklift dealers in the North West. Being able to offer quality equipment from the CESAB range along with the contact flexibility and entrepreneurial flair Global Materials Handling provide is a great prospect for any sales professional.”



Emma Hughes, joined Global straight from school and looks after all service office admin including parts ordering.




Vicky Yates and Jill Slobom joined in 2012 to head up and modernise the accounts department. Focusing on rationalising and streamlining costs which in turn ensures our customers benefit from having direct contact with professional people.


Service Engineer

Dan McKinnon was awarded the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA)’s Apprentice of the Year title at the 18th Annual Awards for Excellence in the UK material handling industry.