PLANT hire and welfare specialists Garic have made a key appointment to bolster its reputation north of the border.

The Bury firm has named Jim Connolly as the head of their Scottish sales team.

He will work out of their offices in Falkirk as Garic looks to strengthen their grip on the Scots market.

Mr Connolly said: "Garic has been supplying market leading welfare products to customers throughout Scotland for many years. But things have really picked up since the Scottish hub was opened."

Martin Gardner, his new depot manager, added: "Jim is a fantastic asset for Garic, he is highly regarded and very experienced. What’s more he is already making great progress for us having stabilised our existing account portfolio and achieved some important new business wins."