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Executive Directors

Wayne Johnston

Wayne Johnston

Managing Director WJ Group

Wayne gained an HND is Business Studies and founded WJ Roadmarkings in 1988.

Over a number of years he learnt every aspect of road markings and therefore has the ability to understand the operational aspects of the business from a position of knowledge.

The business has had year on year growth both organically and through acquisition.

Committees

Wayne sits on the executive committee of the Road Safety Marking Association (RSMA).

Wayne also sits on the road marking working group for the department for transport. this position carries with it immense prestige for the business and he has regular contact with key specifiers within procurement organisations.

Martin Webb

Martin Webb

Group Operations Director

Martin learnt every operational aspect of the business alongside Wayne and he took the
opportunity to join him in the Company in 1992, taking charge of all site-based
activities.

Martin has daily responsibility for all the operatives and manages the planning/programming team.

He is also responsible for all training in the  business.

Martin has achieved a NVQ level 5 in management studies.

Nigel Bayley

Nigel Bayley

Company Secretary

Nigel is the Company Secretary for the whole group. Nigel’s early working life was engineering based and started in the roadmarking industry in 1978 with Norman Smith in the roadmarking equipment manufacturing division and latterly moving over into the roadmarking contracting side. This is where he met Doug, Wayne’s father for the first time. Nigel had a six year spell, again with Doug at Line Markings Ltd gaining knowledge in the fledging temporary markings used on traffic management schemes.

Nigel joined W J Roadmarkings in September 1994, again working with Doug undertaking the administrative needs of the Company as well as some site based activities. Nigel’s responsibilities include pricing of temporary markings contracts, Sage Accounts and Payroll administration, banking, WJ Group IT network, communications and the groups HP finance

Committees

Nigel has also had a long relationship with the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) where he helped develop the early training schemes for pedestrian and mobile markings. Nigel represents the RSMA on the National Highways Sector Scheme 7 Advisory Committee the industries Quality Assurance governing body and is the Treasurer of Line Train, the industry training forum for the road marking sector.

Nigel also represents WJ North on the Traffic Management Contractors Association (TMCA) of which WJ North Ltd are an associate member.

Andy Walker

Andy Walker

Commercial Director (WJ North & South West)

Andy is based within our Staffordshire depot and oversees the commercial aspects of the Staffordshire, Elland and Wellington Businesses.

Most recently Andy is representing the company as Framework Director for the new Construction Framework Contracts in Area 7, Area 13, Area 14, Area 1 and Area 2. He is also an active member of the RSTA Retexturing Sub Committee assisting Highways England in producing the new HD37 document for Retexturing and he is responsible for both the Retexturing and TASCAR (Temporary Average Speed Cameras At Roadworks) businesses with in the WJ Group.

Andy has spent his career working in the Highway Maintenance Sector for 39 years and joined the WJ Group business in 2008.

Nick Holt

Nick Holt

Operations Director WJ North

Nick has been working at WJ for over 20 years, he started his career on the roads as a road marker and has experience of both screed and machine work. Nicks talents helped him to progress quickly in the company, becoming a supervisor, contracts manager and later operations manager for WJ’s Stoke based depot.

2014 saw Nick join the board of directors as Operations Director for WJ North, since then Nick has proven his worth by developing a team of managers which has helped WJ’s operations flourish. Having been a liner himself Nick still takes great pride in delivering an exceptional service to the client. Nick is also passionate about efficiency and having studied lean management principles, is continuously looking to improve WJ’s operational efficiency.

Temporary road markings has always been Nicks ‘bread and butter’, having managed temporary markings on 90% of the major roadworks that have been established in the UK. Notably Nick managed the installation of the ‘games lanes’ at the 2012 Olympics, which was a particularly challenging project as well as being the single biggest road markings contract ever awarded in the UK.

 

Committees:

Nick is heavily involved in the IHE ‘professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management Engineering’ initiative.

Craig Williams

Craig Williams

Group Health and Safety Director

An Occupational Safety and Health graduate of Nottingham Trent University, Craig has 29 years’ experience in health and safety with 10 years as a health, Safety and Environmental enforcement officer, Managed a national Health and safety consultancy and has currently worked for 14 years in the highways sector with WJ.

Craig is passionate and totally committed to improving safety and health within the road marking sector and has led projects that engages with the workforce to capture their knowledge and practical experience for use in developing proactive safety improvement initiatives.

Outside work Craig’s interests include being a lifelong supporter of Stoke City football club, managing grass roots football teams, running, swimming and a passion for VW Camper vans.

Committees

Craig is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, a Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management Assessors and with his enforcement background is more than aware of the risks and impacts that our sector needs to manage.

He currently serves with the RSMA Health and Safety Forum and Joint Improvement Team for the Keir Area 9 Community.

Gary Gough

Gary Gough

Group Financial Director and Director of ACBWJ Product

Gary commenced his financial career in 1987 and has held senior financial positions – joining WJ (Group) Ltd in September 2007 as Group Accountant.

Gary is 52. He commenced his financial career in 1987 and has held senior financial positions within a number of medium sized manufacturing/distribution companies joining WJ Roadmarkings in September 2007 as Group Accountant.

Previous positions include: Business Group Accountant for Johnson Diversey Ltd (cleaning products manufacturer), Director with Oep Furniture Group Plc (office Furniture manufacturer), Director & Company Secretary for Workspace Office Solutions Ltd – Financial, Regional Accountant for – Drainage Systems and Assistant Divisional Accountant for Courtaulds Clothing (clothing manufacturer).

Qualifications:

Gary holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree 2(1) and is a qualified Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA)

Paul Aldridge

Paul Aldridge

Managing Director WJ South

Paul joined the industry in 1982 as a studding operative for a Road Marking and Traffic Management company and quickly worked up to becoming a supervisor.
He left in 1988 to cycle around the world and study for a degree. In 1994 he joined Linkline and grew with the company becoming Operations Director and then became MD after the WJ takeover and the retirement of the previous owner.

Committees

Paul is the current Chairman of the RSMA, he also chairs the National Highways Sector Scheme 7 Advisory Committee.  Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, an IEMA Practitioner, Gacso member and HTMA Advocate. 

Paul has a very keen interest in sustainability and is currently working on the LoCITY Waste and Construction Working Group looking at reducing emissions in commercial vehicles, he introduced FORS to WJ Group and is a CLOS Champion.  Paul recently sat on a National Occupational Standards Committee and led WJ into The 5% Club. 

Andy Stubbs

Andy Stubbs

Commercial Director

Andy began his career in Highway maintenance working for Nicholls Colton in Leicester in 1989 as a Material Testing Technician. He moved to join Rugby Borough Council in 1990 as a trainee Engineering Technician progressing within the council over a period of 11 years to Highways Drainage and Transport Manager for the Direct Labour Organisation (DLO).  After a brief spell at Aggregate Industries, in 2003, Andy joined WJ as a Contracts Manager.

He has worked with the Senior Management Team to develop the Company into a nationally recognised supplier of roadmarkings. In 2007 Andy became a Commercial Manager and was soon promoted to Commercial Director.

 

Committees:

Andy is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT) and a Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers (FIHE).

As well as being a qualified Incorporated Engineer, Andy also hold a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Nation Road Haulage.

 

Garry Duncan

Garry Duncan

Director WJ Products

After leaving the Army Garry spent a couple of years working for the UN specialising in airborne logistics for famine relief in Africa. On his return He joined a micro-surfacing company as a crew member. He quickly became a Supervisor. Garry then joined Colas where he spent the next 6 years, after leaving.

He joined Whitemountain where a position became available in the technical department developing anti-skid and road marking materials. When Whitemountain were sold he was invited to start a manufacturing division at Linkline Maintenance Service, in April 2000 Ambridge Thermoplastics was born. Acquired by WJ in 2007.

Garry was instrumental in the development of the JV with our Belgium partners ACB, and driving WJ’s participation in international road trials following the demise of the UK Road trials system.

 The Weatherline product developed by Garry helped the WJ Group win the Road Marking Product/Project of the year 2010 and the numerous awards which have followed. Garry is the driving force behind the development of road marking materials for the WJ Group.

A respected member of both the RSMA and RSTA Technical Committees working to improve the quality standards of Road Marking Products. He is a Fellow of the Institute Highway Engineers.

Terry Trevelyan

Terry Trevelyan

Managing Director W J South West

 Terry began his career in 1986 working for Somerset White Lining Company. He spent the first three years there as a handscreed operative and then progressed to an operator and quickly to a steersman on a multimark.

 In 1996, Terry joined the management team in Somerset White Lining as a Contracts Supervisor. Two years later, he became their Contracts Manager when he worked closely with the Managing Director to assume his role when he retired in 2006.  During this period, he trained to be an NVQ Assessor in D32/D33.

 In late 2007, Somerset White Lining was sold to Prismo and Terry became Business Director. During this time, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Road Safety Marking Association and achieved a level 6 NVQ in contract management.

Terry joined W J Roadmarkings in 2011 and in 2012 Terry was appointed managing director.

Mark Fawcett

Mark Fawcett

Managing Director WJ (Elland)

Mark and started his career in 1976 as an apprentice mechanic with the Moxon group and qualified in 1980.

He became foreman mechanic and then garage manager. In 2002 he became CPC qualified in road haulage. The Moxon group became part of the WJ group of companies in 2004.  At this point Mark undertook the responsibility of the contracting side of the business, as well as the workshop based in Mirfield.

He has overseen a number of transitions within the business including the WJ acquisition and has project managed the current purpose built premises in Elland.  

Mark was invited to join the WJ board in June 2010.