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Iain Sanderson and John Beattie

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ELLON-based provider of training in mechanical handling equipment, Bon Accord Training, has awarded promotions to two members of its nine-strong team. Technical Director, Iain Sanderson, has been promoted to Operations Director, while Senior Instructor, John Beattie, has moved up the ranks to the role of Senior Technical Instructor.

Director and Training Manager, Carol Gray, said: “With 62 years of experience between them, and 41 of those with Bon Accord Training, Iain and John are a huge asset to the firm, having consistently brought dedication and professionalism to our training programmes over the years.

“Iain will now take more of a hands-on role in the operations of the business, leaving John to focus on delivering training as well as reviewing standards, staff development, and mentoring and assessing instructors for quality purposes. I’m delighted to see them both move up the ranks and would like to congratulate them on their transition into these roles, where their wide-ranging skills and expertise will continue to add value for our growing customer base.”

The company’s Training & Digital Content Administrator, Claire Curran, is also celebrating, having recently passed her B1 counterbalance forklift course. She joined the company in November through the government’s Kickstart Scheme and has chosen to stay on at Bon Accord Training. She said: “Achieving my forklift certificate has proved a real boost to my confidence, opening my eyes to what I’m capable of. I was delighted to be offered a permanent position at Bon Accord Training – the opportunity has given me a fantastic start in the world of work and I feel lucky to say I really enjoy my job and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.”

Bon Accord Training Ltd is an independent, Ellon-based provider of training and assessment in the use of Mechanical Handling Equipment across a range of sectors including construction, forestry, energy and aviation. Established in 1986, the nine-strong team includes experienced instructors who deliver bespoke training packages in a wide range of mechanical handling equipment including counterbalance forklift, multi-directional steer (combi lift) and overhead crane. 

Bon Accord Training is a multi-accredited business with a proven track record in training thousands of operators from a growing customer base across Scotland. For more information visit or call 01358 723495.


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