Kirkby sales director clocks up milestone

Staff at Alpha Rail
Staff at Alpha Rail

Sales Director Phil Ball has become the 22nd person to celebrate their 20th anniversary working at Kirkby’s Alpha Rail.

Phil joined the metal railings and gates manufacturer company in September 1994 as a sales administrator and became Sales Director in December 2001 following a management buy-out.

Golf enthusiast Phil is responsible for managing client relationships and providing quotations for the numerous sales enquiries the company receives from public sector organisations, landscape architects, building and civil engineers, fencing and landscaping contractors.

In total, Alpha Rail employs 40 staff at its factory on Urban Road.

Each employee who reaches their 20th milestone is presented with a designer wrist watch and the fact that over 22 of the workforce has clocked up over 440 years of service is testament to how well the company looks after their employees and is supportive of their welfare in and out of work.

Phil said, “We have a great team and everyone gets on well and supports each other to ensure we provide the best service for our customers. We all have a great sense of pride in the job and strive to deliver quality and fulfill promises to each other.”

Established in 1985, the company will itself celebrate 40 years of business next year.