In a new feature where we focus on the people of MCM, we want to shine the spotlight on Darrel Burgess, MCM’s recently-promoted Sales Director.
Darrel heads up the Sales and Technical team at MCM, working alongside four other commercial colleagues who manage the supply chain, logistics, customer support and technical specification involved with delivering soils and aggregates to the nation’s construction projects.
Darrel has been with MCM for almost 9 years and has been instrumental in the company’s developments in recent years, forging new and managing existing partnerships and strategic alliances and ensuring the focus is maintained on the consistently high quality delivery of landscaping materials and waste management services for which MCM is renowned.
Previously employed directly in construction and in a technical sales role with a little bar work thrown in, Darrel started as a Sales Executive in 2011 before becoming Sales Manager in 2015 and, in 2019, Sales Director. His role now is a far-reaching one: managing the account team and the purchase and sales operations, as well as acting as a company ambassador at trade and corporate events.
And what makes Darrel tick? In his own words:
“There’s nothing better than taking a client’s first enquiry through to the finished solution, being on site, seeing it happen. We’re very much a face-to-face, hands-on team and that’s the best way to be in this industry. And it helps to have a good set of guys around me, really the best back-up there is.”