FSL Aerospace Announces Leadership Transition

On July 1, Carly Prickett will take over as Managing Director from her father, Tim Halliday, founder of the aerospace fastener supply business.

​UXBRIDGE, MIDDLESEX, UNITED KINGDOM — FSL Aerospace, a global supplier of aerospace fasteners, has announced that Carly Prickett will take over as Managing Director from Tim Halliday, the founder of the business, effective July 1. Carly is taking over day-to-day running while Tim steps back and retires, taking the role of Chairman and retaining ownership.

This is an evolutionary step for the company. Tim now feels that the company needs the drive of a younger person to build on the strong foundations that have been laid. Tim’s daughter Carly joined the business in May 2008.

Tim Halliday said: “I haven’t grown this business on my own. I’ve been the glue in the organization and I have been surrounded by a fantastic team. Carly fills me with an overwhelming level of trust but I see a strength and passion for the business in her.

“She is the best person for the job and is fully committed to the FSL way of doing things. She will steer the company for the coming decades and beyond, and I have no doubt that she will build on the high growth the company has experienced in recent years.”

Carly joined FSL as Client Services Manager, worked as Purchasing & Administration Manager, and then took over responsibility for HR having completed a diploma in HR and became an associate member of the CIPD.

She also leads the team which is responsible for implementing SC21 and the company is just about to secure its fourth consecutive bronze award. Carly led the process of firstly undertaking audits, developing and implementing the Continual Sustainable Improvement Plan (CSIP), and importantly securing staff ownership. The company is now aiming to secure a silver award.

“I’m very fortunate; I love my job," Carly Halliday said. "This is an extremely well-run company and there are no grand plans to change direction. However this is a time of change so I’ll be carefully managing the transition. I just want to get on with driving the business forward and focusing on continuous improvement to ensure we provide our clients with an even better level of service. I also aim for us to secure SC21 silver.”

The change in leadership is accompanied by the departure of Dean Woodley who joined Tim in starting the company.

Carly and Tim are in the process of completing a full restructure of the company. Working closely with Carly will be Richard Woodward, who is promoted to General Manager. Richard has been with the company for 27 years and has worked in most functions.

Tim and Carly’s aim throughout this process is to keep a sense of stability for the whole FSL 25-strong team, who have 350 years of collective service.

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