Looking to spearhead growth across the south of the country, Hodson will assume responsibility for developing and establishing new business contacts within a geographic area covering Kent to Cornwall.

Based near Portsmouth, he will report to Graham Dames who has recently been promoted to the position of UK sales manager, maintenance services.

Having worked in the materials handling industry for many years, Hodson has experience in engineering, project management and sales.

Dames said: “The wealth of experience and knowledge that Ray brings to his new position will prove instrumental in helping us further increase our presence within what is an increasingly important part of the country for our maintenance services operation.” He added: “He will become a key member of the Morris team by providing additional key strategic value to an ever expanding client base.”