meet the livingston team

MGF Livingston Depot - Management, Operations and Sales: Meet the Team Providing Temporary Works Solutions in Scotland

MGF’s Livingston depot has been providing excavation and structural support across Scotland since opening its doors in January 2020.

Ideally located in the central belt, the Scotland depot is able to support the growing needs of the Northern UK construction industry by offering a national service with the support of MGF’s 13 other locations and over 40 years experience.

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Alan Best, Commercial Manager

With over 30 years’ experience working in the construction industry, Commercial Manager, Alan Best has been focused specifically on the supply of trench and structural support equipment since 1996. Specialising in trench support and temporary work solutions, he joined MGF in March 2022 and heads up a growing team with considerable experience in the industry.

“I am delighted to be part of the evolving story here at MGF in Scotland. It’s an exciting time as we continue to add to our already strong and experienced team. We are committed to providing our existing

customers with a first-class service and providing market leading and innovative products. We have a local design team in Livingston which is backed by our extensive national engineering resources, who provide first class engineering solutions. We very much look forward to expanding our existing customer base in Scotland and remain firmly focussed on becoming the market leading provider of excavation and structural support equipment along with our range of lifting and safety products.”

Regional Manager, Cairns Gibson oversees Scotland and North East England and has been with MGF for more than 25 years. Cairns began his time with the company in the Durham depot before instrumentally establishing depots in Yorkshire and Bristol as well as working in Astley for a short time.

Once Cairns returned to Durham, he was asked to support the opening of the new Scotland depot. Cairns now oversees the operations for both depots,

“I enjoy having the influence over furthering the development and career of those in my team, seeing them thrive, as well as overcoming the challenges that operations brings.”

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Cairns Gibson, Regional Manager

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Grant Williamson, Area Sales Manager

Area Sales Manager, Grant Williamson has over 10 years’ experience working in the Scottish construction industry and joined MGF in July 2021. Grant now has over 8 years’ experience in temporary works in both structural support and groundworks.

“I’m excited to be part of such a great and forward thinking company and being able to promote the benefits of UniShore and sell MGF as a solutions provider to our customers.

“It’s a great challenge to be involved in building and growing the Structural Support business in Scotland and Northern England. The experience, skills and knowledge that was already at MGF has been complimented with recent additions and together we can all move MGF forward and continue to create safe working environments for our customers.”

Hire Desk Controller, Fiona Hill has been working in the proprietary temporary works supply industry for the past 18 years, developing a strong product knowledge and building lasting relationships with colleagues and customers alike. Fiona has been witness to the development of many innovative and specialised products that have entered the hire fleet, used to keep the construction industry safe and efficient.

“Over the past 12 months, I’ve enjoyed speaking to customers both old and new, discussing MGF’s market leading products. Now that the Scottish team is growing and strengthening, with an experienced Scottish design and sales team, I am looking forward to the continual growth of our depot and to expanding our foothold in the Scottish market.”

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Fiona Hill, Hire Desk Controller

Learn more about the Engineering Team at the Livingston depot.

To contact any member of the Livingston Depot, please email or call 01506 535 556