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Army veteran Bruce joins Swadlincote-based MTMS

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An Army veteran who has served around the world has joined the team of a Derbyshire rail firm as it looks to the future.

Bruce Spencer has joined the team at MTMS in Swadlincote as the group strategic lead where he will look at the business’s long-term aims.

Bruce has dedicated most of his working career to the Army as both a regular and reserve officer. He travelled the world for 38 years after first being commissioned into the Worcester and Sherwood Foresters.

During his Army career the places he served include Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia to name just a few. He transferred to the Adjutant General’s Corps in the 90’s where one of his roles included Military Attache in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Keen on outdoor sports, he has trekked the Himalayas, sailed the Atlantic and taken a kayak down the Pyrranees rivers.

He has met many members of the Royal family over the years including the late Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip and Princess Anne.

Outside of work he dedicates his time to the Derbyshire Blood Bikers, Chesterfield Sea Cadets and the Mickleover branch of the Royal British Legion.

Now the married father-of-three will be looking into the future of the business and how it will look over the next few years in an ever changing landscape.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining MTMS. They’re growing and they’ve got great ideas and great leadership. They fill a much-needed capacity gap in the UK railway system contributing to the nation’s green footprint.

“I will be looking towards the next one, two and three years and at what we are doing now and suggesting how we evolve as a company.

“The rail industry is very much part of the government’s environmental solution for transport. There is a lot of work as rail restructures across the country and we want to be part of those future solutions.

“MTMS is a great business that often acts as the fourth emergency service for the railways. It helps to keep the railways running and reduces their carbon footprint. It’s the great work of the engineers that keep the railway running.

“I will be looking across all facets of the business examining how it operates cohesively. Derbyshire’s strategic location, nestled in the heart of the UK, makes it an ideal hub for nationwide services.”

Image credit: MTMS

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