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Aquarius expand into Ireland with new company, new office and new director at the helm

Aquarius expand into Ireland with new company, new office and new director at the helm

Friday 26th July 2019

Aquarius IT has announced the opening of a new office in Northern Ireland; this coincides with the FORS accredited supplier also launching a new company called Aquarius Compliance Limited which will be headed-up in Ireland by newly appointed Director Leona Morrow.

The expansion follows Aquarius IT's continued customer success in Ireland, which includes some of the largest names in Irish haulage, and by recognising the need to have an independently-led compliance and training company that can support the recent growth in Irish operators looking for guidance and help with managing their Operator Licence responsibilities.

Leona Morrow, who has extensive transport consultancy experience in Ireland, is the new Director of Aquarius Compliance, and she said: "Northern Ireland's transport industry is evolving rapidly with operators that have traditionally operated analogue only or analogue / digital tachograph fleets now looking to the future with digital. Several of the bigger Irish operators regularly collaborate with English companies, which has furthered the need for operational integration and support with O Licence compliance."

"It is a changing market here in Ireland, and it is clear there is a growing realisation that good compliance and tachograph analysis can give a transport operator a real commercial advantage. In my new role with Aquarius Compliance I'm looking forward to sharing my expertise and helping hauliers, small and large, that may not have the internal resources, knowledge or capability to set-up or manage their on-going compliance and training needs," added Leona.

Mark Johnston, Aquarius IT's Customer Service Director and Leona's fellow Director at Aquarius Compliance, added: "In recent years, we've had considerable success in the Irish market with our ClockWatcher Elite software and through this experience we recognised there was a specialist need for consultancy and training - and not just for Aquarius IT customers."

"With Leona, we have set up a separate company that can operate independently of our IT services and give on-the-ground support to Irish hauliers, no matter what type of tachograph analysis software or fleet management system they use."

"Furthermore with Leona's experience of working within the Irish transport industry, she will bring a new level of expertise to the company - importantly an understanding of the 'local' needs of Irish operators, particularly around Drivers' Hours law with both road and sea transportation heavily involved there," confirmed Mark.

From the company's offices in Birmingham and Warrington, Leona will be supported day-to-day by Aquarius IT's team of experts who too have substantial experience and knowledge of O Licence compliance. Marc Caplin, Aquarius IT's National Account Manager who is a CPC holder with years of compliance and DHL knowledge, and a CPC trainer, will also be working closely with Leona - together they will share and combine skills to further bolster Aquarius Compliance's services in Ireland.

The services being provided by Aquarius Compliance Limited include: Operator Licence Applications, Full management of operator Licence, Public Inquiries, Court Summons, Tribunals, Auditing of Current Systems and Procedures, Implementation of compliance managements systems, Tachograph Analysis, Driver CPC Training, Induction Training packages and FORS Advice and Guidance.

For further information please contact Leona on 07704 050 950