Bailey appoints new operations director

Leading British caravan and motorhome manufacturer Bailey of Bristol has announced the appointment of Steve Bruce as its new operations director. Having spent almost 20 years at leading furniture company G Plan and with a proven track record of delivering large scale business transformation, Steve has a wealth of experience that will be beneficial to Bailey.

As the new head of the Bailey operations team, Steve will assume overall control of the company’s main Assembly Plant in South Bristol and its Large Panel Manufacturing Plant in North Somerset. He joins the business during a challenging period where COVID related labour and component supply issues still hinder production capacity in a period of rapidly increasing customer demand.

Bailey managing director Nick Howard said: “To have someone of Steve’s calibre joining the Bailey Board will be a significant boost to our company going forward. He not only has a proven track record of performance in manufacturing leadership but is also closely culturally aligned with the Bailey family values, making him an excellent addition to our business.

“Steve’s recent arrival is the latest in a number of new appointments strengthening our Senior Management Team to ensure we are in the best possible shape to capitalize on the opportunities afforded by the recent surge in demand for outdoor leisure vehicles and accessories.”

Founded in 1948, Bailey of Bristol now employs more than 500 people across its three sites in Bristol in the Southwest of England and manufacturers around 5,000 touring caravans and coachbuilt motorhomes per year.