Accomplished rail industry executive, Lucy Prior MBE, has joined sustainable cable management supplier, Trough-Tec Systems (TTS) as its Business Growth Director.

Building on her 17 years’ experience in business development in the rail industry, Lucy will be responsible for Doncaster-based TTS increasing its ever-widening reach in the rail industry, whilst building on diversified markets, such as utilities and nuclear where it has already achieved a respectable client list.

Lucy has previously held positions in both the domestic and international rail sectors within manufacturing, infrastructure, rolling stock and software development, most recently with Sheffield-based 3Squared.

Recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to rail, Lucy is a staunch advocate for career engagement as well as raising awareness and improving the experience of women working in the rail industry.

TTS develops a full product portfolio of sustainable cable management solutions for the European rail industry and has been supplying Network Rail with its sustainable cable management system, Green Trough, since 2013.  In addition to TTS’ Green Trough system, the company also provides elevated troughing and composite walkways from out of its Doncaster site. 

Lucy says: “I am really excited to join TTS and help grow this fantastic business even further. My new colleagues, Kyle Butler, Operations Manager, Jack Raspin, Product Manager and Gisela Taylor, Office Administrator, are getting me up to speed on our products and processes and have made me feel like part of the team from day one.  As well as the great team culture TTS’s admirable commitment to environmental sustainability is one of the many things that attracted me to the role in the first place, as we move to a greener railway.”

Gary Elliott, Managing Director of TTS, says: “We are delighted to welcome Lucy, who brings unrivalled expertise and experience to our team. Thanks to some fantastic achievements over recent months, we have gone from a team of six, to one of eleven and we can’t wait to see what opportunities will come next, now we have Lucy on board!”

TTS recently achieved accreditation to the ISO4001 standard, recognising its commitment to environmental responsibilities.

Further reinforcing her commitment to supporting smaller businesses working with the rail industry, Lucy was recently appointed Chair of the Railway Industry Association’s, SME Group.