Ambassador profile Darren Colley, Managing Director at Iracroft Limited

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Describe your role as an ambassador

To raise the visibility of the IoD (increase the awareness of the benefits of membership) and to take back to the IoD industry information.

Describe your current role/company:

We are a tube manipulators, supplying into the construction and agricultural sectors.

Previous roles:

Director Hydreco Ltd. (Hydraulic Pump and Valve Manufacturers)

General Manager, Sulzer Ltd (Rotating Equipment Service and Overhaul)

Contract Manager, Siemens (Small Industrial Turbomachinery) Oil and Gas

British Army (Helicopter Technician)

Other information (eg other positions held, charity roles):

Regional Advisory Board of MakeUK South West

Enterprise Advisor at Blandford School

What do you do to relax outside work?

Motorcycling (anything that involves motorcycling)

How long have you been an IoD member?

3 years

What part of IoD membership do you value most?


What are the top three things about your branch area?

My fellow ambassadors and the variety of businesses we have in the South West

If you could give one message to the Prime Minister, what would it be?

Back manufacturing! Business needs government support.

Looking back, what advice would you give yourself when you started out in business?

Say ‘Yes’ to every opportunity and not to be afraid of failure

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