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Talyllyn Railway Press Release - Talyllyn Railway Announces New General Manager

The Talyllyn Railway is delighted to announce that Stuart Williams is to be their new General Manager. 


Having originally studied as a quantity surveyor, Stuart is currently the Managing Director and Founding Partner in a marquee hire firm, which he has helped develop from a two person operation to a highly successful business. He also has experience in sales and distribution management.

In addition Stuart has a background in the heritage railway movement and has been heavily involved in the Dean Forest Railway, serving as a volunteer for the last eleven years, including acting as the railway’s Sales and Marketing Director. Last year he became Chairman of the Railway’s board.

Among his other interests Stuart counts motorsports, including acting as a navigator during various rallies. He is also a keen swimmer and is a member of the Chepstow Lifesaving Club.

Commenting on his appointment, David Ventry, chairman of the Talyllyn Railway Company said:

“We are delighted to welcome Stuart as our new General Manager, he stood out in a strong field of candidates and brings to the Railway a range of highly relevant skills and abilities, as well as considerable experience in the wider business world. His background with the Dean Forest Railway will also be a great asset in his work with us. We look forward to welcoming him as part of the Talyllyn family’.

Speaking of his appointment Stuart said:

“I feel incredibly privileged to be appointed General Manager of the oldest heritage railway in the World. The task ahead, besides day-to-day management of a busy railway, involves the development of commercial and funding strategies to ensure the sustainability of this, one of the founders of the Great Little Trains of Wales. I can’t wait to start and look forward to meeting the staff and volunteers.”

Stuart will take up his role in September.

For further information about this press release please e-mail: pressoffice [at] talyllyn [dot] co [dot] uk


Stuart Williams, the Talyllyn Railway's new General Manager

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Posted by Peter Bowyer on 30 July 2017

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