Palletways London has appointed Colin Sturgess as its new general manager to develop the business in London, the South East of England and across Europe.
Operating from Greenford, Middlesex, Palletways London is part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. One of Palletways’ largest UK depots, it processes 2,000 pallets a day ranging from single pallet loads to large scale consignments for customers throughout the M25 corridor.
Colin brings over 30 years’ pallet network experience to Palletways, having previously launched and operated his own business; CRS Logistics, which has now been incorporated into Palletways London Depot. As general manager, Colin is now responsible for a team of 85 staff including drivers, office and warehouse staff, day and night operations and Palletways’ Southern Hub.
Commenting Colin, said: “Palletways is a respected name in the logistics industry and I’m delighted to be on board. I’m keen to further develop its service offering, attract new business and strengthen the brand in and out of London. A renewed management focus means we can confidently market ourselves locally and offer improved levels of service to the network and our customers. Our aim is to be the flagship operation within the Palletways network.
Rob Gittins, managing director for Palletways (UK) said hiring Colin was an excellent appointment. He comments: “Appointing Colin demonstrates the importance we place on recruiting the best people in the industry. He brings considerable knowledge of the logistics market and his industry experience is second to none.
“Colin’s appointment will stand us in good stead as we grow and develop the Palletways London business.”
Palletways London is one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, famed for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.