Great Bear Distribution has hired a former DHL Tradeteam manager as its new CEO. Alastair Isbister (pictured), who began the role this month, had previously held the position of VP business development and account management at DHL Tradeteam for more than seven years. He will report directly to Culina Group CEO Thomas van Mourik. Isbister said his goal is to expand Great Bear Distribution. He said: “I am looking forward to helping take Great Bear Distribution to the next level. […]
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.
Great Bear Distribution delivered a stellar performance in the final financial year before Culina Group bought it in March.
Culina Group has acquired the supply chain activities of Cert Octavian for an undisclosed amount, as it continues with its strategy to double the business in the next five years. The deal will see Culina Logistics’ parent taking over Cert Octavian’s distribution and warehousing contracts, facilities and staff, which will expand the group’s network to eight ambient DCs across the UK. The wine specialist will retain its cellarage business. It is expected around 300 staff will transfer across to Culina […]