Almost three-quarters (72%) of transport and logistics bosses plan to overhaul how they manage the talent within their companies in response to the skills crisis. Sector analysis of PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) 15th Annual Global CEO Survey reveals that attracting and keeping hold of talent is a significant concern for most bosses within road transport. Approaching half (45%) of the 98 transport bosses surveyed label the struggle to attract new workers as a “major threat” to the long term viability of their […]
18) Alex Laffey Title: Chief executive officer, Eddie Stobart Logistics In April 2014 Stobart Group disposed of 51% of its 100% shareholding of the Stobart road transport business to Douglasbay Capital (Dbay) – the former owners of TDG – for £280.8m.
Ambitious Bradford-based operator Advanced Supply Chain has launched a consultancy service offering logistics advice to SMEs. The operator, which has predicted a turnover of £100m within five years, is targeting the new Consultancy Plus service at smaller businesses. The first company to benefit from the new service, Lancashire-based soft furnishings supplier J Rosenthal & Son, has already made improvements to operational management, staffing, strategic thinking and recruitment. Mike Danby, chief executive at Advanced Supply Chain, said: “We decided to bring […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has announced the appointment of Phil Shaw as MD of its UK logistics business. The move follows the recent appointment of former UK logistics business MD Malcolm Wilson as MD of the group’s logistics division. Shaw was previously director of ND’s packed chemicals and manufacturing business unit in the UK. More recently he worked in the Middle East as operations director in a joint venture with Danone. Shaw first joined ND in 2008 after stints with both […]