Premier Logistics has launched an apprenticeship scheme to encourage local young people to join its Leicester-based operation. The Pall-Ex member will ultimately take on four youngsters to work in different areas of the business: accounts, vehicle maintenance, transport operations and customer service. Mark Steel, commercial manager, told Motortransport.co.uk that in the past “nine times out of 10, we would look for experienced people that had already worked at other haulage companies” when trying to fill vacancies. “When we actually looked […]
Cris Stephenson has taken on the role of UK MD at Pall-Ex, succeeding Adrian Russell who becomes group MD, and assumes exclusive responsibility for the pallet network’s European operations.
Winner of the Team of the Year award was Pall-Ex, which has undergone a period of change and renewal bringing it back to the top of its game.
Pall-Ex has moved to ensure coverage continuity in the South-west by buying Cornish network member Intercounty Distribution for £700,000. The company based on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate in Launceston has an O-licence for up to 22 vehicles and eight trailers. It has been a Pall-Ex member for 14 years. Pall-Ex MD Adrian Russell said: “The opportunity was presented to us after Intercounty’s MD Nick Coombes announced his retirement earlier this year. We are happy that Nick has decided to stay […]