Is it a 3PL? Is it a 4PL? No it’s a 3.5PL. Steve Hobson talks to national consortium Jigsaw about its alternative haulier partner model. Jigsaw is a consortium of 11 regional, mainly family- owned hauliers that operates as a national network for customers that need a UK and Ireland-wide ser vice but for whom the large 3PLs are not a natural cultural fit. Owned by its largest partner CM Downton, Jigsaw employs 70 staff and this year is expected […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has promoted former change director John Williams to the role of director of its shared user business unit. Williams, who has worked in the past for Keystone Distribution, Random House Group and Christian Salvesen joined ND less than a year ago. He takes on responsibility for a portfolio of 10-shared user warehouses totalling 2.5 million ft². The network includes the Perishables Handling Centre at Heathrow Airport, which ND says is Europe’s largest chilled airfreight handling centre, as […]
This year, 3PLs have won millions in new and renewed business from retailers, manufacturers and service providers in the UK and beyond; some more business than others. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look at 2013’s top contract wins.
Former Bibby Distribution head of business development, David Hutchings, has been appointed to the newly created role of head of business development at Gloucestershire-based CM Downton. Downton, which won the Motor Transport Haulier of the Year Award in June and has doubled its turnover in the last three years, says Hutchings will be key to achieving its targets for further growth. Prior to joining Bibby, Hutchings held senior business development roles at Wincanton and Christian Salvesen.