Former DPD director Charlie Shiels has been appointed as the permanent CEO of ArrowXL, after his predecessor Ian Howell stepped down in September. Shiels was filling the role on an interim basis, but today confirmed to MT he will remain in the post. “I never thought I’d be CEO, it was never in my plans, but it is what it is and it’s happened. Ian’s decided to do something else so good luck to him. The shareholder representative approached me […]
DPD DPD’s morning delivery operation had become a victim of the company’s own success. With volumes rising 10% a year, by 2018, DPD’s 65 depots were stretched to their limits with deliveries increasingly delayed. Something had to change. DPD’s solution was to use handpicked staff, including experienced DPD drivers, to develop a new route optimisation system. Using Quantum, DPD’s 7,000 drivers now hit the road 45 minutes earlier than before and are routed more efficiently to delivery addresses. Improvements include […]
Live music, conference and entertainment transport specialist KB Event has appointed Cliff Zenker to the board as general manager.
A major fire that destroyed ArrowXL’s Worcester hub, combined with a “deteriorating” retail environment, dealt a body blow to the company’s pre-tax profit last year.