Michael Chambers has taken on the role of new chief executive at logistics firm Gist following the retirement of Martin Gwynn. Chambers takes over after 26 years with the company, which specialises in contract logistics, temperature controlled logistics and international and food services. It boasts a client base including blue chip companies such as Tesco, Morrisons, Arla, M&S and Waitrose. Chambers started out at the company’s Barnsley depot as an operations manager in 1994, progressing to the role of chief […]
The second annual Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Leadership Academy, being held next week in Daventry (21 June), aims to equip the female talent in your organisations with the tools to navigate their way up the career ladder. Despite increasing numbers of women working in the road transport sector, just 10% of the managerial roles in our industry are held by women. The one-day event will provide practical skills and knowledge to women who are at the start of their […]
Norbert Dentressangle has signed a new seven year deal with online retailer Missguided, a move that will see ND take control of Missguided’s current fulfilment centre in Salford on 30 March.
Sainsbury’s is Britain’s third largest grocery retailer (behind Tesco and Asda), turning over nearly £23bn in the year to 19 March 2011 and making a pre-tax profit of £827mn. Despite buying 24 stores from the Co-op in 2009 in the north and Midlands, Sainsbury’s stronghold remains the south east of England, and if it is to challenge for top slot and fend off the threat of fourth placed supermarket Morrisons, it has to expand its footprint outside this most affluent […]