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Freight forwarding group Davies Turner has promoted Darren McLaughlan, head of the firm’s subsidiary’s operations in Scotland, and Jason Edwards, who leads the company’s freight services in South West England, to the position of board directors.

Darren McLaughlan joined Davies Turner in 2008 and is branch manager at Davies Turner’s freight and logistics centre in Cumbernauld, where he is said to have made the branch “highly profitable”.

Jason Edwards manages Davies Turner’s freight operations in the South West of England. He joined Davies Turner in 2000, and in addition to the Bristol sites, also supports Davies Turner’s operations at its Southampton and Bridgend offices.

Head of ocean, Tony Cole, who leads on Davies Turner’s ocean freight forwarding services, has also been promoted to the board of directors.

Davies Turner Group chairman, Philip Stephenson said: “In our 152nd year in the same family ownership, these appointments are part of an ongoing process at every level of the group to build our winning teams and safeguard the future.

“We have every confidence in the ability of the additional directors at operational level within our surface freight subsidiary to help the existing board to inject new ideas and energy to take Davies Turner & Co to the next stage in its development and expansion.”