Buffaload Logistics has taken on JD Wetherspoon executive John Farley to oversee the company’s national operations.

Farley, who headed up JD Weatherspoon’s national operations,  will now coordinate Buffaload Logistics’ national operations and ensure all divisions of the business work together.

The company, which is temperature controlled division of Taylor Marketing (Ely), claims to have tripled in size since 2012 - annual turnover in 2014 was £11,440,547 up  26.4%  on 2013's £9,050,377  -  and plans to double in size by 2018.

The Huntingdon-based family company operates a fleet 120 temperature-controlled trailers including 102 temperature controlled double-deckers. It offers cross-docking and on-site chilled and frozen pallet storage.

Earlier this year it opened a distribution hub in Livingston, Scotland, to provide a nationwide chilled consolidation and distribution service for temperature-controlled and ambient loads.

Farley said: “Buffaload Logistics is fast expanding. The double-deck fleet has topped the 100 mark and continues to grow in line with strong demand from the 3PL blue chip sector.”

Buffload MD Julie Feltwell welcomed Farley’s appointment, adding: “His undoubted ability, gained over many years as a logistics practitioner for a host of household names, will soon make its mark on our operation. John has particular skills in the food distribution sector which will be an asset to Buffaload and our customers alike.”