David Flaherty - left -becomes - Operations Director UK & IE - and Greig Allan - right - becomes - Commercial Director UK and IE.

Freight forwarder KRL has promoted two of its longstanding colleagues to director level positions to support its development plans.

David Flaherty (pictured left) becomes operations director UK and IE and Greig Allan (right) is now commercial director UK and IE.

KRL MD Peter Phythian said: “We are thrilled to have David and Greig join the leadership team at KRL.

“Their dedication to the company and their industry expertise make them invaluable assets, and we have no doubt that they will continue to drive the success of the business in their new roles.”

Allan began his career in logistics at P&O Nedlloyd in Southampton as a transport planner, before moving to the export desk at P&O in Glasgow and then later joining JH Hillebrand, a company specializing in the drinks and beverage sector.

He has also held positions at DHL and Kingscote Rojay.

Flaherty started in the aviation industry at Aer Lingus in the ground operations department at Dublin Airport.

He then moved into freight and worked in the import and export departments for Aer Lingus Cargo, before transitioning to the sales department.

In 2008, he opened his own business, Air Aqua Forwarding, which was purchased by the KRL Group five years later.