A management restructuring at Matthew Kibble Transport has seen operations director Mark Attwell promoted to the role of MD with former incumbent Matthew Kibble now chairman.

The management team has also been boosted with the addition of Chris Flynn, who has joined as group operations director.

Flynn's former posts include Sprint Deliver depot manager and MD of logistics firm CFT Services.

The move sees Kibble hand over the reins of the Nelson, Lancashire-based group to Attwell, whose brief is to continue to grow the group both organically and through acquisition.

In the past five years the company has quadrupled its turnover and purchased two logistics firms - Kent-based Shakespeare Transport in 2015 and Coventry-based Fullforce Logistics last year.

Collectively, the group has O-licences authorising up to 99 HGVs and more than 125 trailers.

Announcing the management restructure, Kibble said: “After 20 years at the helm I have today made my operations director Mark Attwell MD of the Matthew Kibble group of companies.

"Mark has done a fantastic job assisting me to quadruple our turnover in the last five years."

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He added: “We strengthen the team with Chris Flynn becoming group operations director to assist Mark in growing the company. I myself become chairman and look forward to the next five years.

“I have grown the company from one vehicle and it’s time to hand it over to a team that will take it to the next level.”

Attwell said: “I am pleased and excited to follow Matthew Kibble into the MD role at the Matthew Kibble Transport Group.

"By promoting from within, the company will continue to develop through evolution, not revolution.

"Being here for over five years I am well versed in the standards set by Matthew and our team. My aim is to continue this good work.

“We welcome Chris Flynn into the company as operations director. Chris is a very experienced transport operator, manager and director who will help us deliver our objectives.

“These changes will allow the board to be more strategic looking and where applicable, add more companies to the group.”