Marc Batey Head of Network (covering the far North, Scotland and Ireland)

Pall-Ex Group has hired Marc Batey (pictured) as its head of network for Scotland, the north of England and Ireland.

Batey joins Pall-Ex from Menzies Distribution, where he held the role of operations manager. Previous posts include transport manager at Menzies Distribution and logistics team leader at Thales Logistics, a role which saw him responsible for logistics and distribution roles in a number of warzones.

In his new role at Pall-Ex, Batey will be responsible for building relationships with members to create a stronger network, attracting new members to both Pall-Ex and Fortec, driving service improvement and strengthening the network’s position in Scotland and the north of England.

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Sue Buchanan, group network director said: “This is a pivotal role in the business and cements our commitment to Scotland and the North of England. Our membership is the backbone to our business so having a driving force in the form of Marc on board will help take us forward in these regions.”

Batey said: “I’m delighted to be part of the Pall-Ex Group team and look forward to bringing my experience to the business.

“My focus will be on ensuring the membership is working together and driving improved service levels for our customers.”

He added: “My objective is to deliver trust and transparency and to highlight our commitment in the North of England and Scotland. I will also be championing the Group’s focus on achieving excellence in our mission to become the leading palletised freight network operating globally.”