Brian Devine has joined the team at Pall-Ex London

Pall-Ex London has taken on former DPD operations development manager Brian Devine (pictured) as its new general manager.

The appointment is part of wider plans to grow and diversify the business, which is owned by pallet network Pall-Ex.

Devine brings long experience in the logistics industry to Pall-Ex London having also held managerial roles at Tuffnells, Hermes and DX Group.

His appointment is part of a wider management recruitment strategy at the firm which appointed former Palletways sales manager Jackie Marks as business development manager in August.

Commenting on his new role, Devine said: “After carrying out a regional role for the last four years, I was looking to get back into a depot management and team environment.

“Pall-Ex London offers a fantastic opportunity to develop existing business and expand into new areas too.

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“I spent some time away from the industry a few years ago and I missed the buzz and the unpredictability. There is nowhere else I would rather be.

“No two days are the same in this sector and I am great believer that you never stop learning, which is a mentality I try to instill in the team too.”

Commenting on Pall-Ex London’s plans for growth this year, he added: “We need to diversify the business model to ensure we continue to succeed.

“I’m looking forward to driving our standards upwards to deliver excellence across the board.”

Colin Hawkins, director of owned operations at Pall-Ex said: “We have every confidence that Brian’s extensive experience and industry knowledge are what Pall-Ex London needs to progress the business to the next level.

“As Pall-Ex London continues to grow, in-spite of external forces, I look forward to working with Brian and the rest of the team in Basildon as we drive towards achieving excellence together.”