Reed Boardall has promoted its head of transport operations, Norman Hartley, to transport operations director.

Hartley joined the business in 2006 and progressed through various positions including operations shift manager and planning manager.

As transport operations director, he will be responsible for reviewing and developing processes to drive efficiency and achieve organisational growth within the Yorkshire-based temperature-controlled food distribution firm.

Marcus Boardall, Reed Boardall cief executive, said: “Norman is a confident leader who has constantly demonstrated his ability to manage, motivate and develop teams to deliver operational excellence.

“He’s a fantastic example of one of our many long-serving colleagues who, through hard work and talent, has built a career with us. This latest promotion is well-deserved recognition of his commitment to the company and we believe he will make a valuable contribution in his new role.”