Wincanton's new group finance director, Tim Lawlor, has assumed his new role as of today, after it was announced that he'd secured the job in early July.

He replaces Adrian Colman, who was appointed as chief executive when Eric Born said he would be leaving the business.

Lawlor was formerly the director of finance and strategy at the Serco Group.

Colman said of his appointment: "I am delighted to welcome Tim to Wincanton. He brings substantial experience of the business to business services environment as well as a broad range of operational and technical financial skills to the group and will be an important member of the senior team."

Born left Wincanton to join cargo and baggage handler Swissport, after more than five years with the group.