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Palletways GroupLogistics firm Palletways Colchester announces four senior appointments to further develop the business in East Anglia and deliver a quality service to its customers.

Palletways Colchester is a dedicated regional depot for Palletways UK, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. The depot provides pallet delivery and collection services for businesses in Colchester, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Braintree and the surrounding areas

All four appointments aim to strengthen the transition of the business to meet the needs of its customers and demonstrate high quality customer service. Steve Dowd is appointed as the depot’s General Manager whilst Ross Deacon joins as Operations Manager. Jackie Marks becomes the firm’s Sales Manager and Simon Colyer its Customer Service Manager.

Rob Gittins, Managing Director of Palletways UK, said: “These senior appointments demonstrate the importance we place on recruiting the best people in the industry, who understand the market and the challenges our customers face. They bring with them considerable knowledge of the logistics market and their industry experience is second to none.”

Steve, with the help of his new team of managers, successfully navigated the transition of the business to Palletways Colchester. He has considerable experience within the logistics and transport industry working at previous companies in the general manager role. Meanwhile Ross brings over 18 years’ experience in the sector and will look after its well-trained local team of drivers.

Jackie’s previous roles have been at Sales Manager or Key Account Manager level looking after high-profile customers including Argos, Tesco and John Lewis. She’ll be looking to build brand awareness and attract new customers. Simon has been promoted through the business and oversees the office team to ensure customers are delivered through the Palletways network as smoothly as possible.

Palletways Colchester handles single pallet shipments to large scale consignments within the IP, CO and CM postcode areas. The team manages and services all parts of the operation from its local collection and delivery operations, up to trunking its longer semi-trailers between Palletways Hubs and the depot.
The owned depot company is one of over 115 transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.

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