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Widdowson Group warehousing and distribution strengthens management team

The Widdowson Group, one of the UK’s leading family-owned logistics suppliers, has further strengthened its management team with several executive appointments. The three new managers have a wealth of experience gained from blue chip companies in the logistics industry. They will play a key role in Widdowson’s continued strategy for growth.

Andrew Bartlam joins the company as general manager reporting directly to the company’s managing director, Peter Stevenson. Logistics is second nature to Bartlam who has held senior positions with Ryder Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle and NYK Logistics as well as running his own business consultancy in logistics supply chain.

Commenting on his appointment, Bartlam says "I joined the Widdowson Group because the business has a great reputation in the industry – it is still a family run company built on really solid foundations.

"My role is to enhance and build on our all-encompassing logistics service, ensuring that we have the skill set and the processes in place to achieve our full growth potential."

Joanne Sheraton is Widdowson’s new HR manager, heading up the restructured HR department which looks after the wellbeing of the company’s 340 permanent employees and up to 150 agency staff.

"I’m delighted to have joined the Widdowson Group," comments Sheraton, "it is a successful business with a committed team of high quality, hardworking staff. This new position gives me the opportunity to increase the effectiveness of HR throughout the organisation, raising standards of quality, health and safety, training and recruitment.

Sheraton has over 20 years’ experience working for PLC companies in the Leicestershire area.

South African born André Mostert has been appointed as freight manager for the Group with responsibility for a range of international services to complement the company’s total supply chain solution. He joins Widdowson from P & O Ferrymasters.

"Freight forwarding is an integral part of our business," explains Mostert. "My role is to further develop this division. More and more of our customers want to deal with just one company for a complete end-to-end supply chain experience, and this desire for a total service approach will only increase in the future."

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