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Acumen strengthens management team with three new appointments

One of the UK’s top 100 logistics companies, Acumen Logistics Group, has strengthened its management structure with the announcement of three new appointments. Peter Raybould, Business Development Director, adds Inbound and Outbound Distribution to his remit whilst Barry Raybould becomes Business Development Manager. Anthony Elkin, previously Operations Manager for Acumen’s Jaguar Land Rover account, becomes Finished Vehicle Contracts Manager at Acumen’s Coventry depot.

Peter Raybould has been a well-known figure in the logistics industry for the past 30 years during which time he has undertaken numerous senior management roles. His knowledge and expertise crosses the spectrum of the logistics industry from setting up Distribution Networks and In Plant Handling to sales and marketing.

Barry Raybould originally joined Acumen Logistics Group in 2009 having spent the previous 10 years in a range of management roles within the automotive logistic market. His extensive experience encompasses operational management and systems application development. Taking over from Barry as Finished Vehicle Contracts Manager is Anthony (Tony) Elkin who has over 20 years’ experience within the industry. Tony is proficient in managing large teams to deliver multi-million pound complex projects using strategic planning and strong communication skills.

Chris Doughty, Managing Director of Acumen Distribution said: "I am delighted to announce these three key appointments which will be of great benefit to both the company and our customers as we grow our business in the UK and Europe."

A leading logistics provider to the automotive industry for the past 10 years, Acumen Distribution has built a reputation for providing inbound logistics and European freight solutions for a range of Tier One and Tier Two automotive clients. The company delivers to assembly plants across the UK on a JIT basis using the most cost effective transportation modes available including dedicated fleets, groupage services, unaccompanied Mega Trailers, supply chain management and emergency freight.

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