City Link, the UK’s premium express delivery company, has appointed a new General Manager at its Newmarket Depot.
Rob Hawley comes to the company with almost three decades of experience in the transport industry and 15 years in the parcels sector.
In his new role Rob is managing a team of 75 handling 19,000 parcels per week from a 200-strong client base across four counties – Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
Geographically the depot covers an area from Brandon in Suffolk down to Colchester, and from Cambridge across to Felixstowe.
Originally from Stoke-on-Trent Rob moved to Cambridge in 1987.
During his career he has worked in production and distribution for Kia Ora, part of Schweppes, Cambridge-based DMC and Laserpoint. He also obtained his Class 1 driving licence and worked as a general haulage driver on the continent for Murfitts. Over the years he climbed the ladder at Murfitts and was eventually promoted to Transport Manager overseeing general haulage freight throughout the whole of Italy.
After a brief stint at Aspray Transport in Willenhall, West Midlands, Rob joined Nightfreight as General Manager of its St Neots Depot. He remained at the company until being made redundant in 2009.
Rob continued to work as a consultant until his recent appointment at City Link.
Rob, a married father-of-two said: "I am delighted to have been appointed as General Manager of City Link’s Newmarket depot. The company has an excellent reputation within the industry. In the short time since my appointment I have found City Link an exciting company to work for and the team at Newmarket is dedicated to providing a first class service to each and every Customer."
Duncan Faithfull, Sales and Marketing Director at City Link, added: "We are delighted to have Rob on board at City Link in Newmarket. He brings a wealth of experience to the depot, having worked in the transport industry throughout his career, and under his management the team are performing exceptionally well. We look forward to working with Rob in the future for the benefit of the City Link Newmarket depot and all its Customers."