Lisa Spalding has become the new Operations Manager for Palletways Birmingham, which is part of the Palletways Group, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network.
An industry expert Lisa has a wealth of experience in logistics and began her career as an apprentice at a palletised freight network provider. Lisa has knowledge of every area of the palletised freight business having gained transport qualifications (Certificate of Professional Competence and Fork Lift licence) as well as accounts and business management accreditations before becoming an Operations Manager in 2000.
Lisa’s role at Palletways involves her being responsible for the everyday operations of Palletways Birmingham with a specific remit for Health and Safety and overseeing teams of people from drivers to warehouse staff. She is also responsible for the service and maintenance of the fleet and ensuring the company is fully compliant with transport legislation.
Lisa said: "I am excited about joining Palletways Birmingham and taking on a new challenge. My role is a great mixture of being responsible for people and their welfare and ensuring that the depot is running effectively and efficiently. We have a great team here and I want to help make us the best depot in the network by continuing to enhance our service levels whilst also reducing our costs."
Andy Turner, Palletways UK Owned Operations’ managing director, said: "It is great to welcome Lisa to Palletways. In such a heavily male dominated industry it is fantastic to see Lisa join the depot where she will be a part of its female led management team. She brings with her a fantastic, rounded experience of the industry which will enable her to have such a good understanding of the business as a whole. I know Lisa will enjoy being part of the great team we have in Birmingham."
The Palletways Group is made up of over300 depots and ten hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 11 European countries, including the UK. The company’s distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies who share each other’s resources to deliver small consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.