A recruitment drive at Chesterfield-based Hastings Freight has seen nine new members of staff appointed.
Hastings Freight, part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has recruited Nicola Hirst as Sales Assistant. Charlie Rodgers joins Customer Services and Nicole Hume is combining her job in the Accounts department with studying Business Administration at Chesterfield College. Scott Miller joins as Assistant to the Transport Manager and Brett Lacey-Hatton is the firm’s latest apprentice. Ben Dronfield, Ashley Roberts and Luke Newman all join the Operations team. Sam Askwith also joins Operations and is due to enrol on to Palletways’ Manager Development Programme later this year.
Pictured (foreground l to r) Charlie Rodgers, Sam Askwith, Luke Newman, Nicole Hume, Brett Lacey-Hatton, Nicola Hirst, Scott Miller. (Back) Ashley Roberts and Ben Dronfield
Alan Hastings, managing director at Hastings Freight, said: “We set ourselves, and our staff, exceptionally high standards and what impressed us so much about these successful candidates was their passion to succeed and commitment to learning and developing their career.
“It is crucial that we have the right calibre of people in place that can make a positive contribution to our ongoing success. I’m confident that that our newly expanded team can help do just that.”
Palletways’ Manager Development Programme is designed to develop the management and personal skills of up and coming managers. Modules include business objective setting, finance, commercial awareness, customer focus and maximising decision making outputs with the aim of adding direct measurable contributions to the business.
Hastings Freight is based at High Hazels Road in Barlborough. The recent recruitment drive brings the firm’s headcount to 72 members of staff.