Despite the ongoing economic challenges, Glendale Transport in South Shields has expanded its team with the recruitment of a new business development manager.

Stuart McKenzie has worked in the logistics field for the past 30 years and at Glendale, which is a member of Palletways, part of the Imperial Group and Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, he’ll be responsible for identifying new leads and building relationships with Glendale’s key customers. He’ll report to managing director, Jamie Moore.

Commenting, Stuart said: “From the vision of the managerial team, the reputation the family business has for delivering first-class customer service, plus being a member of Palletways, which is famed in the industry for its technological advancements, meant it was easy to see the appeal of joining. I’m looking forward to putting my three decades of experience to good use to grow Glendale’s order book and help to expand the business.”

Jamie added: “Despite the challenges over the past few months, our logistics services continued and our team worked exceptionally hard to keep vital shipments moving. The current climate places an even greater level of importance on efficient collections and deliveries and that’s where we come in. With Stuart’s help, previous industry experience and expertise, we’ll introduce our logistics services to more businesses in the area to help them get their goods to where they’re needed most.”

Glendale Transport is one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of Imperial’s Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, famed for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.