Steve Granite, Chief Executive Officer, Abbey Logistics Group
Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the latest edition of the Abbey Logistics Magazine!
U nfortunately, as I write to you, the world is still suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, but I am delighted that our business has continued to perform above expectations. In the last magazine, I said we were expecting to return to profitability in the year ending July 2021 and we’re doing exactly that! The business is now performing much better both financially and in terms of service to our customers, which is great testament to everyone involved, especially considering this has been achieved during a global pandemic. Most of our customers are in the food sector and no matter
Abbey. Dave was previously the Director of our Bulk Liquid business and in his new role will take full day- to-day responsibility for the strategy, operation and strong performance of the liquids, powders and warehousing divisions. Peter Cunningham has also been promoted, to Head of Liquids to fill Dave’s previous role, and Rory Freek (Manchester Operations Manager) will now take responsibility for both Manchester and Liverpool operations. I hope you will all join me in wishing them well and supporting them in their new roles. This edition of the magazine is full of good-news stories including the renewal of our largest contract, British Sugar. We have also invested in new tankers and tractor units to support this contract and ensure we continue to provide outstanding levels of service.
It was nice to celebrate the renewal of this contract by winning the ‘Team of the Year’ award at this year’s virtual Motor Transport Awards! Finally, 2020 was officially our 30th year in business as Abbey and we’ve included a section in the magazine to remember the history of the business, which I hope new and old colleagues will find of interest! Due to COVID, we couldn’t celebrate properly but our HR team will be launching some initiatives over the next month or so to mark the occasion! Please continue to stay safe, take care and thank you for all your continued effort!
what global challenges we face, everyone still needs to eat and drink!
Steve Granite CEO
As a result of the business being in a solid place both financially and in terms of customer service, as announced in January I have promoted Dave Patten to be Managing Director of
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