Abbey’s new management structure, announced by our CEO Steve Granite in this magazine, marks a significant milestone. Through the restructuring of new and existing roles within our leadership team, Abbey is now perfectly positioned for continued success in the food, minerals and polymers sectors. NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE – A PLATFORM FOR GROWTH
T hese changes recognise the strengths of individuals and the vital roles they have played over the past three years in bringing Abbey’s performance back to where it needs to be and greatly enhancing our ability to help and support our customers. The knowledge and sector experience we have in our management team is extensive and these changes reflect our commitment to ensuring we have the right people in the right roles to make sure we continue to provide our customers with the support they need. A message from Abbey’s new Managing Director, Dave Patten I am excited to take this new role at this incredible company and it’s a privilege to lead such a well-known and strong brand into the next financial year and beyond. I am fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented team as we look to the next phase of the company’s growth. Prior to joining Abbey, I oversaw logistics and supply chain at one of Abbey’s key customers, an international food products manufacturer. While in that role, I had first-hand experience of the dedication, expertise and commitment the
Abbey team provides to its customers to help support their businesses and the huge positive impact that has. Since joining Abbey, I have seen how that is achieved through such a deep pool of talent in every area of the company, and I can confidently say we really do have a sector-leading, world- class team at Abbey of which we can be very proud. As Managing Director, my day-to-day role will be to take responsibility for the success of the liquids, powders and warehousing divisions, where I will work with our CEO and our commercial and operational teams, building on our achievements to further increase our market share in the sectors in which we operate. My priority is to continue the sustainable and steady growth we have seen over the past 18 months and ensure that as we grow, with customer service as our foundation, we continue to outperform our competitors and reinforce our reputation as a customer-oriented, performance-driven business. Our ability and willingness to solve customers’ challenges and help them be more competitive is in our DNA
Abbey’s new Managing Director Dave Patten
and is a key differentiator, and I know the team we have in place is the right one to continue this philosophy. I look forward to being able to get out and around the business to meet as many of you as possible, once travel restrictions are eased. It has been a tough year for all of us but, despite this, Abbey has performed exceptionally, won new business, and demonstrated to our customers and competitors that we have a great team and a strong business with a very bright future ahead of us.
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