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Expert in Transport Refrigeration and the Cold Chain

Expert ID: 735798 United Kingdom

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I have been in the Cold Chain and mobile service industry for over 35yrs and have been involved in many projects and innovations in the Cold Chain and in other industries including the telematics sector - pharma transport - monitoring system and anything that you could want to add to a truck - van or trailer. I have listed below some of my key moments in my recent career. Charity Fund Raising Using my project and management skills to good use with a public fundraising program over 6 months. Culminating in the most successful campaign seen by Magpas Air Ambulance and a full case study review of how it was done, to inspire other fundraising teams. Director – Cold Chain Federation formally Food Storage and Distribution Federation I worked alongside some of the most senior figures and influential transport companies in the UK. Working with them to set the federation strategic values for the year to come and to ensure that the Federation was fulfilling its aims to its paid members. My direct role was to help the board understand technical or regulations issues that will affect the members and to engage with potential new members. I was an active member of the organisation and often substituted for the CEO in refrigeration technical meetings and or accompanied the CEO to government meetings to provide technical support. Contract Director Responsible for managing on average 200 customer contracts covering c9500 ancillary pieces of equipment, annual revenue of c£8,000,000.00 per annum including major 3 contracts for national retailers and commercial fleet operators. Contract book value c£32,000,000.00 Developing effective relationships with the customers and building successful business partnerships including direct account management with the large Original Equipment Manufacturers. ( MAN – Volvo – Mercedes – Iveco – Scania – DAF ) Working with the internal equipment sales team to engage in customer order capture and ensure that the service package is offered at point of sale of the equipment. Engaging and developing concepts with internal and external partners to promote and develop joint ventures. Ensuring all customers receive a service aligned to their individual contractual requirements while maximizing revenue for Marshall Group. Delivering the promise of peace of mind for fee paying clients. Direct liaison with the Original Equipment Manufacturers whilst ensuring performance feedback on products and warranty issues are dealt with timely. Business strategy and marketing direction via research and information capturing techniques including regular face to face meetings with strategic partners. Financial and commercial reports on operational progress that provide the status and potential direction for the business. Other Related roles :- Ex Director for the Food Storage and Distribution Federation. Ex FSDF Brexit Team with DFT Ex Member of the UK Transfrigroute team. Ex Member of the TFL Direct Vision Standard and ULEZ team

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Ely Cambridgeshire UK

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: IOSH Subject: Health and Safety Institution: Marshall Group
Year: 1986 Degree: City and Giulds Subject: Refrigeration Institution: Willseden College of Technology
Year: 1985 Degree: BTECH Subject: Business Studies Institution: Barnfield College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Transport and Supply Chain Consultant Department: Consultant Responsibilities: To provide expert insight into the cold chain and to help new ideas reach the market, using my 35yrs of industry experience at a senior level.
Years: 2019 to 2019 Employer: Magpas Air Ambulance Title: Fund Raiser Department: Fundraising Responsibilities: Run a group of charity fundraiser and get the local community involved to take part and enjoy the whole experience. We were so successful that a case study was written to pass onto to other groups.
Years: 2014 to 2018 Employer: Food Storage and Distrubution Federation Title: Director Department: Board Responsibilities: To provide technical insight for the board on all temperature controlled matters and to participate in attending Government bodies to advice or provide expert advice on potential issues facing the industry.
Years: 2004 to 2018 Employer: Marshall Thermo King - Fleet Solutions Title: Contract Director Department: Contracts -Fleet Management Responsibilities: To manage an contract maintenance pot of c£30m to win new business and to ensure that all clients had peace of mind - to find new ways of adding more clients by adding to the portfolio and also then to control and assess the risks of now and into the future.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2010 to 2011 Agency: Transport For London Role: Advisor Description: Assisted in Olympic planning for transport deliverys
Years: 2017 to 2017 Agency: Brexit - Department for Transport Role: Advisor Description: Gave advise on transport concerns ref the BREXIT issues via FSDF

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Member of the Institute of Refrigeration 2017

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent

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