Hull firm Neill & Brown Global Logistics has made the largest change to its board in four decades.
The long-standing family business, headquartered in Hessle, has appointed three new directors to help oversee its next phase of growth.
Long-term employee Stuart Dean has been made portable movements operations director. He joins the board along with newcomers Paul Allon and Dominic Yeardley, appointed finance director and commercial director respetively. All three are described as highly experienced in their fields. They join chief executive Peter Brown, managing director Colin Moody and logistics director Carl Andrew. Finance director Ian Halder is retiring after 13 years with the company.
Mr Brown said he felt confident that they would all make a positive contribution to the next stage of Neill & Brown’s journey. “These senior appointments have been made as the initial stage of a broader succession strategy and we expect them to play a significant role in increasing our stronghold in the UK, European and worldwide logistics industry from our base in the Humber,” he said.
“We have seen consistent growth over the last 20 years while maintaining our family business philosophy, and we will always strive to hold on to this for the benefit of customers. I would like to publicly thank Ian Halder for his hard work, commitment and sound advice, and wish him a very happy retirement.”
Mr Dean has been with the company for 18 years as a manager of portable movements and has a wealth of knowledge in European abnormal load distribution, such as the export of mobile buildings. Mr Yeardley has more than 30 years’ experience in UK and European logistics and is described as having a solid all-round knowledge of the industry.
Mr Allon has more than 15 years’ experience across the manufacturing and construction sectors in which he has led mergers and acquisitions and helped transform companies’ IT and HR functions.
He said: “I am very excited about working with the senior team at Neill & Brown. I want to build on its history and excellent reputation, which extends from the Humber across the globe, to enable further growth over the coming years.”
Neill & Brown started in Hull in 1917 and employs nearly 150 staff over its strategic city sites. It exports and imports goods by road, sea and air worldwide and has extensive warehousing capabilities. It has made continuous investments in its facilities, fleet and services, and turned over £37 million in its last reported financial year, to May 2022.
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