New director appointed at Reed Boardall

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Yorkshire-based temperature-controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall has promoted Norman Hartley to transport operations director.

Previously head of transport operations, Norman joined the business in 2006 and has progressed through various positions including operations shift manager and planning manager.

In his new role, Norman will be responsible for reviewing and developing processes to drive efficiency and achieve organisational growth.

Marcus Boardall, chief executive, said: “Norman is a confident leader who has constantly demonstrated his ability to manage, motivate and develop teams to deliver operational excellence.

“He’s a fantastic example of one of our many long-serving colleagues who, through hard work and talent, has built a career with us. This latest promotion is well-deserved recognition of his commitment to the company and we believe he will make a valuable contribution in his new role.”

Norman comments: “Reed Boardall is a great family-based business to work for and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last 16 years here. I’m looking forward to this exciting and challenging new role and the opportunity to use my knowledge and experience to help drive the company forward to continued future success.”

Reed Boardall is one of the largest temperature-controlled food distribution businesses in the UK, storing and delivering frozen food from manufacturers across Britain, Europe and further afield to all the UK’s best-known supermarkets. Operating 24/7, its 200-strong fleet of vehicles moves an average of 12,000 pallets a day and it stores around £100m worth of products on behalf of its customers. It employs over 800 staff at its single site in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire.

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