West Yorkshire logistics firm A.D.D. Express Ltd has made a major new appointment to help accelerate growth over the next 12 months. Industry veteran Bryan Mottershead has been appointed Business Development Manager at A.D.D. Express Ltd, which has sites in Elland and Rochdale, having previously held key roles at established UK and International haulage companies and UK pallet networks.
Bryan served in the British Army, serving his last post as a member of the Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team in Woolwich, before starting his logistics career as a driver with Todmorden-based James Shepherd Transport.
The role is one of 10 new jobs created at A.D.D. Express Ltd’s new 120,000 sq. ft Rochdale site, which is located close to the M62 and has undergone a £1.4m refurbishment.
Bryan will help the site reach its goal of operating at full capacity, transporting 4,000 pallets per night.
A.D.D. Express Ltd is a shareholder and founder member of the Pall-Ex network – a pallet network of SME haulage firms, which operate independently, but work together to deliver freight cost-effectively throughout the UK and Europe – operating part of the Rochdale site as Pall-Ex’s Northern Hub.
Dave Fairbrother, Managing Director at A.D.D. Express Ltd, comments: “With over 35 years’ experience in logistics, Bryan is the perfect fit for A.D.D. Express and it is great to have him on board.
“As a veteran of the industry, Bryan has held a wide variety of roles and gained in-depth operational knowledge of pallet networks.
“That experience is valuable for building relationships with customers, understanding their needs and how we can exceed those needs from an operational perspective.
“A.D.D. Express Ltd is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and with Bryan joining the team we are confident that we will see significant growth during this milestone.”
Bryan Mottershead comments: “My role is to develop new business, working alongside the directors and management team to lift the customer base to the next level and increase the freight moving through our new site in Rochdale.
“I’ve held nearly every role in the industry, from driver to director, operations to sales and business development, and my operational background is of real benefit when talking to prospective customers.
“I have been kicking down doors for a long time, so I’m quite well known in the industry and I enjoy the different challenges that each day brings, as well as that sense of achievement when it goes well.”