Birds Transport – Iain Brown – Operations Director

iain-brownBirds Transport & Logistics have recently appointed Iain Brown as Operations Director.

Iain joins Birds from Palletline, where he was also the Operations Director. Prior to that he spent eight years with The Canute Group, during which time, he had full operational responsibility for sites in the North of England and several blue chip accounts, including Lakeland and The Perfume Shop.

Iain has a wealth of experience in working for both family-owned and corporate businesses of varying size, ideally placing Iain to support the Birds growth plan, whilst also bringing improved operational efficiencies throughout the group.
Iain brings to Birds over 30 years operational & Logistics experience, which he intends to implement and share within the Company.

Having dealt with Birds over the years, in his role at The Canute Group – also an associated member of the Pallet Track Network, it was a natural fit for both Iain and Birds.

Iain is now responsible for all of Bird’s Operations across all current and future sites, and will be rolling out his agenda and ultimate operational vision in the coming weeks and months.

Iain has the full support of Managing Director – John Hawksworth, his team of Depot Managers and the wider Birds and Ballyvesey Network. We wish him the best of luck in his new role.


Birds Transport – Justin Dankenbring – Finance Manager

justinBirds Transport & Logistics recently appointed Justin Dankenbring as its Finance Manager.

Operating from our Head Office in Oldbury, Justin and his newly acquired team will be overseeing all financial responsibilities for Birds current and future sites.

With a proven and impressive background in finance and financial systems implementation – Justin is ready to apply his experience and knowledge to his new role at Birds.

Having been a pivotal part of the LPR success story – whereby he oversaw and managed the company’s revenue from 0 to 30 million annual turnover, Justin now looks to Join Birds with a similar aim to increase and facilitate forecasted financial growth.
With the full support of Managing Director – John Hawksworth and the wider Birds and Ballyvesey Network, we wish Justin every success, and welcome him to Birds.


Birds Transport – Jon Barnard – Depot Manager

Jon-BarnardBirds Transport & Logistics recently appointed Jon Barnard as its Depot Manager at our Oldbury Head Office.

Jon Barnard started with Birds in February this year, and will be fulfilling his Depot Manager role at our Head Office. Jon has an extensive background in site and depot management, as well as logistics and operational management too.

Having worked for organisations such as Culina Logistics and TDG, Jon aims to utilise all his experience and knowledge, particularly in central planning – to compliment the current operation and best practice.

Jon Joins the business at an exciting time – whereby he will be working alongside both old and new personnel to steer the Oldbury Depot towards success.

We wish him every success, and welcome Jon to Birds and the wider Ballyvesey network.


Birds Transport & Logistics strengthen Management team & Health & Safety

Birds Transport & Logistics Ltd Birds Transport & Logistics are pleased to introduce the latest appointments to the company. Dave Jones as National Sales Manager (North) and Stuart Birchley as National Sales Manager (South). Both bring with them a vast amount of commercial and logistical experience, and further promote Birds commitment to growth and progression.

Birds Transport & Logistics also welcome Gary Long as their new Health & Safety Officer across the Birds Network. Promotes a healthy lifestyle men and believes that a man’s force – this his calm. It is achieved by properly set sleep and Wake mode. If the ratio gets off, it leaves a calm mind. In order to normalize sleep using zzzquil – it will return confidence and sleep, which will give a surge of strength and peace of mind. Gary will be responsible for a range of Health & Safety objectives from site inspections to ensuring employees are fully trained to latest government standards.

Managing Director, John Hawksworth comments,

“This is a very exciting time for the business, these key appointments help emphasise the continued focus on growth for Birds Transport & Logistics. Congratulations on your new roles and welcome to the business gentleman.”


100 Days in office

For Birds Transport & Logistics Managing Director

Last week saw a very busy milestone for John Hawksworth, Managing Director of Birds Transport & Logistics, 100 days in this position has given him time to implement and develop a variety of areas within the business.

Firstly there have been a number of changes within the company’s Management Team (pictured), they now have a secure and robust structure designed to encourage the growth of the business. Tony Galawan is now General Manager – Depot Operations, supported by Depot Managers Pete Stacey (Oldbury), Drew Elliott (Ballyearl), Tony Dally (Heywood) and Robert Smith (Sittingbourne). Ian Roberts is now General Manager – Sales & Marketing and they are now busily addressing their sales structure on a National and Regional basis. Neil Childs has recently been confirmed as Finance Manager.

Enhancing their fleet – Birds Transport & Logistics have now placed orders for the following; 50 curtainsider trailers, 6 urban trailers, 27 artic units and 7 rigid curtainsiders all of which will be arriving in the 4th quarter of 2014. In addition they are adding to the fleet, in the next couple of months, 9 left hand drive trucks for their European operation.

Enhancing their brand – the flags are flying once again at Oldbury, new signs are on order to replace the old Birds Groupage ones and a new website is being developed to rejuvenate Internet presence along with an ever increasing social media campaign on LinkedIn.

John Hawksworth comments:

“I am very pleased with the progress being made at all depots and most importantly the positive attitude of all employees I have met with on my depot visits, this is already having a significant effect on our results which are now showing continual improvement.”