July 2021 COVID-19 Update from Managing Director, Charles Downie.     COVID-19 Update

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Charles Downie

Charles Downie
Managing Director

Before joining the family business in 2005, Charles worked extensively in UK and European transport in senior roles with DHL/Securicor and Russell Davies. His commercial experience and dynamic vision for a business built on high quality services and an Active Ethos which encourages growth drives the development and success of the company. Charles holds a BSc (Econ) from London School of Economics and an IOD Diploma in Company Direction.  

Edward Downie

Edward Downie
Director

Edward Downie has worked within the family business for thirty years and was appointed Director in 2003. He is passionate about operations and directs the day-to-day activities of the fleet, personnel and compliance. Edward’s intuitive understanding and appreciation for people, especially our drivers, led to the creation of our unique Driver Support Unit. Edward holds a national and International CPC.

Paul Brine

Paul Brine
Finance Manager

A Chartered Accountant since 1987, Paul joined the company in 2012 and leads the team responsible for the accounting and administrative functions of Bacton Transport. His attention to detail and passion for numbers plays a vital part in our planning and the way we use numbers to drive our financial results. Paul previously worked in SMEs across a wide variety of industrial and commercial environments.

Paul Willis

Paul Willis
General Manager

Paul has spent the last 30 years working in logistics covering various aspects of the supply chain with both in-house and 3PL operations. Paul’s focus on continuous improvement, teamwork and recognition of the value in in building long-term customer relationships has been instrumental in the success of Distribution Services and our Contract Services. He has a keen interest in all things petrol and likes to regularly drive out with members of his chosen car clubs.

Rick Emberson

Rick Emberson
General Manager

Rick has over 30 years’ experience in the logistics sector having held a variety of senior roles within British Armed Forces prior to joining Bacton Transport in 2015 as Network Services Manager. Rick was promoted to General Manager in 2017 and is now part of the Senior Leadership Team. A highly experienced man-manager with great customer focus. He has a passion for developing talent within his teams with a focus on process improvement to drive efficiency and manage costs.

Nick Newman

Nick Newman
General Manager

Nick has 30 years' experience in the haulage sector. Initially joining Bacton Transport to oversee the Fleet and Operations Support functions, he was quickly promoted to General Manager adding responsibility for ALDI operations at Sawley to his brief. Nick emphasises people and customer service as the drivers of success.  Prior to joining Bacton Transport in 2020, Nick held senior logistics roles within the freight forwarding haulage sector.

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