Palletforce promotes Rachael Wood to new sales manager post

Leading palletised distribution network Palletforce has appointed Rachael Wood to the newly-created position UK sales manager.  She was previously North-West business development manager with the company for three years.

Rachael’s promotion is part of Palletforce’s ‘delivering better programme’, an ongoing investment initiative aimed at developing skills and promoting staff internally.  In her new role Rachael will now report to Palletforce sales and marketing director Dave Holland.

Mr Holland confirmed: “Rachael brings 10 years’ increasingly responsible sales experience to this key position.  During her time with us she has constantly over-achieved her targets and delivered excellent results within the field, supporting members of the Palletforce sales support programme.”

Initially Rachael will work closely with former sales and marketing manager Trevor Mudd, who following his appointment as events manager will now concentrate on increasing the quality and frequency of Palletforce events across the UK.

“Having been one of our longest-serving employees, Trevor is now moving to a three-day week as part of his retirement plan,” added Mr Holland.

“Currently the company holds an event every four weeks and last year welcomed over 2,300 guests – so we are delighted that we can continue to rely on Trevor’s skills and experience to further promote the Palletforce brand.”

Palletforce, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, has recently announced plans to create a new 620,000 sq ft SuperHub at its existing site in Burton upon Trent.

The flagship complex, due to go operative in 2017, will be capable of processing over 30,000 pallets a night and brings the total investment in the site to £50 million.  It is part of major ongoing investment in IT systems and infrastructure following Palletforce’s acquisition by private equity firm EmergeVest in 2015.

The company currently has 88 members, made up of independent haulage and distribution firms across the UK, and is a founder member of the Allnet European pallet distribution network.