PRLog - Jan. 23, 2014 - CASTLE DONINGTON, U.K. -- The Keswick Enterprises Group Limited, the UK-based logistics and co-packing group founded in 2004 by John Harvey CBE, has appointed 50-year-old Andrew Austin to the newly created position of Senior Executive Officer. At the same time Andrew becomes Deputy Chairman of the Group’s Spatial Global Limited subsidiary, where he will support Chairman Mike Wallis and Managing Director Bryan Hindle with the development of its freight, mail, logistics and courier products.
Andrew has spent his entire career in logistics, and brings to the business over 30 years of domestic and international senior management experience of the freight and express parcels sectors. His previous roles include Chief Executive Officer for Priority Freight from 2010 to 2013, Vice President Europe for Schneider Logistics from 2006 to 2010, Managing Director Northern Europe for FedEx from 1999 to 2001, and General Manager Network Logistics for LYNX Express from 1987 to 1996. He has lived and worked in the UK and The Netherlands.
Commenting on his decision to join the Keswick Enterprises Group, Andrew said: “I have known Keswick’s John Harvey for many years and have great admiration for him and the business. My role now is to support the growth and development of the company’s freight and logistics activities – both within Spatial Global and the wider group – initially by focusing on improvements in marketing, sector development and partner relationship management. My goal is to build on Spatial Global’s 34 years of successful freight and logistics operations, while retaining its unrivalled reputation for high quality services and exceptional customer support.”
John Harvey, Chairman of The Keswick Enterprises Group, added: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew into the business. As well as his impact on accelerating the development of Spatial Global, there are a number of forthcoming Group initiatives in the UK and overseas that I am certain will benefit from his valuable experience.”
Andrew has a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University. He is married with two children, and will be based at Spatial’s headquarters in Castle Donington, near Derby.
For more information please see www.keswickenterprises.com and www.spatialglobal.com.
NOTE FOR EDITORS
Spatial Global is one of the foremost independent international freight forwarders and logistics specialists in the UK. For more than 30 years the business has been developing worldwide delivery services – and from its Castle Donington distribution hub it now offers international freight forwarding, import clearance, UK and international mail, fulfilment and e-commerce support, pick and pack, UK and international courier, warehousing and logistics, plus other added-value services. The hub incorporates a well-equipped mailing fulfilment centre with high capacity folding and enclosing machinery.
Spatial Global is a member of IATA, FIATA and BIFA, and a Department for Transport regulated agent. It has ISO 9001: 2008 quality certification across all its products. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Keswick Enterprises Group, the UK-based private equity investor that focuses on the logistics and supply chain sectors, both domestically and internationally.