Mark Thompson takes chairman’s role at company he founded

MARK Thompson – founder of Warrington-based Mark Thompson Transport (MTT) – has become chairman of the company as part of a strengthening of the senior management team at parent company Kinaxia Logistics.

A series of key appoints have been made as Kinaxia positions itself for the next phase of its ambitious growth plans.
Richard Smith has joined Kinaxia as managing director of the groups Primary sector – succeeding Mark Thompson.
As chairman of MTT, Mr Thompson has taken on a group-wide procurement role.
Historically, all 13 Kinaxia companies have procured locally and Mark will now bring together the purchasing process on a group-wide basis.
Paul Givelin has been promoted from group projects director to take on a broader role as commercial director. He joined Kinaxia last year and his newly-created role sees him take responsibility for Kinaxia’s account management and project implementation, as well as ensuring the group continues to deliver a standard, high-quality service to all customers.
Phil McBean has been promoted to a new role of group network director as Kinaxia continues to integrate its distribution businesses following the restructure. He was previously operations director at Kinaxia company Panic Transport, which is based in Rugby.
Kinaxia is a top 15 UK logistics group employing more than 1,800 staff nationwide and has a fleet of over 850 vehicles which transport goods for the retail, leisure, food and drink and manufacturing sectors.
The group, which has its HQ in Macclesfield has 2.7 million sq ft of warehouse facilities nationwide, offering contract packing, e-fulfilment, returns management, storage services and a complete distribution service. Group revenues for 2022 reached a record level of over £200m.
Chief executive Simon Hobbs said: “We have created a number of new senior roles in line with our growth strategy as we look to continue our expansion during the coming years.
“Mark will keep a watchful eye over the MTT business while focusing on procurement across the group, which is a huge opportunity to capture the economies
of scale available across our 13 regional operating businesses and to bring greater flexibility and innovation into our purchasing agreements.”

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