Heathfield-based logistics firm invests in team to grow business

Michelle Blackwell - ILS

A Heathfield-based logistics firm has appointed Michelle Blackwell as their new business development manager to grow business in Kent and East Sussex.  Independent Logistics Solutions (ILS) Limited, is part of Palletways, an Imperial Group company and Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network

Michelle brings with her 30 years’ sector experience having worked for a range of parcels and pallet networked businesses, most recently joining from The Delivery Group. Michelle will support its senior management team in growing the business which has a diverse customer base, from single traders to multinational businesses.

Commenting on her appointment Michelle, said: “ILS is a member of Palletways, a respected name in the logistics industry, and I’m delighted to be on board. I’m keen to further develop our customer base, provide an excellent service to customers and grow the order book. I’m looking forward to being a part of ILS’ journey which will see us becoming stronger and more prominent locally.”

Rob Gittins, managing director of Palletways UK, said: “Whilst the Palletways network centres on infrastructure like hubs and depots, we’re essentially a people-based business. Appointing Michelle demonstrates the importance we place on recruiting the best in the industry. She brings with her considerable knowledge of the logistics market and her industry experience is second to none.”

ILS was founded in 2013, employs 35 people and is a member of the RHA and FTA. It’s grown to provide same-day courier and general haulage/storage services to a variety of local customers, delivering items from bricks, office stationery and garden furniture to fresh eggs.

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