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Appointment of Simon Pemberton and Andy Connor as Non-Executive Directors

Mobile People.Powered.Logistics Ltd, a leading transport and logistics company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Pemberton and Andy Connor as Non-Executive Directors. This strategic move comes as the company aims to bolster its market position and continue its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and exceptional service in the logistics sector.

A bit about Mobile People.Powered.Logistics.

Mobile PPL is a dynamic full-service transport and logistics business based in the UK, with strategically based facilities in the West Midlands and Buckinghamshire. Our team of over 90 dedicated professionals steers our impressive £18 million turnover, delivering innovative, people-powered solutions with a commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and continually driving quality. At Mobile PPL, we are redefining logistics with passion and purpose.

Introducing Simon Pemberton

Simon Pemberton joins the board, bringing a wealth of experience from his tenure as CEO of Gallagher Bassett, a global insurance claims business and part of Arthur J Gallagher & Co., the third largest global insurance brokerage.

Appointed to the Gallagher Bassett UK Board in 2010, Simon has held a number of positions focused on growth and delivery. Simon was appointed as UK CEO and to the International Executive Board in 2018. During his CEO tenure, Simon successfully managed and integrated four acquisitions, including a regulated law firm and chartered loss adjuster.

Simon’s accolades include being named to the Business Insurance 2022 Global 100. This list spotlights outstanding professionals who made a positive difference and helped drive change across the insurance industry globally.

Simon Pemberton shared his enthusiasm:

“I’ve known Mobile for a number of years now and seen the company grow from strength to strength. I think with additional leadership support, the company can grow further and solidify its place among the elite of the logistics sector.”

Welcoming Andy Connor

Andy Connor brings over 40 years of expertise in the logistics supply chain sector, and a history of leadership roles, most notably at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Limited, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer and UK Managing Director. His career is marked by strategic planning, client relationship management, team building, and mergers and acquisitions.

Andy’s achievements include significantly increasing Hellmann’s turnover and securing major contracts with public and private sector clients. At Mobile PPL, Andy will focus on operational strengths, cost structures, market analysis, and strategic planning.

Andy Connor expressed his excitement:

“I’m delighted to be joining such a unique and forward-thinking people-driven logistics business. I hope that my long and varied career experiences will enable me to add value to Mobile’s fast-growing business. I have been impressed by the ambitious team at Mobile, who always have customers at the forefront of their priorities. I have no doubt that they will transition into a much larger organisation through steady, sustainable.”

Strategic Appointments for Future Growth

The decision to appoint Simon and Andy stems from their exceptional leadership skills and their potential to attract new business, clients, and investment. Their initial focus will be on creating a new board, assessing the company’s market position, and developing a strategic plan to achieve long-term goals.

Matthew Marriott, Managing Director of Mobile People.Powered.Logistics Ltd, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Andy and Simon to our board as non-executive directors. With their extensive experience as former CEOs of global industry brands, they bring a wealth of knowledge and strategic insight to our team. Andy Connor, with a distinguished career in logistics, and Simon Pemberton, with a robust background in the insurance industry, will provide invaluable perspectives as we continue to grow and innovate in the logistics sector. Their expertise will be instrumental in driving our company forward and achieving our long-term goals.”

Both Simon Pemberton and Andy Connor officially joined Mobile People.Powered.Logistics Ltd in May 2024.