As it continues with its ambitious plans for growth, leading UK transport and third-party logistics specialist Walkers Transport has appointed a group sales manager as part of its rapidly expanding senior team.
Victoria Reynard joins Walkers Transport, a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, from Portakabin Hire in Leeds where she was area hire manager. She brings a wealth of sales and customer service-related experience to Walkers having worked in the industry since 1999 at companies including TNT and UK Mail.
As part of her role she’ll recruit, train and develop the growing sales team in order to win new customers and retain existing customers to ensure revenue and retention targets are met. She’ll report directly to Walkers’ CEO, Richard Simpson.
Commenting on why she was keen to join Walkers’ team, Victoria said: “As the customer is placed at the heart of everything Walkers do, I am confident that we have the values and ethos that will ensure that our goal to give the customers the very best service in the industry will be achieved.
“There is a real culture of empowerment and a huge desire to learn and grow throughout the entire business. It’s great to be a in at the start of what is a significant growth initiative and the recent MBO just emphasises the ambition of the company. I’m really looking forward to having the chance to play a key role in developing the sales strategy to make sure that Walkers ambitious plans are realised.
“There is lots to do, we have a number of key initiatives that we are working towards such as the implementation and development of a new CRM system and also the recruitment of some highly professional sales executives and account managers. The aim is to further integrate our customer service, sales and marketing functions so that we can streamline our efforts to give our prospects and customers the experience & service they deserve. We have lofty ambitions and the passion and intensity with which we are pursuing our goals is very exciting.”
Victoria has an ISMM diploma in Sales and Marketing and ILM People Management qualification.
Walkers Transport is one of over 110 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group comprises 400 depots and 14 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.