Roberts joins 3PL as non-exec chairman

3P Logistics (3PL) has appointed experienced business expert Dave Roberts as a non-executive chairman as it targets future growth. Roberts, who has a track record of developing numerous high growth businesses, will work with founder and Managing Director Ian Walker and his newly reformed management team. From its North West base 3P Logistics provides third party fulfilment and logistics services to both the retail and wholesale sectors. Launched in 2006 the business has enjoyed incremental year on year growth. Today it works with more than 50 recurring clients and operates from over 2500,00 sq ft of warehousing. Roberts, Managing Director of MBS Corporate Advisory, who has a track record of working successfully with owner managed high growth businesses, says: “Ian has built a really solid business over the years ably supported by his long-standing management team. The meteoric and incessant rise of ecommerce has placed extra emphasis on order fulfilment leaving 3P Logistics in pole position to capitalise on sizeable demand for both B2C & B2B ecommerce fulfilment.” “It’s a realty exciting time to be associated with the business and my role as non-executive chair will be to help steer team in the right direction with one eye on any mid to long term blockages along the way”. Roberts is also a skilled strategic marketer and is very experienced in working with his clients in developing marketing programmes that incorporate both traditional and digital process. Walker said “the decision to appoint a Non-Exec Chairman is in keeping with our growth aspirations whilst also giving a better balance to the senior management team. We needed to appoint an experienced business head who could us assist with strategic planning whilst also holding the team accountable for implementation.” “The journey thus far has been fruitful but to truly capitalise on the wealth of demand for our services we need to rub shoulders with experienced heads who have experienced sizeable growth and the challenges this brings. Dave has proven experience of working with owner managed businesses in high growth environments and the management team are already starting to see the benefit from his input.” The Wigan-based logistics firm was founded in 2006 by present day MD Ian Walker. 3PL manages the warehousing, fulfilment and delivery for various retailers and wholesalers in a multi-user environment. Outsourcing to 3PL enables product led businesses to focus on their core activities as opposed to the added distraction of physical operations. Working with both SME`s and large blue-chips 3PL operates from over 200,000 sq ft of shared user warehousing in the UK supported by access to a network of International warehouses to support global expansion for its clients. Its fast-moving operations house in excess of 16million items of stock at any one time across some 28,000 product lines ranging from health, beauty and wellbeing to consumer electronics and leisure.

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