TPN has appointed Sue Nicholson as commercial director, another significant appointment designed to provide the expertise, experience and resources to deliver the network’s growth strategy.
Sue has 30+ years of experience in global supply chains and pallet network logistics. She began her career in the container shipping arena, where she was responsible for developing customer supply chains across Europe and Asia. She then spent 18 years in operational and commercial roles at a rival network, helping its members to develop their businesses, before resigning to join TPN.
“I loved my previous role but I felt it was the right time to take on a new challenge,” she says. “TPN has a very Partner-centric approach with the ethos of the network rooted in building value for its hauliers.
“My professional life is lived among the members and with the members, helping them to develop sustainable businesses, so TPN is a good fit for me,” she says. “I am excited to see how much more we can achieve with our Partners.”
“Every decision we make at TPN is for our Partners’ benefit,” says MD Mark Kendall. “If our Partners prosper, we prosper. We ensure that their businesses are sustainable and profitable so they can continue to invest in excellent service. Sue will be a fantastic asset to the Hub, and to our Partners in helping them gain maximum benefit from network participation.”
Sue’s appointment is one of the final steps in ensuring that TPN has the teams it needs to deliver the next phase of its strategy. Since Mark Kendall became MD in Feb 2021, there have been several internal promotions, substantial upskilling of existing staff, and new appointments to the IT, operations and commercial divisions, including Robert Richards as operations director.
Mark says that despite the challenges of 2021 , TPN has been gearing up for the next phase of growth. “We are excited for 2022. Our service levels are very good, we have prospective Partners seeking us out, and we have a great team to deliver our strategy going forwards.”