THE Pallet Network (TPN) has promoted network developer Kerry Rayner to the important role of Network Development Manager.
Kerry has worked in TPNâ€™s network development department for two years and has been responsible for most of its notable successes in recruiting excellent new transport companies during that time. She has extensive pallet network and logistics experience.
MD Mark Kendall says: â€œKerry is smart, hard working and extremely good at her role. Sheâ€™s had some great successes, and is an asset to the network. Itâ€™s a pleasure to be able to reward talent with deserved advancement.â€
Kerryâ€™s role will involve managing the team which identifies and recruits ideal Partner companies who have the right location, ambition and resource to contribute to the growth and high standards of TPN as a whole.
Kerry says: â€œIâ€™m delighted to take over Network development at TPN. We have a sector-leading Partner proposition, so it isnâ€™t hard to sell the benefits of the network to potential Partners. The skill is in identifying the right potential company at the right time, so that everyone benefits, the new Partner, TPN, and the network as a whole.â€
She adds that TPNâ€™s ethos is one of mutual trust and support, which extends throughout the Hub and network relationships. â€œItâ€™s quite novel for many companies who may be more used to relationships governed purely by self interest rather than mutual interest â€“ but itâ€™s always a positive surprise.â€
This is TPNâ€™s third appointment of a woman to a key operational role in 2021. Mark says: â€œWe believe in rewarding talent wherever we find it, but we are particulalrly pleased to able to give female candidates high profile jobs within logistics. They will be important role models for attracting new people, from many backgrounds and demographics,Â into the industry.â€
2021 appointments have included Nada Marinovic, formerly of the Hazchem Network to Network Developer, and Jo Davis to Financial Director.
TPN is working hard to recruit new talent to the industry, not least with its extensive social media campaign aimed at solving the driver shortage. This includes ads designed to appeal to existing drivers, but also drivers in other sectors, women who may not have considered hire and reward driving, and people laid off from COVID-hit sectors such as hospitality or tourism.Â