M EM B ER N EWS Updates from BFFF members
DFDS and Rick Bestwick partnership recognised at Motor Transport Awards Jack Coulbeck joins JCS Fish
Leading transport provider, DFDS and temperature controlled food service provider, Rick Bestwick, have been shortlisted for the partnership award category in the Motor Transport Awards 2017. The collaboration was initially started in October 2015, when DFDS Logistics began managing all transport operations and driver employees from Rick Bestwick, part of the Magnavale Group.
Jack Coulbeck, son of founders Andrew and Louise Coulbeck, has joined JCS Fish as commercial manager, strengthening the company's commercial function in a year when the business is anticipating continued growth and the launch of a number of new products in its Big Fish Brand salmon range.
Since then, the partnership has exceeded all targets and as a result, has received the prestigious nomination. Matt O’Dell, director at DFDS, said: “This partnership has enabled us to share knowledge, best practice and commercial opportunities and we are confident that our combined expertise gives us a unique position in the market and will pave the way for the future of the supply chain.”
Managing director, Andrew Coulbeck, says, "We were delighted when Jack chose to develop his career in the seafood industry and even more delighted when the opportunity arose this spring for him to join us. We are proud of what we have achieved so far for JCS Fish as an independent family firm and Jack brings some very useful skills to the company."
Jack says, "Since graduating I have concentrated on broadening my business experience and working towards my Chartered accountancy status. It seemed like a natural next step to come into the family business although in some ways working for the family will probably prove harder than working anywhere else!" www.bigfishbrand.co.uk
Helen Lane takes the lead in CHEP UK and Ireland CHEP, the global supply chain solutions company, has recently appointed Helen Lane as vice president, Northern Europe. In her new role, she will lead CHEP’s UK and Ireland business in providing customers more ways to optimise every stage of their supply chains. She replaced Rod Francis who has moved to the CHEP Africa, India and Middle East business. Commenting on her appointment, Helen stated: “I’m extremely excited and proud to lead CHEP UK and Ireland towards our vision
of becoming our customer’s easiest choice of partner. CHEP is a great business but I believe that we can be an even greater one by becoming even more fanatical about our customers. We want to be easy to choose because CHEP ‘just works’ and through the value that we add, we will help our customers deliver on their promises” www.chep.com