Storer makes welcome return to head up Pooling Partners UK & Ireland
Coventry – July 1, 2016 – A leading expert in sustainable logistics and the circular economy has been appointed to head up the UK and Ireland markets for Pooling Partners, Europe’s largest combined manufacturer and pooler of wooden pallets.
With more than 30 years in the supply chain, Phil Storer – who coined the phrase ECOnomics to best describe why sustainable logistics and profitability are not mutually exclusive – will be focusing his attention on Pooling Partners’ continued year-on-year market growth – it has already established itself as the second largest pallet pooler in the UK.
Phil, 55, who has held senior positions in the supply chain for almost 30 years including roles as managing and commercial director for Exel Logistics, will be looking to accelerate this growth across its multiple sectors including the food and drink, FMCG retail and other markets.
Based at Pooling Partners’ UK headquarters in Meriden, Coventry, it is a welcome return for Phil, who has been leading the successful European development role for IPP Logipal and PRS Return pooling services of Pooling Partners’ portfolio for the last six years.
“We have ambitious targets and my brief is clear: to continue to grow our market share through our customer-centric and value for money proposition. We work with our clients to streamline their supply chain using our circular economy re-use model whereby we manufacture, retrieve and repair pallets before re-circulating them and managing this constant flow.
“This sustainable model creates a value proposition by driving additional efficiencies and carbon savings while our focus is simplicity and transparency – from our UK-based customer centres to our centralised billing – so that we make it easy to start a conversation with us.”
A family man, Phil, who lives in Derbyshire, added: “We have an excellent team in the UK and Ireland and a rich pipeline of new business opportunities. Many are renewals, but interestingly there are many we are talking to make a change and are trying something new. This is where we have strength and I look forward to starting those conversations.”