Head Office

Urgent delivery and abnormal shipment specialists, Puro Ventures Limited, T/A Speedy Freight, was incorporated in 2006 by Mike Le-Gallez and Ian Southworth. The business was actually launched from a bedroom at Ian’s home and has grown rapidly. Fast forwarding 10 years, Speedy Freight now has over 30 franchised offices around the country, with new offices being launched monthly, and from extremely humble beginnings, Speedy Freight can now effectively class itself as a national company.

Furthermore, Speedy Freight Head Office is now based in Knutsford, Cheshire, in a modern air conditioned office suite, where we employ 25 full time members of staff. In the last 12 months Speedy Freight has grown by 42% in difficult economic times and we plan to continue that growth over the next twelve months and beyond.

 Meet The Team

Ian Southworth

Director

Ian is Co-Director of Speedy freight. Together with Mike Le-Gallez, Ian formed Speedy Freight in 2006. Ian has an active role in the administration of the whole business literally from the post coming in to the cheques going out! Ian also works with Franchisees to ensure that they are confident in the processes in acquiring new business.

Prior to Speedy Freight Ian has been involved in transport and logistics since leaving school.

email: ian@speedyfreight.co.uk

Mike Le-Gallez

Director

Mike is Co-Director of Speedy Freight. Mike is primarily responsible for the recruitment and training of new franchisees. From the first enquiry through to the opening of the office, Mike works tirelessly to ensure that each new franchise has a successful launch before handing over to Ian and Steve who build upon that initial groundwork.

Before forming Speedy Freight with Ian, Mike worked as Regional Sales Manager for a management company.

email: mike@speedyfreight.co.uk

Mike Smith

Managing Director

Mike Smith, recently joined Speedy Freight as part of the management team.  Mike previously worked at Stobart Group as the Chief Operating Officer for the Stobart Energy Division. He led the Energy Division to be the No. 1 Biomass supply company in the UK. Through the implementation of industry-leading reporting and quality systems and strict project management controls he oversaw the implementation of biomass procurement and supply to a number of large scale biomass plants across the UK.

Email: mike.smith@speedyfreight.co.uk

Becca Harvey

Finance Supervisor (Accounts Receivable)

Becca joined Speedy Freight in April 2015 and is currently responsible for ensuring all matters relating to customers records & invoicing are being dealt with properly.

email: rebecca.harvey@speedyfreight.co.uk

Debbie Dalton

Credit Controller

Debbie joined Speedy Freight in Oct 2014 and is responsible for ensuring we are receiving payment from customers in line with our payment terms & conditions.

email: creditcontrol@speedyfreight.co.uk

Cas Skiadopoulos

Finance Administrator (Accounts Payable)

Cas joined Speedy Freight in July 2014 and is responsible for checking that supplier invoices are correct and proof of delivery paperwork is being received into head office.

email: carolyn@speedyfreight.co.uk

Zen Ali

Senior Finance Assistant (Accounts Payable)

Zen joined Speedy Freight in Mar 2017 and is responsible for dealing with supplier queries, checking supplier invoices & providing admin support to the accounts payable section.

email: zen.ali@speedyfreight.co.uk

Alex Lupu

Finance Assistant (Accounts Payable)

Alex joined Speedy Freight in Feb 2017 and is responsible for dealing with supplier queries, recording proof of delivery paperwork & providing admin support to the accounts payable section.

email: alex.lupu@speedyfreight.co.uk

Cristina Gavriliuc

Assistant Credit Controller

Cristina joined Speedy Freight in July 2016 as a Finance Assistant. At the beginning of 2017 Cristina moved to her current role which involves ensuring we are receiving payment from customers in line with our payment terms & conditions & providing admin support to the accounts receivable section.

Email: cristina.gavriliuc@speedyfreight.co.uk

Rhiannon Jardine

Finance Assistant (Accounts Payable)

Rhiannon joined Speedy Freight in Nov 2015 and is responsible for dealing with supplier queries, recording proof of delivery paperwork & providing admin support to the accounts payable section.

Email: accountspayable@speedyfreight.co.uk

Rob Harrison

Assistant Credit Controller

Rob joined Speedy Freight in July 2016 and assists with ensuring we are receiving payment from customers in line with our payment terms & conditions & providing admin support to the accounts receivable section.

Email: rob.harrison@speedyfreight.co.uk

Amy Rose

Finance Supervisor (Accounts Payable)

Amy first joined Speedy Freight in Aug 2013 as a finance apprentice. She left in May15 only to return in Jan 17. Amy is responsible for ensuring all matters relating to payments made by the company are being dealt with properly.

Email: amy@speedyfreight.co.uk

Zoe Tomlinson

Project Manager

Zoe joined Speedy Freight in August 2014 and has covered a wide range of roles whilst working at Speedy Freight. Zoe’s previous roles have all been heavily weighted towards Account Management within both the Public and Private sector.

Email: zoe@speedyfreight.co.uk

William Timpany

Franchise Development Manager

William’s time is spent visiting, developing and supporting all the UK franchise locations throughout the UK, to ensure that all locations work to the groups “best practise”.

Email: william@speedyfreight.co.uk

Stephen Speakman

Franchise Development Manager

Steve’s time is spent visiting, developing and supporting all the UK franchise locations throughout the UK, to ensure that all locations work to the groups “best practise”.

Steve brings to this role 32 years experience in supply chain management and logistics.

Mailto: Stephen@speedyfreight.co.uk

Shaun Sidley

Franchise Development Manager

Shaun is a valuable member of the franchise support team and brings a wealth of experience in Business Development, Sales Training and Coaching. Shaun has previously enjoyed success in working in a variety of industries helping people to achieve their goals.

E-Mail: shaun.sidley@speedyfreight.co.uk

Doug Johnson

Consultant

Doug is another of our franchise team, visiting, developing and supporting all the UK franchise locations throughout the UK, to ensure that all locations work to the groups “best practise”.

E-Mail: doug@speedyfreight.co.uk

John Green

Franchise Development Manager

After joining the business from a competitor at the end of March John is looking forward to learning the ‘Speedy Way’. He brings with him numerous years of both business development and national account management experience combined with the knowledge & skills of managing, training & mentoring national sales teams. Outside of work John enjoys walking his dog and supporting Manchester United.

E-Mail: john.green@speedyfreight.co.uk

Joe Cross

Franchise Development Manager

Joe has a wealth of experience of multi-site operations including Franchising as a Regional Business Manager in addition to logistics knowledge from six years in the highly competitive driver supply market. Joe joined us on 9th January and has settled into his role well. His induction has been interrupted by the birth of his first child Emily Matilda on 31st January.

E-Mail: joseph.cross@speedyfreight.co.uk

Chris McInnes

Traffic Manager

Chris is responsible for sourcing and allocating driver’s to all of our customer bookings in a fast and efficient manner. He’s worked at Speedy Freight for over nine years and is an invaluable member of staff. Chris has extensive knowledge of the transport industry.

E-Mail: chris.mcinnes@speedyfreight.co.uk

Andy Lightfoot

Franchise Director

I have nearly thirty years’ experience of the logistics sector – working in operations, in sales and account management and in franchising. I am an exponent of process and ‘best practice’ and am looking forward to meeting and working with you all to make your Franchises successful and Speedy Freight the same day courier solution of choice.

E-Mail: andy.lightfoot@speedyfreight.co.uk

Gemma Cunningham

Traffic Planner

I have come to Speedy Freight with 8 years under my belt in the haulage business.

Jobs roles I have done previously range from processing POD’s, creating jobs, planning trucks and everything in between.

E-Mail: gemma.cunningham@speedyfreight.co.uk

Hannah Spray

Customer Liaison

Having recently moved to the Cheshire area, I am still getting used to the persistent rain!

I have always had customer focused roles, ranging from insurance claim management to handling sensitive business data, so this is a different role that still allows me to continue looking after all of our valued customers.

E-Mail: hannah.spray@speedyfreight.co.uk

 

Contact us

Telephone: 0161 430 6666
Fax: 0161 430 6768
Email: info@speedyfreight.co.uk

Speedy Freight
Unit 2 The Pavillions, Cranford Drive,
Knutsford Business Park, Knutsford,
Cheshire. WA16 8ZR

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