Sheffield’s Dionne Redpath has been appointed chief operating officer for Kent headquartered logistics provider for Europa Worldwide Group.
Dionne has been Sales Director at Europa Worldwide Group since 2013. She has spent her whole career in the logistics industry and has a broad range of experience from sales team management to contract logistics, and large-scale European and domestic road freight operations.
Having worked in transport and logistics since the age of 18, Dionne started her career in the steel industry in Sheffield as a transport buyer.
The new role comes as Europa continues to grow and innovate in a sector which has been brought to the fore because of the combined challenges of Brexit and Covid-19.
Dionne works mainly at Europa’s Sheffield branch office on Broadfield Close – which was opened in 2018, as part of Europa’s strategic growth plan, expanding its Northern network and ensuring it had a presence in all UK regions.
From an operation with 450 staff and a turnover of £76m when Andrew Baxter acquired the company in 2013, Europa now has over 1150 staff, six divisions and last financial year showed another 16.5 per cent growth with a record turnover of £205m. In the past 18 months Europa has launched its unique European road freight customs product, Europa Flow and unveiled a £60m state-of-the-art 3pl facility in Corby.
Dionne’s new role comes at a hugely exciting time for the business which has experienced continued success. This year, Europa featured in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profit, over their latest three years.
Despite the worldwide challenges Europa has remained on track and dedicated to finding simple and effective solutions for its customers.
In her new role Dionne will focus on consistency of approach across the whole of Europa’s six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Warehouse, Europa Showfreight, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers.
Andrew Baxter, chief executive officer at Europa Worldwide Group, said: “Having worked with Dionne at Europa (and previously at RH Freight) she has great insight on how to translate our broader strategy into the more detailed reality on the ground. She understands how we operate inside and out and brings a wealth of enthusiasm, talent and real passion for logistics.”
Dionne said: “This is a really exciting position and I’m delighted to be working closely with Andrew to ensure every part of Europa is on track and delivering effectively for our customers.
“The global pandemic has highlighted and demonstrated the importance and value of logistics and the supply chain and I’m delighted to work in a business within this sector which also promotes equality.”