Penny Gradwell

UK freight management group and 3PL Xpediator has appointed Penny Gradwell (pictured) as director of the fashion and lifestyle vertical of its Delamode freight forwarding division.

She joins from Nippon Express, where she held a range of senior management positions and is highly experienced in fashion, FMCG and e-commerce markets, including European road freight management.

She will be focused on “expanding the customer base of the fashion and lifestyle division, targeting luxury fashion retailers and start-up businesses all over the world”.

Luke Croome, the division’s COO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Penny as part of the team. There is no doubt demand is growing within the luxury fashion sector to place their trust in a single logistics provider and, as a business, we are well positioned to support these clients with every supply chain service.

“Environmental sustainability is also rightly a key talking point for our clients and as an environmentally responsible business I am excited about the plans we have in place to help offset our carbon emission, including the upgrading of our GOH fleet to electric powered vehicles in 2022,” he added.

“I am delighted to have joined Delamode International and look forward to adding more high-quality brands to their already impressive customer base,” Ms Gradwell said.

“It is a fantastic conversation to be able to have with clients when you can offer a true end-to-end service solution delivered completely inhouse.”

In addition to operating pan-European road freight solutions, Delamode’s luxury London fashion facility also provides clients with a bonded warehousing solution and garment processing covering all valued added services, underpinned by a UK delivery network.

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