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Paul Milnes appointed Head of Operations – Ambient at Fowler Welch

09th May 2011

Paul Milnes has joined Fowler Welch as Head of Operations - Ambient. The £40m ambient operation already accounts for some 25% of the overall Fowler Welch business, and Milnes has been recruited to develop the company's activities in the sector.

Paul Milnes - Head of Operations - Ambient at Fowler Welch

The former MD and major shareholder of JDF Logistics, which after 17 years of successful operations closed its doors in 2009 following a spate of major customer mergers and takeovers, said, "It's great to be back in the mainstream action with a major operator. I am a 3PL man through and through and, to my mind, Fowler Welch has been one of the most understated players in the industry for some time. We have a fantastic business, even though most people still see us a temperature controlled operation. Yet we have a strong and fast-growing stake in ambient distribution. My job now is to develop our sites and the teams involved even further, to build on that solid foundation."

Nick Hay, who took over the helm as managing director at Fowler Welch in late 2010, said, "Having someone of Paul's standing join us to head our Ambient business is really exciting. As a leading Chill Consolidator, we have a wealth of experience in adding value for our customers. With Paul now leading the Ambient area of our business we have a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow through Paul and the team's experience; coupled with the broader skills of the Fowler Welch business."

Paul Milnes is married and has three children. He claims a life-long support for Leeds Rhinos Rugby League team, where he has been a senior development coach for the Club's junior teams for many years.

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