Xpediator, an international freight management & 3PL group, has appointed Penny Gradwell as a Director of the Fashion & Lifestyle division of Delamode International Logistics, the Group’s subsidiary in the freight forwarding division.
Gradwell joins the Group from Nippon Express, a substantial Japanese logistics conglomerate 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. Gradwell’s role will be focused on expanding the customer base of the Fashion and Lifestyle division, targeting luxury fashion retailers such as boutiques, individual retail stores, and start-up businesses all over the world.
Customers will have access to Delamode’s one-stop-shop service for fashion retailers, which encompasses every element of the supply chain. Delamode’s international distribution network allows customers to safely and efficiently import items to the UK on a large or small scale, from individual designer items to raw fabric materials from both off and near shore manufacturing locations. Delamode’s Luxury London fashion facility also provides clients with a bonded warehousing solution and garment processing covering all valued added services, which is underpinned by a UK delivery network solution covering every postcode in the UK.
Luke Croome, COO of Xpediator’s Fashion and Lifestyle Division, said: “Penny has significant fashion, ecommerce and FMCG sector experience and I am delighted to welcome Penny as part of the team. There is no doubt demand is growing within the luxury fashion sector for the preference 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.”
Gradwell added: “I am delighted to have joined Delamode International Logistics and look forward to adding more high-quality brands to their already impressive customer base.
“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. Delamode International Logistics offers every service from international freight management, European distribution, customs clearances with bonded warehousing (London facility), e-commerce solutions, shop fit outs and garment processing covering all value-added services and not forgetting our UK delivery service providing final last mile deliveries of GOH, cartons and pallets.”