Oakland International has promoted Stuart Pugh to deputy site operations manager at its warehouse facility in Redditch.
Previously deputy operations manager, Pugh now oversees the day-to-day operations of its ambient, frozen and chilled warehouses which encompass co-packing, direct-to-consumer (D2C), distress load management (DLM) and quality assurance (QA).
Pugh said: “I’m delighted with my appointment and settling in well after initially feeling slightly overwhelmed due to the many site changes. But now having settled I feel very comfortable in the role and look forward to the many new challenges ahead.”
Oakland International is a total supply chain solutions specialist in contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and a brand development support provider for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via its partner in Spain. A double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development, the company is currently working towards becoming the first net-zero business within its sector. With facilities located in Redditch, Bardon and Corby, all sites are BRCGS AA accredited.
Pugh added: “I am grateful for every opportunity Oakland has given me in the brief time I have been with the business, and I hope to continue to demonstrate my capabilities and, in the future, take my next NVQ in management certificate as I currently have a Level 3 qualification. In the future I would like to progress into management.”
Oakland’s Depot Manager Luke Attwell said: “I’m personally delighted for Stuart on his well-deserved promotion and wish him every success with his future management ambitions.”