Lutterworth firm expands global freight export markets

From left, James Thorpe and Pat Treanor, of Core Management Logistics, at Magna Park, Lutterworth.
From left, James Thorpe and Pat Treanor, of Core Management Logistics, at Magna Park, Lutterworth.

Two new positions have been created by a logistics and warehousing company in the district in a bid to grow its international freight services.

Core Management Logistics, based at Magna Park near Lutterworth, has been providing air, ocean, road and rail freight-forwarding services to Asia, Europe and the Americas since 2008.

And it is now keen to expand its import and export markets into South America and the Middle East. To do this, it has recruited two new starters in new positions.

James Thorpe has joined the freight-forwarding team as international business development manager while Pat Treanor has taken on the role of exports and internal sales officer.

The firm has also employed a freight-forwarding consultant, Antoine Petragallo, to support the expansion.

Mr Thorpe, whose background includes various roles in warehouse management for the likes of Tesco and the Terex Group, plans to use his expertise to create a “streamlined sales strategy to ensure CML has the required infrastructure and relationships in place to allow for the introduction of new clients”.

He said: “I’m really enjoying working here and feel the company’s ambitions mirror my own. The senior management team have been incredibly helpful and I have been provided with all the support I need to help grow a successful freight-forwarding business.”

Meanwhile, Mr Treanor is using his experience to work towards increasing the range of export services being provided by the company.

His career in warehousing has seen him spend the majority of his time at Transport Logistics International and the Green Group International, where he ran the international exports department before moving into managing projects for UK operations.

He said: “My new position has allowed me to move back into international freight while still using my experiences in operations and project work.

“There is a real opportunity to support the healthy imports and warehousing sides of the business, but also support and drive the development of the export and cross-trade department.”