UK – The Cold Chain Federation (CCF), the voice of the temperature-controlled supply chain in the UK, has elected Paul Bennell, Managing Director of Samworth Brothers Supply Chain (SBSC)as its new Vice President.

Vice President Paul will work closely with CCF’s President Tim Moran, Lineage Logistics SVP Operations Europe, who continues his term leading the organization.

Paul became Managing Director of chill consolidation business Samworth Brothers Supply Chain in 2014 and  has been a member of the Cold Chain Federation Board of Directors since 2019.

He had previously worked in senior roles for a number of organizations in Europe over 25 years across automotive, retail, healthcare and manufacturing including DHL, Monsoon, HSS Hire, Brakes Brothers and Co-op.

He noted  that over the past three years the Cold Chain Federation has achieved major growth in their influence, advisory service and membership.

“We have become a network that delivers on all fronts for our industry and I am delighted to take on the role of Vice President as we look to drive our federation forwards.

“The UK cold chain is changing as we move beyond the pandemic while adapting to post-Brexit changes and as we look towards a net zero future: the Cold Chain Federation will be providing expert support and a powerful voice to Government every step of the way,” said Bennell.

During the annual general meeting (AGM) where the announcement was made, Cold Chain Federation Chief Executive Shane Brennan also gave a report on the Federation’s activity over the previous year.

The activities were in line with the organization’s priorities of representing its membership to Government, the media and external organizations.

“Our federation has transformed over the past three years, and as a result Cold Chain Federation membership in 2022 has nearly doubled since 2018.

“I am delighted that Paul Bennell has become Vice President as we build on this strong platform. Paul’s experience and expertise will be invaluable to the Federation and how it serves its members, particularly in our growing provision for the chilled foods industry, at this time of economic transition,” Brennan said.

Come September this year, CCF has purposed to hold its definitive industry conference for the cold chain in Birmingham, UK, focusing on the challenges and opportunities that “today and tomorrow hold for the cold chain”.

CCF recently partnered with the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), the focused voice of the cold chain industry, signaling a new commitment to building knowledge, networking opportunities and insights across borders.

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