Celebrating 20 years of service

We're extremely proud that so many members of our team spread across our branch networks have been a part of the team for such a long time. It's a brilliant showcase of our core values within the company.

On this occasion we'd like to congratulate Paul Howe, our Logistics Manager in the North East, for 20 years of service. Have a little read about how he began his career with us and the advice he would give to someone looking to start out in the industry.

What job role did you start in?

20 years ago I started out in the company working in Goods In at Gateshead which was the beginning of my career here. I then moved onto Stock Control and Goods In at Newcastle before returning to Gateshead and carrying out a Stock Control role, using all the knowledge I had gained from my previous 3 roles. Then finally, I became Logistics Manager of Gateshead, Morpeth, Blyth, Ossett and Rotherham.

What do you do day to day?

My job is very varied and no day is the same. Overall, it entails managing the logistics team in the day to day running of the 5 branches in the North East, ensuring we maximise the volume of goods out of the branch in the most efficient way whilst also achieving our next day delivery targets.

Any advice for someone looking to join our team?

It's a great industry to be a a part of, with so many opportunitues for progression. My advice would be to learn as much as possible from everyone working around you as it will open up many different roles within the company.

Congratulations Paul, here's to the next 20...

We currently have some job opportunites within our branch network. Why not have a look and see if you can take on Paul's advice and start your career here with James Burrell.

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