Promotion to Senior Shift Manager for Andy Parker at Oakland International


Oakland International has promoted Andy Parker to Senior Shift Manager to support growing business demand at their Bardon distribution centre in Leicestershire.

Oakland Distribution specialises in the transportation of temperature-controlled goods and operates a fleet ranging from 44T articulated and 26T rigid vehicles to vans, all with multi-temperature capability. Experienced in a range of warehouse roles from end of line packer to despatch shift manager, Andy’s warehouse functionality knowledge and its reliance on transport to manage workflows is key to Oakland’s effective and efficient distribution logistics operation.

Said Andy: “Warehouse function relies heavily on transport. By continually monitoring, reviewing and analysing we can identify how we can improve and evolve to support our customers’ changing needs in this fast-moving sector.

“I will be supporting our Transport Director overseeing Bardon’s distribution operation, investigating and keeping a close watch on financial KPIs and reporting to the Board of Directors. I’m looking forward to working closely with drivers and office staff to ensure our fleet is fit for purpose and operating as efficiently as possible.”

A total supply chain solutions specialist, Oakland International offers contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via their partner in Spain. BRCGS AA accredited and a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development the company is currently working towards becoming the first carbon-neutral business within their sector.

Added Andy: “Oakland has a great family culture, as staff and management are very approachable which has helped me to become more involved and demonstrate my desire to progress. My focus is for Bardon to become the best in the business and a recognised flagship in transport.

“This is a valuable personal steppingstone toward my ambition of becoming a transport manager and I honestly feel privileged to have this opportunity to progress within Oakland International as I see a very bright future for myself and for the team.”

Oakland’s Distribution Director Martin Pearson stated: “Andy adds strength to our Bardon distribution team, and I wish him well as he continues to develop his transport career.”