At a dynamic time for the business, independent logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group has appointed Dionne Redpath as its first Chief Operating Officer.
Dionne has been Sales Director at Europa Worldwide Group since 2013. She has spent her whole career in the logistics industry and has a broad range of experience from sales team management to contract logistics, and large-scale European and domestic operations.
The new role, which starts on 1st September, comes as Europa continues to grow and innovate in a sector which has been brought to the fore because of the combined challenges of Brexit and Covid-19.
From an operation with 450 staff and a turnover of £76m when Andrew Baxter acquired the company in 2013, Europa now has over 1150 staff, six divisions and last financial year showed another 16.5 per cent growth with a record turnover of £205million. In the past 18 months Europa has launched its unique European road freight customs product, Europa Flow and unveiled a £60m state-of-the-art 3pl facility in Corby.
Dionne’s new role comes at a hugely exciting time for the business which has experienced continued success. This year, Europa featured in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profit, over their latest three years.
Despite the worldwide challenges Europa has remained on track and dedicated to finding simple and effective solutions for its customers.
In her new role Dionne will focus on consistency of approach across the whole of Europa’s six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Warehouse, Europa Showfreight, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers.
Andrew Baxter, Chief Executive Officer at Europa Worldwide Group, comments “Having worked with Dionne at Europa (and previously at RH Freight) she has great insight on how to translate our broader strategy into the more detailed reality on the ground. She understands how we operate inside and out and brings a wealth of enthusiasm, talent and real passion for logistics.”
Dionne comments: “This is a really exciting position and I’m delighted to be working closely with Andrew to ensure every part of Europa is on track and delivering effectively for our customers.”
Having worked in logistics since the age of 18, Dionne Redpath is a passionate advocate that women can have a successful career in management and began her career in the steel industry in Sheffield as a transport buyer.
She adds: “The global pandemic has highlighted and demonstrated the importance and value of logistics and the supply chain and I’m delighted to work in a business within this sector which also promotes equality.”