Delamode International Logistics appoints Fashion & Lifestyle Director
Xpediator Plc, a leading international freight forwarding and courier company, is pleased to announce that Penny Gradwell has been appointed as a Director of the Fashion & Lifestyle division of Delamode International Logistics (“Delamode”), the Group’s subsidiary for freight management services.
Penny joins the Group from Nippon Express, a substantial Japanese logistics conglomerate where she held a range of senior management positions and is highly experienced in Fashion, FMCG and e-Commerce markets, including European road freight services management. Penny’s role will be focused on expanding the customer base of the Fashion & Lifestyle division, targeting luxury fashion retailers such as boutiques, individual retail stores and start-up businesses all over the world.
Customers will have access to Delamode’s one-stop-shop of fashion logistics services for retailers, which encompasses every element of the supply chain. Delamode’s international courier network allows customers to safely and efficiently import items to the UK on a large or small scale. This can be from individual designer items to raw fabric materials from both off and near-shore manufacturing locations. Delamode’s luxury London fashion logistics facility also provides clients with bonded fashion warehousing solutions. This includes garment processing covering all valued added services, which are underpinned by a final mile delivery network solution covering every postcode in the UK.
Luke Croome, COO of Xpediator’s Fashion and Lifestyle Division, said:
“Penny has significant fashion logistics, e-Commerce fulfilment and FMCG sector experience. I am delighted to welcome her as part of our team of fashion logistics and warehousing experts. There is no doubt that supply chain services demand is growing within the luxury fashion sector with retail companies preferring to place their trust in a single warehousing and logistics provider. As a specialist freight forwarding company, we are well-positioned to support these clients with all their retail supply chain logistics services.
Environmental sustainability is also rightly a key talking point for our clients and as an environmentally responsible international courier business, I am excited about the plans we have in place to help offset our carbon emissions. These plans include the upgrading of our GOH fleet to electric-powered vehicles in 2022.”
Penny Gradwell, Fashion Director of Delamode’s Fashion & Lifestyle Division, said:
“I am delighted to have joined Delamode International Logistics and look forward to adding more high-quality brands to their already impressive customer base.
It is a fantastic conversation to be able to have with clients when you can offer true end to end retail supply chain services delivered completely inhouse. Delamode International Logistics offers every option from international freight forwarding management, European distribution, customs clearances and bonded warehousing services (London facility). We also offer e-Commerce fulfilment solutions, shop fit outs and garment processing covering all value-added services, and not forgetting our UK parcel delivery service including full truck load and groupage services providing final mile delivery of GOH, cartons and palletised freight options.”