Appointment of Non-Executive Director

31 May 2018
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
RNS Number : 7611P
Xpediator PLC
31 May 2018

31 May 2018


(“Xpediator” or “the Company” or “the Group”)

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

The Board of Xpediator, (AIM: XPD) a leading provider of freight forwarding services across the UK and Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (“Rob”) James Riddleston as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 July 2018.

Rob, aged 63, joins the Company as an experienced corporate banker with extensive experience of the logistics sector and corporate banking through his career at Barclays. In 2005, he became head of Barclays’ Transport & Logistics division, in charge of managing corporate clients across the sector in the UK and leading industry sector strategy. As well as being an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Rob is also a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics & Transport (FCILT), has authored Barclays’ Logistics Confidence index since 2012 and is a frequent guest speaker and judge at logistics sector conferences and awards ceremonies.

Chief Executive of Xpediator, Stephen Blyth said, “I am very pleased to welcome Rob to the Company. He is a well- known industry figure, with extensive connections across the transport solutions and logistics sector which together with his banking expertise, makes him a significant addition to our Board. We are all looking forward to working closely together.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Riddleston said, “This is an exciting time to be joining Xpediator, as the Company looks to build on the significant progress made since joining the AIM market in August last year and I look forward to contributing towards the future growth of the business in the years to come.”

The following details in relation to the appointment of Mr Riddleston are disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules:

Current directorships

Past directorships held within the last five years

Eastcote Astro Limited

Eastcote Hockey and Badminton Club Limited

There are no other disclosures in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.


Xpediator plc

Tel: +44 (0)330 043 2395

Stephen Blyth, Chief Executive Officer


Richard Myson, Chief Financial Officer

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3470 0470

Jeff Keating

Caroline Rowe


Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7894 7000

David Foreman, Michael Boot (Corporate Finance)

Caspar Shand Kydd, Alex Pollen (Sales)

Novella Communications (Financial Public Relations)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3151 7008

Tim Robertson

Toby Andrews

About Xpediator:

Xpediator is a leading provider of international freight forwarding services. Established in 1988 by CEO Stephen Blyth today the Group’s International network of offices provides road transport solutions, air courier and sea freight services, together with logistics and warehousing in the UK and Romania. The business offers integrated freight management within the supply chain logistics and fulfilment sector, through their three main areas: freight forwarding, logistics and warehousing and transport solutions services. With headquarters in Braintree, Essex and offices in nine CEE countries across 31 sites, the Group currently employs over 700 people and was successfully admitted to London’s AIM market in August 2017.

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