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Meet the Team

 
Richard Allen

Richard Allen

Chairman

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 1995

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Richard has extensive experience within the transport and distribution industry. He started his career as a traffic clerk, moving up to assistant depot manager in a worldwide parcel express company, before being appointed Director of another delivery company.

He also has experience in the motor trade, having spent 6 years dealing in high end vehicles. Throughout his career Richard has gained various qualifications, including: Heavy Goods Vehicle Licence Class 1 and Certificate of Professional Competence which have provided him with the skills to progress.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Richard enjoys managing a team of motivated and committed individuals who strive to provide Pink Link customers with a ‘Rolls Royce’ service.

 
Vicki Davenport

Vicki Davenport

Joint Managing Director

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 1991

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Vicki has 33 years’ experience in the transport, distribution and logistics sector. She started work as an administration clerk, working her way up to Depot Manager in a national distribution company before leaving to become Sales/ Commercial Director and Managing Director of The Pink Link LtdVicki has a varied skilled set spanning; administration, sales and marketing, finance, customer service and operations, all of which are required to run a successful business.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Vicki thinks that the best part of her job is working with a team of individuals who are as passionate as she is about providing the best possible customer service in the industry to their customers, and who are prepared to go the extra mile. She also thoroughly enjoys building up relationships with customers.

 
Paul Ince

Paul Ince

Joint Managing Director

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2016

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Industrial Experience and Qualifications

Paul has significant business experience across a number of sectors including Importing, Wholesaling, Manufacturing and Retail. An engineer by qualification Paul received “classical” sales training through a blue chip organisation before progressing quickly up the sales career path – managing both sales teams and undertaking major account management roles.  In addition Paul has broadened his experience with senior roles in Manufacturing, Commercial  and Operations  - enhancing his understanding and capability in overall business management. Consequently Paul is ideally qualified to lead the sales growth at The Pink Link – using his operational knowledge of customer’s businesses to develop distribution solutions to their needs. He has never played football for Manchester United or Liverpool!!

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Paul’s greatest  enjoyment is working with people – both internally and externally –  to deliver quality solutions to customer’s distribution needs . Paul’s experience of different business sectors and routes to market is fundamental to this enjoyment; as he can put himself in the customers situation and understand their commercial and operational requirements . Paul believes  the personalised, service orientated  approach of The Pink Link team, combined with Palletways (UK) market leading network and systems is the best customer proposition in the industry – delivering a premium offering to customers who value a high performance, quality orientated service from their logistics providers.

 
Graham Firth

Graham Firth

Financial Director

Joined The Pink Link in 2004

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Graham is a Chartered Accountant having spent his whole career in the finance sector. Having gained valuable consultive experience, Graham moved into industry working in the manufactoring and distribution sectors.

More recently Graham has juggled part time roles in both The Pink Link (since 2004) and a major national architectural firm before focussing all his attention on The Pink Link.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Although Graham's responsibilities cover the finance team, his greatest enjoyment comes from the company's positive stance on being the best in the industry. He loves seeing the efficiency of the business enhanced by the efforts of the team - a team he sees driven by a common goal of premium customer service.

 
Roland Jackson

Roland Jackson

Depot Manager

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 1991

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Roland has 36 years experience in the transport industry, having worked for a variety of companies within the industry, with over 20 years working at The Pink Link Ltd. He is trained in FLT Man Management Skills and team building.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Roland likes the daily challenges of his role, as every day is different. He also enjoys working alongside his colleagues and with The Pink Link Ltd customers.

 
Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Palletways Manager

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2004

 

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Steve previously worked for The Pink Link Ltd as a driver and has experience as a delivery driver, route and load planner in transport management. He has a range of qualifications, including: CPC National, Cat C Licence and FLT Certificate.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Steve's favourite part of his job is the different challenges that he is constantly faced with and working with his colleagues.

 
Russell Barnsley

Russell Barnsley 

Operations Supervisor

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2013

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Russell has over 27 years’ experience in the transport industry. Previous roles range from warehouse manager, fork lift driver, HGV Class 1 driver, and assistant transport manager.

Russell is currently studying for International C.P.C. He enjoys his role as it involves many aspect of the transport sector and offers different challengers on a daily basis. 

 
Phil Beedham

Phil Beedham

Operations and Technical Supervisor

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2003

 

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Phil has worked at The Pink Link Ltd for 11 years and provides technical support to the team, ensuring the IT issues are dealt with swiftly.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Phil enjoys solving all I.T. issues and visiting customers.

 
Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson

Operations Support/ Driver Liason

Joined The Pink Link in 2004

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Having spent over 25 years in the transport industry, both in the UK and abroad, I have gained a wealth of knowledge. I am experienced in operations, route planning, multi-drop deliveries etc and I also currently hold a cat C licence, FLT licence.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the day to day running of a busy, happy company and I also love a challenge...

 
Colin Hall

Colin Hall

Transport Coordinator

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2017

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

I have been involved in the transport and warehouse sector for over 30 years, working in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield areas.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

No two days are the same in the office. There is  plenty of variety and many challenges to deal with.

 
Marc Buchanan

Marc Buchanan

Business Development Executive

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2007

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Industry Experience and Qualifications 

Marc has extensive industry experience in field and manufacturing office sales, having worked within this area for 31 years. He began his distribution career in import / export, despatching electronic analytical equipment globally. Marc then moved into an office based sales role before moving again into field sales which gave him experience in a range of different areas, including: UK parcels, pallets, European freight, part and full trailer loads, air freight, deep sea and multi-modal solutions

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Marc enjoys working with The Pink Link Ltd team, meeting clients and working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries. He sees his work as an education, and is very enthusiastic and passionate about his career. 

 
Beverley Shelton

Beverley Shelton

Sales, Marketing & Charity Co-ordinator

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2000

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Industry Experience and Qualifications
 
Before joining The Pink Link Ltd Bev owned a successful chain of hairdressing salons before making the decision to move into sales. Over her 14 years at The Pink Link Ltd Bev has built up the company’s customer database and has been a key part of implementing The Pink Link Ltd's marketing strategy, which has been instrumental in the success of the business.
 
What do you enjoy most about your job?

Bev enjoys all aspects of her job, including being part of a successful business and working as part of a team.

 
Erica Amato-Lees

Erica Amato-Lees

Customer Services Team Leader

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2013

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Industry Experience and Qualifications 

Since leaving school Erica has worked for a variety of companies, including Bon Marche and TC Bathrooms. She has gained a variety of experience by working in a range of sales and customer services roles.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Erica enjoys working in a customer service role and helping customers solve problems by coming up with viable solutions. She also enjoys working as part of a team. 

 
Tracey Haigh

Tracey Haigh

Customer Services Advisor

 Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2001

 

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Tracy has extensive experience as a customer advisor and has completed her ECDL computer driving licence and Clait 1 and 2 which has helped her in the roles as Customer Services Advisor.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Tracy enjoys speaking to customers on a daily basis and solving their problems, she loves the satisfaction she gets when a problem is solved, and likes that no two days are the same.

 
Sam Clarke

Sam Clarke

Customer Service Advisor

Joined The Pink Link in 2017

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

Worked within the transport industry within different pallet networks for over 5 years. Also worked within the family business selling multi fuel stoves and products on line.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Enjoys working within a company that is growing daily and being part of a team that are dedicated to gold standard customer care.

 
Bronte Restall

Bronte Restall

Customer Service Trainee

Joined The Pink Link in 2017

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Industry Experience and Qualifications

I completed college last year gaining a level 2 and 3 in Travel and Tourism, City and Guilds. I am very keen and excited about learning new skills and developing more of my own skills. I have been dancing for 13 years and from this I developed my confidence and learnt how to work within a team. I have previously worked in a nursery and I have also helped out in my mums shop.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The thing I enjoy most about working at The Pink Link is that we can have fun and still get our jobs done!

 
Diane Sharples

Diane Sharples

Accounts Assistant

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2014

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Industry Experience and Qualifications 

Diane recently joined the Pink Link after working for CMS Vocational Training for over 20 years as an administrator and for the past few years as HR Co ordinator/accounts assistant.

What do you enjoy about your job?

Diane enjoys working as part of a small team and the flexibility and variety that her job entails.


 
Pinky Lynx

Pinky Lynx

Company Spokesperson

Joined The Pink Link Ltd in 2011

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Pinky Lynx specifically looks after the Corporate Social Responsibility side of the company, attending charity events and local community events. He also upholds the brand values - quality, service, efficiency.

He is a friendly character and will over time become recognisable as the brand symbol for the Pink Link Ltd.

To read more about Pinky Lynx and find out what he's been up to recently click here.

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