After 30 Years at The Pink Link, Roland Jackson is Retiring

After 30 years at The Pink Link and 25 years working with The Palletways network, our Depot Manager Roland Jackson has made the difficult decision to retire.

Roland has been the heart and soul of this company since he first started as a nightshift operator in 1991 and he will be greatly missed by everyone at both The Pink Link and the entire Palletways network.

Roland has been the backbone of The Pink Link for the last 3 decades as his commitment to ensuring our customers receive the best service possible has been unwavering. He is also recognised across the Palletways network as being one of the best. With a mantra of “if The Pink Link can’t do it, no one can” he would never ask another depot to undertake something TPL wouldn’t do themselves. 

His caring, considerate and helpful nature means he is someone who has always put everyone else’s wellbeing ahead of his own. His positive attitude has been infectious around the office and he has helped created a fun yet focussed depot culture that is constantly striving to deliver a quality service for our customers.

In the last 18 months, the business has seen a step change in its quest for growth – especially in the general haulage sector – whilst also managing its way through the ongoing pandemic. As such, the organisation has needed to respond by improving its operational and business efficiencies. Roland has been the hub of all this activity; utilising his vast business understanding coupled this with his natural ability to motivate and lead people. The team have taken solace from his unwavering calmness under pressure, his detailed knowledge of every role within the business and his clarity and consistency as a manager and peer. 

As someone who has spent 30 years with HGVs, planning their routes around the country, Roland will be spending his retirement planning his own journeys across Northern England as he visits popular and hidden beauty spots. Everyone at The Pink Link are excited for Roland to start enjoying life after work.

Paul Ince, Managing Director said “Our business cannot thank Roland enough for his contribution to our business. He holds a special place in our hearts and we wish him the very best of luck and health as he opens this new chapter in his life.”


Roland retires from The Pink Link after 30 years to enjoy life and travel locally. He may be looking for a part time delivery job on the 25thDecember if anyone knows of one!