Operating Business Units and the appointment of Paul Whyte

As a result of a strategic review of the business, Bidvest Logistics has announced the creation of two operating business units to more fully align with its customers’ strategies and cultures.

The two business units will be ‘Shared User’ and Pret.  PCL will continue to provide services to Arla from Hatfield, Aylesbury, Bristol and Trafford Park and will remain a separate business.

The Pret Business Unit will be focussed totally on our longstanding relationship with Pret supporting their supply chain in the UK and Europe.

The Shared User business unit will provide logistics solutions for KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, TGI Fridays, Nando’s and Azzurri.

As a direct result of this strategic restructure Paul Whyte is to join the company as Business Unit Director (Shared User). Paul has significant FMCG experience having previously worked for Greencore, Molson Coors, Bighams and Cote. Most recently Paul was Supply Chain Director for EAT, where he worked directly with the Chairman and private equity backers to design and lead the implementation of a business strategy that resulted in double digit year on year sales growth, a strengthened market position and significant EBITDA improvement.