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Bennell elected Cold Chain Federation president

UK: Paul Bennell, MD of Samworth Brothers Supply Chain, has been elected president of the Cold Chain Federation.

Elected at the Federation’s AGM on Friday, Bennell succeeds Tim Moran who stepped down after seven years in the role.

Bennell has been MD of Samworth Brothers since 2014. He reviously working in senior roles for a number of organisations in Europe over 25 years across automotive, retail, healthcare and manufacturing including DHL, Monsoon, HSS Hire, Brakes Brothers and Co-op. He has been a member of the Cold Chain Federation board of directors since 2019 and was elected vice-president last year.

“The Cold Chain Federation has really come to the fore over the past few years, delivering a powerful and constructive voice for our industry when we have needed it the most,” Paul Bennell said following his election. 

“Our industry is facing into a challenging time, and my priorities for the Cold Chain Federation as its president include supporting our industry in navigating inflationary pressures while also ensuring the cold chain voice is heard by politicians and policy makers on the issues that affect our operations. Building on the federation’s ongoing programme of work supporting operators on the journey towards low and zero carbon operations is also high on my agenda, and I’m looking forward to spreading the message that the cold chain is a great and varied industry to work in, today and for the future.”

Cold Chain Federation chief executive Shane Brennan added: “Paul and I will be taking the cold chain message to ministers and MPs with federation members from across the UK at our House of Commons reception later this month, as we continue to show them what the cold chain contributes to our nation and how their decisions can support a strong and resilient temperature-controlled supply chain.”

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