Introducing our newly appointed Assistant Transport Manager

By Ali Sykes
30 Apr, 2024

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Alastar Statham as Assistant Transport Manager.

Promoting from within, Alastar transitioned from three years as transport planner to Assistant Transport Manager throughout April.

Alastar said: “My time at Premier has been well-spent. There has never been a day where I haven’t learnt from others or developed my skillset and I think that’s due to the culture at Premier. As a family-run business they treat us all like family members and therefore, I’ve always felt comfortable and confident to raise issues and share ideas.

“As Assistant Transport Manager, I start the next leg of my journey with Premier. I shall continue to learn from those around me and I’m looking forward to taking on new responsibilities that will allow me to assist in the growth of the company.”

Two men shake hands in front of a company mission statement printed on the wall
Alastar Statham with Transport Manager Ali Sykes

Already equipped with a Transport Manager CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) from a previous employer, Alastar started with Premier as a transport planner to gain the knowledge around how the company operates.

Since joining Premier in 2021, our Managing Director Lee Christopher has been impressed with Alastar’s progress and made the decision to promote him to Assistant Transport Manager earlier this year. Alastar has excelled in customer service and driver management and has implemented various new process with success.

Lee said: “One of the things we have noticed when someone has been at Premier for some time is that they have a full 360 understanding of how the company works, our values, and the unique and specific ways in which we do things. Alastar is now well-equipped after his three-year stint as transport planner.

“He is customer service focused and gets on with our drivers very well. He has a calm head and has been able to prove how he can communicate both internally and externally.

“All the while, he has kept Premier’s long-term vision of implementing new processes and strategies off the back of any issues that arise in mind, meaning the transport team is constantly evolving and developing as a department, which has a long-term positive effect on the growth of the company.”