The Delivery Group (TDG)’s management buyout marks a further period of growth for the group which has already grown revenues from £32m to more than £250m since 2011. Led by Steve Stokes, James Wilkins and Paul Carvell, the deal was made possible following the successful sale by TDG of its international e-commerce logistics business, P2P, to FedEx Corporation in March 2018.
Lauren has spent the last 5 years as a member of the Secured Mail Operating Board. With a long history in New Business, Lauren has most recently led the Business Development team at Secured Mail.
Commenting on her new role Lauren said, “I look forward to the challenge ahead leading the Sales and Marketing team on to new group ventures. With continued development of our most strategic relationships with our key customers.
Arriving at Secured Mail from Whistl four years ago Paul quickly took up the position of head of International & Ecommerce and successfully developed new solutions and partnerships resulting in significant volume and revenue growth.
On becoming Group Partnership Director, Paul commented, “I am thrilled to be offered this new challenge, building on some of the relationships and partnerships developed over recent years and working on new opportunities to further develop and enhance the groups’ portfolio”.
Mark Calladine has served as CMS’ sales director since 2013. He has over 20 years’ experience in both logistics and print management solutions and has previously held senior positions at Romax Marketing & Distribution and DHL Global Mail.
Alongside Mark Calladine’s promotion, the buyout has led to several other changes to senior management; Steve Stokes is now Group CEO and James Wilkins has moved up to the position of Managing Director at Secured Mail. Paul Carvell continues as Executive Chairman, and Mark Bigley, previously CEO at Secured Mail, remains as a Non-Executive Director and consultant to the Group.
Mark comments: “During my five years at CMS we have achieved strong growth and retention, offering excellent support to our clients through our unique range of services. Our success has allowed us to invest in state of the art automation, enhanced IT with our one-stop-shop web-booking platform, along with the development of additional services. Combined, these investments allow us to scale for future growth as we continue to focus on delivering the very best service to our clients.
“I look forward to working with the board, our team and our clients to continue the growth of CMS and The Delivery Group, as we enter the next exciting chapter in our 50th anniversary year.”